Quercetin Helps Correct Fatty Liver and Poor Metabolism

Sunday, December 19, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A new animal study with quercetin shows that the nutrient can help undo damage caused by a high fat, high cholesterol, and high sugar diet.  Not only was fatty liver accumulation reversed, but many factors involved with metabolism were improved including inflammation status, insulin resistance, and problems with lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides).


Horse Chestnut Update:  Weight Management and Brain Health

Wednesday, December 08, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Horse chestnut and its active compound called aescin (also escin) is best known for its ability to correct vein-related circulatory problems and leg swelling.  It has been used historically for hemorrhoids, kidney stones, fever, GI tract support, bladder problems, post-operative edema, and skin problems.  New studies show that it may also be helpful for weight management and brain health – while helping to boost antioxidant function and reducing inflammation.