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Reservations About Resveratrol

14 Jan 2021

In 1940 Japanese researcher Michio Takaoka submitted his thesis for a graduate degree in which he described studies of plants with a folkloric history of having medicinal properties. Such studies...

Fishing for Evidence on Omega-3s and Dry Eyes

12 Feb 2020

Are omega-3s the new vitamin C? In the past few years, these fats, primarily found in fish and flaxseeds, have acquired a reputation as veritable superheroes. Have arthritis? Try omega-3s! Don’t...

Do You Know What’s Inside Your Herbal Medicine?

5 Dec 2019

Can we find 15,000 taxonomists willing to work around the clock? I write this because there are a lot of species out there that need to be properly identified, but apparently a taxonomist (a person...

Digestive Enzymes: Weight Loss Supplement?

22 Nov 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Somebody (usually on the internet) told you that in order to improve your digestive health you need to buy (also usually from the internet) some digestive...

Can Arginine Supplements Help Control Blood Pressure?

2 Aug 2018

Arginine is an amino acid, a type of molecule used in the synthesis of proteins. Most of us get our amino acids from our diet, breaking down the protein in our food into its constituent parts and...

Ward off cardiovascular disease with vitamin and mineral supplements? Not Likely!

29 May 2018

Numerous studies have addressed the possible effects of such supplements and now Dr. David Jenkins and his team at the University of Toronto have done a spectacular job in scouring the literature...

How to Make the Healthiest Cup of Tea

28 Aug 2017

I grew up with British grandparents who probably averaged 5-7 cups of tea a day- a routine I picked up sometime around the age of 10. I never considered though that tea could be good for me! We’ve...

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