Ginkgo for PMS

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ginkgo biloba L. in treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome” from volume 15, number 8, 2009 of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of physical, behavioral and psychological symptoms that occur one to two weeks before menstruation. (1,3) Continue reading “Ginkgo for PMS”

A Few Brazil Nuts Per Day Help Cholesterol Levels

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND  from “Brazil nuts intake improves lipid profile, oxidative stress and microvascular function in obese adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.” from the May 2011 publication ofNutrition & Metabolism. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years (1).  In adolescents, aged 12-19 years, the obesity rate increased from 5%Continue reading “A Few Brazil Nuts Per Day Help Cholesterol Levels”

Whey Protein and Hypertension in Young Adults

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Whey beverages decrease blood pressure in prehypertensive and hypertensive young men and women”,  from the International Diary Journal 20 (2010) 753-760. Approximately 74.5 million Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure (3).  Many people search out dietary options to control hypertension or prehypertension before pharmaceutical treatmentContinue reading “Whey Protein and Hypertension in Young Adults”

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D3?

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “A 16-Week Randomized Clinical Trial of 2000 International Units Daily Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Black Youth: 15-Hydroxyvitamin D, Adiposity, and Arterial Stiffness.” in the July 21, 2010 publication of the Journal of Clinical Endocrine Metabolism. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that intakes for children and adolescentContinue reading “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D3?”