Soy isoflavones significantly improve cognitive performance

Soy isoflavones significantly improve cognitive performance in postmenopausal women Two studies by the research group of Prof. Louise Dye, Human Appetite Research Unit, the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds, demonstrate a statistically significant effect of the consumption of soy isoflavones on specific aspects of memory in postmenopausal women. In 21 postmenopausal […]

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Antioxidant and pigment supplements are thought to be ineffective for the “wet” form of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) although very helpful for the “dry” form. That view is now changing ….. Simply Vital Case Study An elderly customer was diagnosed with the “wet” form of AMD in November 2010. She then started taking 2 VitalMACULA capsules daily and when she attended her […]

Oral Health Matters

New research has highlighted the importance of oral hygiene, suggesting that people who fail to brush their teeth twice a day run a higher risk of developing heart disease. The Scottish study involving more than 11,000 adults supports previous research, which linked gum disease with heart problems. However the researchers did say that more work is needed to confirm if […]

Addictions, Cravings & Obesity

Low dopamine levels in the brain are now considered important to the development of addictions, cravings and weight gain/obesity. Brain-imaging of obese rats provides more evidence that dopamine – the neurotransmitter associated with reward, pleasure, movement, and motivation is also linked to cravings, addictions and obesity. Scientists have found that obese rats have lower levels […]

Restless Legs Run in the Brain

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition associated with altered dopamine functioning within the central nervous system rather than a problem with the legs themselves: “The problem lies with the brain messages being sent to the legs and not with the legs themselves. The brain produces dopamine, which acts as a messenger for cell […]

Improve omega 3 to 6 ratio to protect the prostate

All men need to look after their prostate gland and improving the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio in the diet may cut prostate cancer risk Over half a million news cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year world wide, and the cancer is the direct cause of over 200,000 deaths. The incidence of the disease is also […]