Nutritional Supplements/Herbs

Can the Probiotics You Need Be Found In Soil?

January 26, 2015

  For years, pharmacists have focused on lactic-acid based probiotics to ensure the health of our guts. However, in her recent article, Dr. Chris Decker is shining a light on other strains that may be helpful in certain cases. Dr. Decker suggests that we might be a little too clean for our own good! The Earth’s soil is […]

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Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema

February 26, 2013

Gut bacterial balance affects many different areas of health, but one of the most important to consider is the establishment of healthy gut bacterial balance during infancy. This is a topic Brenda Watson and I have covered many times. Brenda has blogged on this topic a few times, and we cover it in our bookThe […]

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Antioxidants Might Help Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

September 28, 2012

Eating a diet high in antioxidants such as selenium and vitamins C and E may reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to two-thirds, a new study suggests. The study is observational in nature and can only suggest an association, not a cause-and-effect relationship. The British researchers say, however, that if further research confirms […]

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Low Vitamin D levels linked to weight gain

August 17, 2012

Low levels of vitamin D could be making our bodies more vulnerable to weight gain. In a study published today, researchers in Portland and three other cities checked blood levels of vitamin D in more than 4,600 older women and tracked weight changes for nearly five years. Among the 571 women who gained weight, those […]

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Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

July 20, 2012

Many older Americans take calcium supplements to prevent bone loss, but they may be significantly increasing their risk for a heart attack, a new study suggests. These supplements do not help prevent heart attacks or stroke as some previous research has suggested, the study authors say. But dietary calcium might reduce the risk, they noted. […]

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Probiotics and the immune system –

June 28, 2012

The scientific literature has only recently begun to scratch the service of what these little critters can do. These studies have unmasked some of the mechanisms these help with the immune system. One way they do this is by competing with pathogenic microorganisms on binding sites of mucosal surfaces. Examples of these surfaces are our […]

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Curry compound could fight cancer; Curcumin may kill bowel cancer cells

June 14, 2012

A team of British researchers has launched a clinical trial that will look at whether a compound found in curry can improve the drug response in patients with advanced bowel cancer — the third most common cancer worldwide after lung and breast. It’s a study that will try to improve current bowel cancer treatments which […]

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Probiotic Remedies: 6 Ways Live Active Bacteria Can Boost Your Health

June 8, 2012

For most people, the mention of probiotics conjures up images of yogurt. But don’t dismiss the microbes as a marketing gimmick or food fad. The latest probiotic research suggests that live-active cultures of these friendly bacteria can help to prevent and treat a wide variety of ailments. “There is an increasing interest in probiotic interventions,” […]

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Resveratrol’s anti-aging potential gets a boost in study

June 1, 2012
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Resveratrol, the plant compound found in red wine and reputed to have anti-aging effects, including protection against cancer and diabetes, has just had a “told-you-so” moment. Resveratrol’s discoverer, the embattled Harvard professor who hopes it will point the way to new anti-aging drugs, long argued that the phytonutrient worked its magic by “turning on” the […]

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Garlic ‘Prevents Food Poisoning Bacteria Better Than Antibiotics’

June 1, 2012
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Have you got food poisoning? Forget asking your GP for antibiotics, as scientists reckon garlic is not only great at fighting vampires – it also beats food poisoning. Researchers from the Washington State University discovered that garlic is 100 times more effective than two commonly used antibiotics when it comes to treating poisoning caused by […]

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