Resveratrol has been much in the news as the component of grapes and red wine associated with reducing “bad cholesterol,” heart disease and some types of cancer. Also found in blueberries, cranberries, mulberries, peanuts and pistachios, resveratrol is associated with beneficial health effects in aging, inflammation and metabolism. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now identified one of the molecular pathways that resveratrol uses to achieve its beneficial action.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is best described as wear-and-tear arthritis. While difficult to treat, these two articles show promise for integrative therapies that include laser therapy, acupuncture and botanicals. Study One: Treatment of Osteoarthritis With Low-level Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Therapy: A Case Report. Published in