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Julie Daniluk Interview: Why you need omega-3s

By | May 3rd, 2017|Featured Articles|

How omega-3s help your mood, memory & more: An interview with TV host Julie Daniluk By Jason Sebeslav We had the pleasure of welcoming nutritionist, TV host and author Julie Daniluk RHN as our special guest speaker for our 40th anniversary event in 2016. Julie hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show that looks at the ongoing [...]

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Save Your Brain! Folic acid may protect against cognitive decline

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a recent report, folate (folic acid), a B vitamin found in foods like leafy green vegetables and citrus fruit, may protect against cognitive decline in older adults. A team at Tufts University, led by Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, studied a group of Boston-area men who were members of the ongoing Normative Aging Study [...]

Protecting the Growing Brain: Pomegranate reduces risk of harm from premature birth

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Expectant mothers at risk of premature birth may want to consider drinking pomegranate juice, say researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In a mouse study, they found the juice may help infants resist brain injuries from low oxygen and reduced blood flow. In humans, decreased blood flow and oxygen to the [...]

Omega-3s improve mood disorder

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Bipolar disorder (BPD) causes extreme shifts in mood, energy and ability to function, both mentally and physically. Most cases require long-term treatment using medication and therapy. Investigation is underway to see what nutritional factors influence BPD. One such factor is omega-3 fatty acids, known for optimizing brain health because they are components of brain cell [...]

Brain Protector: Evidence that grape seed extract lowers risk of dementia

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) report the first direct evidence that grape seed extract affects specific proteins in healthy brains in ways that may protect against future age-related dementia. “This is the first identification of specific molecules in mammalian tissues that are changed in response to oral intake of complex dietary [...]

Brain Protector: Evidence that grape seed extract lowers risk of dementia

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) report the first direct evidence that grape seed extract affects specific proteins in healthy brains in ways that may protect against future age-related dementia. “This is the first identification of specific molecules in mammalian tissues that are changed in response to oral intake of complex dietary [...]

Iron Out Brain Function! Mineral improves cognitive performance

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Young women who took an iron supplement for 16 weeks significantly improved their attention, short-term and long-term memory, and their performance on cognitive tasks, even though many were not considered to be anemic when the study began, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. The study was the first to examine the impact of iron [...]

Cod liver oil for kids: more benefits

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Our parents and grandparents often claim to know what’s best for us. In the case of cod liver oil, it turns out they were right! Recent studies show that giving kids this traditional remedy (and supplementing with it while pregnant) can help reduce the risk of a child developing diabetes. Two new studies reveal further [...]