SALMONELLA - A FEW TIPS
Today, many people are worried about being infected with Salmonella bacteria - and with good reason. It is very possible, however, to protect yourself from this infection. Here are 8 pieces of good advice for preparing poultry.
Too little and too much salt are equally bad, but not equally common. The right amount of salt is important for intestinal flora and for many other things.
SELENIUM AGAINST BREAST CANCER
A combination of research in diet and knowledge of genetic predisposition could lead to earlier diagnoses and prevention of breast cancer.
SELENIUM AS CHEMOTHERAPY
Selenium in huge doses has effects that chemotherapy does not, and it these effects come with little side effects. Now this will be utilized for the benefit of Swedish cancer patients.
SELENIUM MAY PREVENT HEREDITARY BREAST CANCER
Women with a genetic predisposition for developing breast cancer have unstable chromosomes. Studies now show that the stability of these chromosomes can be normalized with selenium supplements.
SELENIUM POSSIBLY PREVENTS ARTHRITIS.
For the fist time, researchers have studied the relationship between selenium deficiency and arthritis. They found a surprisingly strong relationship between them.
SELENIUM PROTECTS THE HEART
A meta-analysis has shown that selenium protects the heart’s blood vessels from atherosclerosis. 50% more selenium gives a 25% reduced risk of stroke.
SELENIUM REDUCES THE RISK OF SERIOUS PROSTATE CANCER BY 50%
There are more and more indications that the mineral selenium protects against prostate cancer.
SELENIUM, A STRONG RESOURCE FOR FIGHTING CANCER
Studies from all angles support the idea that selenium works against cancer. Even though there is need for more research, an optimal dose can be suggested.
SENIORS ON TOP
Middle-aged individuals lose an average of 300 g. of muscle mass a year. One option is to resign and look at it as a natural part of ageing while you slowly get weaker. You could, however, also mobilize your will-power and maintain your muscles.
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED – FOOTNOTES FROM THE FRONTLINES OF RESEARCH
Scientific research regarding the dry martini has lead to surprising results and conclusions. It has been an odyssey comprised of a secret agent, a detective, a forensic doctor, a homeopath, and last but not least, the art of creating a dry martini.
SMOKERS SHOULD GET MORE VITAMIN C AND E
Far too many people get too little vitamin E. The problem is especially large in smokers and can partially be solved by a supplement of vitamin C.
SNOW - SKIING - SUN - COLD. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN!
The interplay of strong sunlight, intense cold, and ultraviolet radiation can be dangerous for your winter-pale skin. Your face, neck, and the back of your hands are the exposed on a ski trip and it is important that you prevent them from getting red.
ST. JOHN'S WORT OUTDOES ANTIDEPRESSANTS
Taking St. John's wort is better than taking antidepressant drugs, even in the case of moderate to severe depressions. The effect is better and it has fewer adverse effects. However, every other patients needs a double dose for the herb to be effective.
STRENGTHENED EVIDENCE: B-VITAMINS PROTECT THE BONES
A year ago, a connection between fractures and a lack of folic acid and vitamin B12 was discovered. It might be a pure statistical coincidence, but in a Japanese study, these two vitamins also reduced the risk of hip fractures by a total of 80%.
SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF ANOREXIA
In the American scientific journal PNAS, a Swedish research team consisting of Cecilia Bergh, MD, MSc and professor Per Södersten has published a new method with good results in the treatment of anorexia.
SUMMER SUN PREVENTS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Still more supports the theory that vitamin D can prevent multiple sclerosis. Enjoy the sun while its there.
SWEET, SWEETER, SICK
What does eczema, gall stones, criminality, gout, headache, fungal infection, heart attack, behavioural problems, and much more in common?