With the Pan Am Games coming to Canada, this month's issue of The Natural Path focuses on natural supplements that help you have a healthy, effective workout. Well, here's one more. . . .

Garlic not only keeps vampires away from your arteries, it also keeps atherosclerosis away from them. . . .

This massive study followed 3,115 people between the ages of fifty-five and eighty for an average of 9.6 years to see what the relationship was between dietary B vitamins and cataracts. . . .

Aspirin is still commonly recommended as a blood thinner for preventing cardiovascular disease despite the lack of evidence that it does. But that's only the beginning of the problem. Because, though Aspirin is not helping many people, it's hurting a lot of people. A recent study suggests that, for some conditions, pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) is a far superior option. . . .

You're going to love this one! If you're overweight, then eating dark chocolate, contrary to everything everybody has told you, can improve markers of cardiovascular disease. Translation: chocolate can help prevent the heart disease that is associated with being overweight. . . .

If you've got ulcerative colitis and you manage to get into remission, then you really want the disease to stay inactive and not relapse. A new study adds to the evidence that probiotics may help you do that. . . .

With all the criticism of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup, it's nice to see that glyphosate has recently found a friend. Unfortunately, the friend that glyphosate has been hanging around with, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic, has just been classified as "possibly carcinogenic" by the World Health Organization. . . .

Parkinson's Disease mostly affects people over sixty. Damage to the nerves that produce dopamine causes muscle tremours and rigidity, slurred speech, balance problems, loss of facial expression, depression, memory loss and dementia. The natural supplement coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is emerging as a very promising treatment for Parkinson's. . . .

The pillars of good health are nutrition, exercise, relaxation and healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking. How important is exercise? A recently released report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in London gives the numbers. . . .

Nuts have an undeservedly bad reputation as a fatty food. But tons of studies have shown that nuts are not only not fattening, but lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Studies have also shown that nuts are good for diabetes. 

Now, new research shows that nuts are important for long life because they protect against death from many diseases . . . .

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