Adequate Vitamin D Could Save Thousands of Lives, Say Researchers

  Thousands of cases of cancer could be averted if people in colder climates increased their blood levels of vitamin D, according to authors of a paper in the August 2007 journal Nutrition Reviews. Numerous epidemiological and ecological studies have shown increased cancer rates in higher latitudes around the world, especially colon, breast, and prostate […]

Chemotherapy Doesn’t Work, So Blame Vitamin C

  by Andrew Saul PhD     (OMNS, October 7, 2008) When Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announces that vitamin C may interfere with chemotherapy, the news media trumpet it far and wide. But before cancer patients throw away their vitamin C supplements, they need to know rest of the story. Most of the media dutifully […]

Fermented Wheat Germ Extract Beneficial in Cancer Therapy

  by Jeremiah Smith (NaturalNews) Wheat germ is the most nutritious part of the wheat kernel. In fact, it is one of the most nutritionally dense foods available. When subjected to yeast fermentation, wheat germ becomes a source of two biologically active substances: 2-methoxy-benzoquinone and 2,6-dimethoxy-benzoquinone. Following fermentation, the resulting product can be standardized to […]

New Guidelines Double Amount Of Recommended Vitamin D For Young

   The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is doubling the amount of vitamin D it recommends for infants, children and adolescents. The new clinical report, “Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children, and Adolescents,” recommends all children receive 400 IU a day of vitamin D, beginning in the first few days of […]

Mother’s Diet Can Affect Genes And Offspring’s Risk Of Allergic Asthma

ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2008) — A pregnant mouse’s diet can induce epigenetic changes that increase the risk her offspring will develop allergic asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and Duke University Medical Center. Pregnant mice that consumed diets high in supplements containing methyl-donors, such as folic acid, had offspring with more severe allergic […]

Soothing Music Reduces Stress, Anxiety And Depression During Pregnancy

  ScienceDaily (Oct. 6, 2008) — Music therapy can reduce psychological stress among pregnant women, according to research just published in a special complementary and alternative therapy medicine issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing. Researchers from the College of Nursing at Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, randomly assigned 116 pregnant women to a music […]

Mother’s Diet Can Affect Genes

  ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2008) — A pregnant mouse’s diet can induce epigenetic changes that increase the risk her offspring will develop allergic asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and Duke University Medical Center. Pregnant mice that consumed diets high in supplements containing methyl-donors, such as folic acid, had offspring with more severe […]

Acupuncture Reduces Side Effects Of Breast Cancer Treatment

  ScienceDaily (Sep. 23, 2008) — Acupuncture is as effective and longer-lasting in managing the common debilitating side effects of hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating (vasomotor symptoms) associated with breast cancer treatment and has no treatment side effects compared to conventional drug therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study presented September 24, 2008, at […]

Medical Researchers Admit Vitamin C Protects Cells from Free Radical Damage

  by Mike Adams (NaturalNews) In headlines around the world, Vitamin C is once again under attack. The vitamin is extremely dangerous, researchers now say, because it might “interfere with the toxic effects of chemotherapy.” These mainstream media articles, of course, are attempting to convince cancer patients to stop taking vitamins that support health and, […]

Pesticides Linked to Miscarriage

  About 19,000 foetal deaths occur in the United States each year, and the causes remain a significant public health problem. Among known risk factors are smoking, advanced age among pregnant women and previous history of fettle deaths. In the past, few epidemiological studies of pesticide exposure and birth defects have considered timing of possible […]

L-carnitine supplement may help infertile men

  The widely-used dietary supplement, L-carnitine when combined with L-acetyl-carnitine, a related chemical, may improve sperm motility in men with fertility problems, according to new research by scientists at the University of Rome. The researchers chose 60 infertile men between the ages of 20 and 40 to take a combination of L-carnitine and L-acetyl-carnitine or […]