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PCOS

A natural treatment for PCOS: Vitamin D

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder that affects fertility. Although there is no cure yet for PCOS, there are many ways to improve or eliminate PCOS symptoms naturally. One of these is vitamin D supplementation. According to a systematic review published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vitamin D supplementation […]

phenolic acid

Set of studies reveal what happens to the cancer-fighting phenolic acids in corn when they are processed

Do you like having cornflakes for breakfast? It may not be the best breakfast option after all. Research has revealed that the cancer-fighting phenolics in corn are lost when they are processed. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois conducted a set of studies to determine what happens to cancer-fighting phenolic acids in corn when they are […]

black-jack

Keep your heart healthy with black-jack

Researchers have found that black-jack (Bidens pilosa), commonly used in African traditional medicine to treat various diseases, can keep the heart healthy by preventing hypertension. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, assessed the protective effects of ethylene acetate extract of black-jack leaves on hypertension in mice. For the study, a research team […]

Mediterranean diet

Good for your health AND the planet: Why the Mediterranean diet is an environmentally-friendly option

 If you are looking for a diet that’s not only delicious and easy to prepare but is also good for your health and the environment, the Mediterranean diet is the right one for you. Adherence to this type of diet is environmentally-friendly because it lowers environmental cost, according to a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. […]

red sage

Scientists find that red sage extract with liquefied calcium improves osteoporosis symptoms

Red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extracts have been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat various diseases ranging from heart conditions to liver problems. In a study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, red sage extracts combined with a liquefied calcium supplement was found to prevent osteoporosis due to estrogen deficiency. A team of researchers […]

Blueberries

Using the highbush blueberry to treat bacterial infections

Researchers at Université Laval in Canada looked at the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) proanthocyanidins. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was revealed that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins can be used as an agent for treating bacterial infections. For the study, the researchers isolated proanthocyanidins from […]

acetaminophen

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy delays speech development in baby girls

A new study found that taking the painkiller acetaminophen during pregnancy slows down the speech development of baby girls by up to six times. Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, is the active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medicines for pain relief and fever. To study the effect of the pain reliever on the offspring of its pregnant […]

depression

New evidence suggests strength training can fight off depression

You may want to add weights to your regular workout routine, as the benefits of strength training go beyond the physical. New research published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal suggested that regular strength training may help fight off depression. Researchers in the study looked at the results of 33 randomized, controlled trials on depression and strength training. In […]

heart health

Combine hawthorn and CoQ10 to improve heart health

Combining hawthorn and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can boost heart health, according to an article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com. Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha), also referred to as thornapple and whitethorn, is an herbal remedy that has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for heart conditions. Today, research provides scientific evidence that supports hawthorn’s benefits to […]

Nutraceutical agent based on compounds found in the Mediterranean diet found to reduce the risk of metabolic disease

Nutraceutical agent based on compounds found in the Mediterranean diet found to reduce the risk of metabolic disease

A study found that a nutraceutical agent using compounds found in the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of metabolic disease. A team of researchers from Italy aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a nutraceutical agent that contains fermented red rice, phytosterols, and olive polyphenols. In conducting the study, they recruited 80 Caucasian patients […]