By | Aug 29, 2012

Breast Health Tip #11: CoQ10 The following is one in an ongoing series of columns entitled Dr. Christine Horner’s Natural Secrets for Breast Health by Christine Horner MD, FACS.View all columns in series BREAST HEALTH TIP #11: CoQ10 CoQ10, a powerful natural occurring antioxidant, lowers your risk of breast cancer, shrinks metastatic breast tumors, protects [...]

Foods High in Potassium

By | Aug 25, 2012

About Potassium: Potassium is necessary for balancing the pH of your body and for keeping fluids in balance as well, so it’s important for normal blood pressure regulation. Potassium is also needed for muscle growth, and for nervous system and brain function. It’s found in many different foods, especially fruits and vegetables, so you may [...]

Prescription drugs cause nutrient depletion

By | Aug 16, 2012

 Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription you are taking can help [...]

Cucumber Nutrition Facts – Health Benefits of Cucumbers

By | Aug 13, 2012

Cucumbers are more than just a salad accoutrement; they are a bona fide tasty and healthy vegetable in their own right. Often thought of as a vegetable that goes with something else, cucumbers will soon give you reason to eat them on their own! But more than a tasty treat that livens up any dip, [...]

Are Cucumbers Healthy?

By | Aug 13, 2012

    Photo Credit cucumber image by Andrzej Włodarczyk from   The cucumber is a green, cylindrical vegetable related to the squash and available year-round, although the widest variety and healthiest cucumbers are available in summer. Cucumber types range from the ridged Armenian cucumber to the slender and bumpy Japanese cucumber. The English cucumber [...]

Vitamin D For Boosting Immunity

By | Aug 12, 2012

Vitamin D in the form of 1,25(OH)2D is a potent immune system modulator. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is expressed by most cells of the immune system, including T cells and antigen-presenting cells, such as dendritic cells and macrophages . Under some circumstances, macrophages also produce the 25(OH)D3-1-hydroxylase enzyme that converts 25(OH)D to 1,25(OH)2D (8). [...]

Omega-3 fatty acids

By | Aug 12, 2012

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’ t make them — you have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Also [...]

Inflammation Reduced In Overweight Older Adults By Omega-3

By | Aug 12, 2012

New research shows that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of these supplements could help protect against and treat certain illnesses. Four months of omega-3 supplementation decreased one protein in the blood that signals the presence of inflammation by an average of [...]

Women With Depression May Benefit From Vitamin D3

By | Aug 12, 2012

Women with moderate to severe depression had substantial improvement in their symptoms of depression after they received treatment for their vitamin D deficiency, a new study finds. The case report series was presented at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Because the women did not change their antidepressant medications or other environmental factors [...]

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