• More evidence that Lignans significantly decrease the number of women who develop breast cancer

    Mar 23, 2007
    A new study published in the March 21st, 2007 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute provides strong support for Lignans? ability to protect women from hormonally dependent breast cancers. Phytoestrogens are plant polyphenols that resemble estrogen and because of this they help protect the body from out of control hormonal activity.
  • Another study shows that Vitamin D lowers breast cancer risk; this time if you start young

    Mar 22, 2007
    Researchers from the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto show that increased Vitamin D levels during youth may reduce the risk of breast cancer by 30% later in life. 972 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer were compared to 1,135 cancer free women. Vitamin D obtained through exposure to sunlight, from food, or from supplementation, all decreased the risk significantly.
  • Vitamin C reduces the risk of cataract

    Mar 21, 2007
    New research from Japan shows that high intake of Vitamin C helps prevent cataracts. The study followed 35,186 people between the ages of 45-64 for five years. It found that men consuming the most Vitamin C cut their risk of developing a cataract by 35% vs.
  • Clove has a powerful antifungal effect

    Mar 20, 2007
    If you have ever touched a mold on a plate or cup it feels slimy. The substance that feels slimy is called a biofilm. This biofilm is released by yeast and mold to anchor it to a surface.
  • Olive Leaf Polyphenols uniquely inhibit infection by the HIV-1 virus

    Mar 19, 2007
    To infect a human the HIV-1 virus must integrate its DNA into our chromosomes. It uses an enzyme known as HIV-1 integrase at many steps of this process. The integrase enzyme actually cuts and splices DNA to achieve these steps in the infection cycle.