zinc improves immunity in elderly

Zinc is one of the most crucial nutrients for the immune system as anyone who has tried zinc lozenges to fight off a cold knows. T-cells are important players in the immune system, but T cell function goes down as we age. This new study wanted to see what effect taking zinc wold have on T cells in elderly people with zinc deficiencies. . . .

rose hips benefits rheumatoid and ostearthritis

Rose hips has emerged as a surprising and important natural remedy for osteoarthritis. Recently, a review put together all the research on rose hips to see just how strong the evidence is. Turns out, it’s strong . . . .

beet root juice improves athletic performance

There has been a growing body of evidence that drinking beet juice improves athletic performance. A new placebo-controlled study of soccer players has expanded the scientific evidence. . . .

dark chocolate improves cholesterol and diabetes

Chocolate’s not just delicious: dark chocolate just might be the most perfect superfood out there. Tons of research proves that dark chocolate is a super health food for diabetes and heart disease. And now, a new systematic review and meta-analysis that looks at the research published up until 2015 has shown that, when you put all the evidence together, dark chocolate is an important health food for diabetes and heart disease. . . .

olive oil reduces risk of diabetes

There are good fats, and there are bad fats. Knowing the difference is important, not only for heart health, but for many aspects of health, including diabetes. Lots of attention is paid to the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids, like omega-3’s, but, it turns out, monounsaturated olive oil should be getting more attention.

Previous recent research has shown that olive oil decreases blood sugar and increases insulin. Now a huge study of 145,087 women has shown that those improvements translate into a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. . . .

pine bark extract prevents pregnancy caused varicose veins

The birth of varicose veins is common during pregnancy. The increase in blood volume during pregnancy increases the pressure in the veins. Hormonal changes also contribute. This new study looked at the possibility that pine bark extract could help with this problem of pregnancy. . . .

Mayo clinic second opinion disagrees with initial diagnosis 88% of time

Want a second opinion? Maybe you should.

Researchers at the Mayo clinic compared the initial diagnosis of 286 people with the second opinion they got when referred to the Mayo clinic. The results were concerning. . . .

You hear it here first!

Well, almost first: we read it somewhere else first. There just might be an important new plant source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. The plant is known as Buglossoides arvensis, or ahiflower for short. . . .

people with allergy to one nut may be able to eat other nuts

We have written a lot on this blog about all the health benefits of eating nuts. That might make people who can’t eat nuts wish they could. Well, maybe they can! . . .

dark chocolate improves endurance and athletic performance

Although you may want to avoid candy when you are trying to get in shape, recent research suggests that you may want to keep eating dark chocolate. . . .

 

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