Health Articles It’s True – Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And it’s Reversible)June 24, 2021 Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate – hair that has already grown out of the Reducing Intake of Sugar and Fat to Suppress Psoriasis, Joint InflammationJune 24, 2021 The secret to healthier skin and joints may reside in gut microorganisms. A study led by UC Davis Health researchers has found that a diet rich in sugar and fat Consumption of Red Seaweeds Linked to Lower Risk for Colon, Colorectal and Breast CancersJune 18, 2021 Red seaweeds have been prevalent in the diets of Asian communities for thousands of years. In a new study, published in Marine Drugs, researchers have shown how these algae confer An Omega-3 Oil That’s Poison For TumorsJune 17, 2021 So-called “good fatty acids” are essential for human health and much sought after by those who try to eat healthily. Among the Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA or docosahexaenoic acid is Unraveling Potential of ‘Natural Killer’ Cells to Fight Infections and CancerJune 17, 2021 Despite a name straight from a Tarantino movie, natural killer (NK) cells are your allies when it comes to fighting infections and cancer. If T cells are like a team Natural Dietary Supplement Beta-Sitosterol May Help Relieve Anxiety, Study SuggestsMay 29, 2021 A common dietary supplement, beta-sitosterol, has been shown to reduce anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The natural, plant-derived substance was found to produce Three Years Younger in Just Eight Weeks? 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Those Omega-3s can come from fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, or supplements that often contain Western Diet Damages Immune System in the Gut – May Increase Risk of Inflammation, InfectionMay 28, 2021 Eating a Western diet impairs the immune system in the gut in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study from researchers at Feeling Younger Buffers Older Adults From Stress, Protects Against Health DeclineMay 12, 2021 People who feel younger have a greater sense of well-being, better cognitive functioning, less inflammation, lower risk of hospitalization and even live longer than their older-feeling peers. A study published Thin, Brittle Bones Strongly Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk in WomenMay 12, 2021 Thin and brittle bones are strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk, with thinning of the lower (lumbar) spine, top of the thigh bone (femoral neck), and hip especially predictive Calcium Dysregulation and Osteoporosis Part 3 – Understanding DEXA Bone Density ScoresMay 6, 2021 By John Steinke, LA.c. Part 1 of Calcium Dysregulation and Osteoporosis examined osteoporosis, the physiology of bone remodeling, and issues surrounding conventional treatments for osteoporosis. Part 1 also introduced the Calcium Dysregulation and Osteoporosis – Part 2April 29, 2021 By Jim English Part 1 of Calcium Dysregulation and Osteoporosis addressed osteoporosis, a degenerative bone disorder responsible for over 1.5 million fractures annually in the United States. In addition to Calcium Dysregulation and Osteoporosis, Part 1April 21, 2021 By Jim English Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disease affecting an estimated 10 million people in the United States. An additional 34 million people with osteopenia (low bone mass) are Cocoa Powder Improves Health of Obese Mice; Implications for HumansApril 19, 2021 Supplementation of cocoa powder in the diet of high-fat-fed mice with liver disease markedly reduced the severity of their condition, according to a new study by Penn State researchers, who Drynaria – Unique Benefits of Bone-Building Herb for Gingivitis and OsteoporosisApril 7, 2021 Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that occurs when gum tissues pull away from the teeth, allowing bacteria to accumulate and triggering an inflammatory reaction that results in the Vital Exhaustion Linked with Increased Risk of Heart Attack in MenMarch 31, 2021 Men experiencing vital exhaustion are more likely to have a heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society Selenium Supplementation Protects Against Obesity, May Extend LifespanMarch 31, 2021 Adding the nutrient selenium to diets protects against obesity and provides metabolic benefits, according to a new animal study. 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The researchers Exposure to Common Food-Borne Pathogen Linked to Rare Brain CancerJanuary 22, 2021 (Fig. 1. Parasitic protozoans Toxoplasma gondii in tachyzoite stage.) A new study suggests a link between Toxoplasma Gondii (T. gondii) infection and the risk of glioma, a type of brain Ginger Helps Halt Progression of Autoimmune Diseases in Mouse StudyJanuary 12, 2021 Ginger is well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, making it a popular natural option for treating inflammatory diseases. 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The team’s work, Glucosamine Use Linked to 65 Percent Reduction in Cardiovascular-Related Deaths in New StudyDecember 8, 2020 Glucosamine supplements may reduce overall mortality about as well as regular exercise does, according to a new epidemiological study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Gastric Balance: Heartburn Not Always Caused by Excess AcidDecember 8, 2020 The human requirement for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients remains relatively constant throughout adult life. Unfortunately our ability to properly digest food and absorb vital nutrients declines with advancing age. Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline Within DaysDecember 6, 2020 Rapid Rejuvenation of Mental Faculties in Aged Mice Implicates Reversible Physiological ‘Blockage’ Behind Age-Related Cognitive Losses By Nicholas Weiler Just a few doses of an experimental drug can reverse age-related Researchers Identify Specific Gut Bacterium Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)November 30, 2020 Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS – especially the form that causes diarrhea. Although the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Increases Telomere Length, Eliminates Senescent Cells in New StudyNovember 30, 2020 A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Shamir Medical Center in Israel reports that hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) in healthy aging adults can stop the aging of New Tinnitus Treatment Stimulates Tongue to Reduce Chronic Ringing in EarsNovember 18, 2020 Tinnitus – a constant ringing or buzzing in the ears that affects about 15% of people – is difficult to understand and even harder to treat. Now, scientists have shown Healthy Sleep Habits Help Lower Risk of Heart FailureNovember 17, 2020 Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk factors compared to adults with unhealthy sleep patterns, according to new research Remote Control of Blood Sugar: Electromagnetic Fields Treat Diabetes in Animal StudyNovember 17, 2020 Researchers from the University of Iowa may have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to a combination of static electric and magnetic fields Training One Arm Improves Strength, Decreases Muscle Loss in Opposite ArmOctober 30, 2020 New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm – without even moving it. The Preserving Vision and Preventing Degenerative DisordersSeptember 10, 2020 Preventing Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Related Ocular Disorders By Jim English The structure of the human eye naturally lends itself to comparison to a living camera. Light passing through Loss of Bone Flexibility Linked to Increased Hip Fracture RiskSeptember 2, 2020 A new study reveals that bone flexibility, as well as density, in bone nanostructure is an important factor in assessing the likelihood that someone will suffer a hip fracture. The Cucurbita Pumpkin Rejuvenates ßeta Cells, Restores Insulin ProductionAugust 25, 2020 An extract derived from pumpkin (Cucurbita ficifolia) may improve blood glucose levels in diabetics and exert antioxidant effects, according to a new study. If the research by scientists from the Reversing Insulin Resistance to Reduce Type 2 DiabetesAugust 25, 2020 While Regaining Control of Metabolism to Curb Carbohydrate Cravings, Control Weight According to the New York Times, 800,000 New Yorkers – more than one adult in every eight – have diabetes. New Fatty Liver And NASH: The Silent EpidemicAugust 25, 2020 by Jim English According to the American Liver Association, fatty liver disease – marked by the abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver – currently affects as many as one Reversing Altered Metabolic Functions to Enhance Long-Term Weight ControlAugust 25, 2020 By Jim English According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) an estimated 65 percent of all American adults are currently either obese or clinically overweight, and health experts are Gut Damage Linked to Premature Death From Sleep-Loss in New Animal StudyAugust 12, 2020 Scientists have long studied sleep, a phenomenon that appears to be fundamental for life, yet one that in many ways remains mysterious. Almost every known animal sleeps or exhibits Natural Herbal Prostate Support for MenAugust 4, 2020 If you’re a man in your 40s or older who suffers with occasional urinary urgency, you’ve no doubt become increasingly aware of your prostate. And even if you haven’t personally Restoring Bladder Control to Prevent IncontinenceAugust 4, 2020 Loss of bladder control is a common condition that affects an estimated 51 million men and women in the United States. Women seem to be especially prone to incontinence – Choline Supplementation: Lifelong Benefits May Protect Brain From Alzheimer’sJune 9, 2020 New research suggests that the common dietary supplement, choline, may play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Closely related to the B complex family of vitamins, choline is found Daily Movement: A Gentle, Effective Alternative to Harsh Stimulant Laxatives for Chronic ConstipationOctober 10, 2019 Often considered an uncomfortable topic of discussion, chronic constipation is a common and potentially dangerous condition that everyone experiences at some point in life. A recent survey reveals that 33 Rehmannia Product Guide – Seven Unique Health FormulasOctober 10, 2019 Following the publication of our recent review article on Rehmannia in the last newsletter (article here) we’ve received numerous requests for a list of formulas containing this amazing herb. The Rehmannia: Longevity Herb Supports Healthy Bones, Joints, Heart and Immune SystemOctober 10, 2019 Each Spring vast tracts of Rehmannia flowers spread across Asia, blanketing the landscape with gold and burgundy blossoms that seduce the eye while hiding their true beauty below, deep in Health-Enhancing Benefits of CordycepsOctober 10, 2019 Cordyceps is a unique and rare form of fungus. Unlike many traditional medicinal mushrooms (e.g., ganoderma, shiitake, coriolus, tremella) that grow on trees, cordyceps begins life in the soil as FemmePhase: Healthy Alternative to Hormone Replacement TherapyOctober 10, 2019 Every year approximately 2 million American women enter perimenopause. While many experience relatively minor symptoms, about 30 percent experience moderate to severe symptoms lasting up to ten years. Perimenopause occurs Pueraria Root: Modern Research Supports Health Benefits of an Ancient VineOctober 10, 2019 Despite its reputation as a vexing vine taking over countless backyards, Pueraria root (radix puerariae) – commonly known as kudzu – is a powerful healing herb that has traditionally San Qi: The Powerful Ginseng Few People Have Heard OfOctober 10, 2019 For thousands of years, health practitioners in China have relied on San Qi (also called Radix Pseudoginseng and Panax Notoginseng) to treat and support recovery from a wide range of Advanced Herbal Support for Coughs and CongestionOctober 10, 2019 Coughing is one of the most obvious and indisputable signs of human illness. In addition to being the main cause for patient visits to doctors, over a billion dollars are Reducing Stress and Anxiety Naturally with CALMOctober 10, 2019 Stress is one of the most common complaints in today’s society, according to the American Psychological Association. Money and work are the two largest sources of stress for Americans, followed Protecting Your Brain From The Damaging Effects of Modern Stress and AnxietyOctober 10, 2019 Our fast-paced, interconnected world is seemingly fueled by non-stop, 24-hour news cycles that are a significant source of stress and anxiety. And while a little stress is a good thing New Study: GERD is Not Caused by Stomach AcidOctober 10, 2019 The “acid” in “acid reflux” may not be the direct cause of damage to the esophagus as previously suspected, according to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas VA Protecting Memory and Enhancing Brain FunctionOctober 10, 2019 By Jim English The human brain is one of the most elegant and complex structures ever conceived. Comprising over ten billion neurons and supportive cells, no other organized structure – Reversing Age-Related Hair Loss and Restoring Healthy Hair Growth in Men and WomenOctober 10, 2019 While shedding a few hairs on a daily basis is normal, losing more than 100 hairs per day is considered excessive and may be an indication of a serious issue. Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of Traditional Tonic HerbsOctober 10, 2019 According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, there are three categories of tonic herbs. Each category represents one of the three key energies of the body. These energy categories are A Practical Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Nutrient DepletionOctober 10, 2019 A little known, but potentially life-saving fact is that common medications deplete your body of a host of vital nutrients essential to your health. In this practical guide Hyla Cass, An Interview with John Steinke: The Antiaging Benefits of Essence HerbsOctober 10, 2019 Transcribed from Cary Nosler’s Wide World of Health show, broadcast April 4, 2010 Cary Nosler: Our guest today is John Steinke. John began his medical career as an acupuncturist and herbalist Vitamin D Toxicity Rare in People Who Take Supplements, Mayo Clinic Researchers ReportMay 17, 2019 Over the last decade, numerous studies have shown that many Americans have low vitamin D levels and as a result, vitamin D supplement use has climbed in recent years. Vitamin D has been shown to boost bone health and it may play a role in preventing diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other illnesses. In light of the increased use of vitamin D supplements, Mayo Clinic researchers set out to learn more about the health of those with high vitamin D levels. They found that toxic levels are actually rare. Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant SuperbugsMay 17, 2019 Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly strong class of antibiotics can be shared easily among a family of bacteria responsible for a significant portion of hospital-associated infections….