Oxidative Stress

Carolyn Gretton

The veggies diabetics should be eating for kidney health

Diabetic nephropathy can strike one out of four people with diabetes, leading to loss of kidney function and the need for dialysis. While there is no cure yet for this condition, researchers are exploring options — and may have found one in a certain group of vegetables…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The seed that offers protection against Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s is a disease that has eluded the medical community in just about every way possible. With no definitive causes and no gold standard treatments, patients are left to deal with medications that may only help manage their symptoms and hold little hope for disease progression. As far as disease prevention for Parkinson’s, we’ve been left out in the cold. Until now…

Joyce Hollman

Those sweet drinks you love? They’re aging you faster

Everyone knows that too much sugar is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and premature death. And research has shown that low-calorie, artificially sweetened drinks aren’t any better. But for women, they hold another dreaded side effect: Besides sweet drinks making us sick and fat — the science shows they’re making us older […]

Carolyn Gretton

How antioxidants may reduce vulnerability to COVID-19

As COVID-19 spreads, scientists are unraveling the complexities of the disease and the virus behind it. One thing they’ve discovered is a particular mechanism that could explain why there are those among us, like the elderly and people with chronic disease, who are more vulnerable to infection, as well as provide clues to help them. […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Could this be the secret to meeting all your resolutions?

Approximately 45 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions to limprove our health. Unfortunately, 80 percent of us give up by February. After all, it’s not always easy. But there’s something that can boost your odds and help you stick with it…

Dr. Mark Wiley

12 symptoms of a free-radical attack

Like oxygen rusts steel or air turns sliced fruit brown, free-radical damage occurs in your body through the natural process of metabolizing the oxygen you breathe. Think of it like car exhaust. It’s called oxidative stress and it’s an underlying cause of disease…