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Pine Bark Extract as good as medication for Arthritis

Posted in Uncategorized by Pulse Health Screening on February 19, 2009

A new study has discovered that the aches and pains of mild osteoarthritis can be successfully treated with pine bark extract (Pycnogenol).

The supplement was tested against a placebo on a hundred sufferers of mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.  After eight weeks, the Pycnogenol group reported a significant reduction in pain, and the benefits continued four and eight weeks later.  They also had less stiffness in the joint, were able to carry out more daily activities, and could also reduce their use of painkillers, while 10 per cent in the placebo group had to increase their dose of analgesics.

Source: Phytotherapy Research, 2008; 22: 1087-92

An excellent supplement containing pine bark extract as well as other beneficial nutrients is Revenol from NEWAYS, available from www.healthychoices.co.uk/UKStore.

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Mouthwashes containing alcohol can cause oral cancer

Posted in Uncategorized by Pulse Health Screening on February 13, 2009

Independent scientists in Australia have published a study in the Dental Journal of Australia which states that “alcohol-containing mouthwashes contribute to the increased risk of development of oral cancer”.

 

It is thought that ethanol (an alcohol), in many mouthwashes, allows cancer-causing substances to be absorbed more easily through the lining of the mouth.  In addition, when mouthwash is swished around the mouth, a cancer-causing by-product of alcohol, acetaldehyde, is produced.

 

A Brazilian study at the University of Sao Paulo found that regular use of an alcohol-based mouthwash is associated with oral cancer, regardless of alcohol and tobacco consumption. 

 

One of the best-selling mouthwashes contains 26% alcohol, which is deadly if drunk by a child.

 

As a result of the research, scientists are warning that alcohol-based mouthwashes should be avoided for long-term use. They are urging dentists to review their stance on recommending an alcohol-based mouthwash to patients.

 

If you still want the benefits of mouthwash for oral hygiene without the health risks, Eliminator Mouthwash by NEWAYS is the ideal choice.  It is alcohol-free, totally safe and very effective in eliminating the harmful bacteria which cause tooth decay.

 

Source: The Daily Telegraph; http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24896583-5001021,00.html

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Posted in Welcome by Pulse Health Screening on February 13, 2009
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