Soy Shows Benefits for High Blood Pressure

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND  from “Effects soy isoflavones on blood pressure: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” In the 2010 issue of Nutrition, Metabolism  Cardiovascular Disease. Approximately one billion people worldwide and 74.5 million Americans are affected by high blood pressure (1, 2).   High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseaseContinue reading “Soy Shows Benefits for High Blood Pressure”

Sesame – The New Healthy Protein?

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Antihyperlipidemic Effect of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Protein Isolate in Rats Fed a Normal and High Cholesterol Diet”, in the 2010 issue of Journal of Food Science. Sesame seeds are most commonly grown to make oil, but a new use for the seeds is on the horizon.  Sesame seedContinue reading “Sesame – The New Healthy Protein?”

Reduction in Oxidation Damage to DNA

My latest publication at the Natural Health Research Institute: Reduction in Oxidation Damage to DNA Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Effect of nut consumption on oxidative stress and the endothelial function in metabolic syndrome.” In the March 2010 issue of Clinical Nutrition. Posted May 6, 2010. Many have heard the cliché, you areContinue reading “Reduction in Oxidation Damage to DNA”

Pistachios- A New Superfood?

My latest publication at the Natural Health Research Institute: Pistachios – A New Superfood? Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND,  from “Pistachios Increase Serum Antioxidants and Lower Serum Oxidized-LDL in Hypercholesterolemic Adults.” In the March 2010 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Posted April 22, 2010. Pistachios, compared to other nuts, contain high amounts of antioxidants,Continue reading “Pistachios- A New Superfood?”