Two to the heart: Cardio essentials

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 [...]

Two to the heart: Cardio essentials 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Pain Away: ALA quickly eases pain common in diabetes

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 [...]

Pain Away: ALA quickly eases pain common in diabetes 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Alpha-lipoic acid cuts diabetes pain

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 [...]

Alpha-lipoic acid cuts diabetes pain 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

EFAs give boost to kids’ brains

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 [...]

EFAs give boost to kids’ brains 2015-09-09T13:52:17+00:00

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

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 [...]

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

Alzheimer’s improved with antioxidant

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 [...]

Alzheimer’s improved with antioxidant 2015-09-09T13:52:24+00:00

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