An Inside Look at Supplement Users

We all know how popular natural supplements are these days. And, readers of Doctors Health Press are aware of the thousands of studies that point to the health benefits of taking them. A new study might be interesting to take a peek at-it found out, via a poll, what people Continue reading

Help Your Body Win the Battle against Autoimmune Disease

We face an epidemic of autoimmune diseases, medical conditions that cause the body to attack itself and destroy its own tissues. Everyone who lives in today’s polluted world — exposed to toxins at home, outside and just about everywhere in the environment — is at risk. But you can take natural steps to regulate your immune system and help it ward off disease, not cause it.

Well-Designed Immunity

While your body is designed to defend against a host of environmental invaders, it cannot completely withstand the adverse effects of poor diet, chronic stress and toxic buildup. These common factors can contribute to a group of serious health problems of epidemic proportions, including autoimmune (AI) disease, which is on the rise.

AI diseases comprise more than 100 unique types, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Continue reading

Why it’s better to Eat Whole Foods for Your Health

Natural supplements are a great way to complement a healthful diet. Never should they be considered an adequate replacement for whole foods. A new study drives this home with a look at several foods, including broccoli. It shows why it’s just a bad idea to skip the broccoli in favor of popping a pill.

Basically, a new study found that a key phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less value if taken as a supplement. Cruciferous refers to a very health family of veggies that includes many dark greens, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

Understanding the issue of whole foods vs. natural supplements is not simple. But it does seem that you need Continue reading

Recent Discoveries Shed New Light on Saw Palmetto

It is a promising herbal remedy, a common sight in the natural supplements aisle of your pharmacy. Principally, men use it most because it is believed to reduce a swollen prostate. But sometimes alternative health news isn’t so rosy, and Doctors Health Press must let you know: saw palmetto may not be the best bet for the prostate.

A new study, in the prestigious “Journal of the American Medical Association” found that saw palmetto does not relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate, even when taken in very high doses.

Many older U.S. men take saw palmetto extract in an attempt to reduce bothersome symptoms of a swollen prostate, including frequent urination and a sense of urgency. Its use in Europe is even more widespread, because doctors often recommend saw palmetto Continue reading