quercetin

An Apple A Day – But What Kind? Researchers seek out best disease-fighters

We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but which type of apples helps the most? According to Canadian researchers, that distinction belongs to Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Ida Red. Of the eight popular varieties of the fruit analyzed, these three pack the greatest wallop of disease-fighting antioxidants, they [...]

An Apple A Day – But What Kind? Researchers seek out best disease-fighters 2018-02-15T15:53:08+00:00

Antioxidant fights prostate cancer

In the last decade, antioxidants have moved to the front line in the fight against cancer. Research shows they have preventative effects on cancer cell growth as well as many other benefits, from anti-aging to heart health. Previous research indicates that quercetin, a flavonoid found in apples, raspberries, green tea and grapes, has potent antitumour, [...]

Antioxidant fights prostate cancer 2015-09-09T13:50:29+00:00

Healthy Kids: Take aim at allergies

Hay fever is triggered by pollen or mould spore allergens during the spring, summer or fall. The proper term is “seasonal allergic rhinitis” and symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, itchy skin and eyes, and red, watery eyes. Hay fever is the most prevalent chronic illness diagnosed in children younger than 18 years — [...]

Healthy Kids: Take aim at allergies 2018-02-15T15:53:21+00:00

Apple a Day for Healthy Brain: Quercetin appears to protect cells from damage

A group of phytonutrients in apples could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism, according to two new studies from Cornell University food scientists. The studies show that the chemical quercetin appears to be largely responsible for protecting rat brain cells when assaulted by free [...]

Apple a Day for Healthy Brain: Quercetin appears to protect cells from damage 2015-09-09T13:51:11+00:00

Canadians granted millions to study alternatives for prostate and bladder diseases

For the first time in North America, non-traditional methods of treating painful prostate and bladder diseases that affect more than 50% of the adult population will be scientifically studied by a Canadian research team. Dr J. Curtis Nickel, professor of Urology at Queen’s and urologist at Kingston General Hospital has been awarded four research grants [...]

Canadians granted millions to study alternatives for prostate and bladder diseases 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Fountains of Youth? Key ingredients in Mediterranean diet can extend life

Scientists from Harvard Medical School and Biomol research laboratory in Philadelphia report that two natural substances may hold the key to why those who eat a “Mediterranean diet” seem to be healthier and to live longer. Resveratrol is a polyphenol abundant in red wine and is thought to give wine its anticancer and anti-heart disease [...]

Fountains of Youth? Key ingredients in Mediterranean diet can extend life 2018-02-15T15:53:28+00:00

Hay Fever Relief: Top natural picks

In these fragrant spring and summer months, the population seems to divide itself into two types of people—those who suffer from hay fever and those who don’t! Most hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is caused by a reaction to ragweed pollen, though other tree, weed and grass pollens may aggravate the situation. When we breathe in [...]

Hay Fever Relief: Top natural picks 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

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