Nutrition

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Over 23,000 Swedish men between the ages of 45 and 79 were evaluated regarding the association of dietary calcium and magnesium intake with death from all causes, heart disease and cancer among men who didn’t take mineral supplements.   The men were monitored from 1998 through  December 2007, 2,358 deaths from all causes were recorded in […]


Over the years, I’ve read numerous intriguing studies about the role nutrition plays in violent behavior.  Other studies have clearly demonstrated a link between heavy metals and vitamin deficiencies.   A new study from the Netherlands found prisoners given supplements of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 f and omega-6 fatty acids, have the potential to reduce […]


  Interview with Dr. Garland     Several prominent Vitamin D research studies have found that higher blood levels of the active and circulating form of Higher serum levels of the main circulating form of vitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), are associated with significantly lower rates of colon, breast, ovarian, renal, pancreatic, aggressive prostate and […]


Impressive evidence is emerging regarding how adequate vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of babies being born prematurely and improve the health of full term babies, as well. Earlier, researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada found a link between substandard vitamin D intake during pregnancy and low birth weight.  Interestingly, more premature […]


I was amazed to discover the power of what I’d once considered to be simple fruits and nuts.  A few years ago Tufts University researcher, James Joseph, Ph.D. reported that diets containing two percent, six percent, or nine percent walnuts, when given to senior rats, reversed several signs of brain aging, along with age-related movement […]


Topical capsaicin has been found to be efficacious in several types of nerve pain including diabetic neuropathy and HIV neuropathy. Researchers attempted to determine whether topical periarterial capsaicin could ameliorate pain in absence of and during a migraine attack.   23 people with migraine headaches showing pain with pressure on scalp arteries received topical cayenne […]


Fortunately, there are medication alternatives to successfully treating ADHD children that is supported by research evidence.  Children afflicted with this disorder also tend to have more ear infections, asthma, headaches, dry skin, and eczema, compared to other children.    Donald Rudin MD, and Clara Felix, authors of Omega-3 Oils: A Practical Guide (Avery 1996). Both […]


A new study reported by scientists at Texas Agrilife Research Food Institute, found that mango  halted or prevented the growth in laboratory cell cultures of colon and breast cancer.   While mango is not currently perceived as a superfood, this study shows while it may lack the antioxidant potency of other fruit such as pomegranate, […]


Critical Care Journal reported the findings of a study conducted by researchers based at University of Southampton in England.  Researchers found improvements in patients with sepsis, a serious infection of the blood, in patients who received omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oils.   Sepsis occurs in response to an overwhelming inflammatory response to infections, […]

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