• Red wine ingredients keep the liver healthy while promoting cardiovascular health

    May 30, 2008
         Fresh evidence supports the potential protective health properties of wine ingredients with a US study showing that a glass of red wine a day could actually protect against liver disease. People who drank up to one glass of red win a day saw the risk of liver disease due to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) cut in half, the researchers from California University's San Diego School of Medicine report. They carried out a study of nearly 12,000 individuals.
  • Review of Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl-L-Carnitine for physical and mental health in aging adults; turning back the clock by restoring metabolism

    May 29, 2008
    Free radical damage to the mitochondria (the powerhouse of your cells) is a major cause of aging. This decay can be significantly reversed in laboratory animals by giving them a combination of Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) in high dosages. ALCAR is involved with brain energy and ALA is a mitochondrial antioxidant, and together they restore the speed and efficiency of mitochondrial function and energy production.
  • Low status of Vitamin D tied to back pain in older women

    May 28, 2008
    Older women who aren't getting enough vitamin D appear to be at risk for suffering from back pain, new research shows. "Given that low vitamin D status is fairly prevalent in older adults and that there are significant functional consequences to untreated chronic pain, these findings argue strongly for querying adults about their pain and potentially screening older women with significant back pain for vitamin D deficiency," Dr. Gregory E.
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin Can Cause Heart Disease even in Non-Diabetics

    May 27, 2008
    Glycated hemoglobin is the burning of hemoglobin by excess sugar - it is a form of glycation, a very dangerous free radical generator. Physicians check the level of glycated hemoglobin in diabetics because it gives them a 6 to 12 week portrait of a patients sugar levels and aids their evaluation of diabetes therapy. In the first study, researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK reviewed the effects of chronic elevated blood sugar in both diabetics and non-diabetics.
  • Green tea may support standard therapies for GI cancer; inhibiting colon and stomach cancer and supporting their treatment

    May 23, 2008
    Researchers tested the effect of an aqueous extract of Green Tea on six cancerous human stomach tissues and six non-cancerous adjacent tissues. They also tested the Green Tea Extract on seven cancerous colon tissues and seven non-cancerous adjacent colon tissues. The tissues were exposed to no extract, or concentrations of 0.05 percent or 1.25 percent Green Tea Extract for one hour.