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Vitamin C protects body’s gut-to-liver vitamin transfer function

A new study has revealed that low vitamin C levels impair the "gut to liver" transfer of vitamin E. This biological function is crucial when the body is experiencing times of inflammation. The research was conducted at Oregon State University and published in the...

Higher vitamin A intake lowers skin cancer risk

People whose diets included high levels of vitamin A had a 17 percent reduction in risk for getting the second-most-common type of skin cancer, according to a new study from Brown University in Providence, RI. The researchers made the conclusions after analyzing data...

Vitamin D supplements slow progression of type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplements slow progression of type 2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes, according to a new Canadian study. Low vitamin D levels have previously been associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes; however, this is the first major study to demonstrate...

Proven joint nutrient glucosamine also provides heart benefits

Glucosamine supplements have long been known as a natural remedy for joint pain; however, a new study is shedding light on a surprising new health benefit for those who take it. Namely, it appears when taken regularly glucosamine also lowers a person's risk of...

Give Fat Nowhere to Hide

Give Fat Nowhere to Hide

Unless we want to go back to the hunter-gatherer days, or even the days of the plow, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is going to take a different approach, one backed by science and research; not by fads and opinions. Cue OHS to the sensible rescue! Eating...

New Research Shows Dangerous Truth About Tylenol

New Research Shows Dangerous Truth About Tylenol

For those of you that read our special health reports, you know that we have been presenting the solid research for decades about Tylenol and its detrimental effects on the human body. New research confirms this and more…. (Tylenol) is generally classified as being...

“You Need More Fat,” Said No One Ever—Except OHS

“You Need More Fat,” Said No One Ever—Except OHS

Dr. Tori Hudson, N.D. stated, “Estimates have been given that approximately 80% of Americans consume a diet deficient in essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids play an important role in producing hormones, cell membrane function, regulating pain, inflammation...

Sometimes Stress Needs Some Oxygen

Sometimes Stress Needs Some Oxygen

Stress and anxiety are pretty good at cramping out ability to breathe. Sometimes it’s as extreme as hyperventilating. Other times our bodies are so tense that our breathing grows habitually shallow, also considered chronic hyperventilation. Poor breathing slowly...

Are You One of the 40 Million?

Are You One of the 40 Million?

Rub the back of your neck a lot? Get so tense that your body stiffens up? Thoughts start racing? One leg or both constantly bouncing? Always keeping an eye on a doorway? Stomach always churning? Can’t stop worrying or fearing the worst? Anxiety disorders are the most...

You Have a 1-in-4 Chance of Being a Poor Sleeper

You Have a 1-in-4 Chance of Being a Poor Sleeper

New US research has found that around 25 percent of Americans develop acute insomnia each year, even if they are usually good sleepers. Carried out by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the new study recruited 1,435...

Chemotherapy Is Necessary… to AVOID

Chemotherapy Is Necessary… to AVOID

After decades of giving chemotherapy to women for breast cancer and being told it was a necessity, the public now discovers what many of us have known for years, it isn’t needed for many women.  Tens of thousands of women who chose to not do chemo over the years have...