Author Archive | Teresa Koby

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Breastfeeding and maternal and infant iodine nutrition.

The following review gives valuable information for pregnant women and new mothers concerning the appropriate levels of iodine content in breast milk. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to explore information available regarding iodine secretion in milk, both mothers and infants iodine nutrition during breastfeeding and to make recommendations for appropriate iodine supplementation during […]

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Elderberry flavonoids bind to and prevent H1N1 infection in vitro.

The following information gives a clear indication of the usefulness of Elderberry for prevention of the H1Ni virus. A ionization technique in mass spectrometry called Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART TOF-MS) coupled with a Direct Binding Assay was used to identify and characterize anti-viral components of an elderberry fruit (Sambucus nigra L.) […]

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St John’s wort for major depression.

St. John’s Wort has been used in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.  The following study shows it to be effective in the treatment of major depression as well. In some countries extracts of the plant Hypericum perforatum L. (popularly called St. John’s wort) are widely used for treating patients with depressive symptoms. OBJECTIVES: […]

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Vitamin D and the control of the skin’s immune response

This article illustrates the possible importance of Vitamin D in the management of infectious and inflammatory skin diseases. Schauber J, Gallo RL. Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. juergen.schauber@med.uni-muenchen.de The surface of our skin is constantly challenged by a wide variety of microbial pathogens, still cutaneous infections are relatively rare. Within cutaneous innate […]

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Hawthorn for Heart Failure

A 2008 review of literature of Hawthorn has found benefits with the use of the extract in the treatment of chronic heart failure.   These  results suggest that there is a significant benefit in symptom control and physiologic outcomes from hawthorn extract as an adjunct treatment for chronic heart failure.  The review found 14 high quality trials […]

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