Feverfew

 Originally a plant native to the Balkan mountains of Eastern Europe, feverfew—a short bush with daisy-like flowers—now grows throughout Europe, North America, and South America.

Common Names—feverfew, bachelor's buttons, featherfew

Latin Names—Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum parthenium

Evening primrose oil

 Evening primrose is a plant native to North America, but it grows in Europe and parts of the Southern hemisphere as well. It has yellow flowers that bloom in the evening. Evening primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid. Essential fatty acids are required by the body for growth and development, and must be obtained from the diet.

Common Names—evening primrose oil, EPO

Latin Name—Oenothera biennis

Homocysteine): Can levels predict life expectancy?

Written by Mari Fischer.

Homocysteine): Can levels predict life expectancy?

 What if someone were to tell you that there was a measurable substance in your body that is theoretically the most important indicator of the health and adaptability of your body’s total biochemistry and your risk of degenerative diseases?  Sound intriguing – that’s what is being said about Homocysteine.  Recent research is discovering that high levels of homocysteine can damage arteries, the brain and DNA.  Elevated homocysteine has been proven to increase the formation of plaques on blood vessel walls leading to clogging and hardening of the arteries.

Vitamin D Deficiency – A Risk Factor For Heart Disease

Written by Debbie Edson RPh.

February is American Heart Month – a time when we focus our attention on combating the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease.  According to the CDC 770,000 Americans will have a new heart attack in 2008, and 430,000 will experience a recurrent attack.1 Over 64 million Americans suffer from one or more forms of cardiovascular disease such as elevated blood pressure, coronary disease, heart failure, and stroke.

Our Vital Need for Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Written by Dr.Scott Rosenthal.

Millions stand confused!  A sea of supplements in the local health food store or market blinds us.  Hundreds of ads, articles and friendly advice further complicate the issue. Determining the best regimen of nutritional supplements can be a mission impossible.  Short of relying on “eenie meenie miney mo,” many give up by taking nothing!  The purpose of this article is to encourage the use of at least one daily supplement.  Perhaps the most important, and likely the most researched, it is definitely the most varied in regard to quality and price.  Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, are vital for our health and well-being!  These are the official “GOOD FATS.”

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