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By Stephanie Pappas  from Live Science

Weird 'gut-eye axis' links the retina and intestines, and may help explain glaucoma

A type of immune cell that travels from the gut to the eyeballs may help to explain why some people with glaucoma continue to lose their vision after treatment. Read more

From @IFT News

The wonders of Algae

The uses and benefits of algae is an ever expanding category. From protein to thickening to coloring, this phyto-packed wonder of nature has much to offer the health & wellness sector, not to mention sustainable nutrient resources. Read more

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Going Vegan?

Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons. Read more

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Ginger and mobility

There is limited evidence that ginger powder consumption can aid in joint mobility due to their phytochemical constituents. This study investigates the effect of ginger supplementation on participants (n = 120) of a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled 3-month clinical trial investigating knee osteoarthritis. Patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the ginger group (GG) or the placebo group (PG). Read more

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Oxidative Stress & Polyphenols

From PubMed

Oxidative stress is viewed as an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and their elimination by protective mechanisms, which can lead to chronic inflammation. Oxidative stress can activate a variety of transcription factors, which lead to the differential expression of some genes involved in inflammatory pathways. Polyphenols have been proposed to be useful as antioxidant activity, and inhibition of enzymes involved in the production of eicosanoids. Read more

Functional Additive Benefits

From FFIHD

A Study done on adding functional ingredients to cookies have some interesting results!

These results indicate that the spice blend at 5% addition has potential as a healthy snack aiding in better nutrition and discouraging biological imbalances.

Myricetin effect on heterocyclic amines

Myricetin is a flavonoid found in parsley and other plants. Parsley contains one of the highest concentrations of myricetin per 100 gramsTrusted Source. Read more

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