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Archive for the 'Onion' Category

Garlic and the risk of cancer

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

 The FDA has evaluated the scientific evidence for garlic intake with respect to the risk of different types of cancer. (more…)

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in herbal products

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of antibiotics.

You’re exposed to these bacteria when you swallow the herbal medicine. (more…)

Home remedies to treat alopecia areata

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that afflicts fewer than 2% of people younger than 50 years. It often starts in the 20s and 30s. In about 6% of these patients the disease progresses to a total loss of scalp hair.

Here are two studies using garlic gel and onion juice.


Diet and cancer prevention: What we know

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is designed to investigate the relationship between diet and cancer. It’s a multicenter study of more than 500,000 adults in 23 centers from 10 European countries.

Here’s what we now know. (more…)

Getting E. coli out of our food supply

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

With reports of food poisoning and food recalls, it’s good to know there’s a process that might make our food safer.

Electrolyzed water systems

Waste products as the next nutraceuticals?

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007 reports that scientists from Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) have found a potential use for waste as a potential source of antioxidants.

For example… (more…)

Sources of lutein and zeaxanthin to help prevent age-related macular degeneration

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Diets rich in lutein plus zeaxanthin may protect against intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in healthy women younger than 75 years, according to a study just published in the Archives of Ophthalmology.

The findings are significant because there is no cure for AMD, only limited treatments are available, and there is no established means of prevention. Therefore, any intervention that lowers the risk for AMD is potentially important.

But what are lutein and zeaxanthin, and where can you get them?