Nutrition & Herbs Archive

Vitamin D for Kid’s Better Breathing

An important study examined how the lack of sufficient vitamin D impacts the lung function in children. Researchers tested children ages 5-18 and found that “the mean forced vital capacity (breathing in) was 53.4 mL, and the

Low Back Pain & Vitamin D

A study entitled “Relationship between vitamin D deficiency and chronic low back pain in postmenopausal women” looked at how chronic low back pain may associated with vitamin D deficiency. Researchers found that for older women, “Vitamin D

Essential Oils & Kid’s Respiratory Health

A study from Russia looks at “the application of essential oils for the prevention of acute respiratory diseases and alleviation of clinical manifestations of rhinitis (stuffy, runny nose) was evaluated in a group of children aged 3-4

Vitamin C for Skin Cancer?

An interesting study for the journal Frontiers in Oncology looked at the possible benefit of vitamin C for skin cancer. Researchers concluded that “our results suggest a possible epigenetic signature (cellular traits) of pharmacological doses of ascorbate

Low Vitamin D = Cardiovascular Disease

In research terms you will ordinarily hear studies talk about an “association” between two events. As an example, several studies have shown an association between low vitamin D and cardiovascular disease. This generally means there isn’t yet

Essential Oils vs. Bacteria

The use of essential oils for health is becoming more popular, particularly with the growing concern over resistant bacteria. One study has demonstrated a positive association between the use of Lavender oil and bronchial asthma in lab

Breastfeeding Encourages Healthy Diet

An interesting study examined if any (partial) or exclusive breastfeeding as an infant had an impact of the eating habits of children when they turned six years old. The study found that “frequency of consumption of water,

Children Eat as They Are Taught

A study of children’s eating habits found that “31.9% of 6-year-old children consumed fruit less than once daily and 19.0% consumed vegetables less than once daily.” Upon further examination, researchers found that “children who consumed fruits and