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The missing antioxidants that are connected to multiple sclerosis

By Lowe: When researchers at John Hopkins University looked at the nutritional status of women who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), they discovered some disturbing deficiencies that may be linked to their physical problems.

In the research, the scientists compared the nutritional status of 27 women who had multiple sclerosis with 30 others who were healthy.

At the time of the study, all of the women were taking vitamin D supplements but the researchers analyzed their diets and nutrition during the year before they started taking these supplements.

Orange juice has 10 times more antioxidant power than previously thought

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) The antioxidant activity of citrus juices is 10 times higher than previously thought, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers from the University of Granada and published in the journal Food Chemistry.

Three super immune-boosting herbs

By Jockers:(NaturalNews) Life on Earth is a stressful endeavor for all living things. This stress provides an adaptive stimulus for plant and animal life to become stronger and more resilient. Certain herbs have adapted over centuries to have incredible immune-enhancing properties. Garlic, oregano and ginger are a few powerful immune-enhancing herbs.

Eating blueberries can help improve night vision

By Benson(NaturalNews) The health benefits of blueberries are seemingly endless, and among these are improved eyesight, particularly at night. Multiple studies out of Europe and Israel confirm that eating blueberries regularly may help improve night vision, while another study out of Japan says blueberries can help reduce eyestrain and improve weak eyesight.

Glutathione: the master antioxidant

By Ravensthorpe:(NaturalNews) Health researchers have long recognized the biological importance of antioxidants. Due to their ability to inhibit oxidation and peroxidation, these important substances -- which are found in most whole foods -- provide us with numerous health benefits. They guard us from cellular damage and degenerative diseases, minimize wrinkles and preserve skin texture, reduce the incidence of sunburn and much more.(1)

Chernobyl scientist discovers antioxidants help body adapt to radiation


Research on birds living near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster area adds more proof that antioxidants are able to protect the body from radiation damage. The study was published in the journal Functional Ecology on April 24.

Does coffee prevent diabetes?


Americans are coffee drinkers, with over 50% of us relying on the stuff to wake us up in the morning and keep us alert throughout the day. Besides being able to help fight fatigue, recent research has found that increasing your consumption of coffee can help prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Reduce glaucoma risk by drinking more green tea


Glaucoma is a condition of the eyes that can have devastating effects, particularly if it is not discovered in time to reverse or stop it. Rather than a single eye disease, glaucoma is a group of conditions that can cause damage to the optic nerve. This damage, in turn, can lead to a loss of vision. In many cases, this loss is permanent.

Vitamin E: a skin-boosting antioxidant that plays many roles in the body


"Vitamin E" is an umbrella term for a group of eight fat-soluble compounds that are found in a wide variety of whole foods. These compounds, of which alpha-Tocopherol is the most biologically active, have a large number of functions in the body. This article takes a closer look at those functions and provides information on how much of the vitamin our bodies need daily.

Coffee could be key in cutting colon cancer risk


For years, doctors cautioned their patients against drinking too much coffee. Their fear was that the caffeinated beverage could be responsible for an uptick in cancer, especially cancers of the digestive tract such as colon cancer. In the last decade, though, physicians have come to some surprising conclusions about the real link between coffee and colon cancer.