Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain Relief?

For those looking for natural arthritis treatments or joint pain remedies the task can be daunting.  Chances are if you’re searching Google for joint pain supplements, you’re going to land on a page that’s trying to sell you something…  This isn’t one of those pages. Osteoarthritis (not to be confused with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune… Read More

Green Coffee Bean Extract for Weight Loss?

For those of you who’re interested in shedding a few pounds–whether your motivation comes from wanting to improve your overall health or simply look better at the beach this summer, the coffee bean just keeps giving and giving… Previously, I wrote about how coffee mannans (coffee mannooligosaccharides) which are basically an indigestible component found in… Read More

Natural Remedies For the Common Cold

For those of us in colder climates, many of us have already battled the common cold this season.  Though generally not a serious illness for those who’re otherwise healthy, the common cold can be a nuisance. Keep reading to find out some natural cold remedies that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials. What Are… Read More

Health Benefits of Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a very potent antioxidant that we’ll be hearing more and more about over the coming years.  Specifically, it functions as a carotenoid antioxidant though it does not get converted to vitamin A.  Though it’s a ubiquitous pigment found in the marine environment which  provides the pinkish-red color to lobsters, shrimp, salmon, and crayfish,… Read More

Phytostanol Margarine for Lowering Cholesterol?

Elevated serum cholesterol and, in particular, LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) are important risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Does phytostanol and phytosterol-enriched margarine help lower cholesterol levels in user and non-users of statine medication? Read More

Dietary Supplements for Diabetes?

The incidence of diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide.  Worldwide, approximately 250 million people have diabetes—according to the World Health Organization.  In Canada, the number of patients with diabetes is projected to increase from 1.4 million in 2000 to 2.4 million in 2016 [1].  What’s more is that the health care cost associated… Read More

Supplementation with Lees of Brown Rice Reduces Waist Circumference?

The Lees of brown rice are by-products of its fermentation in the process of making rice wine.  Brown rice itself is an unrefined whole grain which is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other constituents.  Previous research suggests that intake of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of both diabetes… Read More