Omega-3s lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

Carotenoids have long been the mainstay of critical supplementing for eye health—with good reason. But decades of studies are showing that omeg-3s also play a critical role in eye health. Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, PhD is chief of an little-known division at the National Institutes of Health, is one of the advocates. His department may […]

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): do you know what it is?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): do you know what it is? CLA is one of the two essential and very potent fatty acids that help the body increase metabolic rates, boost the immune system, keep cholesterol levels in check, regulate fat and is shown to exert various important physiological functions in the body. Health properties contained in conjugated linoleic […]

Supplementing with EFA’s could prevent thousands of early preterm births, study says

Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials—one in the U.S. and the other in the Australia—suggest that thousands of early preterm birthscould be prevented if pregnant women took a daily supplement of the essential fatty acid Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) supplements. Docosahexaenoic Acid is an omega-3 fatty acid and is typically abbreviated as “DHA” on supplement labels. […]

Brain benefit of EFA’s once again demonstrated by Swedish study on school children

Supplementing with essential fatty acids (EFA’s) may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sweden. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids. The study was conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The study was […]

Nutritional supplements lower extreme aggression in children according to multi-country research

In today’s “medication for everything” culture, a child who shows signs of extreme aggression is typically prescribed a powerful stimulant like Ritalin or Adderall during his/her first visit to the doctor. In fact, in the U.S., nearly 20 percent of all boys will be diagnosed with a behavioral problem by the time they reach high school—and […]

Essential Fatty Acid foods and supplements aid weight loss

In case you haven’t heard the big news, after 40 years of advocating cuts in fat intake the mainstream medical profession has done an about face. The vast majority of medical professionals now acknowledge that fat intake—admittedly the right kind of fat—is critical to losing weight and for maintaining a healthy weight. This shouldn’t come […]

New study links Mediterranean-type diet with protecting mind as well as body

A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits. And in this particular study those nutrients come from fruits and vegetables. According to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine, eating a Mediterranean diet—or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed […]

Standard American Diet (SAD) changing DNA

Our modern processed diets are leading to  poor immune function and increasing the risk of inflammatory conditions, paving the way for multiple current health conditions. These conditions include allergies, obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and auto-immune diseases. So says researchers at Yale University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. The urgent new […]

The magnificent olive tree and its role in man’s history

Few, if any, plants surpass the cultural and health role that the magnificent olive tree has played in the history of mankind from ancient times through today. Thought to be native to the Mediterranean Basin, societies thousands of years ago revered the olive tree, not only for its long, long life, but for its contribution to agriculture to […]

Vitamin E deficiency slashes body’s ability to maintain the brain

Scientists from Oregon State University in Corvallis have demonstrated that vitamin E helps maintain levels of DHA (a component of cell membrane) in the brain. The scientists report that zebrafish fed a diet without vitamin E for nine months had about 30% less of certain types of DHA. “This research showed that vitamin E is […]