vitamin K reduces the risk of premature mortality

Vitamins A, B, C, D and E gets lots of attention. But, the last vitamin in the alphabet, vitamin K, often gets over looked. Maybe that will change now. Why? Because a new study has shown that vitamin K might help you not to die.

kids who drink fruit juice have healthier diets and no weight gain when they are older

Is giving your young child fruit juice good dietary advice or bad? Will juice make your child healthy, or will it make child fat?

saffron improves blood sugar and HbA1c in type 2 diabetics

The beautiful herb saffron can do a lot. Recently, we wrote about the growing pile of research that proves its power over depression and anxiety. Now, new research is discovering the possibility of a whole new power of saffron: it may help treat diabetes.

Artemisia annua treats malaria better than ACT drug therapy

Whenever we travel to countries where there is malaria, we bring a herb known as Sweet Annie with us. But, can a simple, inexpensive herb be the answer to as powerful a problem as malaria?

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium, a single cell parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. It can be deadly. According to the World Health Organization, in 2017, there were an incredible 219 million cases around the world.

reducing antibiotic use in infancy reduces risk of asthma

Asthma is on the attack. At least 8% of kids in the U.S. and Canada suffer from it. The number of people suffering from asthma is exploding. In some parts of North America, the number of children struggling with asthma is four times higher than a quarter century ago. Overall, in the U.S. and U.K. the numbers doubled from 1955 to 2000. Then the numbers in Canada, the U.K. and parts of the U.S. started to go down. Why?

A just published Canadian study has found that an important reason is the holding back of unnecessary antibiotics in infancy.

FDA rescinds emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine

The scientific community kept giving hydroxychloroquine one more chance. And the highly touted drug just kept losing. As the evidence against it mounted, it failed its biggest chance yet, and the FDA finally invoked the mercy rule.

hydrangea extract reduces wrinkles

When we were travelling in the Azores, we were amazed at the beauty of the giant hydrangea plants that lined both sides of all the twisting roads. The blue and purple flowers made the island magically beautifully. Now it turns out that hydrangeas can make you beautiful too.

hops helps menopause, depression, anxiety, stress safely without drug interactions

Hops is best known, not as a medicinal herb, but as an ingredient in beer. Turns out it’s valuable for both.

cranberry improves liver enzymes and insulin with weight loss diets for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Though not much talked about, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Being overweight and being insulin resistant play key roles in the progression of NAFLD. A surprising herb may be able to help you lose weight in a way that helps with insulin and NAFLD.

polyphenols from olive and flavonoids from citrus reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Olive leaf extract is little discussed, but it has shown great promise as a supplement for heart health. Now a new study on a supplement that sounds more like a salad has combined olives with citrus and come up with remarkable results for preventing cardiovascular disease.

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