The bitter the better

November 24, 2008  
Filed under Dietary

CM NEWS – A recent study identifies for the first time antioxidant properties of many Chinese herbs that regulates blood circulation. It discovers the herbs traditionally categorized as “bitter” and “sour” in flavours carry more antioxidants than others.

The study was a joint investigation between the Southern Cross University in Australia and Shanxi Provincial People’s Hospital in China. Read more

Soy, dried plum reverse bone loss

October 23, 2008  
Filed under Aging, Dietary

CM NEWS – Scientists may have found a dietary solution to reverse bone loss. A recent study indicates that a combination of soy protein, dried plum and substances used in making artificial sweeteners can restore bone mass in ovarian hormone deficient rats. Read more

Lingzhi body, not just spores, also ups immunity

August 5, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

CM NEWS – Numerous (靈芝, Ganoderma lucidum) products on the market advertise their immunostimulatory efficacy by how “cracked” the spores are. But are cracked spores really that superior over the rest of the mushroom? Read more

Curry offers hope to fight obesity, diabetes

June 22, 2008  
Filed under Diabetes, Dietary

curryCM NEWS – Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain. And now, it might be able to prevent diabetes, or even obesity. Read more

Red yeast rice promotes bone formation

June 7, 2008  
Filed under Dietary

red-yeast-rice4CM NEWS – Red yeast rice, rice fermented with a special purple-red mold, has been known for its abilities to lower cholesterol and blood lipid levels. A recent study opens up the possible use of red yeast rice to stimulate bone formation, which might be good news for patients with osteoporosis. Read more

Omega-3 heart benefits confirmed; 500mg/day recommended

March 10, 2008  
Filed under Dietary, Heart health

salmon.gifCM NEWS – Omega-3 fatty acids from oily fishes or capsules can reduce cardiovascular risk by up to 45%, according to a review of major scientific data. Experts recommend dosage of 500mg a day for healthy persons and 1 g for patients with coronary artery diseases. Read more

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

March 9, 2008  
Filed under Dietary, Heart health

Child & Family Research Institute release New research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows the typical North American diet of eating lots of meat and not much fish is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and this may pose a risk to infant neurological development. Read more

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