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March 8, 2013
Herbal Tea Update: Rooibos & Nettle
Rooibos (red) tea may reduce stress levels by suppressing adrenal gland function. Nettle tea is mineral rich but may have estrogenic side effects.
November 28, 2012
Ractopamine in Pork
BREAKING NEWS video: An analysis of yesterday's Consumer Reports finding that 1 in 5 samples of retail pork tested positive for the growth-promoting drug ractopamine. Tomorrow, I will cover their..
October 18, 2012
Wake Up and Smell the Saffron
Even the scent of the spice saffron may reduce stress hormone levels and ease the psychological symptoms of PMS.
September 14, 2012
Slimming the Gecko
A workplace dietary intervention study at GEICO corporate headquarters demonstrates the power of plant-based eating.
July 24, 2012
The Benefits of Caloric Restriction Without the Actual Restricting
One mechanism by which caloric restriction may extend one's lifespan is by upregulating dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA supplements are..
January 12, 2012
Amla Versus Cancer Cell Growth
Indian gooseberries (amla), an important plant in Ayurvedic medicine, may have anti-cancer properties, as well as cough-, fever-, pain-, stress-, and diarrhea-suppressing effects.
September 30, 2011
Inflammatory Remarks About Arachidonic Acid
Arachidonic acid may play a role in cancer, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders.
September 29, 2011
Improving Mood Through Diet
The purported role arachidonic acid plays in brain inflammation could explain why eliminating chicken, fish, and eggs may improve symptoms of mood disturbance, depression, anxiety and stress within..
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