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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Vitamin D Deficiency is Linked to Autism

Dear Dr. Cannell: Anything new on your theory that vitamin D is involved in autism? Sally, New York Dear Sally: Science News reported that two Swedish doctors recently proposed vitamin D deficiency is linked to […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Pterostilbene, a berry compound found in blueberries and grapes, can help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. It was found that pterostilbene was similar in activity to ciprofibrate, a commercial drug that lowers LDL cholesterol […]

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ADHD, ADD

ADHD: FSA Recommends Phasing Out of Food Additives

Association between the consumption of certain food colours (dyes) and children’s behaviour. On 14 April 2008 the Food Standards Agency announced its decision to recommend to Ministers the phasing out of six colours in food […]

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Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D Deficiency and Muscle Weakness

Very severe vitamin D deficiency leads to muscle weakness. But less was known about milder vitamin D deficiency and muscle weakness or risk of falling. Now, according to an analysis by ARS-funded scientists and their […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes: Kidney Damage Reversed

A low carbohydrate diet may be appropriate to avoid the risk of kidney failure to already failing kidneys according to Swedish researchers. An obese patient with type 2 diabetes whose diet was changed from the […]

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Blood Pressure

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Protein is a natural food to lower blood pressure. A diet with greater protein lowers blood pressure more than a diet high in carbohydrates. Replacing Some Carbohydrates with Protein and Unsaturated Fat May Enhance Heart […]

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Osteoporosis

Vitamin D Deficiency – A Leading Cause of Diseases

Vitamin D deficency can lead to cancer, osteoporosis and bone fractures. Viatmin D, the classical vitamin related to bone health, improves bone strength mainly by increasing intestinal calcium absorption and reabsorption of calcium by the […]

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Cancer Breast

Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D and Cancer There now seems to be a connection between breast, colon and prostate cancer and a lack of Vitamin D. Even more amazing, one expert believes 25 per cent of breast cancer […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Oyster Mushrooms Facts

Oyster mushrooms do not taste like oysters but rather get their name from their resemblance to the shellfish. Oyster mushrooms are among the most abundant of wild mushrooms. They can be found throughout the year, […]

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Depression, Anxiety, Stress

A Natural Treatment for Depression: St Johns Wort

An natural treatment for depression is St. John’s-wort. “St. John’s-wort is the preferred treatment for mild depression in Europe,” says Plant physiologist Stephen O. Duke who heads the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Natural Products Utilization […]

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Cancer Lung

Lung Cancer Cured With Omega-3 Fats

The article below has to be regarded as a natural cure for lung cancer. D.H was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2000. As of April 2004 he managed an overall decrease in lung cancer […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

DHA Supplements Affect Triglycerides and Cholesterol

DHA is often promoted as a dietary supplement to improve cardiovascular health. The polyunsaturated fatty acid DHA, short for docosahexaenoic acid, is found naturally in oil-rich fish, such as salmon and mackerel, along with another […]

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Blood Pressure

Garlic Lowers High Blood Pressure and Triglycerides

Of the seven trials that compared the effect of garlic with that of placebo, three showed a significant lowering of systolic blood pressure and four in diastolic blood pressure. (J-Hypertens. 1994 Apr; 12(4): 463-8). For […]

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Weight Loss

High Protein Food Content and Weight loss

High Protein Food & Weight loss: The highest protein food content and other high protein foods are listed at the bottom of this article. A strategy that is gaining support for treating overweight and obesity, […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes: A Risk Factor For Tuberculosis

One possible risk factor for tuberculosis is diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels and long-term complications involving the circulation, eyes and kidneys, and the body’s ability to fight infection. Active tuberculosis can […]

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Nutrition/Herbs/Spices/ Supplements

Turmeric Keeps Plastic-Packaged Dill Pickles Fresh

Pickled dills in plastic? Turmeric is the key to freshness. Who knew that a spice used from ancient times as a coloring agent in foods could also keep plastic-packaged dill pickles fresh? Unlike glass containers, […]

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Cancer Breast

Breast Cancer Prevention with Whey Protein

Scientists have found that a modified whey protein prevents breast cancer in some laboratory rats. It’s an important medical discovery, considering that 180,000 U.S. women develop breast cancer each year, and 1 in 8 women […]

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ADHD, ADD

Hyperactivity in Children and Food Additives

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colours (dyes) and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility […]

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Heart Disease

Potassium Food Sources & Food High in Potassium

The richest food sources of potassium are fruits and vegetables. People who eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables have a high potassium intake (8-11 grams/day). (National Academies Press; 2004:173-246). Listed below are some food […]

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Arthritis, Rheumatoid and Gout

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Dietary Energy Requirements

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease with three diet-associated aspects. One is elevated resting energy expenditure. Another is elevated whole-body protein catabolism – a destructive form of muscle metabolism that translates to muscle wasting. […]

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Mental Illnesses

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Prevention a Step Closer

Scientists at the University of Southampton, funded by the UK’s leading dementia research charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, are a step closer to understanding why proteins such as ‘amyloid’ clog-up the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Cholesterol Lowering

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Alzheimer’s Disease

It has been widely reported that drugs that lower cholesterol may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The role of cholesterol in Alzheimer’s disease is attracting increasing attention from researchers and there are conflicting messages […]

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Arthritis, Rheumatoid and Gout

Cherries May Help Gout & Arthritis Pain Relief

Natural food may be one of the natural remedies for gout and arthritis pain relief. A study suggests that natural compounds in cherries may reduce painful arthritis inflammation. Cherries already have a reputation for fighting […]

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Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Depression & Anxiety: MBCT Treatment Part 3

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a treatment program for prevention of relapses in depression and the treatment of anxiety disorders. Is MBCT an acceptable intervention to patients with depression and anxiety? The course exercises […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes and Cinnamon

ARS scientists and colleagues have isolated and characterized several polyphenolic polymer compounds from cinnamon bark that could one day become natural ingredients in products aimed at lowering blood sugar levels. The newly identified chemical structures […]

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Cholesterol Lowering

Lowering Cholesterol With Dietary Plant Stanols

Several clinical studies have shown that plant stanol esters are effective agents that lower cholesterol. The ability to lower cholesterol with dietary plant stanol ester has been shown to be sustained for periods up to […]