Friday, August 5, 2011

August Office Hours and Blog

Office Hours for August
  • Closed at 4:00 PM Friday August 5th Leaving for Houston Seminar
  • Closed at 3:00 PM Wednesday August 17 Leaving for Albuquerque
  • Closed All Day Thursday August 18 in Albuquerque at VA
Nutrition and Health News:
  • Green tea polyphenols provide protective benefits against ultraviolet light.
  • Human data supports caloric restriction as an anti-aging strategy
  • Nearly 2/3rds of americans are medically overweight or obese while 30% believe they are healthy and 70% of obese believe they are just overweight.  An obvious disconnect between perception and reality.
  • A dual blend of two plant extracts might combat fat storage.  Sphaeranthus indicus flower and mangosteen fruit were found to impede the generation of fat.
  • Low levels of CoQ10 were associated with increase breast cancer risk in a Cancer Epidemiology study.  Supplementation also improves the function of the endothelium.
  • Blueberries inhibit fat formation.  In spite of them being expensive, I love blueberries.
  • Low levels of vitamin D are linked to stiffness of the arteries, while higher levels reduced risk of macular degeneration in women. Low levels may also explain the higher rate of hypertension in African Americans.  Deficience could also play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease.
  • Omega 3 FAs help protect against diseases related to obesity.
  • John Hopkins scientists in a recent study linked dysfunctional mitochondria (cell powerhouse) to peripheral neuropathy.
  • Antioxidants lower risk of metabolic syndrome and protect against radiation.
  • Coffee drinks rejoice.  The Journal of Stroke reports coffee drinkers have fewer strokes.
  • Maritime pine bark extract and bilberry extract (standardized) show promise in reducing eye pressure associated with glaucoma and also in combination with the eye drop latanoprost (prescription).

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