Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them? Prescription antibiotics, such as penicillin, have helped people to recover from otherwise fatal diseases and conditions since the 1940s. However, people are also turning to natural antibiotics for treatment. According to the NHS, 1 in 10[…]

Green tea catechins: defensive role in cardiovascular disorders

Green tea, Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), a major source of flavonoids such as catechins, has recently shown multiple cardiovascular health benefits through various experimental and clinical studies. These studies suggest that green tea catechins prevent the incidence of detrimental cardiovascular events, and also lower the cardiovascular mortality rate. Catechins present in green tea have the ability[…]

Study shows relationship between magnesium, bone mineral content

Although the importance of magnesium for bone health is known, little is known about magnesium absorption and its relationship to bone mineral content and density ­ both factors that relate to bone strength. In a new study, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital found[…]

Vitamin D Reduces Severe Asthma Attacks in Adults

Oral vitamin D supplementation, in addition to asthma medications, could reduce the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance by 50%, according to a recently-published study in The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the meta-analysis examined individual data from 955 participants from 7 trials that examined the effect[…]

Significant Memory, Attention Benefits Associated With Curcumin Supplement

Consuming curcumin may improve memory performance in middle-aged and older individuals, and may also lead to less neuropathological accumulation in the amygdala and hypothalamus. The findings come from an 18-month study conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles and published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Forty individuals with objective cognitive[…]

CoQ10 Supplementation: Studies Support Its Value

Human cells—at least most of them—produce an endogenous cofactor called coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This cofactor is critical for the mitochondrial respiratory chain to operate efficiently. Many patients use CoQ10 daily as a dietary supplement. Researchers and clinicians have been interested in this cofactor for a number of reasons, and they suspect that CoQ10 supplementation can[…]