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20 Benefits of Coconut Oil. By Grant Stoddard What's all the buzz about?

20 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Can coconut oil really help you lose weight and improve your health? Apparently, yes. Twenty times yes. You’ve no doubt noticed that coconut oil is on everyone’s lips lately. Scientists have known about coconut’s ability to help blast fat for decades. Around half of the fatty acids in coconut oil are lauric acid. There are many life-enhancing uses for coconut oil but one of the most fun results takes place in the bedroom. Ginger's Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits Revealed. By Dr.

Ginger's Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits Revealed

Mercola Ginger is one spice that I recommend keeping on hand in your kitchen at all times. Not only is it a wonderful addition to your cooking (especially paired with garlic) but it also has enough medicinal properties to fill several books.Fresh ginger root keeps well in your freezer. We Only Think We Know the Truth About Salt. Calcium supplements linked to significantly increased heart attack risk, study suggests. Calcium supplements might increase the risk of having a heart attack, and should be "taken with caution," concludes research published in the online issue of the journal Heart.

Calcium supplements linked to significantly increased heart attack risk, study suggests

Furthermore, boosting overall calcium intake from dietary sources confers no significant advantage in terms of staving off heart disease and stroke, the findings indicate. Previous research has linked higher calcium intake with a lowered risk of high blood pressure, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, all of which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke. And calcium supplements are commonly recommended to elderly people and women who have gone through the menopause to prevent bone thinning.

Magnesium...Is it the new Lyrica or a Memory Booster. By Amy Price PhD In the spinal patient community patients have been unofficially using bio-active magnesium and benfotiamine (along with a multi B and C supplement) for relief of CNS nerve pain along with piracetam or aniricetam to assist cognitive functioning.

Magnesium...Is it the new Lyrica or a Memory Booster

There is also considerable discussion on the merits of a heart healthy diet inclusive of lots of green vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins for improving cognitive function, cell repair and pain levels after spine and head injuries. Some of us have found supplementing glucosamine chondritin along with vitamin C, E and fish oil to be helpful as well, for the vegetarians flax seed oil seems to do the trick. The diet rich in magnesium may seem counterintuitive due to the brain's demand for glycogen and sweets cravings induced by chronic unremitting pain and brain fog but many have found good results with a change in diet and supplementation. New Israeli Research: How To Boost Memory and Avoid Memory Loss. Whole Food Catalog. Index. DIET. Low-protein food products are recommended to persons with particular types of metabolic disorders such as Homocystinuria (HCU), Phenylketonuria (PKU), Methylmalonic Acidemia(MMA) and Tyrosinemia.


Each of these disorders require food products which are low in particular type of amino-acid. i.e. methonine in the case of HCU, phenylalanine in the case of PKU. However it is not easy to find high protein foods with low content of these amino acids. Hence, the patients are given low-protein foods . A lot of mouth-watering recipes can be found in,,,

Sugar: The Bitter Truth. Eggs' antioxidant properties may help prevent heart disease and cancer, study suggests. One of nature's most perfect foods may be even better for us than previously thought.

Eggs' antioxidant properties may help prevent heart disease and cancer, study suggests

While eggs are well known to be an excellent source of proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals, researchers at the University of Alberta recently discovered they also contain antioxidant properties, which helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Jianping Wu, Andreas Schieber and graduate students Chamila Nimalaratne and Daise Lopes-Lutz of the U of A Department of Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science examined egg yolks produced by hens fed typical diets of either primarily wheat or corn. They found the yolks contained two amino acids, tryptophan and tyrosine, which have high antioxidant properties. After analyzing the properties, the researchers determined that two egg yolks in their raw state have almost twice as many antioxidant properties as an apple and about the same as half a serving (25 grams) of cranberries. Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements.

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Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements

See the static versionSee the old flash version Check the evidence for so-called Superfoods visualized. Note: You might see multiple bubbles for certain supplements. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from condition to condition. For example, there’s strong evidence that garlic can lower blood pressure. This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. As ever, we welcome your thoughts, crits, comments, corrections, compliments, tweaks, new evidence, missing supps, and general feedback. » Purchase: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones » Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside.

Branched-chain amino acids, mitochondrial biogenesis, and healthspan: an evolutionary perspective - AGING Journal. Antioxidants in pecans may contribute to heart health and disease prevention. Markedly higher vitamin D intake needed to reduce cancer risk, researchers say. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought.

Markedly higher vitamin D intake needed to reduce cancer risk, researchers say

The findings are published February 21 in the journal Anticancer Research. While these levels are higher than traditional intakes, they are largely in a range deemed safe for daily use in a December 2010 report from the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. "I was not surprised by this" said Robert P. Heaney, MD, of Creighton University, a distinguished biomedical scientist who has studied vitamin D need for several decades. "This result was what our dose-response studies predicted, but it took a study such as this, of people leading their everyday lives, to confirm it.