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How a Phytonutrient Found in Broccoli Might Help Young Men with Autism

New research suggests that young men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may benefit from supplementing their daily diet with sulforaphane, a phytonutrient found in broccoli and other...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Near-Sightedness

New research from Australia suggests that low vitamin D status in young adults may increase the risk of developing myopia (near-sightedness). In a study involving 946 individuals participating in the...

Top 3 Natural Cold & Flu Fighters: Your Guide to Seasonal Wellness

I love this time of year. Kids are back in school, the leaves are slowly starting to change to brilliant shades of orange and red… and, of course, football has started (and even if you’re not a fan of...

Vitamin D Update: New Links to Heart Disease & Mortality Risk

New research from Great Britain suggests that maintaining adequate vitamin D status may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular or respiratory disease. In a study involving 14,641 men and women...

Moms-to-Be: New Study Reveals How You May Reduce Autism Risk

New research suggests that healthy iron intake during pregnancy may reduce the risk of a child developing autism. Iron deficiency during pregnancy is common, estimated to affect 40- 50%...

Omega-3s May Protect Against Hearing Loss

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have long held a reputation as “brain food” because they help preserve healthy cognitive function; now new research suggests they may protect against...

#OptimalU: Which Oils Does Your Body Need (And Which Should You Avoid)?

When you hear the word “oil,” what comes to mind? A car? A spill in the ocean? Onion rings? I used to associate the word “oil” with negative connotations, but as my knowledge and...

Eggshell Membrane Shows Promise for Arthritis Pain

New research from Germany suggests osteoarthritis patients may benefit from taking a daily dietary supplement made from eggshell membrane. The study, published in the Journal of Arthritis, involved 44...

Fish Oil Supplements Protect Against Cognitive Decline

New research provides additional evidence that fish oil supplementation may protect against cognitive decline in the elderly. In a study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, researchers...

What Most Doctors AREN'T Being Taught!

Dear Friends, When you go to the doctor, you assume they've been taught everything they need to know in order to keep you and your family healthy. But in today's video, Dr. Michael Greger discusses one...

Going Gluten-Free: Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Dear Friends, More and more people are going gluten-free these days, including many who don’t even know what gluten is. A recent episode of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show featured a segment where they...

Water Warning: What's In Your Glass and How Can You Make Sure It's Safe?

Everyone’s heard warnings about poor quality drinking water in other countries, Montezuma’s Revenge and all that. When I was studying abroad we were warned about using the St. Petersburg, Russia, city...