Conditions & Illnesses

Chronic Heart Failure

CoQ10 In 2014 the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a 2-year, 420-patient, placebo-controlled trial which found that, for patients with chronic heart failure, 100 mg CoQ10 taken 3 times daily in addition to standard therapy reduced cardiovascular symptoms and major adverse cardiovascular events. In 2013 the American Journal of Clinical

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Asthma

Air purifiers In 2017 the Journal of Asthma published a 12-week study in which air purifiers were installed in the bedrooms of children with asthma in Fresno, CA. Compared to a control group, the children who received air purifiers saw improvement in asthma test scores and reduced daytime nasal symptoms. Average particulate

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Migraines

Migraines In 2016 The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews published a review of 22 trials and a total of 4985 patients which showed that acupuncture may reduce the frequency of migraine headaches and may be as effective as preventative drugs. [Source] In 2017 JAMA Internal Medicine published a study in which 245 participants were either

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Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)

Artichoke Extract In 2010 Biological Trace Element Research published an animal study which found that artichoke leaf extract reduced total cholesterol levels and pro-oxidant status – two key factors in the onset of atherosclerosis – in rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. [Source] Red Rice Yeast In 2015 Atherosclerosis published a meta-analysis of 20 studies which

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Fatigue

Guarana – Fatigue associated with chemotherapy In 2011 the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a clinical trial in which 65 breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy were given either a placebo or 50 mg guarana twice daily for 21 days. Compared to the placebo, guarana significantly improved chemotherapy-related fatigue. Acupuncture – Post

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Dysmenorrhea

Ginger In 2009 the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a double-blind clinical trial in which 150 female students with primary dysmenorrhea took 250 mg ginger rhizome powder, 400 mg ibuprofen or 250 mg mefenamic acid 4 times per day for 3 days from the start of their menstrual

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Common Cold

Vitamin C In 2013 The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews published a meta-analysis of 29 trials involving 11,306 participants which found that, while regular vitamin C supplementation could reduce the duration and severity of colds, it was not effective in preventing of the common cold. [Source] In 2006 Annals of

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Type 2 Diabetes

Reduced risk – Eating 2 meals per day In 2014 Diabetologia published a 12-week, crossover study involving 54 patients with type 2 diabetes which found that eating a larger breakfast and lunch (two meals per day) reduced body weight, liver fat content, fasting blood sugar and insulin sensitivity more than

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Psoriasis

Sun exposure In 2011 the British Journal of Dermatology published a study in which 20 patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis showed clinical improvement in psoriasis as well as rapid reduction in local and systemic inflammation after 16 days of controlled sun exposure. [Source] Tanning Beds In 2003 Archives of Dermatology published

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IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Physical activity In 2011 The American Journal of Gastroenterology published a study of 75 patients who were randomized to either a control group (maintain current lifestyle) or were instructed to increase their physical activity. Patients in the control group saw increased symptom severity while those who increased physical activity experienced a

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