A study published in the May, 2015 issue of the Archives of Medical Research indicates that it can help patients with ulcerative colitis
In an "it's about time" move, the US FDA has mandated that drug companies put what is referred to as a “black boxed” warning on certain prescription sleeping pills
Is memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their 40s, 50s and beyond are told that it is and there is nothing that can be done about it. Is that true? Of course not
Many times there are extremely positive preliminary results with a natural product improving very serious health condition and there are no follow up studies. In 2005, a clinical trial indicated that a common dietary supplement can produce meaningful improvements in multiple sclerosis. Since this initial study there has been considerable additional studies that also demonstrate dietary supplementation with this compound is capable of making a positive clinical impact
Another damning study indicates it is simply time to pull the plug on this outdated drug
The seed of this much cherished vegetable has recently been found to lower blood pressure in a human study.
What if in the treatment of depression, food prescriptions replaced antidepressant drugs?
Enzyme preparations are one of nature’s most powerful therapeutic agents - particularly, the proteolytic enzyme serrapeptase or the “silk worm” enzyme
Chronic nasal and sinus inflammation or chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults. It is characterized by persistent symptomatic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and sinuses. A new study indicates that nattokinase, an enzyme from Nattō, a traditional fermented food from Japan can produce incredibly powerful effects in improving this condition. The breakthrough is that CRS does not tend to respond to conventional drugs
The healing effects of ginger are well-documented, and now new data shows the efficacy of ginger on migraine headaches.
New research is exploding into scientific journals detailing exciting ways in which foods interact with the expression of our genes. In fact, there is a whole new field of study known as “nutrigenomics” researching the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression.
How crazy is it that Americans spend over $2 billion a year on laxatives to deal with constipation? Here is something else to ponder, studies designed to determine the percentage of adults suffering from chronic constipation put the number between 24% to almost 50%.
A promising study shows that saw palmetto extract can relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia in as little as thirty days.
Two studies show why psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” is being hailed as a game changer for people with severe depression and anxiety
Put down the antacids! New study shows that acid blockers are detrimental to cardiovascular health.
New data shows that grape seed extract may be a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceuticals for lowering blood pressure.
Our emotional state has great influence over the degree of inflammation we may suffer from. Feeling "awe inspired" has been found to be the most powerful emotion in fighting inflammation
Avoiding sun exposure may cause an increase in vitamin D deficiency so dangerous that it is comparable to smoking.
By now, we are well aware of the gut-brain connection. Can supplementing with probiotics reduce the risk for brain disorders in children, including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders?
The loss of odor identification based on memory is an effective indicator of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's Disease; a simple and inexpensive smell test is shown to be better than MRI in predicting early stages.
Many physicians recommend a baby aspirin a day to reduce the risk of heart attack. But did you know that data shows this has ZERO clinical support?
Feeling SAD? Data shows that light therapy is more effective than Prozac on patients with significant depression
Upon taking a closer look, it is obvious data on emergency room visits due to dietary supplements are blown out of proportion -- especially in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs.
Is magnesium deficiency linked to insulin resistance, high triglyceride levels and high blood pressure?
There is considerable experimental evidence that curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric, protects against age-related brain damage and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease.
Under the current guidelines, statins are recommended for about 15 percent of adults. With the new guidelines 44 percent of men and 22 percent of women would meet the criteria for taking a statin. Is this good, evidence-based medicine or misguided?
The research is quite clear – oral medications to treat type 2 diabetes do not alter the long-term progression of the disease. While these drugs can be quite effective in the short term, several different types are associated with increased all cause mortality and in particular an increased risk for dying due to cardiovascular disease.
A new study reveals that the use of calcium-channel blockers for 10 or more years was associated with significantly higher risks of both ductal breast cancer and lobular breast cancer.
Most people consider acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) as being an extremely safe pain reliever for both children and adults. The reality is that it can be extremely dangerous and causes significant side effects.
On July 10, 2013, major media headlines and news stories claimed “Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk.” Wow, that sure seems fishy given all of the positive health benefits linked to fish oil intake.