More Than Half The World's Population Gets Insufficient Vitamin D
July 30, 2010 | Sunlight
Vitamin D surfaces as a news topic every few months. How much daily vitamin D should a person get? Is it possible to have too much of it? Is exposure to the sun, which is the body's natural way of producing vitamin D, the best option? Or do supplements suffice?
8 Foods That Fight Stress
July 29, 2010 | Antioxidants
Stress is in the air, while on the move, we stress over poor road sense of fellow drivers, in office over mounting workload, at parties over surging real estate rates, and round up as impatient listeners at home. But just who is not stressed these days?
Don't Hide Under a Beach Umbrella: More Than One Third of UV Rays Go Right Through Anyway
July 23, 2010 | Sunlight
Hiding out under an umbrella at the beach this summer might not be the best idea. Not only will you deprive yourself of vitamin D, but research published in the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology shows that more than one third of the sun's rays go right through the umbrella.
Key Information on the Absorption Rates of Vitamins
July 23, 2010 | Antioxidants
Vitamin absorption is something that anyone taking supplements should pay special attention to. Not only will it affect the usefulness of the vitamins being consumed, it will also result in either no benefits or many benefits. It's not just about vitamin absorption, it's about all the nutrients you may take in a supplement.
CLA Eases Airways for Asthmatics
July 21, 2010 | Antioxidants
Daily supplements of CLA (conjugated linoleic acids) may improve the airway hyper-reactivity in asthmatics, suggests a new study.
Cashew Seed Extract Control Blood Sugar
July 20, 2010 | Antioxidants
Cashew seed extract has anti-diabetic properties, a new study has found.
Cranberry Juice Fights Bacteria at the Molecular Level
July 19, 2010 | Antioxidants
Revealing the science behind the homespun advice, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has identified and measured the molecular forces that enable cranberry juice to fight off urinary tract infections in people.
Vitamin D and E Prevent Mental Decline
July 16, 2010 | Antioxidants
Eating food rich in vitamin E may reduce the risk of developing dementia, while insufficient levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of cognitive decline, say two new studies.
Scientists Discover How Broccoli Fights Cancer
July 15, 2010 | Antioxidants
Broccoli has been hailed as a 'superfood' after several studies suggested it had anti-cancer properties. Now scientists have identified a chemical in the vegetable which interact with genes involved in cancer development.
Regular Chocolate Consumption Can Prevent Premature Births
July 9, 2010 | Antioxidants
It is a sweet revelation for every mother-to-be. Pregnant women have the perfect excuse to give in to their cravings - because chocolate is good for both mother and baby.
Fish Oil May Prevent Breast Cancer
July 9, 2010 | Antioxidants
A recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to the growing evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing chronic disease.
15 Easy Ways To Relieve Acidity
July 8, 2010 | Healing
We've all suffered from it at some point or the other. Acidity occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach. When the secretion is more than usual, we feel, what is commonly known as heartburn, which is normally triggered off by consumption of spicy foods. Here are 15 home remedies to relieve and even cure acidity...
Pregnant women advised to take vitamin D
July 6, 2010 | Sunlight
British researchers have concluded pregnant women should be advised to take vitamin D after determining there is a "strong case" to back the vitamin's benefits.
When To Say Contentment is Enough
July 5, 2010 | Happiness
It is no longer "cool" to use the word "contentment" for the simple reason that currently, the constantly heard or read words are aspiration, acquisition, more, and growth. It's time, therefore to revisit the meaning of contentment.