Pumpkin Seed Oil May Offer Benefits to Post – Menopausal Women

 Pumpkin seed oil is rich in phytoestrogens (plant based oestrogens) which are thought to mimic some of the effects of hormones in the   body and may be useful during the menopause or for post menopausal women. A recent pilot study looked at the benefit of pumpkin seed oil in post memopausal women and found that women receiving … [Read more...]

Is Milk Really Good For Your Bones?

Milk is traditionally held up as the perfect 'bone' food. Rich in calcium we are told to include adequate dairy products in our diet to help prevent against the bone thinning disease osteoporosis. But is milk really good for our bones? A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition seems to provide an alternative view. In … [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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