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A new animal study conducted by University of Massachusetts researchers determined that eating a handful of pecans everyday might have long-term benefits for the nervous system and could help to prevent certain diseases that occur in the latter decades.    The researchers believe consumption might help to ward off such degenerative diseases as Lou Gehrig’s […]


For most people, over time, during the latter decades of life, their immune system function declines.   Tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E may enhance the function of certain cells in the immune system, and help ensure healthy immune system functioning.    The study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. “This is the first […]



In one of our February 2010 newsletters, I shared a research study that predicted the reduction of 100,000 cases of breast and colon cancer annually in the US as well as a 75% reduction of cancer deaths, with adequate vitamin D levels.  As more research studies continue to be reported, I am becoming increasingly impressed […]


Loyola University’s Nursing School located in Chicago, IL plans to conduct a large trial to evaluate vitamin D’s effect on depression and insulin resistance in women with diabetes.   Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., RN, a professor at the school remarked, “Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a problem despite the nutrient’s widely reported health benefits.   […]


Medical research indicates that a diet rich in vegetables and fruit help to reduce the risk of developing several chronic diseases.   Apples are widely consumed and are a rich source of potent antioxidants.  Studies have linked its consumption with a reduced risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and asthma.   Laboratory evaluation […]


Drinking orange juice while eating a fast food meal helps to reduce the damage to blood vessels caused by eating a high-carbohydrate and high- fat meal, caused by inflammation and oxidative stress, according to the April 2010 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.   University of Buffalo professor of medicine Paresh Dandona, MD […]


Many researchers and clinicians now believe that chronic, low grade inflammation plays a role in disease development.  It is thought to play a significant role in the development of disease in obese people.  Researchers in the Netherlands tested their theory that certain dietary components can reduce low-grade inflammation as well as metabolic and oxidative stress.  […]


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, […]


Pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods we can eat, primarily because of the positive impact they have on heart health.   Scientists are now studying pomegranate extract to uncover the many advantages it may have for human health.  Pomegranates contain an array of beneficial phytonutrients such as phenolic compounds and tannins, including punicalagins that […]

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