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Afraid of Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Afraid of Alzheimer's Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Dementia and other neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease have become increasingly worrisome over the past few decades for many of us. This is especially the case among those of us in industrialized countries – those regions that maintain the 'perfect storm' of rampant toxic pollutants and the Western diet.

External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

External Flaxseed Oil Treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is considered mysterious to conventional medicine. Now we find proof that nature helps solve the riddle of the carpal tunnel by virtue of flaxseed oil - also referred to as linseed oil.

Years ago as a little league baseball player I would rub linseed oil onto my baseball glove because it made the glove softer and more pliable. This trick allowed me to catch the ball better. It also lengthened the life of the glove.

Saffron Decreases Heat Shock Proteins and Metabolic Syndrome

Saffron Decreases Heat Shock Proteins and Metabolic Syndrome

Research from the Middle East has found that saffron – a traditional herb harvested from the flower of Crocus sativus – has been found to significantly reduce certain heat shock proteins and symptoms of metabolic syndrome after three months of supplementation.

The researchers measured the relative levels of heat shock protein 27, HSP60, HSP65 and HSP70 during the treatment of 105 patients with metabolic syndrome. Heat shock protein levels were determined by measuring the antibodies to each type of heat shock protein.

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Your Cruciferous Veggies

10 Reasons to Eat Your Cruciferous Vegetables

Everyone knows that eating vegetables has profound health benefits. But, like all foods, not all vegetables are created the same. A few vegetables appear to be downright "miracle" foods!

One such group of veggies are those of the Brassica family; commonly known as cruciferous. These include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, rutabaga, turnip and even arugula. 

What makes this group of veggies so special? Sulforaphane

Vitamin C Reduces Anxiety, Therapeutic for Type 2 Diabetics

Vitamin C Reduces Anxiety, Therapeutic for Type 2 Diabetics

New research has found the antioxidant vitamin C is not just therapeutic: It can significantly reduce stress and anxiety among type 2 diabetic patients.

The researchers divided 45 diabetes mellitus (type 2) patients into three groups and gave them 1,000 milligrams per day of vitamin C, 400 IU per day of vitamin E or a placebo for six weeks. The researchers gave each patient a 21-question test before and after the treatment period – called the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale.

After the six weeks, those taking the vitamin C experienced a significant reduction in their anxiety scores according to the testing. There were no differences between the placebo group and the vitamin E group.

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