Folic Acid May Improve Asthma and Allergies

Posted October 29, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Allergies, Asthma, folic Acid, Food & Nutrition, s, Vitamin B9

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TCM Dietary Therapy

Posted September 15, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition

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Diet Pattern Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes

Individuals who consume excess amounts of cheese, low-fiber grains, eggs, fried potatoes, tomato products, and red meat have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care. Study results found that a diet pattern containing these particular foods can produce increased levels of two proteins in the blood, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and fibrinogen. These proteins are indicators of inflammation in the body’s system and are linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. … Read More

Green Tea’s Antioxidants May Prevent Periodontal Disease

Posted March 12, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition

With origins dating back over 4,000 years, green tea has long been a popular beverage in Asian culture, and is increasingly gaining popularity in the United States. And while ancient Chinese and Japanese medicine believed green tea consumption could cure disease and heal wounds, recent scientific studies are beginning to establish the potential health benefits of drinking green tea, especially in weight loss, heart health and cancer prevention. … Read More

Vitamin D May Prevent Colds and Flu

Posted March 02, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized

A new study appearing in The Archives of Internal Medicine indicates vitamin D may effectively prevent colds and flu. Study findings were based on an assessment of nutritional habits, vitamin D levels and respiratory infection rates among approximately 19,000 study participants. … Read More

Three types of red berry fruits may provide beneficial vascular effects

Posted November 04, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition, Uncategorized

Red berry fruits -- such as the elderberry, chokeberry and bilberry -- have been used in folk medicine in Europe and North America for centuries. Hippocrates referred to the elderberry tree as his “medicine chest” while less famous healers have used the fruit as anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, diuretic, and laxative agents, as well as for the treatment of dysentery, stomach ailments, scurvy, and urinary tract problems. The berries contain a unique and complex chemical composition and are all rich in flavonoids, polyphenols and anthocyanins. The anthocyanins are responsible for the red, purple and blue pigments of the berries and hold the most promising properties for health. Anthocyanins have been shown to be powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerative, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties. … Read More

Brain Foods

Posted May 07, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition

Brain foods improve cognitive fitness and enhance mental power. It’s possible to improve the brain’s performance by including brain foods in our diet. Eating the right foods can boost IQ, improve mood and concentration and sharpen memory. … Read More

Nutrition For Health

Posted March 04, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Food & Nutrition

Lifestyle modifications, including nutrition for health, can protect against heart disease while offering health benefits such as lowered blood pressure and lessened risk of diabetes. Nutrition for health can lower levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease. Nutrition for health can increase HDL, or “good” cholesterol, protecting against heart disease. … Read More

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