Tag: dried fruit

Prunes for Osteoporosis

“Prunes for Osteoporosis” We are in an epidemic of osteoporosis. 10 million Americans have it and one in three older women will get it. We urgently need public health strategies to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Might fruits and vegetables be the unexpected natural answer to the question of osteoporosis prevention? Evidence from a…


Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…


Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…


A Better Breakfast

“A Better Breakfast” According to this study, by far the most comprehensive of its kind in history, there are only three whole foods on the planet that have more antioxidant power than cloves. One of them is amla — dried Indian gooseberries. Now, not only is it more powerful, but also more palatable. You could…


Some Ayurvedic medicine worse than lead paint exposure

Some Ayurvedic Medicine Worse Than Lead Paint Exposure In terms of antioxidant power, I couldn’t imagine anything ever beating out cloves. But then, silly as a goose, berry comes along. But then, in a whole ‘nother league, triphala. Triphala is the most commonly used herbal formulation in all of Ayurvedic medicine. “Tri” means “three”; “phala”…