Recent research has revealed an unexpected new use of probiotics: weight loss. At least three recent studies have discovered this benefit. . . .

The top U.S. nutritional panel, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, has already said that plant based diets are better for your health and better for the planet. Now researchers at Oxford University have come to the same conclusion. . . .

Cancers of the bilary tract, including gallbladder cancer and extrahepatic bile duct cancer, though not the most common cancers, are especially concerning because they are hard to treat and highly lethal. Green tea has been shown in several studies to be an important cancer fighter. Early, small studies of green tea and bilary tract cancer have been inconsistent, leaving green tea’s role in preventing these cancers as not very well understood. Test tube (in vitro) studies have suggested that an active ingredient of green tea (epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)) can inhibit growth of gallbladder and bile duct cancers. So, researchers in Japan set out to see if green tea could prevent bilary duct cancer. . . .

Vitamin D deficiency has been suspected of being a culprit in the development of asthma. To test this suspicion, researchers followed a group of children for ten years. They periodically measured their vitamin D levels and then tested them for asthma, allergies and respiratory tract infections. . . .

Surprisingly, no one has ever asked what the impact of exercising is on hot flashes in menopausal women. Well, now someone finally has. . . .

Earlier observational studies have suggested that the omega-3 essential fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) could protect against posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This randomized, controlled study set out to test that suggestion. . . .

In our recent Vol.20, No.1 edition of The Natural Path we looked at the recent explosion of research on Aloe. But here's another exciting use of aloe that we just came across. Aloe may make chemotherapy safer and more effective. . . .

Preliminary research has suggested that Panax Ginseng can significantly improve cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s Disease (Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 2008;22:222-6). And now, a new study has added to the evidence. . . .

The sign outside my local drug store says to get my flu shot today. But, though the media and the government keep telling you to get the flu shot, . . .

Dry mouth (xerostomia) is an annoying condition that we have never written about. But, in the elderly, it is a condition that can really affect quality of life. A new study has shown that there is an effective natural solution. . . .

 

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