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February 19, 2014
Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety
The smell of sweet orange essential oil may have anxiety-reducing properties without the potentially addictive, sedating, and adverse effects of Valium-type benzodiazepine drugs.
January 22, 2014
Who Shouldn’t Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?
Just because something is natural and plant-based doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. Those who are pregnant, have gallstones, or are susceptible to kidney stones may want to moderate their...
January 15, 2014
Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Randomized controlled trial comparing the safety and efficacy of drugs versus curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, for the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis.
January 10, 2014
Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
December 6, 2013
Phytates for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
Women who consume the most high-phytate foods (whole grains, beans, and nuts) appear to have better bone density.
October 7, 2013
Tell Your Doctor If You Eat Grapefruit
The role white and pink (red) grapefruit may play in weight loss and cholesterol control, as well as the suppression of drug clearance enzymes within the body.
September 30, 2013
Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable
Simple changes in diet and lifestyle may quadruple a woman’s survival rate from breast cancer.
September 25, 2013
Treating Multiple Sclerosis With the Swank MS Diet
A plant-based diet may not only be the safest treatment for multiple sclerosis, it may also be the most effective.
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