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Two to the heart: Cardio essentials

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Heart disease includes a number of separate but often related conditions, such as angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. As the number one cause of death in North America, heart disease is strongly linked to diet and lifestyle choices, though genetic predisposition can be a factor. A number of nutritional [...]

Pain Away: ALA quickly eases pain common in diabetes

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A collaborative study between Mayo Clinic and a medical center in Russia found that alpha lipoic acid (ALA) significantly and rapidly reduces the frequency and severity of symptoms of the most common kind of diabetic neuropathy. The symptoms affected include burning and sharply cutting pain, prickling sensations and numbness. "There appears to be a rather [...]

Alpha-lipoic acid cuts diabetes pain

By | June 10th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the Russian Medical Academy for Advanced Studies in Moscow theorized that because the potent antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) helps the overall health of the nerves, it may help improve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage). In this double-blind study, a group of 120 patients with diabetic neuropathy were given either 600 mg of [...]

EFAs give boost to kids’ brains

By | June 7th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Attention all moms-to-be: Did you know that supplementing with essential fatty acids (EFAs) during the last trimester of pregnancy can increase your child’s IQ? At the Institute for Nutrition Research at the University of Oslo in Norway, a study with 262 pregnant women found that supplementing with cod liver oil during the last trimester could [...]

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Diabetes is a serious and growing health problem in the Western world. Recent figures put the estimate at about 5% of the population, of which 90% is type II or adult-onset diabetes. This type is thought to be most related to diet and lifestyle choices. Though there is no “cure” for diabetes, there are many [...]

Alzheimer’s improved with antioxidant

By | May 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Lipoic acid or alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a powerhouse antioxidant that is widely used as a weight-loss aid. This antioxidant helps prevent excess fat storage and improves glucose utilization. Recent studies have also made it a popular anti-aging nutrient, known to help prevent against heart disease, stroke and memory loss. Lipoic acid prevents free radical [...]