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 […]

Broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of a Healthy Diet. Do you eat it?

Broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of a Healthy Diet.” Do you eat it? Do you prepare it for your family? If you don’t, maybe you should consider incorporating it as one of your regular foods. Here are a few things the “Queen of a Healthy Diet” contributes to your health: it is […]

Put on your thinking cap and consider these quotations about life, health and our planet

Put on your thinking caps and consider these quotations about life, health and our planet. While the following quotations comprise a different format than is usual here, they are appropriate to our mission of presenting important health issues for your consideration. *There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.—Mohandas Gandhi *What is the […]

Eggs with salad increase vitamin E absorption, according to research

Eggs with salad increase vitamin E absorption, according to research from Purdue University. Vitamin E is the second most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, say the researchers. This is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” said Wayne Campbell, a professor of nutrition science. Vitamin E is a powerful immune system […]

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 […]

Vitamin E significantly improves liver function for fatty liver disease patients

Due to the drastic increase in global obesity, the prevalence of a related liver condition known as non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) is skyrocketing. Not surprisingly, experts are referring to the increased rates of NAFLD as one of the most important global public health issues of the 21st century. Fortunately there is hope. Though it […]

Micronutrient deficiency=brain deficiency

The ability to think clearly, learn, process information, remember, and solve problems requires adequate micronutrients—minerals, vitamins and microminerals you may have never heard about. Maintaining a good daily intake and balance of mincronutrients is not only critical for growth and development and overall health, but is also essential for maximum cognitive functioning… or feeding our brain the […]

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 […]