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  1. Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    For heart patients who don't already take statins, a new study reveals there are great benefits in taking multivitamins for heart health. The Importance of Multivitamins for Heart Health Looking at how multivitamins affect heart health, an expansive study evaluated patients at 134 different sites throughout North America. The study's initial purpose was to examine how effective and safe EDTA chelation is...
  2. Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    Mood-Boosting Neurotransmitter Serotonin Enhances Learning Speed

    According to new data from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) and University College London (UCL), the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a vital role in the learning process, helping to speed learning. Researchers believe this explains why selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants are more effective when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Their findings were recently published in the...
  3. 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...
  4. High-Salt Diet Kills Beneficial Gut Bacteria, Leading to Disease

    High-Salt Diet Kills Beneficial Gut Bacteria, Leading to Disease

    A team of international researchers has found a high-salt diet reduces the population of the beneficial gut bacteria Lactobacillus. This, in turn, impacts immune cells which can lead to the development of hypertension and autoimmune disease. Probiotics may help to curb these effects. Gut Flora and Salt-Sensitive Diseases A high-salt diet has long been identified as a contributing factor to...
  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. Can Probiotics Protect Against Stress?

    Can Probiotics Protect Against Stress?

    A new study adds to growing evidence confirming that probiotics can protect against stress. Researchers are studying the application of a type of good bacteria that, if successful in human trials, may result in a probiotic-based immunization to battle mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. The Complex Link Between Gut Health and Mental Health Over time...
  7. 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...
  8. Dietary Flavonoids May Help Preserve Lung Health

    Dietary Flavonoids May Help Preserve Lung Health

    Flavonoids are a diverse group of plant chemicals, known as phytonutrients, that are found in most all fruits and vegetables. While flavonoids have been known to have a number of health benefits due to their antioxidant powers, new research has shown that they may also play a role in promoting lung health. As we age, lung function naturally declines. In fact...
  9. 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...
  10. Belly Fat and Vitamin D Levels Linked

    Belly Fat and Vitamin D Levels Linked

    Thanks to increased research attention in recent years, we are beginning to form a better understanding of how vitamin D — an essential nutrient long associated with bone health — impacts not only our musculoskeletal system but also other critical aspects of our health. Naturally produced by our skin when exposed to sunlight, vitamin D is also present in food sources...