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Archive for Antioxidants
Astaxanthin and Diabetes
Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that has been used extensively in Japan and other countries for eye fatigue, skin conditions, and muscle endurance, and it is gaining more of a following these days in the United States as well. We recently came across a remarkable animal study involving the antioxidant and diabetes. Scientists started treatment of Astaxanthin in this study on the subjects at 6 weeks of age. The effects of the antioxidant were evaluated at 10, 14, and 18 weeks. In this study, Astaxanthin displayed very positive healing results, according to the scientists!
A new review in the January issue of The Lancet Neurology finds that being either over or under nourished can increase the odds of a stroke.
However some of the claims made in the study are a bit harder to accept, especially in the face of evidence to the contrary. Read more
Let’s be honest, most of us love chocolate! Women crave it, men hoard it, and in Aztec times, kings were the first to have reportedly consumed it. Living to be a ripe old age of 122, the oldest woman who ever lived, Jeanne Calment, was even reported to eat two pounds of chocolate weekly! We know why we love it, but here are some reasons why we should not give it up completely. Chocolate really is good for our hearts! Read more
As a health professional, I regularly visit nursing homes filled with seniors who are bedbound or, for the most part, unable to get around without discomfort. They suffer from daily joint and muscle pain, and many suffer from lack of mobility. They become discouraged by the fact that they can no longer do the things they really enjoy. New research may have found a way to keep future seniors from this fate.
Turns out Mom had more of a point than she knew when she told you to eat your veggies.
A new study in the journal Stroke has found that diets rich in antioxidants from fruits, vegetables and whole grains appear to lower a woman’s odds for a stroke, even if she has a prior history of heart disease. Read more