Abstracts & Commmentary
03-03-2021 A new randomized controlled trial finds that berberine may act as a gut microbiome modulator for improving gylcemic control, killing some gut microbes and enhancing others.
03-03-2021 Increases in cortisol after an 80-minute biking exercise trial were blunted in people who supplemented with an amino acid mixture compared to placebo.
03-03-2021 After use of a weighted blanket for about a year, 92% of insomnia sufferers in the study had at least a 50% improvement and 78% experienced remission of their insomnia.
03-03-2021 Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of conditions, but a plant-dipeptide combo supplement appears to improve saliva production and saliva pH.
02-03-2021 Roughly two-thirds of women treated for ovarian cancer did not return to a sense of “normal” 18 months after treatment. This study looks at predictors and interventions for persistent symptoms and low quality of life.
The Effect of Mulberry Leaf and White Kidney Bean Extract Mix on Postprandial Glucose Control in Prediabetic Patients
02-03-2021 Supplementing with these 2 plants improved glucose control in prediabetics in the short term but not the long term.
Changing Natural Surroundings Creates Microbial Anti-Inflammatory & Immunological Effects in Daycare Children
02-03-2021 This field study demonstrates for the first time that altering real-world settings can change environmental microbiomes in ways that have measurable, impactful effects on human inflammatory status and immune system function.
02-03-2021 A large, prospective study found that low frequency of laughter was significantly associated with all-cause mortality and CVD incidence in an older population.
12-02-2020 Insulin levels improved in PCOS patients supplementing with curcumin, but other metabolic parameters did not improve.
12-02-2020 Treating sepsis patients with ubiquinone along with standard care lowered some inflammation markers and in-hospital mortality rate.
12-02-2020 Supplementing with omega-3s in the short term (less than 6 months) may do little for preventing dementia, but the effects of long-term supplementation are still being researched.
11-04-2020 In a study of 100 patients who had recovered from Covid-19, 60% had evidence of myocardial inflammation. Safe, known measures to decrease cardiac inflammation may be indicated.
11-04-2020 HDL cholesterol levels significantly improved in those receiving a CBD supplement.
11-04-2020 Improving the quality of your carbohydrates consumed can lead to weight loss, smaller waist circumference, and lowered blood pressure.
11-04-2020 Medications for Parkinson Disease may decrease butyrate-producing microbes and increase Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species, with ramifications for optimal probiotic supplements and diet.
10-21-2020 Adoption of a ketogenic diet may help women with breast cancer reduce fat mass, a risk factor for recurrence.
10-21-2020 Use of permanent hair dye was associated with a 45% increase in breast cancer risk in Black women compared to a 7% increase in White women. In contrast, hair straightener use was associated with an 18% increased risk for all participants.
10-21-2020 A meta-analysis of 28 studies, involving about 3,000 participants, finds that mindfulness-based interventions can reduce anxiety for up to 6 months after the intervention but not longer.
10-21-2020 This large study looks at the relationship between IGF-1 levels, body mass index, and recurrence and mortality in HER2+ breast cancer patients, with surprising results.
10-07-2020 Supplementing with Scutellaria baicalensis in conjunction with medication may shift the gut microbiota in a way that improves glycemic control.