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If there are two things most, if not all, mothers tell their kids to eat, it's their greens and breakfast. They encouraged these for good reasons too, as both are healthy for growing kids and adolescents. But now, a new study shows that eating spinach and eggs, which are both high in the amino acid tyrosine, can boost a person's reflexes. Read article at medicaldaily.com
Omega-3 supplements rich in EPA may improve cognitive performance with a reduction in neural activity observed, indicating that the brain worked 'less hard', report researchers from Australia. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:23

Vitamin C can help 'keep cancer at bay'

Intravenous vitamin C could be a potentially safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, said scientists at the University of Kansas. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they outlined the results of tests carried out in the lab, on mice and on patients with advanced ovarian cancer, and called for "larger clinical trials". Read article in The Independent (UK) Comment: With growing interest in the use of vitamin C amongst oncologists, the discoveries of Dr. Rath in the area of cancer are gradually being confirmed. Moreover, whilst even the most enlightened oncologists are still currently focusing on a mono-nutrient approach, i.e. the use of vitamin C alone, it is ultimately inevitable that this will eventually be replaced by nutrient synergy approaches and the understanding that micronutrients work in the body through forming synergy teams, the use of which allow for achieving greater biological effects than do single nutrients acting independently. To access the scientific abstract for this study, visit the Science Translational Medicine website. To learn about natural health approaches that have been shown to block all key mechanisms that make cancer a deadly disease, read the groundbreaking book by Dr. Rath and Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, 'Victory Over Cancer'.
A promising new study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications. Read article at greenmedinfo.com
Yet another media hatchet job on vitamin E is, predictably, getting lots of attention. This particular attack is just one more in an embarrassingly long series. It is based on a recent study proclaiming that vitamin E promotes cancer. Well, with a highfalutin' study like that, they might at least have used real vitamin E. They didn't. I have searched the original paper. They mention "vitamin E" over and over and over again. However, the words "d-alpha tocopherol," or "mixed natural tocopherols," do not appear in the paper, at all, except in one reference citation. Why? Because that is what natural vitamin E is called. If the researchers had taken the trouble to use natural vitamin E, it would likely have reduced cancer. Read article at orthomolecular.org
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:23

Dried Plums Slow Bone Loss in Aging

Several recent studies have confirmed what traditional oriental medicine has known for centuries – that dried plums have the capacity to prevent and even reverse bone loss that can occur in our later years. Read article at greenmedinfo.com
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:23

Polyphenols may slash heart disease risk

Increased intakes of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by an impressive 46%, according to the results of the international PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) study. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
For patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS), low levels of vitamin D were found to strongly predict disease severity and hasten its progression, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) investigators in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare. The findings suggest that patients in the early stages of MS could stave off disease symptoms by increasing their vitamin D intake. Read article at medicalxpress.com
High serum concentrations of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids could help to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a third, according to new population data. Read article at nutraingredients.com Comment: Scientific evidence shows that omega-3 supplements are effective in controlling a wide variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, chronic inflammation and cancer. To learn more, visit the special omega-3 section on our Worldwide Studies and Research page and the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.
People with higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA may also have larger brain volumes in old age equivalent to preserving one to two years of brain health, according to new research. Read article at nutraingredients.com
Study of the metabolic effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, concludes that these compounds may have an even wider range of biological impacts than previously considered, and suggests they could be of significant value in the prevention of fatty liver disease. Read article at sciencedaily.com
Habits acquired during young adulthood are crucial in fostering lifelong health. Unfortunately, some college students fall into nutrient-deficient diets that leave them at risk for developing chronic disease later in life. Researchers at the University of Connecticut sought to test the role of dietary supplement use in addressing nutritional deficiencies among this population. Their findings are presented in "Assessment of Nutrient Adequacy with Supplement Use in a Sample of Healthy College Students," currently available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the official publication of the American College of Nutrition, and a publication from Routledge. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Daily supplements with extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may boost endurance and reduce cramping by controlling oxidative stress, according to a new study. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue. For those with low vitamin D levels, vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative or adjunct to other treatment, say researchers in the current issue of PAIN. Read article at sciencedaily.com
Use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may reduce the rate of bone fractures in older people, says a new study that supports the potential bone health benefits of the vitamin. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
A new study exploring vitamin D levels in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) opens up the possibility of a new avenue of early intervention that may delay or prevent the onset of cognitive impairment and depression. The findings are published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Biomedical researchers from Italy's Chieti-Pescara University have confirmed what recent laboratory research has found: That the Ayurvedic herb turmeric (Curcuma longa) increases quality of life and reduces symptoms of non-cancerous enlarged prostate also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Read article at greenmedinfo.com Comment: Scientific research shows that use of the turmeric extract Curcumin can provide a wide range of health benefits. To learn more about the ways in which specific plant compounds have been shown to benefit health, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.
Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently in Experimental Gerontology. According to the researchers, various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes. Read article at medicalxpress.com
The more easily blood flows through your arteries and veins, the less your heart has to work. Now researchers from England and Germany have proven that less than a cup of wild blueberries can have an almost immediate and long lasting effect on how well your vascular system is circulating blood. Read article at greenmedinfo.com
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 17:09

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

Higher levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development in children, say researchers. The study on 678 children, published in Endocrine Research, showed vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four. Read article on the BBC News website (UK)
Men with prostate cancer who ate a low-fat diet and took fish oil supplements had lower levels of pro-inflammatory substances in their blood and a lower cell cycle progression score, a measure used to predict cancer recurrence, than men who ate a typical Western diet, UCLA researchers found. Read article at sciencedaily.com Comment: Victory Over Cancer IS possible! A wealth of scientific research and clinical studies have shown the paramount importance of essential cellular nutrients in controlling cancers of the prostate and other organs. To learn more, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website, the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website and the Scientific Facts section of the Cancer-Free World website.
Daily supplements containing resveratrol may reduce the production of compounds responsible for the build-up of cholesterol in the body of overweight and obese people, says a new study. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Adequate vitamin D levels are important for maintaining kidney transplant recipients' health, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Read article at medicalxpress.com Comment: In the area of cardiovascular medicine, no medical procedure was more celebrated than the first heart transplant carried out by South African physician Christian Barnard, M.D. Today, however, we know that the correct way to treat heart failure is not by replacing the organ but by refueling it with bioenergy in the form of cellular micronutrients. To all intents and purposes, treating heart failure with a heart transplant operation is like replacing your car engine when you simply ran out of fuel. To learn how kidney disease can be treated naturally, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- a health problem in which the lungs lose their inherent springiness, making it progressively harder to breathe -- can have a dramatic effect on the ability to exercise and even perform simple activities of daily life because of the disease's fallout effects on skeletal muscles. Read article at sciencedaily.com
In a large prospective study published online in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers looked at the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer among 75,680 women in the Nurses' Health Study, with no previous history of cancer. Consumption of nuts, including tree nuts (such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), was inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Drinking nitrate-rich beetroot juice for four days prior to a running time trial may boost performance, according to results of a study with trained female runners. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Increased intakes of magnesium are associated with decreased metabolic biomarkers of insulin resistance in non-diabetics, says a new study. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Supplementation with EPA-rich omega-3 fatty acids could help battle inflammation in the macula and therefore improve the vision in patients with dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a new pilot study. Read article at nutraingredients.com
Monday, 23 December 2013 16:38

Treating ADHD with Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide)

ADHD is not caused by a drug deficiency. But it may indeed be caused by profound nutrient deficiency, more accurately termed nutrient dependency. Although all nutrients are important, the one that an ADHD child is most likely in greatest need of is vitamin B-3, niacinamide. Read news release at orthomolecular.org
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may contribute to the prevention of a variety of conditions linked to the aging brain, including cognitive decline, depression and stroke, say researchers. Read article at foodnavigator.com
Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression. PhD candidate George Mammen's review published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has taken the connection one step further, finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term. Read article at sciencedaily.com
Twenty grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after knee-replacement surgeries helped 16 patients, mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy than a control group ingesting a placebo.. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 18:00

EPA stands alone as a depression fighter

Omega 3s have been studied for their effect on cognitive health for decades. The science linking EPA with this health indication is less well developed than that for DHA, but new results are coming to the fore all the time, experts say. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com Comment: Recent research and clinical studies confirm that essential micronutrients such as EPA, DHA, vitamin D and Curcumin are effective in fighting depression. To learn more, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.
Regular moderate to vigorous exercise improves teens' academic performance, and particularly seems to help girls do better in science, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The improvements were sustained over the long term, with the findings pointing to a dose-response effect -- the more intensive exercise was taken, the greater the impact on test results. Read article at sciencedaily.com
A combination supplement containing zinc, vitamin C and Pycnogenol, an extract from French Maritime Pine bark, may be effective in shortening duration of the common cold and lessening the seven ‘pillar’ symptoms, including runny nose, nasal obstruction, sore throat, sneezing, high temperature, cough and general discomfort. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com Comment: This study provides a good example of how, through using a nutrient synergy approach, carefully chosen groups of micronutrients can achieve greater biological effects in the body than when used individually. For maximum synergistic effect, it is necessary to both select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. The scientific concept of nutrient synergy has been introduced and successfully applied by Dr. Rath, Dr. Niedzwiecki and their research team at the Dr. Rath Research Institute over many years now. To learn more about the nutrient synergy approach to health, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.
According to a new study, high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood may lower the risk of small brain infarcts and other brain abnormalities in the elderly. The study was published in Journal of the American Heart Association. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Carol L. Cheatham, PhD, developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) at the NC Research Campus, has research findings that prove just how critical fatty acids are to the cognitive development and cognitive functioning of infants, toddlers and young children. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Giving daily iron supplements to anemic primary-school–aged children can have cognitive and physical benefits, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Read article at medicalxpress.com
It is the first time that a scientific study associates high polyphenols intake with a 30% reduction in mortality in older adults. The research, published on Journal of Nutrition, is the first to evaluate the total dietary polyphenol intake by using a nutritional biomarker and not only a food frequency questionnaire. Read article at medicalxpress.com Comment: For optimum health, our daily micronutrient intake should include a wide variety of biologically active plant substances. To learn about the health benefits of green tea extracts, quercetin, resveratrol, curcumin, cruciferous vegetable extracts and other biological compounds contained in plants, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.
Drop and give me 20. But don't forget to eat your blueberries before and after you complete those push-ups. It turns out that that the fruit, already renowned for its extraordinary health properties, also delivers greater polyphenol absorption and fat-burning benefits during and after exercise. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Findings from a study involving thousands of postmenopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. The new research, published today in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, found that the risk of dying from invasive breast cancer was 30 percent lower among multivitamin/mineral users compared with nonusers. Read article at sciencedaily.com Comment: Following a study published last year which similarly confirmed that micronutrients may cut cancer risk, the publication of this latest study is a further sign that the replacing of chemotherapy with natural approaches for controlling cancer is essentially now inevitable. To help seize the historic opportunity to significantly reduce and eventually eliminate cancer as one of the most dreaded diseases of our time, please support our international initiative for a Cancer-Free World.
Supplements of omega-3s may slow cellular ageing in older people with mild cognitive impairment, according to results of a pilot randomized clinical trial. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com Comment: Numerous clinical studies have now documented the paramount importance of Omega-3 supplements in maintaining optimum health. To learn more, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research section of our Foundation website.
Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated new leads in the search for novel therapies. One such investigative compound currently in clinical trials is an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which appears to reduce the core symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism and cravings in addictions including cocaine, cannabis abuse and cigarette smoking. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a review of evidence published in BMJ today. Read article at medicalxpress.com Comment: Dr. Rath’s discovery reveals that coronary heart disease occurs for exactly the same reason that clinical (early) scurvy does – a deficiency of vitamin C in the cells composing the artery wall. Humans, unlike animals, develop heart disease because their bodies cannot produce vitamin C. The average diet provides enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy, but not enough to guarantee stable artery walls. As a consequence of vitamin C deficiency, millions of tiny cracks and lesions develop in the artery walls. Subsequently, cholesterol, lipoproteins and other blood risk factors enter the damaged artery walls to repair these lesions. In the case of chronic vitamin deficiency, this repair process becomes continuous. Over the course of many years, atherosclerotic deposits develop. Deposits in the arteries of the heart eventually lead to heart attack; deposits in the arteries of the brain lead to stroke. To learn how cardiovascular disease can be eradicated naturally, visit the Dr. Rath Research Institute website and read Dr. Rath’s groundbreaking book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks...But People Do!
Increased blood levels of vitamin K1 are associated with improved episodic memory in healthy older adults, says a new study that provides support for vitamin K and brain health. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
A groundbreaking new study published in Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences has revealed that garlic is at least as effective as the blockbuster blood pressure lowering drug atenolol in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients diagnosed with essential hypertension, a condition linked to the #1 cause of death in developed countries. Read article at greenmedinfo.com
Insomnia is characterized by a number of sleep-related problems, including an inability to initiate or maintain sleep and early morning awakening due to an inability to resume sleeping. Insomnia often manifests as excessive daytime sleepiness, frequently resulting in functional impairment throughout the day. Insomnia is estimated to cost our healthcare system more than $60 billion per year, robbing each American of 11.3 days of work each year. Statistics show the prevalence of insomnia to be as high as 40-50% of elderly people older than 60 years of age. This is of significant concern because memory weakness and increased reaction time caused by insomnia put the elderly at higher risk for falling, cognitive impairments, weak physical function, and a nearly 3 times higher risk of mortality. Finally, insomnia frequently results in decreased quality of life and general health and increased health costs, stress, and depression. Now a new study suggests that magnesium supplementation may be an affordable and effective way to help improve sleep quality. Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)
An estimated 5 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from dry eye.  Dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) occurs when the body cannot properly produce tears to lubricate the eye or when the surface of the eye becomes inflamed or irritated. Because omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, they were used in a study to determine if supplementation might help chronic dry eye. Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA) Comment: Clinical studies and scientific research have documented the paramount importance of micronutrients and nutrition in maintaining eye health. To learn more, visit the Worldwide Studies and Research page on our Foundation website.
Heart failure is a serious condition that occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood or oxygen to support other organs in the body. The condition affects around 5.7 million people in the U.S. and costs the nation $34.4 billion yearly (healthcare services, medications and lost productivity). Recent research has found that supplementing a combination of coenzyme Q10 and selenium for two years decreased the deterioration of cardiac function and cardiac death in participants with moderate heart failure.  Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)
Down syndrome fetuses dramatically benefit when their mothers increase their intake of the nutrient choline during pregnancy and nursing, report Cornell researchers in the journal Neurobiology of Disease. Increased choline by moms bolsters brain functions and plays a profound health role for Down syndrome offspring throughout their lives. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Supplemental resveratrol should be considered as an adjunct to standard anti-diabetic agents in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to two studies conducted at the University of Medical Sciences in Iran and JSS University in India. Read article at nutraingredients.com Comment: Worldwide, more than 100 million people suffer from diabetes. Diabetic disorders have a genetic background and are divided into two types: juvenile and adult. Juvenile diabetes is generally caused by a genetic defect that leads to an insufficient production of insulin in the body and requires regular insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. The majority of diabetic patients, however, develop this disease as adults. Adult forms of diabetes also have a genetic background. However, the causes that trigger the outbreak of the disease in these patients at any stage in their adult lives have been unknown. It is, therefore, not surprising that diabetes is yet another disease that is still growing on a global scale. To learn how diabetes can be eradicated naturally, visit the Cellular Health section of our Foundation website. To learn more about the health benefits of specific plant compounds such as resveratrol, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.  
The cost of treatment for patients with low back pain is a worldwide health problem. The cost of all back pain in the United States is $240 billion and low back pain exceeds $100 billion per year, two-thirds of which are a result of lost wages and reduced productivity. While alternative healthcare options like chiropractic are cost-effective (patients with low back pain who sought chiropractic care first had 40% lower health care costs compared to medical care), a new study suggests that alpha lipoic acid and SOD (superoxide dismutase) may be a cost-effective way to help those with low back pain. Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)  
Consumption of omega-3 from food or supplements could help to improve sleep quality in children, according to new data presented yesterday. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com  
Flavonoids from blueberries may improve vascular function in healthy men, according to findings of two randomized, controlled, double-blind, crossover human-intervention trials from Europe. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com  
American women with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have a 49% reduction in risk of elevated depressive symptoms, a result that has been hailed as ‘timely’ by a leading industry expert. Read article at nutraingredients.com Comment: Recent research and clinical studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids and other micronutrients are effective in fighting depression. To learn more, visit the Online Library on the World Health Alphabetization website.  
Monday, 09 September 2013 13:40

Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds

Taking vitamin D supplements may lower children's risk of respiratory infections, according to a new study. Read article at medicinenet.com   Comment: Contrary to the claims made by Wikipedia and other websites controlled by special interest groups, studies show that vitamins and other micronutrients are helpful in controlling the common cold and improving immunity. To learn more, visit the Studies Worldwide section of our Foundation website and the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.  
Monday, 09 September 2013 13:37

Vitamin D helps prevent liver cirrhosis

A case-control study in Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi  (Great China Journal of Liver  Diseases) suggests that maintaining a healthy serum vitamin D level can help prevent liver cirrhosis, a precursor to more severe liver diseases such as liver cancer. Read article at foodconsumer.org  
Monday, 09 September 2013 13:34

Broccoli slows arthritis, researchers think

Eating lots of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis, UK researchers believe. Read article on the BBC News website (UK)  
Monday, 09 September 2013 13:31

B Vitamins and Blood Pressure

Dietary B vitamins may have favorable effects on blood pressure according to a “nutrient-wide” statistical study published by the American Heart Association. Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA)   Comment: Modern Cellular Medicine provides a major breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure, with a clinical study conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute having shown that the condition can successfully be controlled naturally, without drugs. To learn more, visit the Cellular Health and Studies Worldwide sections on our Foundation website.  
Quercetin is one of the most abundant of a type of antioxidants, called flavonoids. It is present in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and berries and shown to possess a number of healthful properties, most notably as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  Now a new study suggests that quercetin combined with vitamin C may improve both inflammation and cell damage levels. Read article on the website of the Natural Health Research Institute (USA) Comment: For maximum synergistic effect in both preventative and disease treatment situations, it is necessary to select the correct nutrients and combine them in the right proportions. This is because micronutrients work in the body by forming nutrient synergy teams which allow for achieving greater biological effects than is the case for single nutrients acting independently. To learn more about studies on the health benefits of quercetin and other specific plant components, visit the phytobiologicals.com website.  
A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression. Read article at greenmedinfo.com
Watermelon is so much more than just a highly refreshing summertime treat. From the perspective of a growing body of clinical research, it is a truly medicinal food. Only this month, research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found watermelon juice is an effective remedy for reducing the recovery heart rate and muscle soreness in athletes who were given 500 ml of watermelon juice (16.9 oz) containing 1.17 grams of the naturally occurring amino acid L-citrulline. Read article at greenmedinfo.com
Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 could help to boost eye health for people who suffer with dry eye, according to new RCT data. Read article at nutraingredients.com
In July 2013 edition of the Whole Foods Magazine Dr. Bilwa Bhanap of the Dr. Rath Research Institute was interviewed for the article,"Breaking Down Diabetes", along with other experts. Here is an excerpt from the interview: “It is important to note the similarity in the molecular structure of the sugar (glucose) molecule and the vitamin C molecule. This similarity is the key to understanding most of the cardiovascular complications in diabetes,” says Bhanap. She explains that the tiny pumps in blood vessel cells that are responsible for the transport of blood sugar in and out of cells are also tasked with bringing in vitamin C. In diabetics, the excess of sugar in cells can therefore create a vitamin C deficiency resulting in fragile blood vessel walls. Read more at:http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/supplements/features/breaking-down-diabetes
Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK. Read article at nutraingredients.com
In a new study, preliminary data yields conflicting but mainly positive evidence for the use of n–3 fatty acids and chromium in the treatment of bipolar depression. Limited evidence found that inositol may be helpful for bipolar depression, but larger sample sizes are needed. Preliminary randomized, controlled trials suggest that choline, magnesium, folate and tryptophan may be beneficial for reducing symptoms of mania. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits. Read article at sciencedaily.com
A daily multivitamin supplement may enhance mood and energy, according to new research conducted at Swinburne University of Technology. Read article at medicalxpress.com
Daily supplements of lutein may improve vision and help with tasks such as driving at night, say data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Read article at nutraingredients-usa.com
Women who consume a diet rich in iron are up to 40% less likely to develop PMS than those who consume low amounts, say researchers. Read article at nutraingredients.com
  A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life. Read article at medicalxpress.com    
Vitamin D supplements significantly reduced blood pressure in the first large controlled study of African-Americans, researchers report in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Read article at medicalxpress.com Comment: Modern Cellular Medicine provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention and adjunct treatment of high blood pressure. The main cause of high blood pressure is a chronic deficiency of essential nutrients in millions of artery wall cells. Among other functions, these cells are responsible for the availability of “relaxing factors” (nitric oxide), which decrease vascular wall tension and keep the blood pressure in normal range. The natural amino acid arginine, vitamin C and other components of Dr. Rath’s Cellular Health recommendations contribute to the optimum availability of these artery wall relaxing factors. In contrast, chronic deficiency of these essential nutrients can result in spasms and a thickening of the blood vessel walls, which can eventually elevate blood pressure. To learn more about the Cellular Medicine approach to controlling high blood pressure, click here. To read independent studies showing the importance of micronutrients and nutrition in maintaining normal blood pressure, click here.  
Supplementation with vitamin D could help to improve muscle functions in people with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, according to new research. Read article at nutraingredients.com    
Prescribing omega-3 supplements within two weeks of a heart attack reduces the risk of death by almost a third, claim UK researchers. Read article at pulsetoday.co.uk (UK)    
Saturday, 13 April 2013 11:56

Many Apples a Day Keep the Blues at Bay

Eating more fruit and vegetables may make young people calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life, new research from the University of Otago suggests. Read article at sciencedaily.com    
  A study in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics suggests that taking megadoses of vitamin C before and after a person gets a cold or influenza can help prevent the viral infections and relieve symptoms effectively. Read article at foodconsumer.org Comment: To read further studies about the use of vitamin C in preventing and treating the common cold, click here.