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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hypertension

Macular Degeneration In 2000 Archives of Ophthalmology published a study involving 644 subjects which found that age-related macular degeneration was associated with hypertension and may have similar underlying causes. [Source] In 2013 Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science published a population-based study based on 963 subjects over the age of 73

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