Author Archives: Natural Health Articles

A cross-sectional study published in the Journal of Nutrition (2013 Sept 4; [Epub ahead of print]) looked at 1,746 adults between the ages of 30 and 65 years. Elevated depressive symptoms were found in just over 25% of the female subjects and around 18% of the male subjects. Elevated depressive symptoms were found to be […]

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A study that was published in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research (2013 Sept; 5(5): 283-8) looked at the relationship between vitamin D levels and asthma severity. Researchers analyzed 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum collected from 121 asthmatic adults from Costa Rica to investigate the association between vitamin D levels and the severity of their disease. […]

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A study that was published in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research (2013 Sept; 5(5): 283-8) looked at the relationship between vitamin D levels and asthma severity. Researchers analyzed 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum collected from 121 asthmatic adults from Costa Rica to investigate the association between vitamin D levels and the severity of their disease.

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An exploratory study, appearing in Clinical Interventions in Aging (2013; 8: 557-63), looked at cognitive function in 30 subjects between the ages of 50 and 90. The subjects were given 300 mg. of phosphatidylserine each day for 12 weeks. Supplementation with phosphatidylserine was associated with significant improvements in memory recall, memory recognition, executive functions and […]

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Research appearing in the International Journal of Preventative Medicine (2013 April; 4(Suppl 1): S16-23) looked at 64 female athletes and the effect of supplementing with vitamins C and E. The subjects were randomly assigned to one of four groups. One group was given 250 mg of vitamin C per day. The second group was given […]

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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found a feedback system in rats that may explain the craving of so called “comfort foods” in people who are under stress. A steroid hormone, called corticosterone, is produced in rats as a response to stress. The human equivalent of this hormone is cortisol. The hormone […]

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Bioflavonoids are a class of water-soluble plant pigments found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have antioxidant effects. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against the damaging effects of reactive chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals can cause oxidative stress, leading to cellular damage. In a meta-analysis, published in the journal, Clinical Nutrition […]

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