This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released its findings on organic food, and, unfortunately, much of the media, including much of the Canadian media, continued to mislead the public on the pros and cons of organic food.

In the most recent issue of The Natural Path (16.2), we did a hallowe'en special on herbs that became candies. Well, here's one more: peppermint. . . .

This important review of fourteen randomized trials of 182,880 people evaluated the benefits and harms of going to your doctor for a general checkup. . . . 

There are many herbs that help with stress. And now there may be a new one.

This six week double-blind, placebo-controlled study gave either a placebo or an extract of the herb holy basil to 158 people suffering from stress. . . . 

Depression and cardiovascular disease often go together. But exercise can help. . . .

Even if you don't have full-blown anemia, low iron levels can be a cause of fatigue. So researchers looked at what would happen if they gave either 80mg of elemental iron or a placebo to women with borderline low iron who complained of fatigue. . . .

240 children with tickly, runny noses and nasal congestion from allergies to dust or mold were given either a placebo or a probiotic supplement for twelve weeks. . . .

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in plastic bottles and canned foods. A study of 2,838 children between the ages of six and nineteen has now found that BPA is significantly associated with obesity in children and teenagers. . . 

This study looked at 6,138 women who were sixty-five or older. It found that the ones who ate the most monounsaturated fat . . . 

Thickening of the wall of the carotid artery is the hallmark of atherosclerosis. Homocysteine is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis. Folic acid prevents the build up of homocysteine.
   This review of ten studies included 2,052 people who used folic acid. It found that . . . 

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