Green Tea Polyphenols May Repair DNA Sun Damage

On June 22, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Bioveda Wellness Administrator

Antioxidants found in green tea may help repair DNA damage caused by sun exposure, according to a recent study in mice.

Gluten Sensitivity: Treatment, Avoidance or Both?

On June 3, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Liz

Gluten Hypersensitivity, is severely misunderstood, misdiagnosed and often times mistreated. What follows is a brief explanation of another way of understanding and therefore addressing the health concerns associated with gluten.

Did you know? Two types of food allergies – IgE versus IgG

On May 19, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Bioveda Wellness Administrator

There are two types of allergic responses as it relates to food allergies. IgE is an indication of a hypersensitivity or true allergy. IgG is a secondary response usually associated with a previous exposure to an antigen. Food Allergies don’t cause Everything, BUT Food Allergies CAN cause ANYTHING!

Peanut Allergies on the Rise!

On May 17, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Bioveda Wellness Administrator

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports this month on a study showing peanut allergies in American children have more than tripled over the last 11 years. Food allergies such as peanut allergies are on the rise and have become a significant health burden. There are many alternative and holistic options for dealing with allergies such as a peanut allergy. Contact a BioVeda Health and Wellness Center near you to learn more.

Vitamin D and Aging

On April 28, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, Herbs & Supplements, by Liz

It cannot be stated that getting more vitamin D will actually lead to stronger muscles and preserve physical function. This is due to the fact that our if we get enough sunlight our bodies make vitamin D naturally. It can be concluded that participants with better physical function had higher vitamin D simply because they were outside more often. As Houston points out: “Current dietary recommendations are based primarily on vitamin D’s effects on bone health. It is possible that higher amounts of vitamin D are needed for the preservation of muscle strength and physical function as well as other health conditions. However, clinical trials are needed to definitively determine whether increasing 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations through diet or supplements has an effect on these non-traditional outcomes.”

Pomegranate Juice – Lowers Blood Pressure, Fights Arthritis, and Cancer

On April 27, 2010, in Diet & Nutrition, by Liz

Pomegranate juice is beneficial in myriad ways. By consuming pomegranate juice on a regular basis, many problems like Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, osteoarthritis, and lung cancer can be prevented. Pomegranate juice is also found effective in lowering systolic blood pressure by as much as 5 %. It is digested easily and helps to bind the stool. Being sour and sweet in taste, it serves as a natural astringent. The juice is rich in Vitamins A, C, E and Folic acid. Furthermore, pomegranate juice has a sycophantic quality and helps tone down stomach inflammation.

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