Integrative Medicine News from Natural Standard http://naturalstandard.com/current_news.xml Natural Standard News channel Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:01 GMT Copyright: (C) Natural Standard 720 Ingredient Marketplace 2014, a SupplySide Event http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201404002.asp As the SupplySide brand continues to evolve, SupplySide MarketPlace is now Ingredient Marketplace, a SupplySide Event, taking place June 2-3, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City The entire event is built around "What's Inside Matters" as consumers seek products that are healthy, safe, effective and sustainable. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:30:33 GMT Natural Standard: Database Training http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201404001.asp Why do you need to attend Natural Standard database training? Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. Patient utilization of natural medicine is increasing regardless of whether or not healthcare providers recommend these therapies. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:30:17 GMT New Research Supports Fish Oil Use for Lower Blood Pressure http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403011.asp New research suggests that taking fish oil supplements can lower blood pressure. Fish oil contains two omega-3 fatty acids called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). There is evidence that recommended amounts of DHA and EPA, taken as fish or fish oil supplements, may lower triglycerides and reduce the risk of heart attack, abnormal heartbeat, and stroke in people who have heart disorders. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Vitamin D Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Survival http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403010.asp Breast cancer patients who have higher vitamin D blood levels are more likely to survive breast cancer than those with lower levels, according to a recent study. The major role of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which forms and maintains strong bones. It is used alone or together with calcium to improve bone health and decrease fractures. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Probiotics Reduce the Risk of Infections in Children http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403009.asp Taking probiotics daily can reduce the risk of infections in young children, according to a recent study. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria (sometimes referred to as "friendly germs") that help to maintain the health of the intestinal tract and aid in digestion. They also help keep potentially harmful organisms in the gut (harmful bacteria and yeasts) under control. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Featured Updated CE/CME: Fish oil http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403008.asp Natural Standard's featured CE/CME for the month of March is Fish oil: Safety & Effectiveness . The main essential fatty acids in the human diet are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Foods that provide omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant and nut oils, while omega-6 fatty acids can be found in palm, soybean, rapeseed, and sunflower oils. Omega-9 fatty acids, which are not considered essential, can be found in animal fat and olive oil. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Eating Strawberries Lowers Cholesterol http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403007.asp A new study suggests that eating strawberries every day can reduce cholesterol and provide other heart health benefits. The strawberry fruit is fragrant, high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, and anthocyanins. Anthocyanins, which are antioxidant compounds called flavonoids, are the pigments many plants produce in order to attract the birds and insects necessary for the dispersion of their seeds and pollination. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Medical Marijuana May Improve MS Symptoms http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403006.asp Medical marijuana may relieve some symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research. Marijuana, hemp, and cannabis are common names for plants of the genus Cannabis. The term "hemp" is used for Cannabis plants that are grown for nondrug use, such as Cannabis sativa. Cannabis indica has poor fiber quality and is used to make drugs for recreation and medicine. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Recipe of the Month: Carrot ginger soup http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403005.asp Natural Standard's featured healthy recipe for the month of March is Carrot ginger soup. This low calorie, heart healthy, vegetarian soup is a delicious and spicy option for lunch or dinner. Natural Standard's new Recipe Database features a wide range of healthy recipes in the following categories: Beans & Legumes, Dairy, Eggs, Fruit, Meat, Pasta, Poultry, Rice & Grains, Seafood, Vegetables and Nuts, Fats & Oils. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403004.asp Sponsored by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and a leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Natural Standard: Database Training http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403003.asp Why do you need to attend Natural Standard database training? Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. Patient utilization of natural medicine is increasing regardless of whether or not healthcare providers recommend these therapies. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:30:36 GMT Add Natural Standard on LinkedIn & Facebook http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403002.asp Join Natural Standard's social networks on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. Members receive live updates on product launches, new publications, job openings, upcoming events, news feeds and more. These social media channels foster discussions about integrative medicine and present networking opportunities for students and professionals. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:30:05 GMT Natural Standard Training http://naturalstandard.com/news/news201403001.asp Why do you need to attend Natural Standard database training? Patients spend over $58 billion dollars annually on natural products and alternative modalities (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga). Over 50% of patients take supplements. Over 37% of hospitals now offer alternative medicine services. Patient utilization of natural medicine is increasing regardless of whether or not healthcare providers recommend these therapies. For more information, visit www.naturalstandard.com. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:30:44 GMT