Popular Flu Drug may Pose Danger to Liver Health

Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study demonstrated that Tamiflu, when administered to rats, significantly increased ALT (liver enzyme) by 67.6% compared to control, and GGT by 71.9% in male rats and 49.8% in female rats compared to their respective controls. Researchers concluded that “using this drug [for flu prevention] would require a serious risk-to-benefit analysis, especially for high-risk patients.” (more…)

Seeing Clearly: Reducing the Risk of Cataracts – Director’s Choice

Written by Jessica Patella, ND. A research study showed that participants with the highest blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin had 42% and 41% lower risk of cataracts compared to those with the lowest levels. Factors that increase the risk of cataracts include smoking, sunlight exposure, diabetes, aging, and some pharmaceuticals.  (more…)