Saffron is moving from your spice rack to your medicine cabinet. Recently, we have written about saffron for depression, Alzheimer's and, topically, for erectile dysfunction. Now a new study says it's good for your eyes too. . . . 

In T.H. White's famous telling of the Arthurian legend, The Once and Future King, the wizard Merlin, after aging forward for half his life, begins to age backward again. Science may have discovered the Merlin Effect. Dean Ornish, the same researcher who previously showed that a low fat vegetarian diet, exercise and stress reduction can actually reverse atherosclerosis (Lancet 1990;336:129-33) has now shown that a similar program can actually reverse the process of aging. . . .

Anxiety, stress and depression during pregnancy can have a negative effect on the health of both the mother and child. Previous research has shown that scenting a room with lavender essential oil can improve feelings of well being and reduce anxiety. . . . 

A remarkable new study has found that acupuncture is better than Prozac for treating depression. . . .

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is commonly found in hard, clear plastic bottles and in the lining of cans used for canned food. BPA is an endocrine disrupting chemical that mimics estrogen in the body. It is associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome. And now a new study has looked at the immediate effect of consuming BPA on your heart. . . .

Acetaminophen, marketed under many brand names, including Tylenol, is the most commonly used drug for pain and fever by pregnant women. But a new study has linked this use to Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). . . .

Erectile dysfunction is a disturbingly common problem. And it's getting more and more common. A quarter of all men over the age of fifty suffer from ED, and an incredible 52% of men over the age of forty are at least partially affected by it. For diabetics, the problem is even more pervasive: 35%-90% of diabetic men suffer from ED.

As you can see in the chapter on ED in our book, Sex & Fertility: Natural Solutions, there are many well studied and effective natural treatments for ED. And now, new research has identified a novel topical herbal treatment for ED. It is the first natural topical treatment we have seen. . . .

Chamomile is a beautiful and gentle herb with an incredible number of uses. For women, this herb has been used for menstrual cramps and, when combined with dong quai, it has proven effective for the hot flashes of menopause. But this is the first study we have found on chamomile and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). . . . 

A healthy diet makes your body healthier. So, it shouldn't be surprising that it also makes your brain healthier. . . .

Everybody knows that green leafy vegetables are good for you. But did you know they can also help you to maintain healthy weight and cholesterol levels? . . .

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