Equol Supplementation Improves Bone and Cardiovascular Health in Middle-aged Women

Equol is a metabolite produced by the action of intestinal bacteria on the soy (Glycine max, Fabaceae) isoflavone daidzein. It has some effects similar to those of the hormone estrogen. Some evidence suggests that the efficacy of soy depends on an individual's ability to produce equol. The authors, from medical centers in Minato-ku, Japan, conducted a prospective, … Continue reading Equol Supplementation Improves Bone and Cardiovascular Health in Middle-aged Women

Vitamin D-3 Has A Role Beyond Bone Health

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart... By probing the effect that vitamin D-3 has on the cells that make up the lining of blood vessels, scientists at Ohio State University in Columbus have identified for the first time the role that the "sunshine vitamin" plays in preserving cardiovascular health.    The 'sunshine vitamin' has … Continue reading Vitamin D-3 Has A Role Beyond Bone Health

The Health Benefits of Celeriac

Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an unusual and nutritious vegetable with a wide variety of uses. It is from the same family as celery but is a very different plant.Celeriac that has been washed and peeled can be eaten raw or cooked using different methods. This article explores the nutritional content of celeriac, … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Celeriac