• Blueberries Fight Belly Fat!

Blueberries Fight Belly Fat!

  • August 26th, 2013

Health experts have always raved about the health benefits of blueberries, but now, a new University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests that blueberries may help reduce belly fat and risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the heath family, which includes the cranberry and bilberry as well as […]

  • Mom’s Favorite Natural Remedies

Mom’s Favorite Natural Remedies

  • August 2nd, 2013

Regardless of culture, anyone who’s ever had a cold, a fever, a pain, etc., has been subjected to the rigors of their mother’s natural remedies, such as tea, honey, lemon, pepper, garlic, liquor, etc. However, there are also a few seemingly culture-specific natural remedies as well.

Healthy Mother’s Day Gifts
Why? Like most cultures, African Americans throughout history have discovered and […]

  • The Oil That May Cut Diabetes Risk

The Oil That May Cut Diabetes Risk

  • August 2nd, 2013

Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that’s linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers found. Higher levels of this hormone in the bloodstream have also been linked to a lower risk for heart disease.
While prior animal studies […]

  • Can Fruit Really Prevent Fibroids?

Can Fruit Really Prevent Fibroids?

  • July 2nd, 2013

According to a new study, women who ate two or more servings of fresh fruit per day were less likely to develop uterine fibroids than those who didn’t.

“Our study suggests that uterine fibroids can now be added to the list of potential health outcomes for which increased fruit and vegetable intake might be beneficial,” lead researcher Lauren Wise, an […]

  • Can Vitamin D Help Treat Asthma?

Can Vitamin D Help Treat Asthma?

  • April 2nd, 2013

An increasing number of studies are linking Vitamin D deficiency to a host of medical conditions. This includes heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Now, the case for vitamin D supplementation in the treatment of asthma is being made.

 

The findings, which appear in the September issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, are based on a review of […]