Ashwagandha and Saffron: Key Tools for a New Era of Living

Ashwaganda and Saffron

With Clinical Data for Mood, Stress, and Sexual Health, the Many Reasons to Consider Ashwaganda and Saffron for “Recovery 2021” In 2020, stress pretty much hit us all like a freight train—not just once or twice, but repeatedly. Many of these new stressors are carrying with us into 2021 andRead

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra): Setting the Record Straight

elderberry

By Jessie Hawkins, PhD/ Elderberries–dark purple berries from the Sambucus nigra plant–have become a universal natural remedy for respiratory complaints such as the common cold and seasonal influenza (Roxas, 2007; Blumenthal, 2003). Native to northern Europe, the elderberry has a centuries-long history of medicinal use. Since the onset of theRead

Commentary/Into the Future: Amazon and the Rise of Personal Healthcare

In this commentary on the future of healthcare, Dr. Robin Gaster shows the powerful influence Amazon and technology play in the role of medicine and the rise of personal healthcare. By Robin Gaster/ For 100 years, retailers have segmented the broad marketplace into groups – soccer moms, or Millennials, orRead

Medical Device that Combines Sound and Electrical Tongue Stimulation Significantly Reduces Tinnitus

In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus. They also found that therapeutic effects can be sustained for up to 12 months post-treatment. The findings could potentially help millions of people since tinnitus affects aboutRead

DHA Supplement May Offset Damaging Outcomes of Maternal Stress on Unborn Males in Early Development

autism, probiotics, pregnancy

Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia disproportionately affect males and are directly linked to early life adversity caused by maternal stress and other factors, which might be impacted by nutrition. But the underlying reasons for these male-specific impacts are not well understood. Researchers from the University of Missouri School ofRead

New Test Measures Anti-Inflammatory Function of HDL Cholesterol

Anti-Inflammatory Function of HDL Cholesterol

Assessing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is already a standard part of formulas used to predict cardiovascular risk. However, a new test that measures the anti-inflammatory function of HDL cholesterol may provide additional information that is independent of the quantity of HDL. If the results are confirmed in broaderRead

Higher Levels of Vitamins A, B2, E, and Folate May Reduce Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Previous studies suggested that the onset of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer development may be activated by oxidative stress, the association had not been clearly understood. A study of a significant 11,070 participants, led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, and a team of researchers at LSU Health New OrleansRead