Diseases

Breast Cancer

Acupuncture – Reduced hot flashes in women with breast cancer In 2016 the Journal of Clinical Oncology published a study in which 190 breast cancer patients received either self-care instructions (including hormonal therapy) alone or combined with acupuncture to treat climacteric syndrome (hot flashes). The 85 women in the acupuncture/self-care group saw

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Prostate Cancer

Ginger In 2012 Nutrition Journal published an animal study which showed that feeding rats 100mg/kg/body weight ginger daily reduced prostate tumor progression by 56 percent. [Source] Quercetin In 2004 Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology published an in vitro study which demonstrated that quercetin significantly inhibited the growth of highly aggressive prostate cancer cells. [Source] Cruciferous vegetables

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Osteoarthritis

Ginger In 2014 Journal of Holistic Nursing published a study in which 7 days of treatment with a topical ginger compress or a ginger patch was able to reduce pain by 48 percent, fatigue by 49 percent, and increase functionality by 31 percent in 20 patients with chronic osteoarthritis. [Source] Ginger – Osteoarthritis

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Macular Degeneration

CoQ10 In 2001 Ophthalmologica published a study which found that 19 patients with age-related macular degeneration generally had lower CoQ10 levels than 19 aged-matched controls. Based on this data the authors theorize that CoQ10 may have a protective effect against macular degeneration. [Source] In 2005 Opthalmologica published a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 106 patients which found

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Dementia

Aromatherapy In 2002 The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 71 patients which found that 4 weeks of aromatherapy with essential oil balm was able to reduced agitation and improve quality of life scores in patients with severe dementia. [Source] Ginger In 2014 Biochemical and Biophysical Research

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Stroke

Rehabilitation In 2002 NeuroRehabilitation published a study which found that a 4-week rehabilitation program which consisted of strength training significantly increased muscle power in stroke patients with no negative effects on spasticity. [Source] Eggs – Heart disease and stroke In 2016 the Journal of the American College of Nutrition published

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Cardiovascular Disease

Berries In 2016 Scientific Reports published a meta-analysis including 22 clinical trials totaling 1,251 subjects which showed that berry consumption significantly lowered LDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, fasting glucose, body mass index, A1C and tumor necrosis factor-α (a major pro-inflammatory cytokine). In 2016 Antioxidants published a double-blind study in which 107

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Colorectal Cancer

Breath tests for screening In 2016 the International Journal of Cancer published a study in which 418 breath samples collected from 65 patients showed that breath tests were an accurate and non-invasive way to screen for and detect colon cancer. [Source] Cruciferous vegetables In 2013 Annals of Oncology published a meta-analysis

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Alzheimer’s

Blueberries In 2003 Nutritional Neuroscience published an animal study which found that mice engineered to have Alzheimer’s performed maze tests normally and did not show elevated levels of amyloid beta (the primary trigger for Alzheimer’s) when blueberries were included in the diet starting at 4 months of age. Bacopa In 2008

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Atherosclerosis

Aged Garlic Extract and CoQ10 In 2012 the Journal of Cardiovascular Research Disease published a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in which 65 firefighters at intermediate risk for atherosclerosis were given 1200 mg of aged-garlic extract and 120 mg of CoQ10 or a placebo daily for one year. At the end of

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