• Additional research indicates that Sulforaphane has the ability to protect the colon from polyp formation

    Feb 28, 2007
    Sulforaphane is a major protective phytochemical derived from the cabbage family. Research shows that Sulforaphane facilitates the detoxification and removal of dangerous chemicals. Research also shows that Sulforaphane is an effective inhibitor of some carcinogenic-chemically induced cancers in laboratory animals.
  • Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) decreases symptoms of a swollen prostate and modestly decreases prostate size

    Feb 27, 2007
    Swelling of the prostate gland causes a range of lower urinary tract symptoms including weak urinary stream, in complete voiding resulting in left over urine; a risk for urinary tract infection and prostatitis, a constant urge to urinate, and sleep disturbance due to multiple trips to the bathroom at night. In this study the effects of Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) on prostate health was compared to placebo in 620 men. It was a 6-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study; the ?gold standard?
  • Carnosine may protect the lungs from scarring

    Feb 26, 2007
    Pulmonary fibrosis is a dangerous even fatal condition characterized by a build up of scar tissue in the lungs; this makes it difficult to breath and function. The condition puts pressure on the heart to supply more oxygen, eventually enlarging the heart, leading to heart failure. Patients are treated with drugs and oxygen.
  • SAMe helps arthritis in this state of the art study

    Feb 22, 2007
    In this study the effectiveness of SAMe was compared to that of the commonly prescribed drug celecoxib (known by its trade name; Celebrex) in helping patients with painful osteoarthritis of the knee. The study was randomized, double-blinded, performed in a cross-over fashion; meaning that all 61 patients took both the drug and the supplement over a 16-week period. In the first month celecoxib gave significantly more pain relief than SAMe, by the second month statistically, the level of pain relief was the same between SAMe and the drug.
  • Flaxseed has the potential to decrease breast cancer tumor growth

    Feb 20, 2007
    Flaxseed is the richest source of mammalian lignans and it has previously been shown to reduce the growth of tumors in rats. This study examines, in a randomized double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, the effects of dietary flaxseed on breast cancer markers in postmenopausal women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. Researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto gave 19 newly diagnosed women 25g of Flaxseed in a muffin and 13 women a placebo muffin for a little over a month.