Cardiovascular Health

Study Suggests High Cholesterol in Men Can Be Lowered with Flaxseed

A new study from Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs -- if they don't mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their daily diet. Read more.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D: no end to its benefits?

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study has come out documenting vitamin D's benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

Study: Replace Saturated Fats with Omega-3 for Heart Health

Reducing intakes of saturated fats in the diet, and consuming polyunsaturated fats in their place, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 19 per cent, says a new Harvard study. Read more.

UK Study: Omega-3s make for flexible arteries

Study finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich meal consumption can improve arterial stiffness after meals. Read more.

Coenzyme Q-10

Coenzyme Q-10: Energy for mitochondria 

Coenzyme Q-10 is more than the energy nutrient. It’s more than the heart-health nutrient. It’s also involved in a crime – the crime of mainstream American doctors not recommending their patients take it with the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs the doctors prescribe like so much candy.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C: all hail the king

C is for citrus, and also for common cold, and also for King, as vitamin C has been known as the king of vitamins since Linus Pauling started preaching the gospel of megadoses of vitamin C to cure the common cold. 

There’s no question vitamin C is a first-rate, water-soluble antioxidant. It works in a network with the fat-soluble vitamin E in that they both quench free radicals, but in so doing, they themselves become inactivated. But vitamin C regenerates vitamin E and vice versa. As if by design!

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, the grandaddy of them all

Vitamin E was the first vitamin to be discovered, at the University of California-Berkeley in 1922. Since that time there's been thousands of research studies conducted on this fat-soluble vitamin. It got to the point where at least as many cardiologists were themselves taking vitamin E as they were taking aspirin.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol: Anti-aging miracle?

What has been called “The French Paradox” is the notion that the French eat much more high-fat foods compared to Americans, yet have three times less heart disease. The answer is now thought to be because of the copious quantities of red wine the French consume.

How great is that?

Vitamin D may cut elderly heart disease and diabetes risk

Middle aged and elderly people with high blood levels of vitamin D may be at a 33 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, says a new review from the UK. Read more.

Men's Health

Real men pop pills

It’s become more than acceptable for men to take pills for sexual performance purposes. They also do it to protect their prostate (which is, of course, also related to that first item above). They also do it for weekend warrior purposes.

B Vitamins

B vitamins: anti-stress and much more

Eight is enough when it comes to the B vitamins, as there are eight in all, though the more notable ones are B6, B12, niacin and folic acid.

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Pycnogenol

Pycnogenol: Swiss Army Knife of nutrients

The standardized extract of the bark of the French maritime pine tree (Pinus pinaster) is one of those Swiss Army Knife ingredients.

Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

Phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) – an early health food

 

Lecithin is technically known as phosphatidylcholine or PC. 

Lycopene

Lycopene – the gift of tomatoes

You say to-may-to … I say to-mah-to. But the real answer may be lycopene, seen as the healthful constituent in tomatoes and which accounts for half of all carotenoids found in human blood, and which also accumulates in particular in the prostate, adrenal glands and testes.

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