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Volume 5 Issue 3

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Broccoli Sprouts as Powerful Anti-Oxidants

It may well be true that if we had listened better to what our grandparents and parents taught us about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables, we would be living healthier and perhaps longer lives. Research is beginning to show us that aging, and the diseases that accompany that process, may well be the result of the decreasing ability of our bodies to deal with oxidative stress. There is also substantial evidence showing that eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables de-creases our chances of developing can-cer, high blood pres-sure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Oxidative stress is the

Calorie Restriction and BenaGeneTM: The Key to Longevity?

Key Terms Calorie Restriction (CR) A dietary regimen that reduces the caloric intake of an individual without resulting in malnutrition or a reduction in the intake of essential nutrients. NAD+/NADH Ratio A high NAD+/NADH ratio increases the stimulation of a variety of genes in the mitochondria and is associated with high energy production. CR and BenaGeneTM both increase the NAD+/ NADH ratio. What is Calorie Restriction? Increasing longevity (or life span) is often considered  nothing  more  than  the  goal  of fictional mad scientists and sorcerers. However, caloric restriction (CR) has been extensively studied over the last 70 years, with numerous

Natural Therapies for the Relief of Pain in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

In the article on page 8, obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) were discussed in the con-text of fatty acid oxidation. While there is a definite need to identify natural products that could aid in the reduction of fatty acid oxidation, a variety of natural products for the improvement of diabetic neuropathy symptoms have been identified and contin-ue to be explored. Diabetic neuropathies comprise a group of heterogeneous disorders caused by poorly managed or untreated T2D. Prolonged hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) induces increased production of free radicals, which can damage nerve fibres and cause nerve cell death. As such,

Confused About Cholesterol?

We Are Here to Help Cholesterol, an animal sterol, is a waxy substance found in every cell in our body.  Cholesterol is  used  as  a  base for the production of steroid hormones, bile salts, and vitamin D, as well as maintaining cell membrane fluidity. Without cholester- ol we would not be able to properly digest foods, our cell structure would not be able to withstand any changes in temperature, and a significant number of important hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, could  not be produced. Cholesterol is produced in the liver, from the molecule acetyl-coenzyme-A. A key step in the

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Burning Less Fat Might Help… No, Really!

Simply put… Despite the clinical focus on increasing fatty acid oxidation to clear surplus fat stores in obese and diabetic individuals, new research suggests that increasing fatty acid metabolism does more harm than good. This article provides insight into the complex balance of glucose and fatty acid metabolism, and why blocking fatty acid metabolism may be a more appropriate therapeutic option for obese and type 2 diabetic patients. The link between obesity and diabe-tes is unquestionable, so the glob-al rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) rates is no surprise. A 2014 report from Statistics Canada suggests that more

Red Yeast Rice with Ankascin-568RTM

Cholesterol Lowering Without the Side-Effects Key Terms High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) HDL and LDL cholesterol are the two main types of cholesterol, and are often termed ‘good’ (HDL) and ‘bad’ (LDL) cho- lesterol. The ideal objective of choles- terol management is the reduction of ‘bad’ LDL cho- lesterol with the improvement of the level of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol (increased HDL:LDL ratio). Hypercholester- olemia Hypercholester- olemia is the term for high blood cholesterol. High blood cholesterol may result in the formation of fatty deposits (plaques) in the walls of blood vessels, re- sulting in the nar- rowing (stenosis)

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