Mediterranean Diet Associated with Small Reduction in Risk of Hip Fracture

Eating a Mediterranean diet full of fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes and whole grains appears to be associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in women, although the actual risk reduction was small, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Osteoporotic fractures are a major burden for health care systems … Continue reading Mediterranean Diet Associated with Small Reduction in Risk of Hip Fracture

Sage Herb (Salvia Officinalis)

Sage Benefits Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. Ancient Egyptians used it as a fertility drug (Bown, 1995). In the first century, C.E. Greek physician Dioscorides reported that the aqueous decoction of sage stopped bleeding of wounds and cleaned ulcers and sores. He also recommended sage … Continue reading Sage Herb (Salvia Officinalis)

Flaxseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)

Health Benefits Flaxseed Oil also known as Linseed oil has a rich source of healing compounds and has been cultivated for more than 7000 years. First cultivated in Europe, the plant's brown seeds were regularly used to prepare balms for inflamed skin and healing slurries for constipation. Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs, flaxseed … Continue reading Flaxseed Oil (Linum Usitatissimum)