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6 easy to use criteria for evaluating and comparing nutritional supplements
Presents 6 criteria which consumers can use to evaluate and compare nutritional supplements.
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Alternative Medicine
The Healing Directory, is an online directory of Alternative Physicians and Practitioners in the New York Tri-State. the site also includes reviews of practitioners, natural products.
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Americans Are changing Their Supplements of Choice
Vitamin D, fish oil are in, multivitamins less so, study finds
October 11, 2016
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Are Herbal Medicines Safe for Heart Problems?
While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says
February 27, 2017
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Are Vitamin Supplements Killing Our Gut Bacteria?
We consume all sorts of things before really knowing how they're going to affect us, including probiotics and dietary supplements. But given how preliminary our understanding of our gut bacteria is, it's very likely that some supplements can work in direct opposition of others. For instance, vitamin A might kill a bacteria hypothesized to promote childhood growth.
May 17, 2017
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Body Cleansing Products
A Major Difference is a Colorado based corporation dedicated to the alternative healing arts. we provide our customers with the most technologically advanced .
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Calcium in Young Arteries and Heart Attack Risk
Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds
February 8, 2017
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Chili peppers, marijuana may reduce gut inflammation
While chili peppers and marijuana have very different effects on the brain, a new study shows that, when consumed, their impact on the gut may not be so dissimilar.
April 25, 2017
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Chiropractic Treatment May Help a Bad Back, to a Degree
Review suggests there's no quick fix for this common ailment, with only modest relief seen in most cases
April 11, 2017
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Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and a major public health burden. Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may lower the risk of developing cancer, so a new randomized trial tests this hypothesis in healthy, older women.
March 28, 2017
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Clinical trial shows anti-inflammatory benefits from taking high doses of vitamin D after sunburn
In the study, 20 participants were randomized to receive a placebo pill or 50,000, 100,000, or 200,000 IU of vitamin D one hour after a small UV lamp "sunburn" on their inner arm. Researchers followed up with the participants 24, 48, 72 hours and 1 week after the experiment and collected skin biopsies for further testing.
July 6, 2017
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Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells
A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could combat cancer recurrence and treatment resistance.
June 13, 2017
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Component in red wine and grapes can suppress inflammation linked to airway disease
A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University.
September 28, 2016
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Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Health Effects?
Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority
April 14, 2017
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Could a magnesium cream be used as an alternative to tablets for deficiency?
A new study by the University of Hertfordshire has revealed that a magnesium cream could be used as an alternative to tablets to combat major health problems including high blood pressure which are linked with deficiency.
May 1, 2017
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Could Fermented Foods Boost your Health?
At her house in Portland, OR, art teacher Julia Himmelstein always has a batch of kombucha brewing to satisfy her bottle-a-day habit. Himmelstein, 33, says both her paternal grandparents had colon cancer, and that's made her interested in diets that might help prevent the disease.
February 13, 2017
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Cranberry capsules do not help in reducing UTI among older women, study finds
Among older women residing in nursing homes, administration of cranberry capsules compared with placebo resulted in no significant difference in presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria (presence of bacteria and white blood cells in the urine, a sign of urinary tract infection [UTI]), or in the number of episodes of UTIs over l year, according to a study published online by JAMA. the study is being released to coincide with its presentation at IDWeek 2016.
October 27, 2016
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Cranberry Products May not Prevent UTIs: Study
In female nursing home residents, cranberry capsules didn't affect infection rate
October 27, 2016
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Dementia not prevented with vitamin E, selenium, study finds
An ample body of research has shown that oxidative stress plays a key role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. as a result, antioxidant supplements have been proposed as preventive measures against dementia. a new trial, however, tests the effect of vitamin E and selenium on aging men and finds no evidence that they have therapeutic value.
March 19, 2017
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Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds
New study indicates that drinking even a few cups a day may prevent hardening of the liver, reports the Journal of Hepatology
June 6, 2017
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Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm
Japan's favorite beverage might be offering more than just a relaxing tea break.
August 23, 2016
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Eating potassium-rich foods could be key to lowering blood pressure
Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -; and even coffee -; could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).
April 5, 2017
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Electroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight women
For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in the FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. In the report, an international team of researchers used electroacupuncture to assist with muscle contraction, which led to improved blood sugar regulation.
April 17, 2017
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Exercise and Vitamin D: a Heart-Healthy Combo
Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests
May 1, 2017
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FDA Warns of Dangers from Testosterone Supplements
Many American men take them, but heart and psychological issues can occur, agency says
October 26, 2016
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Fermented red clover extract decreases number and severity of menopausal hot flushes
The vast majority of women in the menopause are familiar with the status of Red Clover as an herbal medicine that soothes hot flush symptoms and hormonal fluctuations. This holds true, new research shows, if the red clover is taken in a fermented form. Fermented Red Clover extract is demonstrated to decrease significantly both the number and severity of daily hot flushes.
July 14, 2017
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Five benefits of hot stone massage therapy
Some people may turn to a hot stone massage as a way of relaxing after a stressful or tense time.
May 29, 2017
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Five of the best meditation apps: Which one is right for you?
Between stressful deadlines, family responsibilities, and countless social media notifications, modern life can leave many of us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and even unhappy. If this sounds like you, meditation may provide an answer - and with meditation apps, you can now carry your own personal mindfulness trainer in your pocket. But which app should you choose? we review our pick of the best meditation apps available.
March 8, 2017
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Flaxseed Oil Side Effects
While most people do not have problems while taking flaxseed oil, side effects are possible, especially when you take the product in high doses. If you take more than two tablespoonfuls of flaxseed oil a day, you may experience diarrhea or loose stools. Certain side effects of flaxseed oil are potentially dangerous and require medical attention, such as any signs of bleeding or an allergic reaction.
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Garcinia cambogia: Does it work?
The garcinia cambogia fruit has been a focus for many people looking for natural ways to lose weight.
June 22, 2017
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Gelatin supplement consumption plus intensive exercise can help build ligaments, tendons and bones
A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport suggests that consuming a gelatin supplement, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones.
December 21, 2016
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HarmonicInnerprizes
Buy Food Supplement products Bath salts seaweed Calcium supplements for a healthy living helps to get rid of all health related problems.
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Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic back Pain
People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds
April 14, 2017
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High concentration peroxide ingestions can lead to life-threatening ailments and death
High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called "natural cure," can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death itself, according to a paper published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Outcomes Following High Concentration Peroxide Ingestions").
February 3, 2017
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High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say
July 18, 2017
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High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk
Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway
March 28, 2017
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High vitamin D intake could reduce the risk of an early menopause
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that women can cut their risk of an early menopause, by having a high vitamin D intake.
May 11, 2017
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High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows
Common treatment options for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. However, a new clinical trial tests the effect of high-dose vitamin C in combination with standard treatment on health outcomes for patients with cancer.
March 31, 2017
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Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower cancer risk, study suggests
Increasing vitamin D levels may lower risk for developing cancer, according to a study conducted by Creighton University with cooperation from the University of California San Diego. the results of the study were released today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. the study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a randomized clinical trial of the effects of vitamin D supplementation on all types of cancer combined.
March 28, 2017
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Horny goat weed: Uses, benefits, side effects
Horny goat weed is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. It is also known by its many botanical names, including Epimedium, and its Chinese name, yin yang huo.
April 20, 2017
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How much sun is good for our health?
Researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the winter months almost two hours would be needed, therefore for the vast majority of the population it is difficult to achieve the optimal values. Every year, studies on the benefits of sunbathing in moderate doses are interspersed with those that confirm the risks of doing it excessively.
March 8, 2017
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Hypervitaminosis D
Hypervitaminosis D is a rare but potentially serious condition. It occurs when you take in too much vitamin D. It's usually the result of taking high-dose vitamin D supplements.
July 13, 2017
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Lactose intolerance linked to lower vitamin D levels
A new study suggests that people with a genetic intolerance to lactose should increase their intake of non-dairy foods rich in vitamin D, after finding that they are more likely to have low levels of the essential nutrient.
May 16, 2017
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Length of telomeres may reveal if vitamin D and omega-3 supplements improve heart health, longevity
The length of your telomeres appears to be a window into your heart health and longevity, and scientists are measuring them to see if vitamin D and omega-3 supplements really improve both.
November 14, 2016
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Low vitamin D does not raise risk of asthma or dermatitis, study shows
Previous research has suggested that a low level of vitamin D may raise the risk of asthma, dermatitis, and certain allergies. a new study looks at the genetic data available to see if genetic variations support the conclusions of previous research.
May 10, 2017
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Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
But experts say it's too soon to recommend it for this purpose
May 1, 2017
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Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D
Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe
June 19, 2017
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Monthly high dose of vitamin D lowers respiratory infections in older adults
In people over the age of 65, acute respiratory infections--such as the common cold, influenza, or pneumonia--can lead to potentially life-threatening complications.
January 5, 2017
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Multivitamins May not Help Men's Hearts
Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted
April 7, 2017
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Neurons identified that link breathing to relaxation and arousal
Deep breathing is widely considered as one of the best ways to lower stress in the body and instil a sense of calm. Scientists at Stanford University have now identified the neurons that connect the respiratory control center in the brain with the centre controlling state of mind.
March 31, 2017
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New research reveals presence of vitamin K in some dairy products
Vitamin K, with its multiple forms, is among the lesser known nutrients. Now, new research from scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University sheds new light on the vitamin and its significant presence in some dairy products available in the United States.
June 2, 2017
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New research shows that nuts can inhibit growth of cancer cells
Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell - for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there is good news from nutritionists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). Their latest research shows that nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
February 6, 2017
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New review examines use of probiotics or prebiotics for prevention of atopic dermatitis
Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in the gut could help prevent or treat AD.
January 31, 2017
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Omega-3 fats fail to reduce risk of chronic lung disease in pre-term babies, study finds
The long-held belief that Omega-3 fats can help reduce chronic lung disease in pre-term babies has been debunked by researchers.
March 31, 2017
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Omega-3 fatty acids could promote clearance of metabolites in the brain, research shows
New research published online in the FASEB Journal suggests that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, could improve the function of the glymphatic system, which facilitates the clearance of waste from the brain, and promote the clearance of metabolites including amyloid- peptides, a primary culprit in Alzheimer's disease.
October 26, 2016
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Oral vitamin D supplement could reduce risk of severe asthma attacks
A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.
October 27, 2016
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Orange essential oil may improve symptoms of PTSD, say researchers
a nonpharmaceutical option to help reduce the stress and fear associated with the disorder,
April 25, 2017
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People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows
New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related to obesity.
January 17, 2017
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pH Balance your Body: Alkaline Supplements & pH Test Strips
To pH Balance your body, use pHion pH test strips and alkaline supplements. pHion's alkalizing supplements range from alkaline water, prebiotics to colloidal silver.
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Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy
Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds
April 18, 2017
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Prune consumption may prevent bone mineral density loss in older population
As the demographic shift to an older population continues, a growing number of men and women will be diagnosed with osteoporosis. In addition to existing drug therapies, certain lifestyle and nutritional factors are known to reduce its risk.
January 20, 2017
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'Red Yeast Rice' Statin Alternative not Harmless
The supplements linked to muscle pain, other adverse effects similar to statins
January 24, 2017
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Researchers discover how fat soluble vitamins may offer viable solution for treating cystic fibrosis
Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable solution.
March 27, 2017
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Researchers estimate duration of sun exposure required to obtain recommended doses of vitamin D
Spanish researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the winter months almost two hours would be needed, therefore for the vast majority of the population it is difficult to achieve the optimal values.
March 8, 2017
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Resveratrol Might Help Diabetics' Arteries
Resveratrol supplements appeared to aid those with the stiffest blood vessels in small study
May 4, 2017
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Review: Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart
Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive
October 22, 2016
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Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis might want to increase their fish intake; a new study suggests that regular fish consumption may help to alleviate symptoms of the condition.
June 21, 2017
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Seeds of tropical shrub guarana contain ten times more amount of catechins than green tea
The millions of people who consume green tea all over the world benefit from the catechins it contains. Catechins are a class of chemical compounds with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, among other healthy ingredients. Researchers at the University of So Paulo's Public Health School (FSP-USP) have discovered that guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a worthy competitor, at least as far as catechins are concerned: the seeds of the tropical shrub, used in fizzy drinks that are among the most popular in Brazil, as well as in over-the-counter supplements, contain more than ten times the amount of catechins found in green tea.
August 22, 2016
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Simple dietary supplement may help block postpartum blues
Blueberry extract and amino acid supplements may prevent postpartum depression.
March 19, 2017
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Spiritual retreats alter brain's reward, emotion centers
A new study sheds light on why people who attend spiritual retreats report greater psychological well-being, after finding that such retreats may increase levels of "feel-good" hormones in the brain.
March 24, 2017
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Ten benefits of vitamin E oil
Vitamin E is not a single vitamin, but rather a group of fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant effects.
June 30, 2017
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Topical cannabinoids may help to treat skin diseases
Cannabinoids - a class of chemicals found in cannabis - may be effective as a topical treatment for an array of skin diseases, including psoriasis, severe itching, and atopic and contact dermatitis. this is the conclusion of a new review by researchers from the University of Colorado.
April 18, 2017
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Value of cranberries in prevention of urinary infections is disproved
A study conducted by Yale University has shown that cranberries do not reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections.
October 28, 2016
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Vitamin A-biofortified orange maize improves visual functions in kids
A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children.
October 22, 2016
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Vitamin B diminishes effects of air pollution-induced cardiovascular disease
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems. this is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change the biologic/physiologic responses to ambient air pollution exposure.
April 12, 2017
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Vitamin B12 shots: Uses, benefits, and side effects
Vitamin B12 shots are injections that can be prescribed to treat a vitamin B12 deficiency.
July 4, 2017
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Vitamin D decreases risk of cancer, new study suggests
Low vitamin D status may increase the risk of cancer, suggests new research. the study is a randomized clinical trial of the effects of vitamin D supplementation on all types of cancer combined.
March 28, 2017
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Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study
A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, the authors call for a rethink of official guidelines.
July 6, 2017
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Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome
Extra vitamin D can restore good bacteria in the gut, according to a study in mice, giving hope in the fight against risk factors for Diabetes and heart disease
December 21, 2016
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Vitamin D levels not linked to asthma or dermatitis
Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to reduce the risk of asthma in children or adults, atopic dermatitis, or allergies according to a new study.
May 9, 2017
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Vitamin D may help to treat sunburn, study suggests
Redness, blistering, and soreness are just three of the dreaded symptoms of sunburn. But according to new research, these symptoms could be reduced with a vitamin resulting from sun exposure: vitamin D.
July 7, 2017
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Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain
Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps.
May 24, 2017
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Vitamin D Tied to Lower Risk of Colds, Infections
But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful
February 16, 2017
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Vitamin D, calcium supplementation among older women does not significantly reduce risk of cancer
Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according to a study.
March 28, 2017
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Vitamin E supplements may offer protection against contrast medium-induced acute kidney injury
Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions. Vitamin E may decrease the risk of acute kidney injury by up to 62% according to a meta-analysis of three randomized trials published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
March 15, 2017
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Whole tomato extract may prevent, treat stomach cancer
Numerous studies have suggested that tomatoes have anti-cancer properties. a new study provides further evidence of this, after finding that whole tomato extract has the potential to treat and even prevent stomach cancer.
May 15, 2017
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Womens alternative health products
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Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for back Pain
Yoga is as good as physical therapy in reducing chronic low back pain, the most common pain problem in the United States, new research shows.
October 4, 2016
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Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress
With stress levels on the rise, more people than ever are turning to yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices with the aim of improving mental health and well-being. In a new study, researchers have uncovered a molecular explanation for the stress-relieving effects of such practices.
June 16, 2017
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Omega

Omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid
Dietary sources of omega 3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), while some nuts (English walnuts) and vegetable oils (canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed, olive) contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
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