HNU Archive

Key remedies put PMS in the past

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a cluster of physical and emotional symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. Between 50 and 70% of women experience some degree of PMS regularly. Common complaints include fatigue, irritability, breast tenderness, headache, food cravings and bloating. According to health expert Lorna Vanderhaeghe, author of An A-Z Woman’s Guide to Vibrant Health, [...]

Key remedies put PMS in the past 2018-02-15T15:52:54+00:00

“Vitamins are safe”: expert panel

An independent panel of university faculty, medical researchers and physicians experienced in nutritional therapeutics says that vitamin supplements are exceptionally safe for the public. A new report by the expert Vitamin Safety Review Panel rebuts a recent US National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that attempted to cast doubt on food supplement safety. Andrew Saul, [...]

“Vitamins are safe”: expert panel 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Mental health: the nutritional links

Researchers in The Netherlands have discovered a link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. In a study on 61 schizophrenia patients, those not taking a daily multivitamin had low vitamin B12 and high homocysteine (a marker for heart disease). The majority had high levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, but low levels of healthy omega-3 [...]

Mental health: the nutritional links 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Taking EFA pays off for heart patients

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are widely believed to help prevent heart disease, and two recent studies show why. In a joint clinical study, US researchers explored the possible benefits of EFAs for patients with heart disease. In this study, 18 white males with a history of heart disease were randomized into two groups. The groups [...]

Taking EFA pays off for heart patients 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat

If you’re looking for a edge in your workout or sports training, a combination of creatine and herbs may help, suggests a new study. Researchers tested the effects of creatine and a combination of ginseng and astragalus in 44 adults, aged 55-84 years. Participants consumed either creatine only, creatine plus the herb extracts, or a [...]

Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Back pain? Three herbs that work!

Low back pain afflicts eight out of 10 people at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It is the second most frequent cause of lost work days, and is the most common cause of disability in people under 45 years of age. After an [...]

Back pain? Three herbs that work! 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Protein power! Do you need some?

In the last few years, protein powders have come out of the gym and into the kitchen. No longer just for athletes and weight lifters, protein has proven health benefits for all. Protein accounts for the largest percentage of material in the human body next to water —about 45%. It contains valuable amino acids and [...]

Protein power! Do you need some? 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

EFAs aid behaviour, language skills

Taking a combination of high-EPA fish oil and evening primrose oil can improve the behaviour of rowdy kids and help language skills, say researchers from England. In a five-month trial, 65 children with behavioural problems were given the essential fatty acid (EFA) combination. They had a seven month delay in language skill development. “Children taking [...]

EFAs aid behaviour, language skills 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Copper eases toll of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain disorder characterized by progressive loss of cognitive abilities. Increasing evidence suggests the mineral copper may be associated with the progression of the disease. In a study from Saarland University in Germany, researchers compared the copper levels and cognitive abilities of 32 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Their analysis [...]

Copper eases toll of Alzheimer’s 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

Supplements support older athletes

If you’re an older adult exercising regularly, you’re on the right path for maintaining your health and independence as you age. However, older, active adults may need to support their bodies with extra nutrients. Researchers from Purdue University have determined that older athletes should ensure adequate carbohydrate intake to promote glucose storage (for energy) and [...]

Supplements support older athletes 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

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