Organic Nutritional Supplements: The Top 5 Benefits

Source: Organic Nutritional Supplements: The Top 5 Benefits by Dr. Edward Group “I’m mindful of everything I put into my body,” said Sarah R., a Crossfit devotee and competitive weightlifter. “But even if I wasn’t an athlete, I’d use organic supplements. My daughter and I once read the list of ingredients in one of the synthetic … Continue reading Organic Nutritional Supplements: The Top 5 Benefits

Blood clots: Everything you need to know (and ways to prevent them)

Blood clots can have serious medical implications. If not treated properly, they can travel to other parts of the body and cause dangerous incidents, such as a stroke or a heart attack. According to the National Blood Clot Alliance, an average of 274 people die every day from blood clots. They can be prevented when equipped with the … Continue reading Blood clots: Everything you need to know (and ways to prevent them)

Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

People with diabetes are at risk of various health complications, including muscle atrophy. A new study suggests taking tocotrienols can help increase skeletal muscle weight and prevent muscle atrophy. For this study, which was published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers looked at tocotrienols (vitamin E) derived from the red-orange tropical fruit known as annatto. Researchers … Continue reading Preventing muscle atrophy in those with diabetes: Animal study reveals tocotrienols can increase skeletal muscle weight

Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?

Isoflavones, also referred to as phytoestrogens or plant estrogens, are natural compounds found in plants and plant-based foods. They have a very similar structure to that of estrogen and they work like the hormone. For this reason, some women take them to relieve menopause symptoms. The estrogen receptors of the body treat plant estrogens as if they … Continue reading Are plant estrogens really the answer for menopausal women in need of natural hormone support?

What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

Source: What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources by Dr. Jonathan Group You may have heard of gluten — and the dietary problems it causes — but have you heard of lectin? Known as an “antinutrient,” lectin is a type of plant-based protein commonly found in seeds, grains, legumes, and tubers, like potatoes. As an antinutrient, … Continue reading What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

Fish Oil Supplements: Are the Fish Oil Benefits True?

Source: Fish Oil Supplements: Are the Fish Oil Benefits True? by Dr. Edward Group The golden, egg-shaped capsules are the latest craze among health seekers. Found in the tissues of oily, cold-water fish, the oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for many vital functions in the body, including brain function, muscle activity, and normal growth … Continue reading Fish Oil Supplements: Are the Fish Oil Benefits True?

How to Lower Cholesterol – Without Medication

Source: How to Lower Cholesterol – Without Medication by Dr. Edward Group The body needs cholesterol to make hormones and vitamins and to digest food. But too much of this waxy substance – particularly the “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol – can attach to the walls of arteries and limit or block the flow of blood, … Continue reading How to Lower Cholesterol – Without Medication

A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away

The old folk wisdom “an apple day keeps the doctor away” just got an upgrade, thanks to the work of Italian researchers. Only now, it’s cucumbers instead of apples, and heart doctors instead of regular ones. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they showed that the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) can protect the … Continue reading A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away

Study: Vitamin K may reverse arterial calcification

Arterial calcification, a process of hardening of the arteries, may be inhibited and even reversed with supplementation with high-dose vitamin K, suggests an animal study. Atherosclerosis, known as hardening or furring of the arteries is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the cause of over 50 per cent of deaths in Europe and the … Continue reading Study: Vitamin K may reverse arterial calcification

How to Choose the Best Dairy-Free Probiotic

Source: How to Choose the Best Dairy-Free Probiotic by Dr. Edward Group Probiotics are microorganisms that support a healthy gut flora. Available in foods or supplements, probiotics can boost the immune system, support digestive health, and relieve gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort. If you follow a vegan, vegetarian, or dairy-free diet, there are plenty of delicious probiotic-rich options to … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Dairy-Free Probiotic