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10 Good-for-You Ways to Enjoy your Chocolate
From organic to kosher to fair-trade, even exotic, AKiNS' chocolate selection lets you satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your commitment to wellness.
Herbal remedies may reduce hot flashes
Soy isoflavones in foods or supplements, and some herbal remedies may help reduce menopause symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, according to a review of 62 studies.

Ginger linked to healthier hearts
Daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including high blood
pressure and coronary heart disease, says a new paper from Chinese researchers.

Cranberry capsules help urinary tract infections more than juice
Cranberry capsules lowered the risk of UTIs by 50 percent. In the cranberry treatment group, 19 percent of patients developed a UTI, compared with 38 percent of the placebo group.
However, the researchers point out that since a cranberry capsule provides the equivalent of 8 ounces of cranberry juice, a patient would need a lot of pure cranberry to prevent an infection.
Tired all the time, have trouble sleeping, struggling with energy to exercise?
You could be one of the millions of people deficient in the essential mineral, iron. Iron helps make red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body. Almost half of girls and almost one in four women have low iron intakes. A study found exercise enthusiasts were found to be at risk of anemia.

Elderberry extract can help you avoid catching a cold on long flights, new trial reveals
A new study has found that an elderberry supplement can provide some protection from cold and flu-like symptoms following long-haul flights, as well as reducing passengers’ colds by up to two days if they get one.

Omega-3s may ease computer-related dry eye
If you work at a computer all day, you might want to take an Omega-3 supplement. A recent study showed that daily omega-3 intake might help relieve symptoms of dry eyes associated with prolonged exposure to computer screens.

Probiotics may help relieve seasonal allergies
Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life.

The Gut-Brain Connection
Scientists have confirmed the existence of what has been called the “second brain” – neurons lining the intestinal tract that communicate just like the neurons in the brain. Scientists have also confirmed inflammation and nutrition can influence the second brain, affecting our mental well-being. Read more to find out how.

OptiMSM benefits nasal allergy symptoms
In a randomized, controlled study, use of methylsulfonylmethane  (OptiMSM®) was found to be effective in reducing nasal allergy symptoms.
Cold snap got you down? Try Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health — it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.

Pine bark extract may reduce symptoms & severity of common cold
Taking daily supplements of the extract of French maritime pine bark, Pycnogenol®, may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduce the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing, says a new study from Italy.

Chocolate consumption linked to lower diabetes risk
Chocolate lovers rejoice! A new report gives more support to previous claims that chocolate may give a healthy boost. The authors of the report found that chocolate consumption may lower the risk of diabetes.

Cherries Fight Pain & Inflammation
Cherries do more than fill a tasty pie! A new study reports that consumption of Montmorency tart cherry juice caused changes in uric acid metabolism, which can have an impact on joint pain, gout and inflammation.

90% of Americans don’t get enough of this essential nutrient – are you one of them?
Choline is essential, but are you getting enough? Data indicate 90% of children, adults & pregnant women are not getting enough choline which can lead to fatty liver & increase the risk of birth defects. This essential nutrient found in milk, soybeans, egg yolk & salmon and is also available in supplemental form.
Vitamin C RDA Increase Could Help Reduce Heart Disease, Stroke, Cancer
Researchers say there is compelling evidence that the RDA of vitamin C should be raised to 200 mg/day for adults, up from its current levels in the United States of 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men.
Magnesium Moderates Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A clinical trial reports that magnesium supplementation reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Curcumin Supports Joint Health
A recent study reports that curcumin supplementation reduces symptoms in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Blunt Effects of Air Pollution on Heart
A recent study reported that omega-3 fatty acids attenuate the negative effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health.
Astaxanthin May Prevent Dementia
A study found that supplementing with astaxanthin decreased phospholipid hydroperoxides levels, which may help prevent dementia.
Fiber Fights Fat

A study involving 1,114 men and women found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber eaten per day, visceral fat was reduced by 3.7% over five years.

Glucosamine Studied in Lung Health

Glucosamine plays a role in lung health, according to a recently published study.

Ginger supplements may diminish markers for colon inflammation
Ginger root supplements may help tamp down markers for colon inflammation, a study finds.
Magnesium Supplementation May Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Results from a recent study suggest that supplementation with magnesium reduces insulin resistance and lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in overweight people.

Higher conversion rate of omega-3 through supplements

Omega-3 sourced from dietary supplements may be more beneficial to a healthy diet than omega-3 sourced from conventional plant foods, according to a new meta-analysis published in July by the Public Library of Science Genetics.

Multivitamins may slash premature birth risk

Women who began using multivitamin supplements around the time of conception had a lower risk of giving birth prematurely.

Omega-3s reduce anxiety & inflammation

A new study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people.

Could an antioxidant help boost your memory?

Adults who took antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for almost a decade performed better on one type of memory test than those who didn't take the supplements, according to a new study from France.

Fish oil in pregnancy may ward off babies' colds

Women who take DHA fish oil supplements during pregnancy may boost their babies’ immune systems and help protect against colds during the first months of life, a new study shows.

Vitamin C may help the eyes and the brain

According to a new study, Vitamin C may help nerve cells in the eye to function properly and may also be important for brain function.

Antioxidants may slash risk of hearing loss

Increased intakes of antioxidant vitamins A and E may significantly reduce the risk of hearing loss, according to a new study from Australia.

Research review confirms resveratrol's benefits
A recent review of human clinical research on Resveratrol conducted at the University of Florida confirms that Resveratrol is safe for human consumption, and that Resveratrol improves blood flow and insulin resistance
Vitamin E may reduce risk of motor neurone disease

Long-term use of vitamin E supplements may be associated with a reduced risk of the motor neurone disease ALS, according to new research.

Vitamin-D deficiency linked to increased muscle injury risk
New research has connected vitamin-D deficiency to an increased risk of muscle injuries in athletes.
Soluble fiber may cut levels of belly fat

Increased soluble fiber consumption may reduce the amount of deep belly fat that we accumulate, according to new research.

Can Vitamin D Lower Your Risk of Melanoma?

Taking vitamin D may help protect women who have already had non-melanoma skin cancers against a much deadlier form of the disease, suggests a new study.

Heart risks lower in men who get enough vitamin D: study

Men who consume the recommended amount of vitamin D are somewhat less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those with low vitamin D, according to a U.S. study.

Vitamin E supplements may reduce lung disease risk: Cornell study

Daily supplementation with vitamin E could lower the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in women over 45, says a study from Cornell University.

Beat depression naturally with herbal supplement
The herb rhodiola (Rodiolia rosea) has been used in Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia to help people deal with stress and recover from debilitating illness.
Acai may ward off diabetes & heart diseases
Acai smoothies reduced participants' fasting glucose rates by 5.3% and cholesterol levels by 10.6%, a study in Nutrition Journal found.
Many older Americans not getting sufficient calcium
Older men and women consume less calcium through their diets than younger adults, and may need to adjust their food intake or increase their use of calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis.
Probiotics may help reduce seasonal allergies
Recent research found that probiotic drinks can alleviate the symptoms of pollen allergies. The probiotic drinks also stimulate the manufacture of allergy-inhibiting substances.
Can Omega-3s Lower Your Risk for Diabetes?

Study show comsuming omega 3s could lower odds of developing type-2 diabetes

Secrets to Super Summer Skin
The skin requires many nutrients to look and be healthy.
L-Carnitine Could Help Ease Blood Sugar Levels
A study shows daily supplements of L-Carnitine may improve how the body handles glucose and help prevent spikes in blood sugar levels
Low Vitamin D Linked to Heart Disease
Researchers from Utah presented fresh evidence this week linking vitamin D deficiency to heart disease.
Red Wine's Resveratrol Fights Obesity
Resveratrol, a compound present in grapes and red wine, reduces the number of fat cells and may one day be used to treat or prevent obesity, according to a new study.
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Study: Omega-3 Deficiency Takes 96,000 Lives Annually in the US

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Coconut Oil May Aid Fat Loss

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