Pumpkin seeds come from pumpkins, sunflower seeds come from sunflowers and sesame seeds come from... sesames? Sesame seeds have a broad range of health benefits, many of which have been scientifically confirmed. For their diminutive size, they pack a wide array of nutrients and health benefits
The value of optimal vitamin D levels in the body cannot be emphasized enough, especially among pregnant women. In a Finnish study, the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was 34% greater in children whose mother suffered from a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, compared to those whose mother’s vitamin D status was sufficient in the first and second trimesters
Can milk really treat the symptoms of PMS? Let's explore the gotmilk.com website and investigate the information they use to back up these claims. First, the campaign points to a 1998 Columbia University study that found calcium supplementation relieved many symptoms of PMS. Note that the study was not about milk, but of calcium
The science supporting the efficacy of magnesium for major depression and other psychiatric disorders, testing for magnesium deficiency, and which forms and dosages are most effective
New research published this week in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27% increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of elemental calcium a day
Are dietary supplements useless or beneficial?
Can you actually make a disease disappear? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks you can. Often referred to as the doctor of the future, Rangan is changing the way that we look at illness and how medicine will be practiced in years to come.
Arugula has become something of a rock star in the world of salad and like all good rock stars, it has surrounded itself with controversy to create mystique and keep the publicity coming
Nutritional Supplement Safety Again Confirmed by America's Largest Database
If you’re at risk for or have had a kidney stone, you have probably been advised to cut your salt intake, long forgotten is that salt has been known to reduce the risk of kidney stones in animals
More on the Calcium Controversy: Research does not distinguish between the calcium leached from bones and teeth in response to inflammation and the calcium from supplement intake.
Many women accept these symptoms as an inescapable part of their monthly cycle and remain unaware that they can significantly relieve PMS by becoming proactive about their health.
Did you know that most calcium supplements on the market are basically limestone? Yes, that's chalk. Conceal it within a capsule, a slickly glazed tablet, or in the form of a silky smooth liquid, and it is magically transformed into a "calcium supplement": easy to swallow, “good for the bones" and a very profitable commodity for both the dietary supplement and mining industries. After all, a sizable portion of the Earth's crust is composed of the stuff.
Public concern about our increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation is on the rise, but a shiny black rock called shungite may hold the solution
Already a culinary favorite, new research indicates that garlic is beginning to look like an excellent alternative to statin drugs.
A pilot study illuminates that high-dose vitamin D significantly improves lesions and depigmentation in psoriasis and vitiligo, respectively. Because Vitamin D deficiency is implicated in the pathophysiology of autoimmune responses, these findings may be applicable to other autoimmune disorders
When magnesium is deficient, things begin to die, but when our body’s magnesium levels are topped off, our body physiology tends to hum along like a racecar yielding higher performance
Grains have gotten a bad rap in recent years, with the rise in popularity of paleo and ketogenic diets turning people away from many carbohydrate foods. But oats are an exception to the “no carb” rule. Packed with slow-burning energy, oats are a versatile super food that can fuel an active day and contribute to lifelong disease resistance