Curcumin and Endothelial Function

Curcumin Supplement May Improve Endothelial Function and Boost Heart Health for Older People

A new study found supplementing with Curcumin (Turmeric) supplements might improve Endothelial-Dependent-Dilation (EDD) of the blood vessels in people who are middle-aged and older. 29 individuals between the ages of 45 and 75 years of age participated in this 12 week study.  The participants were randomly assigned to receive either a Curcumin supplement or a…

Circulatory System

Circulation

The Circulatory System also referred to as the Cardiovascular or Vascular System is an organ system that allows for blood to be transported throughout the body carrying life supporting hormones, nutrients, and oxygen providing nourishment and aid in fighting diseases, stabilizing pH and temperature and basically maintaining homeostasis.  Arteries carry blood away from the heart…

Ginkgo Biloba and MS

Ginkgo Biloba Helps Slow Cognitive Decline In MS

According to current research, people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may slow the rate of cognitive decline with Ginkgo Biloba supplementation. 23 people with mild MS, participated in this double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study.  The study lasted 6 months.  Better performance on neuropsychological tests was seen in the participants who supplemented with the Ginkgo Biloba when compared…

Vitamin E and Cognition-Adolescents

Study Finds Vitamin E Levels, Physical Activity, Correlated with Better Cognitive Performance in Adolescents

Academic performance was higher in a study done with school students classified as highly or moderately physically active.  Serum levels of Vitamin E were also higher in these more active students. 120 students (70 boys and 50 girls) around 16 years of age participated in this study.  The students were enrolled in 6 different schools…

Mushroom Primer

Mushroom Primer

In the Eastern part of the world, mushrooms have been treated like natural medicines for many centuries. Many scientific studies show the ability of mushrooms to support immune function, cardiovascular health, blood sugar stabilization, provide energy and increase sexual function.  Mushrooms have also been shown to provide antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergenic support.  The Liver:…

Black Cohosh and Menopause

Black Cohosh/St John’s Wort Could Ease Menopause Symptoms

A new study has found a combination of Black Cohosh and St John’s Wort could significantly ease the symptoms women experience as they transition through menopause.  Approximately 300 women participated in this study which lasted 9 months.  Participants received either herbal tablets or a placebo.  The most common physical symptom experienced by woman transitioning through…

Weight Loss Sucess 2

Weight Loss Success (Part 2)

Body Fat Reducers: Choline, Inositol, Methionine (Lipotropic Factors): The lipotropic nutrients, Choline, Inositol, Methionine and Betaine HCL are nutritional factors which breakdown (emulsify) fats.  They actually help the liver to create lecithin, which is a primary lipotropic agent in the body.  Choline has been clinically demonstrated to protect the liver from alcohol damage in addition…