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Healthy Knees: Turmeric and curcumin reduce OA knee pain

Osteoarthritis In osteoarthritis (OA) joint cartilage, ligaments, linings, and nearby bone break down. The most common affected areas include hips, knees, hands, and spine, which become stiff and painful. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines reduce symptoms, but donot have a clear clinical effect on the condition, and do have serious long-term side effects. Doctors are searching forContinue reading “Healthy Knees: Turmeric and curcumin reduce OA knee pain”

Oral Health: Nutrients help ensure healthy teeth and gums

What is gingivitis? Gingivitis begins with red, swollen gums that bleed easily, and is reversible with treatment and good home care. Doctors also believe diet is an important factor. Micronutrients preserve periodontal health In this study, doctors collected diet information from 450 participants, average age 50, who also had an oral exam. Most were obese,Continue reading “Oral Health: Nutrients help ensure healthy teeth and gums”

Mind & Body: nutrients help control weight, boost quality of life

Garcinia cambogia and glucomannan reduce weight, improve body composition In an effort to find effective treatments for overweight and obesity, doctors looked to Southeast Asia for the flowering plant, garcinia cambogia (GC), and a to natural fiber supplement, glucomannan (GNN). This study covered 136 adults aged at least 18, with a body-mass index score greaterContinue reading “Mind & Body: nutrients help control weight, boost quality of life”

Healthy women: nutrients improve women’s reproductive health

Vitamins D, B6, and EGCG reduce fibroids Uterine fibroids (UF) tend to occur during childbearing years, and while they do not increase chances for uterine cancer, they can create discomfort and alter the menstrual cycle. Doctors don’t know what causes UF but suspect hormonal changes play a role. UF contain more estrogen and progesterone receptorsContinue reading “Healthy women: nutrients improve women’s reproductive health”

Ahead of the curve: early-stage discoveries: EFA oleic acid, ginger, okra/yogurt

Good results in the lab can lead to larger human trials. Here are some of the most promising recent findings. EFA oleic acid in MS The essential fatty acid, oleic acid, aids the function of immune regulatory (T-reg) cells impaired by multiple sclerosis (MS). Doctors first exposed T-reg cells to oleic acid, which activated theirContinue reading “Ahead of the curve: early-stage discoveries: EFA oleic acid, ginger, okra/yogurt”

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