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Heart Attacks and Folic Acid

Discordant results from MTHFR studies and randomised trials could be explained by aspirin reducing or negating the anti-platelet effect of lowering homocysteine. On this basis, folic acid would have a role in the primary prevention of ischaemic heart disease, when aspirin is not taken routinely, but not in secondary prevention, when it is routine. [...]

Calcium deposition in osteoarthritic menisci and meniscal cell culture

Conclusions Calcium deposition is common in OA menisci. OA meniscal cells calcify more readily than normal meniscal cells. Pathological meniscal calcification, which may alter the biomechanical properties of the knee meniscus, is potentially an important contributory factor to OA. [...]

The NEW, "The New Oxford Book of Food Plants"

The following is taken from TheScientist.com’s Blog entry from Friday (09/18/2009) Posted by Margaret Guthrie:

“The book presents detailed nutritional information on food plants, including insight into hybridization and genetic modification, such as genetic engineering to reduce cell-wall softening in tomatoes, one of the world’s most popular “vegetables.” …… Details of vegetative components are given, [...]

Let’s Talk Supplementation

Let’s Talk Supplementation

The Chiro.Org Blog

The debate over using supplements vs. getting “all you need from your diet” has raged on for years. Competent medical professionals are actually telling people that they get everything they need from their diet. Seriously?

What exactly is the “minimum daily requirement” of vitamins? A quick review of [...]

Are You Too Young To Supplement?

Are You Too Young To Supplement?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   J Bone Miner Res 2008 (May); 23 (5): 741–749

The whole point of nutritional supplementation should be about prevention, not reproducing the medical model of symptom treatment after the fact.

A new study involving 5,201 female U.S. Navy recruits puts this [...]