Vitamin A and Pregnancy

 Vitamin A – what is it and what does it do ? Vitamin A (retinol, retinal, retinoic acid) is found in apricots, carrots (through its precursor betacarotene), fish liver oils (cod, salmon, halibut), green leafy vegetables, kohlrabi, liver, mint, egg yolk. It is a fat soluble antioxidant and therefore requires fats for proper assimilation and […]

Can Selenium Protect You from Cancer ?

  Article adapted from  Dr Mercola Dr. Donald W. Miller, a cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, shares impressive research findings on the cancer-fighting properties of selenium. As scientists have now determined, cells of all organisms, whether bacterial, animal, or non-animal, need selenium for proper functioning. Selenium deficiency […]

Soy reduces sperm count, says study

  Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia  From correspondents in Washington July 30, 2008 09:22am   EATING or drinking a lot of products containing soy and isoflavones can result in reduced sperm count among men, a Harvard study has shown. “There has been a lot of interest on whether soy affects fertility because many studies in animals suggest […]

Vitamin D Research

Vitamin D Analysis Shows Reduced Overall Mortality   Authors of a recent journal article in the Archives of Internal Medicine found a significant reduction in all-cause mortality in people who supplemented with vitamin D. The meta-analysis studied 18 randomized, controlled studies involving over 57,000 individuals over a mean of 5.7 years. With an average daily […]

Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Beans – Raising An Allergy Free Child

  by Roni Ellison (NewsTarget) It would seem, according to the journal of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, that children with diets over 40 grams (1/3 cup) of 'fruity vegetables' such as cucumber, tomato, eggplant, green bean and zucchini, were less likely to suffer with symptoms of childhood asthma. The study, which was conducted on 460 […]

Which Vitamin Will Improve Your Life Expectancy the Most?

  17 Oct 2007  Vitamin D supplements may lower your risk of dying from any cause, according to a new European study. Researchers from the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, reviewed 18 trials of more than 57,000 people. The trials involved doses […]

Goji berries: What you need to know about this Superfood

Originally published 02 October 2007 at   NewsTarget.com by John Cole      (NewsTarget) Goji berries, goji juice, and snack bars and other products containing goji berries have become increasing popular over the past two years or so. Part of this is because some celebrities are reportedly consuming (and raving about) them, and part is due to […]

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

Research on Vitamin D has been mounting over the past years and it is getting more and more interesting and (as a result) more and more revealing. This article / interview with a renowned medical doctor and author may provide some easily understandable information about this amazing vitamin. It is interesting to note that vitamin […]

Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

  23 Aug 2007   According to a new research study, refined sugar is far more addictive than cocaine — one of the most addictive and harmful substances currently known. An astonishing 94 percent of rats who were allowed to choose mutually-exclusively between sugar water and cocaine, chose sugar. Even rats who were addicted to […]