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11/27/13
The Yacón Syrup Story
Yacón syrup is a sweetener derived from the root of the yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) plant that, according to the latest buzz, can help shed excess pounds. Though it’s a bit premature to proclaim yacón syrup a weight loss miracle, it does boast nutrients known to provide health benefits.
11/27/13
Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Help Weight Loss?
Abstracted by Tatjana Djakovic, MS, from "Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects in the January 18, 2012 issue of Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
11/27/13
The Best Supplement for Muscles after Endurance Exercise
By Jessica Patella, ND, abstracted from “Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances post-exercise muscle protein synthesis.” In the July 2011 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
11/27/13
L-Arginine Benefits Blood Vessel Health in Those with Metabolic Syndrome
By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, August 31, 2013, abstracted from “L-arginine enriched biscuits improve endothelial function and glucose metabolism: a pilot study in healthy subjects and a cross-over study in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome” in the February 2013 issue of Metabolism
11/27/13
Seven Supplements for Dilemma-Free Digestion
If you were to ask ten different people what the most important system in the body is, you would most likely get ten different answers. Sadly, few would tell you that it was the digestive system. Truth be told, the digestive system is no less important than your heart, brain, or lungs.
11/27/13
FDA Releases Long-Awaited Gluten-Free Guidelines
The FDA regulation stipulates that a food must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten to be labeled 'gluten-free'
11/27/13
Prebiotic-Probiotic Combo Relieves Constipation
Taking a “synbiotic" supplement—one that contains pre- and probiotics—may help ease constipation in women, according to a study in Clinical Nutrition
06/24/10
A 4-Point Plan for Protecting Active Joints
Healthnotes Newswire (June 17, 2010)—Joint pain doesn’t have to be a natural consequence of growing older. By using a combination of new discoveries and time-tested therapies, you can help keep your joints feeling young so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle.
06/24/10
How to Conquer Sneaky Snack Attacks
Healthnotes Newswire (June 17, 2010)—For some of us, candy and potato chips seem to call out from the cupboard. Is there anything we can do to derail a snack attack? Researchers have found that sitting down with a fun activity, such as a crossword puzzle or magazine to read, or having a healthier snack instead, can keep us from these less healthy options.
06/24/10
Secondhand Smoke Causes Chronic Sinus Irritation
Healthnotes Newswire (June 10, 2010)—Since the 1970s, scientists have been accumulating evidence suggesting that being around people who smoke can be as bad for you as smoking. Secondhand smoke exposure has been linked to a range of diseases including asthma, heart disease, and some cancers. Now researchers have found that secondhand smoke is a common contributing factor in a condition in which the surfaces of the nasal passages and sinuses are chronically inflamed (chronic rhinosinusitis).
06/01/10
Boning Up on Calcium
Healthnotes Newswire (May 27, 2010)— Sure, calcium builds strong osteoporosis-resistant bones. But most people don’t know that getting enough of this mineral also helps keep blood pressure in check, improves cholesterol numbers, makes preeclampsia in pregnancy less likely, reduces the risk of colon cancer, and helps with weight maintenance.
06/01/10
Chemicals and Cancer: What You Can Do
Healthnotes Newswire (May 27, 2010)—In a comprehensive, 240-page report, the President’s Cancer Panel has called attention to issues around environmental chemicals and cancer risk. Some groups have pointed out that many known lifestyle changes have been shown to help offset cancer risks, making the emphasis on external factors unnecessary.
06/01/10
High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet: A Safe Option for Obese Teens
Healthnotes Newswire (May 27, 2010)—Safety is always a concern when it comes to weight loss diets, especially for children and adolescents—will they get the nutrients they need to grow and develop properly? However, being overweight also carries heavy health risks, so finding ways to stimulate weight loss continues to be a priority.
06/01/10
Carbs and Heart Disease: New News for Women
Healthnotes Newswire (May 20, 2010)—A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that eating lots of high-glycemic-index foods puts women at higher risk of developing heart disease.
03/18/10
Seniors: Pump Up for Strong Bones and Heart
03/18/10
Herbal Help for Diabetic Blood Sugar Control
Healthnotes Newswire (March 4, 2010)—Herbs that contain the extract berberine, such as goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) and Oregon grape (Berberis aquifolium), are used around the world to treat infectious diarrhea and in formulas for treating respiratory, urinary tract, vaginal, and skin infections. .
03/18/10
Know the Facts About Drug-Supplement Interactions
A Healthnotes Newswire Opinion - Healthnotes Newswire (February 25, 2010)—Supplement use is common in the US, and in fact, more than 15 million people use herbs for a variety of conditions including arthritis, anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, and many others.
03/18/10
Exotic Fruits and Berries Boast Big Antioxidants
Healthnotes Newswire (February 25, 2010)—From South America to Malaysia, from Hawaii to China, fruits, berries, and their juices are being hailed as the new superfoods. Boasting high amounts of antioxidants and other vital nutrients, these superfoods can play a supporting role in a healthy diet. They are widely available as antioxidant juices, supplements, or added ingredients in smoothies, recipes, and other premade products.
09/03/09
Back-to-School Basics on Child-Safe Cold Care

Healthnotes Newswire (September 3, 2009)—The prospect of school starting has made many parents’ thoughts turn to the onset of cold and flu season—especially with ongoing concerns about the H1N1 (“swine flu”) virus constantly in the public eye. Look out for an overview on the latest recommendations for H1N1 prevention .

09/03/09
Everyday Health Choices Keep Cancer at Bay
Healthnotes Newswire (September 3, 2009)—What we eat, how much we exercise, our use or avoidance of alcohol and tobacco, and whether or not we are obese or have diabetes all appear to play large roles in cancer risk, and this is especially true for colorectal cancer. Now researchers have examined more than 100 studies on this topic to come up with an idea of just how strongly these factors are related to risk.
08/12/09
Responding to Pain

According to medical authorities, pain is the most common complaint that sends patients to health practitioners. Approximately 35% of Americans have some element of chronic pain, and approximately 50 million are disabled, at least partially, because of it. Chronic pain is reported more often in women.1 As we shall see, there is a strong connection between hormone levels and pain.

08/12/09
The Heart Loves Nuts

By Maureen Williams, ND

Healthnotes Newswire (August 6, 2009)—Even though they are high in calories, nuts and seeds have been shown to be an important part of a heart-healthy diet. While researchers investigate whether their beneficial effects extend to people with chronic disease, a new study has found that women with type 2 diabetes, a condition that increases risk of heart disease, can lower their cholesterol levels and reduce their cardiac risk by eating nuts.

08/12/09
Terrific Kid-Pleasing Picnic Ideas

By Judith H. Dern

Healthnotes Newswire (August 6, 2009)—Magic happens when meals are eaten in the open air. Maybe it’s eating in a different place—outdoors, on the ground—with no table or chairs! Even spontaneous rainy-day picnics inside on the family room rug guarantee delight. Kids also love the opportunity to cook, so double the fun by letting them prepare their own picnic goodies.

08/12/09
Practice Balance to Protect Accident-Prone Ankles

By Kimberly Beauchamp, ND

Healthnotes Newswire (August 6, 2009)—Dutch researchers recently discovered that a home-based program designed to increase ankle stability after a sprain can substantially reduce the risk of reinjuring the joint.

04/27/09
Smoking Speeds Cognitive Decline In Older People
Republished with permission from www.healthandage.com, March 23, 2004, reported by Susan Aldridge, Ph.D, medical journalist

03/26/09
Natural Sun Protection

Sunlight, in moderation, is good for you. It promotes skin growth, stimulates hormone production, enhances immunity, and improves mood. Clearly, the goal with sun exposure is moderation and not total avoidance, although we must try to avoid excessive exposure. However, this is complicated by the thinning ozone layer, which allows more of the UV (ultraviolet) rays to reach the earth causing more damage to our skin.

03/26/09
Exercise and Breast Cancer Risk: It’s Not Too Late

Regular exercise is important for good health, staving off everything from osteoporosis to heart disease. When it comes to breast cancer, however, health experts haven’t yet agreed on whether exercise truly reduces risk. Studies on this topic are mixed, but new research helps explain why.

01/28/09
For School Kids, Less Leads to More
Healthnotes Newswire (January 22, 2009)—Poor dietary habits are catching up with the youngest members of our society: one of every three kids in the US is overweight or obese. But a new study provides encouraging results, suggesting that limiting snack foods in schools can make measurable improvements in children’s diets.
 
01/28/09
Eat the Rainbow for Better Bones
 
 Healthnotes Newswire (January 22, 2009)—Bones primarily owe their strength to mineralization with calcium—but taking in enough calcium is just part of what is needed to maintain structural strength. New research has found that eating foods rich in brightly colored plant pigments known as carotenoids might help preserve bone mineral density and prevent osteoporosis.
 
01/28/09
Good News for Keeping Pounds Off
 
  Healthnotes Newswire (January 22, 2009)—Losing weight can be a challenge but keeping the pounds off after weight loss can be even more difficult. So new research suggesting that it is equally possible to prevent weight gain when people lose weight nonsurgically through healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as nutrition and exercise, or through more extreme measures such as surgical stapling of the stomach , is good news.
09/04/08
Chocolatey Good Diabetes Care
Healthnotes Newswire (August 28, 2008)—Chocolate might be one sweet treat that’s actually good for people with diabetes. In a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that cocoa can reverse some of the damage that diabetes has on blood vessels, possibly protecting against heart disease.
09/04/08
Sun Worshipers: Beta-Carotene May Add Extra Protection
Healthnotes Newswire (August 28, 2008)—Supplementing with beta-carotene helps protect against sunburn, according to a new study. But don’t throw your sunscreen away just yet, as supplementation may be just one part of being sun savvy.
09/04/08
Seniors: Get More Bs for Stronger Bones
Healthnotes Newswire (August 28, 2008)—Building and maintaining bone is complex work involving many nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, boron, vitamin K, and essential fatty acids. A new study found that low levels of vitamins B6 and B12 and high levels of homocysteine were associated with increased risk of hip fracture.
09/04/08
Top Ten Reason to choose Organic in 21st Century

Why we choose organic ? Find the answer here

06/19/08
Kids Not Getting Heavier—Now Help Them Get Lighter
Healthnotes Newswire (June 19, 2008)—Childhood and teen obesity has leveled out, according to statistics from 2006. But it’s not time to celebrate yet—there is work to be done to reverse the trend and help kids become healthier. A new study reports that overweight and obesity rates in kids have not changed since 1999, giving us reason for both optimism and concern.
06/05/08
Women: Stay Active to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Healthnotes Newswire (June 5, 2008)—Studies have consistently shown a link between physical activity and lower breast cancer risk. The British Medical Journal reports that a new review of the research confirms this relationship and further finds that women who exercised the most had a 25% less breast cancer risk than women who exercised the least.
05/14/08
The Right Fish for Moms Helps Babies’ Brains
Healthnotes Newswire (May 8, 2008)—Omega-3 fatty acids from fish offer many benefits to developing babies during pregnancy. But do contaminants such as mercury make eating fish unsafe? According to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, pregnant women who eat two or more servings of fish each week may be providing their children with important nutrients that aid in cognitive development. Choosing fish with low mercury content appears to be even more beneficial.
05/14/08
Girls: Keep Up the Calcium for Healthy Bones
Healthnotes Newswire (May 8, 2008)—Calcium helps build stronger bones in young girls—but they need to get enough of it without interruption, reports a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
03/27/08
How Eating Breakfast Makes You Thinner
Breakfast, the so-called “most important meal of the day,” is some people’s favorite meal—but it is also the most-skipped meal of the day. Is that such a dietary crime? Will your cornflake-deprived body wither away in a nutritional decline? Some people manage just fine without food in the a.m., but the majority of folks would benefit from eating breakfast.
02/27/08
Vitamin D Affects White Blood Cell Structure to Help Promote Longevity
Vitamin D is an antioxidant that is known to benefit skin, bone, and muscle.  It also reduces inflammation, which is associated with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes.  Vitamin D’s benefits are thought to be due to its ability to help establish healthy C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in both healthy subjects and patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
02/27/08
Top Habits of Fit People
Do you ever wonder what fit people do differently from those with excess fat? If you think they were born with the special gene to release fat, and you were born with unfavorable ones which promote the storage of fat, think again.
01/26/08
Does Vitamin C Cure the Common Cold?
At the first sign of a cold, many people reach for the vitamin C in hopes of warding off the illness or easing symptoms. A new study looking at the effects of vitamin C on the development, duration, and severity of a cold, suggests that while vitamin C may not reduce the incidence of colds in a general population, taking vitamin C may, in fact, reduce the duration of a cold and help prevent a cold in certain people.
01/26/08
Safety of Supplements-National Data
 Is it safe to take your supplements? Find your answers here
01/26/08
Helpful Tips for Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Wrist Pain.
Try out this tips and you'll be CTS free.
11/01/02
Organic Labeling Guidelines
Labeling Guidelines under the USDA's natural organic program
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