Bitter melon is an exciting herb for treating diabetes. It contains a component that has been shown to reduce blood sugar like insulin but without any of insulin's side effects. At least two previous studies have shown that bitter melon improves type 2 diabetes (J Ethnopharmacol 1986;17:277-82; Phytother Res 1993;7:285-9). And now a new study has compared this promising herb to a drug. . . .

Of all the misinformation in modern medicine, the most tragic of all is the ubiquitous advice that you can't take antioxidants while you are on chemo. Contrary to what all cancer patients are told, antioxidants reduce the side effects of chemo, do not interfere with its effectiveness and can actually make it work better. For a comprehensive discussion of this, see The Natural Path's "The Cruelest Lie Ever Told" in volume 17.2. 

Now a new study has added to the already massive and undeniable evidence. Significantly, this study shows that the people who can feel better are children suffering from the effects of chemo and cancer. This study tried giving kids the antioxidant mineral selenium. . . .

It has long been suspected that there is an association between low levels of vitamin D and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Now hugely important Canadian research has shown for the first time that the link is not a coincidence: it is a causal link. . . .

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer for men in the world. In North America, it is even worse: it is the most common cancer for men in both Canada and the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and third in Canada.

But a new study has shown that getting lots of vitamin C in your diet can help fight these odds. . . .

Peppermint oil is well known as the best treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). And now a new study has shown that it is also effective for treating Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder. . . .

The paleolithic diet is based on the principle that we should be eating what our prehisoric acestors ate because that's what our bodies evolved to thrive on. But our prehistoric ancestors may not have been eating what proponents of the diet think they were eating! . . .

Flaxseeds have been shown to have many benefits for your heart. And now a new study has found that they increase the efficacy of cholesterol lowering medications. . . .

Coffee drinkers often hear bad health news about coffee and caffeine. Well, here's some good news. As long as you're careful, coffee could help protect your memory as you age. . . .

spicy good lengthens life

Several spices are prized as medicinal herbs. And eating spices has been shown in numerous studies to benefit heart disease and lower the incidence of cancer. Now, a new study shows that eating more spicy food also makes you live longer. . . .

Proteing Pump Inhibitors are drugs that are very commonly prescribed for Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease, or acid reflux. But this disturbing study found that taking them to treat your acid reflux may just be trading heartburn for heart attack. And that makes no sense! . . .

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