• Inhaling diesel fume particles leads to allergies, asthma, and lung cancer; Sulforaphane triggers detoxification enzymes that protects us from these dangers

    Dec 13, 2007
    Diesel fumes from trucks are packed with different cancer causing chemicals and noxious polluting gasses. A study in the year 2000 showed that men exposed to diesel fumes on the job had approximately as high a risk of developing lung cancer as those exposed to on the job asbestos; a known cause of lung cancer. Our own EPA linked diesel fumes to lung cancer in 2002.
  • Devils Claw has multiple effects in treating arthritis

    Dec 12, 2007
    The COX-2 enzyme triggers the creation of prostaglandins that create pain and inflammation. Chronic or inappropriate COX-2 enzyme activity is a great part of many illnesses that have inflammation as a hallmark and blocking the COX-2 enzyme with drugs such as Celebrex, ibuprofen, or aspirin offers great but temporary symptomatic relief - but no cure. However, suppressing COX-2 too strongly leads to important and dangerous side effects such as interfering with kidney function or the ability to heal the stomach and lungs in the latter stages of healing.
  • Natural antioxidants in Alzheimer's disease

    Dec 11, 2007
    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder (or consistently worsening brain degeneration) characterized by severe cognitive impairment that ultimately leads to death. Current drugs used for the disease may only slightly improve cognitive functions but have only very limited impact on the course of the disease; they do not have a protective effect in the brain slowing the clinical course of the disease. In the past several years based on various types of studies including cellular studies and animal studies, natural antioxidants including Resveratrol, Curcumin (Turmeric), and Acetyl-L-Carnitine have been proposed as alternative therapeutic agents for AD.
  • Troubling paradox; lifespan continues to improve in the healthy public while survival decreases in hip fracture patients

    Dec 10, 2007
    Scientists in Denmark compared all 163,313 people who suffered a hip fracture between the years 1981 to 2001 and compared them to 505,960 age and gender matched control subjects. The percentage of people suffering a hip fracture were still overwhelmingly women but the age at fracture increased from75.8 years of age to 78 years of age. The percentage of fracture cases who were men jumped from 25.5% to just short of 30%.
  • The risk of dying from invasive breast cancer drops significantly with intake of various food flavonoids

    Dec 07, 2007
    A growing number of epidemiological studies backed up by laboratory research provide evidence of a reduced risk of suffering with breast cancer if you consume certain classes of flavonoids. This study investigated if the same plant substances also improve survival in women who develop breast cancer and it came to a very promising conclusion. The study included 1,210 women between the ages of 25 to 98 who were newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer for the first time.