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Supplements/Vitamins/Botanicals: October 2013 Archives



Natural Health News

Fish oil- handout



FISH OIL   Fish oil is a source of Omega 3 Fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are "essential", meaning that they must be consumed by humans. We can not produce them from other dietary fats.   Fish oil has been shown to be helpful for many health conditions, including:   Alzheimer's disease Asthma Cancer Cardiovascular disease Crohn's Disease Depression Diabetes Eczema High blood cholesterol High triglycerides Hypertension...

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Whey Protein



Whey Protein   Whey protein is the liquid portion of milk derived from the cheese making process. It is high in protein, low in fat and contains virtually no lactose. Whey has been used to support nutritional health, promote lean body composition and enhance the immune system. A good quality whey powder will contain immunoglobulins and lactoferrin which both help to support a health immune system. Branched chain amino acids in whey can help...

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Supplement Cuts Muscle Loss in Knee Replacements



Supplement Cuts Muscle Loss in Knee ReplacementsOct. 25, 2013 -- Twenty grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after knee-replacement surgeries helped 16 patients, mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy than a control group ingesting a placebo.The approach -- detailed in a paper now online ahead of print in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation -- could spell relief and...

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Immune Support with Astragalus Root



Astragalus Root-  by Dr. Michael Kane   One of my favorite immune support botanicals is Astragalus Root.     This root has a number of properties that make it a good choice for an immune tonic.  It has a good overall safety rating and is also a mild adaptogen (helps with stress).   In Chinese Medicine, Astragalus is considered a qi tonic.  It is particularly thought to support the lung by helping to prevent illness caused by external influences...

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Analysis of Herbal Products Shows Contamination Is Common



Oct. 10, 2013 -- Most herbal products, available to buy as alternative medicines, may be contaminated. Reporting in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine researchers demonstrate the presence of contamination and substitution of plant species in a selection of herbal products using DNA barcoding. There is currently no best practice for identifying plant species in herbal products. Traditionally plants are identified through the appearance of the whole plant. This method is not useful...

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Compound in Grapes, Red Wine Could Help Treat Multiple Types of Cancer



Oct. 11, 2013 -- A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. This research, which studied melanoma cells, follows a previous MU study that found similar results in the treatment of prostate cancer. The next step is for researchers to develop a successful method to deliver the compound to tumor sites...

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