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Sexy Summer Dip: Maca Guacamole!

Guest post by Sharlene Styles, RHN of PURE Natural Health & Wellness I often rave about maca in my ongoing quest to help my clients balance their hormones. Maca is a superfood food that is considered Peruvian ginseng, meaning it is a powerful adaptogen. It is extremely helpful in boosting energy without stressing the adrenals, [...]

Sexy Summer Dip: Maca Guacamole! 2018-03-08T10:13:45+00:00

Studies show mixed E a good choice

Scientists report that taking mixed vitamin E appears to be more beneficial than taking “regular” vitamin E — the type that contains only one compound, alpha-tocopherol. Mixed vitamin E contains four tocopherol compounds (alpha, beta, gamma and delta) and is closer to how vitamin E is found in nature. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg [...]

Studies show mixed E a good choice 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Healing ulcers safely and naturally

An ulcer results from damage to the protective lining of the stomach and produces abdominal tenderness, pain or “burning” about 45 minutes after meals, or during the night. There is usually blood present in the stool as well. Peptic ulcers typically occur in the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine, but can often [...]

Healing ulcers safely and naturally 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Healing Tree? Christmas tree has anti-inflammatory compounds

Here’s a new reason why a real Christmas tree is always best! Researchers have identified a group of anti-inflammatory compounds in the bark of the Scotch pine — widely used for Christmas trees — that they say could be used for treating arthritis and pain. The compounds, which show promise in preliminary cell studies, are [...]

Healing Tree? Christmas tree has anti-inflammatory compounds 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Hangover Helper? Plant extract reported to ease “the morning after”

Individuals who took a dietary supplement containing extracts of Opuntia ficus indica, a type of prickly pear cactus, before consuming alcohol, had reduced symptoms of alcohol hangover compared to individuals who drank but took placebo, according to researchers. The severity of alcohol hangovers may be related to inflammation caused by impurities in alcoholic beverages and [...]

Hangover Helper? Plant extract reported to ease “the morning after” 2018-02-15T15:53:21+00:00

Grandma Was Right! Cod liver oil helps aching joints, study shows

Scientists from Cardiff University report that cod liver oil is effective in slowing the destruction of joint cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis. For the first time ever, the clinical study provides unique human evidence of the effectiveness of cod liver oil in the management of osteoarthritis. The trial shows that 86% of pre-operative patients with [...]

Grandma Was Right! Cod liver oil helps aching joints, study shows 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Good Fats for Healthy Heart: Flaxseed and nut oils reduce risk for disease

A Penn State study has shown that a diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid found in flaxseed oil, walnuts and walnut oil, not only lowered bad cholesterol but also decreased markers for blood vessel inflammation in men and women. The study included 20 men and 3 women, average age about 50, [...]

Good Fats for Healthy Heart: Flaxseed and nut oils reduce risk for disease 2018-02-15T15:53:22+00:00

Going Veggie is Easy! Studies show most make a smooth change for better health

In a new study, Neal D. Barnard, MD, and his colleagues show that patients easily transition from a standard omnivorous diet to a low-fat, vegetarian diet that helps people lose weight, lower blood pressure and otherwise improve their health. Many doctors are aware that a low-fat vegetarian diet can reverse heart disease and provide other [...]

Going Veggie is Easy! Studies show most make a smooth change for better health 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Food Nutrients in Decline: Modern farming practices blamed for nutritional changes

A recent study of 43 garden crops suggests that their nutrient value has declined in recent decades while farmers have been planting crops designed to improve other traits. The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on the nutrient content of foods. The researchers chose garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also [...]

Food Nutrients in Decline: Modern farming practices blamed for nutritional changes 2018-02-15T15:53:22+00:00

Food Additives and Hyperactivity: Study suggests “cleaning up” kids’ foods may help

Artificial food colourings and preservatives have a "significant" impact on hyperactivity levels in very young children, say researchers, and removal of these substances could be in the long-term interest of public health. The authors base their findings on over 1,800 three-year-old children, who were screened for hyperactivity and allergies. Almost 300 children, divided into four [...]

Food Additives and Hyperactivity: Study suggests “cleaning up” kids’ foods may help 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

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