When we first started researching natural health, one of the first recommendations for cholesterol problems was garlic. Then the research pendulum swung, suggesting that garlic didn't help cholesterol problems at all. Recently, though, the pendulum has corrected itself, and research, and meta-analysis of the research, that looked only at people who actually had problems with their cholesterol and blood pressure has shown, once again, that garlic is a valuable herb for people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. . . .

A just released report has revealed that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the largest association of nutrition professionals, has compromising ties with processed food giants. . . . 

For the first time ever, the FDA has approved an orally administered herb. Corfelemer (Fulyzaq), derived from the South American herb sangre de drago (which is available in Canada), has been approved by the FDA for the diarrhoea commonly experienced by people with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy. . . . 

The number of people suffering from asthma is rapidly increasing. But it looks like improving your diet can rapidly help. . . .

In volume 16.4 of The Natural Path, we discussed a number of studies that showed that flavonoids from foods like berries were good for diabetes, heart and cognition. Well, here's another one. . . .

Gout is a very painful arthritic condition. Cherries have a long tradition of helping gout, but the little research there is on this natural aid is over half a century old. Until now. . . .

127 men between the ages of fifty-five and eighty followed either a low fat diet, a Mediterranean diet with extra nuts or a Mediterranean diet with extra olive oil. . . . 

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. . . . 

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