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Twins Study: Higher Flavonoid Intake Associated With Lower Weight Gain In Women

Article By Akam Anyangwe

Results from a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition(Jennings et al 2017), which looked at the associations between flavonoid intakes and fat mass in the body, suggests that regular intake of flavonoids, like anthocyanins, flavan-3-ols, flavonols, and proanthocyanidins, is associated with lower fat mass, independent of genetic and […]

February 8th, 2017|Research|Comments Off on Twins Study: Higher Flavonoid Intake Associated With Lower Weight Gain In Women

Purple Power Popping-Up- Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market recently released their Top 10 trends in food for 2017. One of the interesting and “colorful” trends identified was this one … taken directly from their national press release that also captured coverage on the Today show.Purple Power – Richly colored purple foods are popping up everywhere: purple cauliflower, black rice, purple asparagus, elderberries, acai, purple […]

December 14th, 2016|Blog, The Artemis Brief|Comments Off on Purple Power Popping-Up- Whole Foods

Common Colds and Influenza: Part Five

By Andrea Jacobs, Certified Naturopath
In our  5-part “Common Colds and Influenza Series” (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4) we are discussing topics concerning the infectious winter diseases: how they develop, how they spread, how you can protect yourself against them, which natural remedies exist and much more. Today:
Relieving the symptoms […]

July 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Common Colds and Influenza: Part Five

Common Cold and Influenza: Part Four

By Andrea Jacobs, Certified Naturopath
In our 5-part “Common Colds and Influenza” series (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3), we are discussing how infectious winter diseases develop, how they spread, how you can protect yourself against them and which natural remedies exist. Today, in part four, our topic is:
ELDERBERRY FOR COMMON COLDS
Elderberry was already mentioned […]

July 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Common Cold and Influenza: Part Four

Common Cold and Influenza: Part Three

By Andrea Jacobs, Certified Naturopath
In our 5-part “Common Colds and Influenza Series” (Part 1 | Part 2) we are discussing how infectious winter diseases develop, how they spread, how you can protect yourself against them and which natural remedies exist . Today our topic is::
Common cold or influenza?
The common cold was categorized medically for the first […]

July 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Common Cold and Influenza: Part Three

Common Cold and Influenza: Part Two

By Andrea Jacobs, Certified NaturopathIn part one of  our 5-part “Common Colds and Influenza Series” we discussed how infectious winter diseases develop, how they spread, how you can protect yourself against them and which natural remedies exist . Today our topic is:HOW DOES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WORK?Our immune system protects our bodies from microorganisms like […]

June 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Common Cold and Influenza: Part Two

Common Cold and Influenza: Part One

By Andrea Jacobs, Certified NaturopathIn our 5-part “Common Colds and Influenza Series” we will be discussing topics concerning these infectious winter diseases: how they develop, how they spread, how you can protect yourself against them, which natural remedies exist and much more. This week we are starting with our first contribution: WHY DOES INFLUENZA LIKE WINTER?The term […]

June 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Common Cold and Influenza: Part One

Inhibitory Activity of a Standardized Elderberry Liquid Extract Against Clinically-Relevant Human Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens and Influenza A and B Viruses

AbstractBackgroundBlack elderberries (Sambucus nigra L.) are well known as supportive agents against common cold and influenza. It is further known that bacterial super-infection during an influenza virus (IV) infection can lead to severe pneumonia. We have analyzed a standardized elderberry extract (Rubini, BerryPharma AG) for its antimicrobial and antiviral activity using the microtitre broth micro-dilution […]

July 15th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Inhibitory Activity of a Standardized Elderberry Liquid Extract Against Clinically-Relevant Human Respiratory Bacterial Pathogens and Influenza A and B Viruses

Other Health Benefits

While not a berry, purple corn is also deeply pigmented by anthocyanins and therefore offers similar anthocyanin-based health benefits. One particular health benefit is related to complications from diabetes. Diabetic nephropathy is one of the major diabetic complications and the leading cause of end-stage renal disease. In a study by Korean researchers, purple corn extract […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Other Health Benefits

Oral Health

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) produced by resident and inflammatory cells in response to periodontopathogens play a major role in periodontal tissue destruction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of A-type cranberry proanthocyanidins (AC-PACs) on: (i) the production of various MMPs by human monocyte-derived macrophages stimulated with Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and (ii) […]

May 8th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Oral Health