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Ginger Lowers Blood Pressure

Ginger supplements lower blood pressure The blood pressure lowering effects of ginger have been confirmed in a recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal, Phytotherapy Research. The review was comprised of six randomised trials with a total of 345 participants, and found that ginger supplementation can reduce systolic blood pressure (mean difference: -6.36

FISH OIL CAN SLOW MUSCLE LOSS

Fish Oil Supplementation Can Slow Muscle Loss During Periods of Immobilization Researchers enrolled 20 healthy young women (age range, 19-31 years) who were recreationally active (ie, active but engaging in structured exercise 2 days/week or fewer). They randomly assigned women to two groups: one group received an omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil) supplement (active group) and the other group

VALERIAN SAFETY PROFILE – by Dr Lesley Braun

Dr Lesley Braun: Valerian safety profile   Last week I was interviewed about a well known herb called valerian and its safety profile. It’s a traditional herb used since ancient time which is very well-tolerated with few side effects. It’s most often used for insomnia and as a gentle relaxant, usually in combination with other

Concussion and Depression

CONCUSSION AND DEPRESSION There has been much discussion in the media and sporting circles again about the short and long term effects of concussion ( known medically as TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury) and mental health (depression and anxiety). These effects also apply to those who work in areas where physical injuries can occur (military,

Household Chemicals & Language Delays in Kids

 Common Household Chemicals Tied to Language Delays in Kids Early prenatal exposure to phthalates — the synthetic chemicals commonly found in household items and personal care products — has been tied to language delays in children, new research shows. In the first study of its kind, the collaboration between investigators from the Icahn School of

CONGRATULATIONS DR HAUSCHKA

WINNER 2018 BEST FOUNDATION The Dr Hauschka Foundation has been named BEST FOUNDATION at the 2018 Natural Health Magazine Beauty Awards. Vegan and suitable for all skin conditions. Nourishing and naturally luminous, the formulation combines mineral pigments with nourishing botanical ingredients such as whole pomegranate extract, macadamia nut oil and coconut oil to hydrate and

Cognitive Function and Vitamin D

The Association Between Serum Vitamin D Level and Cognitive Function in Older Adults TAKE-HOME MESSAGE * This study determined the relationship between serum vitamin D levels and cognition as measured by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment instrument (is a widely used screening assessment used to detect cognitive dysfunction in the areas of attention, memory, concentration and

CIRCULATING VITAMIN D & COLORECTAL CANCER RISK

WAHT’S YOUR VITAMIN D SCORE, ARE YOU AT RISK?  TAKE-HOME MESSAGE * This pooled analysis of 17 cohorts was designed to evaluate the impact of circulating vitamin D levels on colorectal cancer risk. Deficient vitamin D levels (<30 nmol/L) were associated with a 31% increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with the lower range of

VITAMIN D AND SITE-SPECIFIC CANCERS

VITAMIN D LINK TO REDUCING RISK OF MULTIPLE SITE-SPECIFIC CANCERS New research published in the British Medical Journal has confirmed that vitamin D has protective effects against numerous site-specific cancers in both men and women. The findings of this large population-based cohort study from Japan found that the higher the concentration of vitamin D the lower the risk of total cancer. “Although the

* * * DO YOU SUFFER FROM NERVE PAIN? * * *

DO YOU SUFFER NERVE PAIN? Whether it is sciatica, diabetes or cancer treatment, various nutritionals and herbs have been shown to reduce both the pain,  and damage that causes nerve pain. Unfortunately most prescription medications are only mildly beneficial bu usually have problematic and worsening side effects (constipation, dry mouth, urinary retention, memory loss, confusion,

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