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Low Iron is Common – and Dangerous, says Lorna Vanderhaeghe

By | October 19th, 2017|Featured Articles|

An interview with Lorna Vanderhaeghe by Jason Sebeslav, Owner of The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Lorna Vanderhaeghe, MS, is a leading women’s health expert and has been researching nutritional medicine for over 25 years. With degrees in nutrition and biochemistry, she is a popular lecturer and the author of 10 books including A Smart Woman’s [...]

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‘Male Menopause’: Diet, exercise and supplement choices can all help ease a man’s mid-life change.

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Lack of energy, weight gain, loss of libido, mild depression and hot flashes. We’re talking about menopause, right? Well, sort of. But the “change of life” experienced by many middle-aged men is more appropriately termed “andropause,” say medical experts. According to Jed Diamond, author of the book Male Menopause, a man’s version is also a [...]

Help for Fibromyalgia: Scientists find acupuncture improves symptoms

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Fibromyalgia patients treated with six sessions of acupuncture experienced significant symptomatic improvement compared to a group given simulated acupuncture sessions, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "This study shows there is something real about acupuncture and its effects on fibromyalgia," says David Martin, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and the study's lead investigator. "Our [...]

Conquer chronic fatigue: what helps

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

We all experience periods of fatigue, “brain fog” or muscle aches once in a while. But for those with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), these symptoms are a daily reality. People with CFS may also suffer memory loss, headaches, depression, fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and a host of other symptoms that can lead to [...]

Fight Fatigue: Siberian ginseng shown to help in trial

By | June 24th, 2015|HNU Archive, Natural Beauty|

If you’re feeling the effects of our high-paced lifestyle that’s almost become the norm, you may want to look into supplementing with ginseng. One of the earlist known medicinal herbs, ginseng is an antioxidant-rich root reputed to help people adapt to stress and reduce fatigue. Researchers at the College of Medicine at the University of [...]

Chronic Fatigue? Sports supplement found to improve energy

By | June 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A Temple University study on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has found a link between creatine and metabolic energy that holds promise for future CFS treatments. “We found that creatine affects mitochondria – the parts of the cells that produce energy for all biological functioning – in normal human subjects. Now that we have established this [...]

Low Iron Common: Women and children especially at risk

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

Women and young children are most at risk for iron deficiency, but most are unaware they are anemic until diagnosed by a physician, according to Nancy Andrews, MD, an expert in iron metabolism. Iron-deficient anemia reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells, thus decreasing energy and endurance. Those affected may have pale skin and [...]

Fatigued? Fight back with rhodiola

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Throughout Europe and Asia, the plant Rhodiola rosea is well-known and used by practitioners of traditional medicine. Its name is becoming more recognized in North America because rhodiola is used to combat the effects of stress and fatigue. Since rhodiola is believed to stimulate the central nervous system, decrease depression and enhance work performance, researchers [...]

For women, fatigue may signal low iron

By | June 8th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Iron is a critical nutrient needed to supply oxygen to the cells and tissues and to help produce brain chemicals, amino acids and hormones. Iron deficiency can result in anemia, a condition that causes fatigue, loss of appetite and shortness of breath. The General Practice Unit at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland found that [...]

Iron ensures mental and physical energy

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is a condition common to women of childbearing age. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath and decreased immunity. A woman’s risk for anemia can increase during pregnancy, from vigorous exercise, or if the woman is on a low-calorie or vegetarian diet. The Research Centre for Gender [...]