H. Pylori is a bacteria that is known to increase the risk of ulcers and stomach cancer. 

This double-blind study gave either 150mg of a standardized licorice root extract or a placebo to 107 people who tested positive for H. Pylori. . . .

There are three forms of vitamin K: K1 is the natural form found in plant food, K2 is made by bacteria in the gut; K3 is the synthetic form. K1 is know to improve bone mineral density in postmenopausal women, as are some forms of K2. This study looked at another form of K2. . . .

Eating lots of foods rich in flavonoid antioxidants has been shown to have many health benefits. A recent meta-analysis has added even more weight to the evidence that flavonoids are good for diabetes.

This huge study followed 33,713 women for over eleven years. It found that the women who get the most antioxidants in their diet are only about half as likely to suffer from heart failure than women who get the least (2% versus 3.9%). . . .

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. . . .

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