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Archive for the ‘Health, Nutrition and Science News’ Category

Vitamin E and Breast Cancer

June 15th, 2009

In previous AllStarHealth blogs, we’ve made the point that  Vitamin E isn’t really one vitamin, it’s a group of 8 distinct vitamins, all of which have distinct functions and most of which are present when you obtain vitamin E from whole foods. The best vitamin E supplements now reflect this and contain a full range [...]

Probiotic supplements help to restore a healthy population of beneficial bacteria in your intestines. These Probiotics are most commonly used for digestive disorders, less often (but very effectively) for immune system support. They’re among the safest supplements you can use since they never enter the bloodstream and are essentially non-toxic. Recent research suggests that probiotics can lower cholesterol, too.

A recent study challenged some of the concepts behind the diet-and-obesity link and suggests that meal-size – more than calorie intake or feeding frequency – is a key factor in the development of obesity.

A review of previously-published research finds some interesting links between vitamin D levels and the development of childhood asthma. Find out what the researchers had to say in today’s AllStarHealth blog.

A new study shows that a nutrient found in cruciferous vegetables virtually stops the cell progression of several common types of prostate cancer. This nutrient is already available as a supplement and many men and women are using it right now for detoxification and hormonal support. Find out more about it in today’s AllStarHealth blog.

As the pace of life gets faster and life itself becomes more complicated, you’ll have plenty of company if you occasionally feel anxious and overwhelmed by temporary events or an over-committed schedule.  What would really help in circumstances like these is something to subdue the anxiety, but without powerful sedative or relaxant properties. Something that [...]

Nutrition Research News

May 29th, 2009

What’s new from the world of nutritional research and how will the latest findings influence the supplements you use? Find out in today’s AllStarHealth.com blog.

Antioxidants are among the most popular of all dietary supplements and include many familiar nutrients like vitamins C and E. Antioxidants have a wide-range of health benefits that all stem from their ability to neutralize unstable chemicals (known as ‘free radicals’) that damage delicate cellular structures by oxidizing them, just like bleach ruins fabric. Exercise also has a wide-range of health benefits that stem from the fact that it improves body strength and functions. But paradoxically, exercise and antioxidants may not go well together. Find out more in today’s AllStarHealth.com blog.

An interesting study suggests that extracts of 2 common kitchen herbs are potent alcohol-detoxifying agents that could protect the liver and brain from the kind of damage that accrues with continuous alcohol abuse. 

A new human study should erase any lingering doubt as to whether or not nattokinase enzyme can really make a difference in terms of heart health. Find out what nattokinase is and how it helps heart health in today’s AllStarHealth blog.