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  1. Beyond Bone Health: Researchers Uncover New Vitamin D Benefits

    Beyond Bone Health: Researchers Uncover New Vitamin D Benefits

    With old research under fire and new research turning up previously unknown vitamin D benefits, the “sunshine vitamin,” has been an increasingly hot topic among the research community. As the summer draws to a close and the days begin to once again shorten, it’s a good time to take a look back at some of this year’s vitamin D research highlights and...
  2. B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    B12 Deficiency: Are You in Danger?

    Vitamin B12, a part of the essential B-complex, is necessary for our bodies to create and repair DNA, red blood cells and nerves, as well as a whole host of other functions. New research out of Ireland illuminates the worrying magnitude of vitamin B12 deficiency among older populations. Over the Age of 50? You’re More at Risk for B12 Deficiency...
  3. New Study Suggests Capsaicin Fights Obesity

    New Study Suggests Capsaicin Fights Obesity

    A new study has led researchers at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy to develop a new treatment for eliminating obesity in mice. The main ingredient in the new treatment is capsaicin, which is the compound that gives chili peppers their spiciness. When ingested, capsaicin has a positive effect on the peripheral nervous system, which is that part of the nervous...
  4. Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    Ironing Out the Kinks of Age: How Smoothing Cellular Wrinkles May Reverse Aging

    As we age, our risk for a number of health complications increases. Neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, potentially terminal illnesses such as cancer and heart disease and metabolic disorders such as fatty liver disease and diabetes are just a few of the health hurdles that many seniors will have to face. Scientists have long struggled with understanding the mechanisms underlying aging...
  5. Low Vitamin D Linked to Cancer Risk

    Low Vitamin D Linked to Cancer Risk

    If you're not giving your body enough vitamin D, you may be exposing yourself to a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer. At least, that's what the findings from two new studies have revealed. While we're warned that too much sun exposure will raise the risk of developing skin cancer, it seems too little sunshine is just as...
  6. The Latest Breakthroughs in Gut Bacteria Research

    The Latest Breakthroughs in Gut Bacteria Research

    From brain function to metabolic function, the mountains of gut bacteria research over the past few years have only just begun to reveal how the trillions of microorganisms that reside in our guts impact our health. Here’s a roundup of some of the most recent research into our gastrointestinal microbiota and its implications on health. New Insights Into Gut Bacteria’s...
  7. Can Consuming Dietary Flavonoids Help Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

    Can Consuming Dietary Flavonoids Help Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

    Flavonoids are a group of naturally occurring plant-derived compounds which are amongst the most powerful and abundant antioxidants in our diets. Growing evidence suggests that consuming flavonoids may protect against prostate cancer. What Is Prostate Cancer? Cancer begins when our cells begin to uncontrollably grow, divide, and, in some cases, spread. Nearly any cell in the body can become cancerous...
  8. Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain and Muscle Aging

    Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain and Muscle Aging

    Resveratrol is powerful phytoalexin, a group of naturally occurring antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds produced by plants, that can be found in red wine, raw cacao, pistachios, peanuts, and dark berries such as red grapes, blueberries and muscadines. Like other antioxidants, resveratrol can help the body to fight and repair cellular damage. Research over the past decade has indicated that resveratrol...
  9. Vitamin D and Cancer: Can a Deficiency Increase Your Risk?

    Vitamin D and Cancer: Can a Deficiency Increase Your Risk?

    A recent study led by a team of Japanese researchers and published in the British Medical Journal adds to mounting evidence that adequate levels of vitamin D may provide protection against cancer. The research was conducted by a team from the National Cancer Center in Tokyo and was the first study to investigate the link between vitamin D and cancer within an...
  10. Spring Cleaning: 4 Strategies to Cleanse Your Body for Optimum Health

    Spring Cleaning: 4 Strategies to Cleanse Your Body for Optimum Health

    Winter is finally on its way out in most of the Northern Hemisphere. Soon we will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and generally trying to be healthier. Spring is a time of fresh new beginnings, which is why millions engage in the tradition of deep cleaning and decluttering. Spring cleaning your body also can have benefits...

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