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Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice

By | February 16th, 2017|Featured Articles|

By Dr. Scott Figueroa, ND Published in HWS Magazine Dr Scott Figueroa is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a clinical practice in Niagara Falls. He is also available Mondays and Thursdays to help customers navigate natural health at The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market. Dr. Scott was asked to comment on his top three most [...]

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Olive Oil for Pain? Compounds have anti-inflammatory action, say researchers

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania. Named “oleocanthal” by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, similar to the action of ibuprofen. The finding is significant because inflammation increasingly [...]

Eat Away Arthritis Risk? Brightly coloured foods decrease rheumatoid arthritis risk

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers from The University of Manchester's Medical School have discovered that eating more brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables like oranges, carrots and sweetcorn may help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin C and the pigment beta-cryptoxanthin, both of which are found in brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables, [...]

The C Factor: Vitamin C reduces risk for trio of serious diseases

By | June 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Vitamin C supplements can reduce levels of C- reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Participants who took about 500 mg of vitamin C supplements per day saw a 24% drop in plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) [...]

Enzyme may hold hope for asthma

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a researcher from the University of Connecticut Health Center, the enzyme bromelain appears to reduce inflammation associated with asthma. Dr Eric Secor tested three groups of mice with acute asthma over eight days with either a placebo or two doses of bromelain. Bromelain is extracted from pineapple plants. Secor found that the supplement [...]

Nutrition Notes: Cut colon cancer risk

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new blood test for colon cancer risk may be on the horizon that measures levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is produced by the liver during periods of acute inflammation. High levels of CRP in the blood are regarded as an inflammatory marker. They are also associated with a greater risk of heart disease. [...]

Vitamin D: for your gums’ sake!

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Getting enough vitamin D could be important for oral health, based on findings of a recent study. The analytical study looked at a possible connection between vitamin D levels in the blood and periodontal disease, a widespread chronic inflammatory condition marked by a loss of attachment of the thin ligaments that connect teeth with their [...]