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Tea

The Power of Tea

entral Oregon, we enjoy a world of varieties of tea for both flavor and health benefits.Tea grew wild in its native China until it was discovered that the brewed leaves improved the taste of the water the Chinese boiled in order to prevent becoming ill.

Supplements

Vitamins B,C,D,E from Food, Not Supplements, Linked to Improved Brain Function

“A study of older adults in Oregon identified mixtures of nutrients [from foods] that seem to protect the brain, and other food ingredients that may worsen brain shrinkage and cognitive decline.”

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Daily Aspirin Tied To Risk of Vision Loss

Seniors who take aspirin daily are twice as likely to have late stage macular degeneration than those who never take aspirin, according to a European study.

Immune

PSA Test Does More Harm Than Good In Most Men

According the the Unites States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) PSA screening results in little to no  reduction in prostate cancer-specific death rates and is associated with harmful and unnecessary treatments. 

Nutrition

Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Beat Low Saturated Fat Diet

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that eating certain nuts, fiber, plants and soy– and getting advice on how to do so effectively — can drop LDL cholesterol levels substantially more than a diet focused only on reducing saturated fat. 

Nutrition

Now there’s a fine kettle of fish…

Did you know that research suggests different types and strengths of fish oil supplementation depending on what you are trying to treat?

Nutrition

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO is a condition in which abnormally large numbers of normal bacteria are present in the small intestine, leading to impaired digestion and absorption of nutrients. 

Naturopathic Herbs

Feverfew+Ginger for Headaches

This recent research underscores what natural medicine experts have known for ages:  Feverfew and ginger are safe and effective in treating mild headaches, including migraine.  Its not very …

Nutrition

Olive Oil May Protect Against Stroke

More support for the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet is coming from researchers in France who are studying over 7500 people 65+  years of …

Allergies

Atopic dermatitis? Watch for food allergies

“Considering that 6 to 10 percent of children have atopic dermatitis and that up to one-third of those individuals may have documented food allergy, the …

Nutrition

Nutritious foods boost kids IQ

A diet rich in vitamins and nutrients appears to boost kids IQ, while fatty processed foods lower it,  British researchers say. This is particularly true during the …

Immune

Boost your immune system for cold-prevention

1.  Get adequate sleep 2.  Aim for 30 to 90 minutes of moderate exercise weekly 3.  Hot and cold contrasting shower daily 4.  Eat oysters from time …

Nutrition

Eating omega-3-rich fish may keep vision loss at bay

Eating more seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids  appears to slow advanced macular degeneration, a common cause of age-related blindness, according to new research published …

Nutrition

How to build strong bones…

Osteoporosis is a major public health issue affecting more than 10 million Americans.  However, there are steps you can take now, regardless of your age, to …

Nutrition

Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely

Is your supplement causing more harm than good?  It is definitely a “buyer beware” world out there when it comes to purchasing supplements.  Unfortunately this …

Nutrition

Mediterranean Diet Halves Incidence of New-Onset Diabetes

October 15, 2010 (Reus, Spain) — Use of the Mediterranean diet among nondiabetics at high cardiovascular risk halved the incidence of new-onset diabetes over four years …

Supplements

Vitamin B12 may curb risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

According to a new study published October 19th in the medical journal Neurology, higher levels of Vitamin B12, but not folate, reduced the risk of developing …

Nutrition

Blueberries for Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Published in the October issue of The Journal of Nutrition, daily consumption of blueberries helped people with a high risk for Type 2 diabetes reduce that …

Supplements

Calcium from synthetic supplements, but not from food, increase heart attacks

Synthetic calcium supplements are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, according to a meta-analysis of cardiovascular events in randomised trials of calcium supplements.  …

Supplements

High doses of B vitamins can reduce brain shrinkage, memory loss.

High doses of B vitamins can reduce shrinkage of the brain that is frequently a precursor of Alzheimer’s disease. In the best circumstances, the supplements …

Nutrition

Weight gain from common medications

Obesity in the United States has grown by 48% in the past 15 years.  Although not often considered in the list of risk factors for …

Supplements

High dietary Vitamin E prevents dementia

Higher intake of foods rich in vitamin E may modestly reduce long-term risk of dementia and Alzheimers Disease.  A key point here is that vitamin …

Naturopathic Herbs

Chickweed

Stellaria media Chickweed (Other common names include Little Star Lady and Starweed) Caryophyllaceae family This nutritive plant has a cooling action that is beneficial in …

Naturopathic Herbs

Arnica

Arnica  Arnica montana Asteraceae family Arnica is an excellent herb to remember during the summer months.  Outdoor sports and activities are common this time of …

Naturopathic Herbs

Failing the Acid Test

There were 113.4 million prescriptions written each year for Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex which are proton pump inhibitors that decrease stomach acid.  Most often …

Nutrition

Nuts Good for Cholesterol

More research backing up the cholesteroland triglyceride-lowering benefits of eating nuts indicates that for most people, consuming two handfuls of nuts a day appears to …

Nutrition

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

How much to take depends on both your health concerns and your age.  Moderate dosing is in the range of 200-600mg of combined EPA and DHA …

Supplements

Can you trust your vitamin supplement?

February 8, 2010 — A dietary supplement containing toxic levels of selenium 200 times greater than the concentration listed on the label caused a widespread …

Naturopathic Herbs

People with IBD may need different types of probiotic support…

A recent study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology showed that people with crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis have fewer of the so called beneficial …