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Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Spares Healthy Functioning Cells Researchers from Rutgers University have found that an ingredient in olive oil will kill cancer cells in under an hour. The researchers tested a compound called oleocanthal, a central component of extra virgin olive oil, and found that it caused the premature death of cancer cells in the laboratory by puncturing cancer cell vesicles, called lysosomes. ... Read More »

Bifidobacteria Probiotic Fends Off Colds and Flu

Supplement Leads to Fewer, Less Severe Illnesses In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that supplementing with bifidobacteria probiotics will reduce colds and flu. The study followed 581 college students for six weeks as they prepared for their final exams. During the study period, the students consumed a placebo or a daily supplement with one of ... Read More »

Your Mouth Tells a Story

Functional Dentistry Connects Oral Health to Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease LINDA SECHRIST The focus of functional medicine—whole person health care—easily expands to include dentists trained in oral systemic health. Currently embraced by a small percentage of today’s farsighted dentists and doctors, this relatively new field of prevention and wellness views the mouth as a key portal when considering the ... Read More »

Potatoes Don’t Pack on Pounds

Popular Misconception Mashed Research from scientists at the University of California, Davis has mashed the notion that potatoes cause weight gain. The researchers tested 90 overweight people divided into three groups, with all of them eating five to seven servings of potatoes each week over a three-month period. Two groups reduced their calorie intake by 500 calories per day, with ... Read More »

Digital ‘Blue Light’ Reading Disrupts Sleep Rhythms

Digital ‘Blue Light’ Reading Disrupts Sleep Rhythms Recent findings from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, has determined that reading from a light-emitting tablet or computer before bedtime will disturb sleep and may change the circadian rhythms that govern the body’s clock. The research, published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, tested 12 people for two weeks. On ... Read More »

Natural Facial Essentials

Few Skincare Product Labels Tell the Whole Story At age 25, Paula Begoun, author of The Original Beauty Bible and other bestselling books on skincare, makeup and hair care, read her first label on a skincare product she was using. Although she’d tried many different products to control her acne and eczema since age 11, she hadn’t thought about the contents, which ... Read More »

Spotlight on Pumpkins

A Source of Healthy Nutrition   While savoring a slice of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, consider that this favorite and versatile fall vegetable is a nutritional powerhouse. Pumpkins are high in carotene, which protects against vision loss, heart disease and cancer. Pumpkin seeds, which can be eaten raw, baked or roasted, are particularly rich in zinc, which helps prevent prostate ... Read More »

Red/Purple Produce is Best for Our Weight and Heart

New research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found the color of the fruits and vegetables we eat may affect our weight and heart health differently. The study followed 1,272 people over a three-year period, beginning in 2006 and 2008. The researchers compared their respective diets over both periods with levels of cholesterol, weight and waist circumference—all measures of ... Read More »

Rejuvenated Skin- Just in Time for the Holidays

Now is the time to rejuvenate your skin for the Holidays You’ve gone to the beach, you’ve lounged in the sun, you’ve enjoyed your summer— but how has your skin weathered the season?  If you’re like most people, your fine lines might be a little more pronounced, your complexion a bit blotchy or discolored, or maybe you’ve gained a few extra freckles. Can the damage be reversed? Dr. Boneva ... Read More »

Muscle-Building Supplements Linked to Testicular Cancer

Research Finds Raised Risk New research published in the British Journal of Cancer has found that taking muscle-building supplements can increase the risk of testicular cancer by up to 65 percent. The study monitored 356 cancer patients and 513 control subjects, all from Connecticut and Massachusetts. The case-control study was conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Public Health ... Read More »