Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mayo Clinic Finds Insufficient Vitamin D Levels in CLL Patients Linked to Cancer Progression and Death

In the Mayo Clinic study, published online in the journal Blood, the researchers found that patients with insufficient levels of vitamin D when their leukemia was diagnosed progressed much faster and were about twice as likely to die as were patients with adequate levels of vitamin D. They also found solid trends: increasing vitamin D […]

Leukemia and vitamin D | Vitamin D Council

Vitamin D levels The Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study noted a direct link between vitamin D and leukemia rate. People in the highest vitamin D group had a 56% reduction in leukemia compared to those in the lowest group. However, only 82 people developed leukemia, which is a small sample size. via Leukemia and vitamin […]

ERGOTHIONEINE: Uses & How it works – WebMD

Ergothioneine is an amino acid that is found mainly in mushrooms, but also in king crab, meat from animals that have grazed on grasses containing ergothioneine, and other foods. Amino acids are chemicals that are the building blocks for proteins. Ergothioneine is used as medicine. People take ergothioneine for liver damage, cataracts, Alzheimer\’s disease, diabetes, […]

Vitamin D – The brain & Ageing

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because it is made in your skin in response to sunlight. In a country like Australia you might expect vitamin D deficiency to be extremely rare…but you would be wrong. Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common, particularly among the older people. Now a new study has found […]

Vitamin D Reduces Pain in Women With Diabetes, Depression

Consuming a diet rich in vitamin D fortified food and beverages helps decrease pain in women with type 2 diabetes and depression, according to a study conducted at Loyola University Chicago and presented at a research conference at Loyola\’s Health Sciences Campus. Type 2 diabetes is associated with depression and pain; however, few studies have […]

Science of Hair: Hair Growth Cycle & How Hair Works

Hair Follicles Hair has two distinct structures – first, the follicle itself, which resides in the skin, and second, the shaft, which is what is visible above the scalp. The hair follicle is a tunnel-like segment of the epidermis that extends down into the dermis. The structure contains several layers that all have separate functions. […]

Coconut Oil Has a Unique ability to Penetrate the Hair Shaft

There was a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science about coconut oil as a hair conditioner. It found that coconut oil is best used as a prewash conditioner, as it helps prevent water from penetrating the hair strands (when water penetrates hair strands it causes the surface of the hair shaft to rise, […]

Coconut Oil was the only oil found to reduce the Protein Loss in Hair

Previously published results showed that both in vitro and in vivo coconut oil CNO treatments prevented combing damage of various hair types. Using the same methodology, an attempt was made to study the properties of mineral oil and sunflower oil on hair. Mineral oil MO was selected because it is extensively used in hair oil […]