Last month, in volume 16.9 of The Natural Path, we wrote about the most recent research on metabolic syndrome. Now a new study has added more hope. . . . 

In recent years, vitamin D has emerged from being a bone vitamin to being a nearly everything vitamin. Recent research has pointed to the benefits of vitamin D for everything from osteoporosis to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, depression, back pain and more.


The latest study looked at blood levels of vitamin D in 9,578 people. . . .

Recently, a study widely reported by the media created a controversy around carnitine, a common amino acid, by claiming to show an association between carnitine and heart disease.

However, even if the study were not deeply flawed, this single study would have to be placed in the context of the huge body of studies showing that carnitine is beneficial for heart disease. . . .

Monsanto's Roundup is the most commonly used herbicide in the world. Monsanto insists that it is minimally toxic. However, a new study disagrees, instead concluding that Roundup may be "the most biologically disruptive chemical in our environment". . . .

You knew fruits and vegetables could make you healthier, but did you know they could make you happier? . . .

Several years ago, the herb kava kava was banned in Canada. Kava is simply the best treatment for anxiety out there, whether natural or pharmaceutical. The herb was banned by Health Canada allegedly for possible liver toxicity.

Now a new study adds to the already consistent and overwhelming evidence that kava is not dangerous for your liver or for anything. This kava safety study was placebo-controlled and double-blinded. It included 58 people with DSM-IV general anxiety disorder (GAD). The six week study gave either a placebo or kava kava providing 120mg of kavalactones. The dose was increased to 240mg a day if there was no responce by week three. . . .

Like nuts, avacados are often thought of as fattening, but, like nuts, it turns out they are not only not fattening, but really good for you. . . .

The prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled in the past three decades. Diabetes now affects nearly 10% of adults worldwide. There are probably a number of reasons for this increase in diabetes. But new research suggests--not surprisingly--that sugar is one of them. . . .

If you are worried about catching the cold or flu, should you get a flu vaccine or take the immunity herb echinacea?

In order to address that question, researchers conducted a pilot study . . . 

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemically commonly found in hard, clear plastic bottles and in the lining of cans used for canned food. BPA mimics estrogen in the body and is associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, male and female infertility and poycystic ovarian syndrome.

Bisphenol S (BPS) has been considered a safe alternative to BPA. . . . 

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