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Many options to ease leg cramps

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

At least 30% of all pregnant women get painful muscle cramps in their legs, particularly during the third trimester and most often at night. Researchers at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences conducted a study to compare the effects of different vitamin supplementation on pregnancy leg cramps. In total, 84 pregnant women were randomly assigned [...]

ADHD: New research is promising

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) now affects between five and 10% of our school-aged children, most of them boys. It is characterized by hyperactivity, distractedness and difficulty with problem solving that can cause learning and behavioural problems in the classroom. The standard medical treatment for ADHD is Ritalin or similar amphetamine drugs. Because of the [...]

Two nutrients cut heart disease risk

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Research suggests that people with elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are at an increased risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease. CRP is a marker of inflammation in the body. Two recent studies highlight a connection between nutrients and CRP, suggesting that the risk of cardiovascular disease can be lowered by ensuring adequate intakes. In [...]

Mineral helps prevent, ease diabetes

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In a long-term study at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, researchers examined a possible link between low magnesium intake and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. They monitored the health and diet of 85,060 women and 42,872 men with no history of diabetes, heart disease or cancer, for 18 years (women) or [...]

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 [...]

Nutrition Notes: The Magnesium Link

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

We know our dietary choices affect our health risks, but recent studies highlight a reason we probably wouldn’t think of: adequate amounts of magnesium could reduce the risk of diabetes by 10% to 34%. In a study of over 39,000 women, those who were getting the most magnesium had an 11% lower risk of developing [...]

Get a good night’s sleep naturally

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

One in three people complains about insomnia, which includes difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking earlier than planned. In some cases, insomnia is a short-term problem caused by stress or excitement. However, it may also linger for years and become a major issue that can take a toll on many areas of a [...]

Migraines linked to low magnesium

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

One in five Canadians suffers migraines, which are headaches caused by swelling of the blood vessels and nerves surrounding the brain. They can last anywhere from three hours to three days, causing pain, nausea and sensitivity to noise. There are many triggers for migraines including caffeine, menstruation and cigarettes. At the New York Headache Center [...]

Better Bladder Control: Study finds magnesium helps incontinence in women

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

For women dealing with a condition known as urge incontinence, or “overactive bladder,” help may be as close as your health food store shelf. A recent study shows that magnesium, a relatively inexpensive mineral supplement, may significantly benefit the condition. In urge incontinence, a person feels a sudden need to urinate, followed by a strong [...]

Heart patients benefit from magnesium

By | June 7th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Magnesium is necessary for a host of bodily functions, including proper nervous system function, temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. It is also vital for cardiovascular health. In past studies, magnesium has been shown to improve heart function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Researchers at the [...]