No Picture
Cholesterol Lowering

Why Trans Fats Are Bad

Higher levels of dietary trans fats have been linked to higher blood levels of small, unhealthy particles of LDL cholesterol. Trans fats (trans fatty acids) are formed during hydrogenation, the process by which oil is […]

No Picture
Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Anxiety Disorders and Relaxation Training

Relaxation training is a common treatment for anxiety disorders, both as a stand-alone treatment for anxiety disorders or included in a more complex therapy. The prevalence of anxiety is approximately twice among women compared with […]

No Picture
Heart Disease

Antioxidants in Chocolate & Heart Disease

Consumption of chocolate has been often thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease due to chocolate’s high levels of antioxidant flavonoids and stearic acid. In the American diet, fruits, vegetables, tea, wine and chocolate are […]

No Picture
Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Folic Acid Deficiency – Causes and Health Consequences

Folic acid (folate) deficiency is an established risk factor for the development of certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, developmental defects (e.g. neural tube defects), and neurological or psychiatric disorders. Folic acid’s health benefits make […]

No Picture
Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Benefits of (Curcumin) Turmeric Enhanced by Black Pepper

Laboratory and animal research has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties of the spice turmeric and its constituent curcumin. Alzheimer’s Disease. Curcumin, extracted from turmeric, has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and […]

No Picture
Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Is Carbohydrate Intolerance

Prior to the discovery of medical treatments for diabetes, limiting carbohydrates was the predominant treatment recommendation to treat diabetes mellitus (type 2). Researchers at Duke University Medical Center argue that carbohydrate-restriction should be reincorporated into […]

No Picture
Cholesterol Lowering

Soy Protein Lowers Cholesterol

Study shows a diet high in soy protein lowers cholesterol. Soy protein can be an important addition to a diet to lower cholesterol, according to new findings from a study conducted at the Children’s Nutrition […]

No Picture
Cholesterol Lowering

Vitamin C Raises HDL Cholesterol Levels

Researchers wanted to see if extra vitamin C would or would not raise HDL cholesterol levels. The higher your HDL cholesterol, the less bad cholesterol you’ll have in your blood. Many doctors are now beginning […]