• Green Tea plus L-Theanine protect cognitive function in the elderly

    May 18, 2011
    L-Theanine has a chemical structure similar to Glutamate. L-Theanine easily enters the brain and has been shown to have a brain protecting effect and the ability to block brain cell death after a TIA. Part of this effect is blocking the neuro-stimulatory activity of Glutamate.
  • Combining Green Tea and L-Theanine dramatically cuts down on flu infections in healthcare workers

    May 17, 2011
    197 healthcare workers were split into two groups in a 5 month study carried out from November 9, 2009 to April 8, 2010. 98 were supplemented with 378mg of Green Tea Catechins and 210mg of L-Theanine daily and 99 received inactive placebo. Only 4% of those on Green Tea/L-Theanine developed the flu but 13% on placebo developed the flu.
  • Vitamin K benefits the bones of both elderly men and women

    May 16, 2011
    The bone benefits of a diet rich in vitamin K extends to both elderly men and women, according to findings from a new study from Spain. Data from 200 elderly people showed that high dietary intakes of vitamin K were associated with higher measures of bone mineral density (BMD), and higher scores in an ultrasound test, say findings published in the journal Bone. “The results of the present study showed, for the first time, a direct association between dietary vitamin K intake and calcaneous quantitative ultrasound measurements, suggesting that vitamin K has a direct role in qualitative bone features along with bone mineral density, in a cohort of elderly Caucasian subjects with healthy dietary habits,” wrote the researchers, led by Dr.
  • 1000mg of Cranberry Powder a day strongly reduces the recurrence of urinary tract infections

    May 13, 2011
    Infections of the urinary tract represent a wide variety of syndromes, including urethritis, cystitis, prostatitis, and pyelonephritis. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most commonly occurring bacterial infections in medicine today and account for millions of patient visits annually. UTIs are disorders involving a repeated or prolonged bacterial infection of the bladder or lower urinary tract.
  • Adhering to the American Cancer Societies Guidelines for preventing cancer reduce the risk of dying from any cause

    May 12, 2011
    An article published online on April 5, 2011 in the journal Cancer Biomarkers, Epidemiology, and Prevention reveals the finding of American Cancer Society epidemiologists for a protective effect against the risk of dying from cancer, but for all causes of death in people who followed cancer prevention guidelines.  Dr.