Posts in the ‘Wellbeing’ Category

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


Insulin Resistance and Cancer-Specific and All-Cause Mortality in Postmenopausal Women TAKE-HOME MESSAGE • This analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative was designed to evaluate the relationship between insulin resistance and cancer-specific and all-cause mortality among postmenopausal women. • Insulin resistance was associated with a heightened risk for both cancer-specific and all-cause mortality, in postmenopausal women,

Lower Liver Cancer Risk With Whole Grains

Eating More Whole Grains Tied to Lower Liver Cancer Risk Foods include whole-grain bread, breakfast cereal, cooked oatmeal, quinoa, and brown rice Higher intake of whole grains and possibly cereal fiber and bran may be associated with reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among adults in the United States, according to a large observational study

Child Enterovirus Infection – Celiac Disease Risk

Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease Correlation seen for infections after introduction of gluten; no link for adenovirus. A higher frequency of enterovirus infections in early childhood is associated with an increased risk for developing celiac disease, according to a study published online in the The BMJ. Christian R. Kahrs, M.D.,


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,


Brisk Walking Delays Knee Replacement in Osteoarthritis For people with knee osteoarthritis, or at high risk for it, a brisk walk for just 5 minutes a day can lower the risk for total knee replacement over 5 years, results from a new study show. Previous literature has been mixed on whether walking briskly is beneficial

A Case Study – Shingles That Won’t Go Away

Post-herpetic Neuralgia and Neuropathy Client: A woman of 91 years of age, suffering post-herpetic neuralgia symptoms for almost 2 years. Practitioner: Craig Wainright – Naturopath and Pharmacist. January 2017 – Daphne was diagnosed with shingles Daphne* was diagnosed by her primary care practitioner with shingles, which is a disease caused by the reactivation or outbreak


Meditation May Best Gold Standard Therapy for PTSD Transcendental meditation is effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans and may be a helpful alternative for those who prefer not to receive or do not respond to traditional trauma-focused prolonged exposure therapy, new research suggests. Investigators randomized 200 veterans with PTSD resulting

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

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