People often choose diet colas with non-caloric artificial sweetners over regular cola because they think they are better for them. But a new study adds more reason to doubt this belief. . . .

One of our favourite fruits is mango. We still remember the incredible experience of eating mango fresh off the tree in Tobago. Now, new research suggests that mango may be a delicious way to lower blood sugar. . . .

A recent study has found that benzodiazepines--a class of drug commonly prescribed for anxiety--increase the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. . . .

In Vol 17, No 10 of The Natural Path, we featured a newly recognized condition called Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Seniors with MCI may have trouble with memory and thinking that is not serious enough to cause the real problems of Alzheimer's Disease.

In that article, we described the research that shows that drugs offer no benefit to the 42% of seniors that are affected by MCI but that natural remedies do. The natural remedies that have been shown to work are the combination of B6, B12 and folic acid and the great memory herb Ginkgo biloba.

Now, new research adds a delicious new natural benefit to the list: chocolate. . . .

In Vol.17, No.10 of The Natural Path, we looked at the advantages of natural treatments over pharmaceutical treatments for back pain. Well, here's another huge reason to go the natural route. . . .

In Vol. 7, No. 8 of The Natural Path, we reported a study that added strawberries to the list of heart healthy foods. That study found that strawberries significantlylowered total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides amongst other cardiovascular benefits.

And now another study has demonstrated the cardiovascular benefits of strawberries. . . .

In this new study, 60 people who were obese and had elevated lipid levels drank either a beverage made from freeze dried strawberries or a placebo beverage. The strawberry beverage led to significantly greater decreases in total cholesterol and in the heart damaging LDL cholesterol than did the placebo beverage. The strawberry drink also decreased free radical damage to the cells.

So add strawberries to the list of healthy flavonoid providing berries like blueberries.

J Nutr 2014;144:830-7

People often recommend drinking more water as a way to help you lose weight. But is there any scientific evidence that this recommendation actually helps? It turns out that there is. . . .

Cold weather can increase blood pressure and may increase the risk of cardiac events in people with high blood pressure. But here's a surprising new solution: watermelon. . . . 

The Environmental Working Group has analyzed the pesticide residue testing data from the United States Department of Agriculture and released their most recent list of the fruits and vegetables with the most pesicide. . . .

Though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to endorse low dose aspirin for preventing recurrence of a stroke or heart attack for people who have already experienced one, it recently rejected Bayer's request to change the labelling of Aspirin to market it for prevention in people who have never suffered a heart attack or stroke . . . .

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