Warning for Pregnant Women Who Drink Green Tea

Though the popularity of green tea is still predominantly in Asian countries, its following is growing in North America.  Green tea itself contains antioxidants and polyphenols, in particular such as catechins which have a number of potential health benefits including weight loss and promoting cardiovascular health [health benefits of green tea]. Folate and Pregnancy Folate… Read More

Does Purple Passion Fruit Peel Extract Ease Arthritis Pain?

Osteoarthritis is an exceedingly common condition that affects over 20 million Americans.  As we age, our chances of developing osteoarthritis continue to increase. Generally regarded as the ‘wear and tear’ type of arthritis, factors such as joint injuries among others can lead to its development. For those who suffer from this condition, previous research suggests… Read More

Blueberries Improve Insulin Resistance?

Over the past several months, I’ve often referred to The Metabolic Syndrome. Essentially, there’s a connection between being overweight and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. When medical conditions such as high blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol and triglycerides, obesity, and high blood pressure converge, it puts individuals at a greater risk for vascular related… Read More

L-Carntine l-Tartrate to Reduce Muscle Soreness?

For athletes who participate in resistance training, one common complaint following training is often post-exercise muscle soreness. Both clinically as well as from personal experience, I can tell you that this only gets worse as we age. If you’re looking to combat post-exercise muscle soreness, one options that you may want to consider is supplementing… Read More

Warning for Green and Black Tea Drinks!

Green Tea is a very popular drink not only in Asian countries, but throughout the world.  In western nations, black tea is probably even more popular. Green tea itself has many potential health benefits including promoting weight loss as well as beneficial effects on glucose tolerance (potentially beneficial for people with diabetes).  Both green as… Read More

Vitamin E and Selenium for Tuberculosis?

Effect of vitamin E and selenium supplementation on oxidative stress status in pulmonary tuberculosis patients… The results of a recent study published in the journal, Respirology (2008), suggest that supplementation with selenium and Vitamin E may enhance antioxidant status in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis who are receiving standard medication treatment. Study Background: ” Increased production… Read More