Can Flaxseeds Fight Breast Cancer?

A number of studies have attributed a cancer protective effect to plant hormones known as phytoestrogens. One group of phytoestrogens known as lignans are contained in seeds especially flaxseeds     (or linseeds as they are often called). In a recent study women who ate a diet high  in lignans had a 40% lower … [Read more...]

Can Green Tea Help Reduce Risk Flu Risk?

 Green tea has long been associated with a number of  health benefits, but recent research suggests that it may also play a role in helping us to fight infections such as influenza. In a study which was written up in the Journal of  Nutrition, more than 2000 school pupils were given anonymous questionnaires regarding their tea … [Read more...]

Apples and Nuts Reduce Inflammation

A recent study showed that soluble fibre had a significant effect on inflammation. Two groups of mice were put on a low fat diet and one group was given soluble fibre while the other group wasn't. The mice were then injected with a microbial challenge. The soluble fibre group had 50% less symptoms than the other group and recovered 50% faster. This … [Read more...]

Reducing your risk of swine flu!

Recent research has discovered that taking a supplement of colostrum from bovine surces may be a very effective way to reduce the risk of swine flu and other flu like illnesses. Colostrum is the pre milk type sustance produced after female mammals give birth and it is extremely rich in immune boosting properties. One study found that supplementing … [Read more...]

Research highlights the importance of vitamin D

Vitamin D, used to only be linked to bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis, but increasingly research studies are revealing its importance in many areas of human health. In a paper published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D's role is identified in a number of health conditions inclluding immunity, blood … [Read more...]

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