Lutein – it’s not just for your eyes

Lutein – it’s not just for your eyes

Lutein, a nutrient found in several highly coloured vegetables and fruits, can benefit the heart by suppressing inflammation, according to a new study A member of the carotenoid family, which also includes beta-carotene and lycopene, lutein is perhaps best known for...
Fermented red clover eases menopausal symptoms

Fermented red clover eases menopausal symptoms

Red clover is a popular natural herbal medicine to cool the hot flush symptoms and balance out hormonal fluctuations related to menopause. It’s a remedy rich in a type of plant estrogen known as isoflavones, that has been show to work for many – but not all – women....
Get kids outdoors to prevent nearsightedness

Get kids outdoors to prevent nearsightedness

Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study. Nearsightedness is more common today in the United States and many other countries than it was in the 1970s. Last year a major study predicted that...