Archive | September, 2016

No, Butter is NOT bad for your heart health

For the past decades, butter has been implicated as a significant cause of heart disease. However, studies provide mixed results and whether butter truly increases the risk of chronic disease is hotly debated. A recent meta-analysis examined how eating butter affects heart disease, type 2 diabetes and mortality risk. Here is a detailed summary of […]

Vegetables are better with Mediterranean cooking

Sometimes lost in the public service messages regarding what to eat is another important component in nutrition—how food is cooked. This is the take home message from a recent article published in Food Chemistry.1 Moreover, it seems that cooking techniques and materials can cut both ways, either depleting nutrients or enhancing them. Studies have shown, for instance, […]

Why AGED Garlic Extract is better

Garlic’s potential as a remedy to prevent and combat a wide range of diseases has been lauded and practiced for thousands of years. By the 21st century medicine has confirmed many of the medicinal benefits of garlic. Among the wide range of remedial and preventive properties, garlic has shown the ability to boost immunity. Other […]

Asthma relief yet another reason to take Vitamin D

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes breathing difficulties. The underlying cause is incompletely understood. A recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examined the effects of vitamin D supplements on asthma symptoms. Here is a summary its conclusions.   Background Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lung airways. It is characterized by […]

Alternate day fasting is effective weight loss plan

Following a standard weight loss diet is difficult for most people who too often depend on the fad weight loss pills like Garcinia Cambogia extract. Recently different methods such as intermittent fasting are gaining popularity. A randomized controlled trial compared the safety and effectiveness of alternate-day fasting to a traditional, calorie-reduced diet. Here is a […]

Quercetin slows NAD+ consumption to combat Aging

Raising NAD+ levels back to youthful levels to combat aging is an exciting new field of research. Supplementing with NAD+ precursors such as Nicotinamide Riboside  and NMN are getting a lot of the attention, and recent research is proving it is effective. Rather than boosting NAD+ levels, an alternative and/or complementary approach seeks to remedy […]