• L-Theanine and 5HTP improve the behavior of children from traumatic backgrounds

    Jan 21, 2011
    Researchers in the Department of Psychology at Texas Christian University write that increasing numbers of children are at-risk for behavioral and emotional disorders. This often leads to treatment with prescription medication. The use of drugs has unwanted side effects spurring the search for more natural and safer remedies.
  • The nitty gritty of how green tea fights skin cancer

    Jan 20, 2011
    In skin cancer cells, the cancer fighting genes (tumor suppressor genes) are silenced (do not work – are out of the cancer fighting business). The cancer fighting genes do not work because they are shut down because a specific region of the gene becomes over methylated by toxins such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke or the pollutants in diesel fumes (carbon-hydrogen groups are added to the specific regions on the genes shutting them down; they can no longer protect us from cancer). On the other hand normal-good, cancer preventing methylation by the B-complex vitamin folic acid that occurs evenly throughout the gene is not present in tumors.
  • Improving the absorption of Curcumin helps the fight against pancreatic cancer

    Jan 19, 2011
    Researchers at the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Research Center in Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine state that a large volume (several hundreds) of published reports has established the anticancer and chemopreventive (cancer preventing) properties of Curcumin in preclinical models of every known major cancer type. But Curcumin has poor absorption hampering its use because patients have to use 8 to 10 grams of the herb daily to achieve appreciable levels. Because of this poor absorption research institutions are examining ways to increase the amount absorbed (that is why we use BioCurcumin).
  • Huperzia serrata may help the brains of Alzheimers patients or those with vascular dementia

    Jan 18, 2011
    Club moss has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries; the plant contains the alkaloid Huperzine A (HupA). HupA is a potent, selective, and well tolerated acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Acetylcholinesterase breaks down the brain chemical acetylcholine so inhibiting acetylcholinesterase raises the level of acetylcholine in the brain.
  • Two new studies show that Saw Palmetto berry or the berry plus Pygeum Africanum helps prostate symptoms and size

    Jan 17, 2011
    Researchers from the University of Milan placed a total of 70 adult males on Saw Palmetto Berry or Saw Palmetto plus the herb Pygeum Africanum for 30 days in two separate studies. Painful or difficult urination (dysuria) and frequent urination of small volume (pollakiuria) both improved by about 50% in each study. Prostate size was protected and the number of trips to the bathroom was reduced.