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…

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Common Dietary Supplements Used by Elite Athletes

For my 4rth article in my series of articles on dietary supplements that may help to improve athletic performance, I am going to review a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (Erdman et al, 2007) which reviews common dietary supplements used by elite Canadian athletes. Though it is generally accepted that…

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Gout, The Disease of Kings

I first heard of gout being referred to as the ‘disease of kings’ during my undergraduate pharmacology degree.  What this means is that if you suffer from gout, then there’s a pretty good chance that you are of royal lineage.  Okay, maybe I am only joking about that.  However, the truth is that maybe you’re…

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Coenzyme Q10 for Relieving Asthma Symptoms?

The results of a recent study suggest that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 may be beneficial to asthma patients.  Specifically, these results suggest that Coenzyme Q10 may reduce the long-term use of corticosteroids in asthma patients. Background: “Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of respiratory system, with disturbances in the dynamic balance of oxidant-antioxidant capacity…

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