Brown seaweed extract battles cancer

Health evidence for fucoidan stacks up as a new Australian study finds that the seaweed polysaccharide has potential to battle Helictobacter pylori-related diseases and gastric cancer through an anti-adhesion mechanism. The in vitro study carried out by scientists from the University of Western Australia showed that fucoidan extracts are effective at dislodging H. pylori bacteria from infected human stomach cancer cells. “The results show that …

Pears

Pears could be part of a healthy diet to manage diabetes

While the phrase “an apple a day” is a popular saying, a new study suggests that pears as part of a healthy diet could play a role in helping to manage type 2 diabetes and diabetes-induced hypertension. The results of research published in Food Research International show potential health benefits of Bartlett and Starkrimson pears. Building on their previous studies, …

antibiotics

Is Overuse of Antibiotics Driving Up Rates of Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, Allergies, Asthma and Obesity?

Is overuse of antibiotics a driving cause of ulcers, stomach cancer, heartburn, cancer of the lower esophagus, auto-immune diseases like allergies and asthma, and perhaps even obesity? It all centers on a bacterium known as H. pylori, which is at the epicenter of a major and unresolved debate among some of the world’s leading doctors and medical researchers. Ask many doctors, …