Archive | Supplements RSS feed for this section

Understanding Our Bodies: The Role of Antioxidants

26. October 2009

1 Comment

Understanding Our Bodies: The Role of Antioxidants

Are antioxidants good for you? To answer that question, you have to understand reactive oxygen species, or ROS. And to do that, you have to understand how your cells produce energy. In this article, we uncover the processes of oxidation and explain it in the context of your health and well being.

Continue reading...

Turmeric and Curcumin Show Major Health Benefits

13. August 2009

15 Comments

Turmeric and Curcumin Show Major Health Benefits

July was a big month for the herb tumeric, as a host of different studies and articles were published linking the bright yellow flavonoid found in the herb called curcumin to pain relief, protection against Alzheimer's and lowered risk of breast cancer. This new information adds to mounting evidence of the powerful role this herb can play as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body. Image thanks to _william @ flickr.

Continue reading...

Vitamin C the King of Antioxidants, 260 years later

23. July 2009

1 Comment

Vitamin C the King of Antioxidants, 260 years later

From British Naval ships to 21st century micronutrient labs, the tale of Vitamin C is a long winding journey through scientific discovery and antioxidant sales pitches.

Continue reading...

Swine Flu: Your Questions Answered

1. May 2009

1 Comment

Swine Flu: Your Questions Answered

An email from a San Antonio "doctor who attended a CDC public health meeting" landed in our inbox this morning and - seeing as Texas and San Antonio are at the forefront of this - we thought we would share parts of it with you. We'll take you through some of the claims - and review the supplements suggested by the doctor.

Continue reading...

A Nutritional Defense Against Swine Flu (and other diseases)

29. April 2009

3 Comments

A Nutritional Defense Against Swine Flu (and other diseases)

A doctor suggests that supplements can help fight swine flu and other similar types of pandemics. Here we provide an easy how-to guide on nutritional supplementation in the face of panic and disease.

Continue reading...

There Is Something Fishy About Intelligence

11. March 2009

9 Comments

There Is Something Fishy About Intelligence

Some fresh-caught research from Sweden found that a fish-laden diet improved the cognitive performance of teenage boys even when a whole slew of other variables were taken into account. [Great photo thanks to Jacob Bøtter's generous licensing over at Flickr]

Continue reading...
-->