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Newsbriefs: Herbal Supplements; Medication Reviews

Herbals and Heart Patients
Herbal supplements are popular among heart disease patients, despite questions over their safety and efficacy. A review published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at 42 herbal medications that have a possible indication for treating one or more cardiovascular conditions,

6. Can Supplements Really “Boost” Brainpower

One of the fastest-growing segments of the dietary supplement industry is the market for products claiming to protect your memory or “boost” your brainpower. These range from mega-doses of vitamins your body does actually need (though not necessarily in such quantity) to novel concoctions such as Asian herbal remedies or

4. Spices and Herbs

Flavor Your Plate
If you’d like to add a bit of pizazz to healthy, nutrient-dense whole foods such as vegetables and legumes, be creative and sprinkle on some spices and herbs. These seasonings generally cost only pennies per serving and can help you cut back on the fat, sugar, and salt

2. Eating To Beat Disease

When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting

PCOS Natural Treatment with Inositol and NAC

PCOS is one of the most common hormonal diseases. It is a multifaceted disease with a complex set of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, including high testosterone, failure to ovulate, and insulin resistance.

Newsbriefs: Heart Disease; Dietary Supplements; Protein Consumption

Oats Improve Several Heart Disease Markers
Most research on oats has focused on how oats impact LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which can build up in blood vessels and narrow the arteries. Now, a meta-analysis suggests that oats can also reduce two other markers of cardiovascular disease: non-HDL cholesterol (total cholesterol minus the

Deciphering Medication Guides

When you receive a medication guide or information leaflet with a new drug from your pharmacy, do you toss it in the recycling bin without reading it? This approach is not in your best interest, even if it can be tiresome to work your way through the minutiae.
“You need to

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