Chinese researchers examined the antibiotic potential of phenanthrene, a fraction derived from the tuber of the Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata). They reported that phenanthrenes showed significant bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects on several pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
Researchers have discovered a new approach to make the bones of children and teenagers stronger. A pilot study from Poland, the U.S., and the Netherlands, which was published in the journal Nutrients, revealed that children and teenagers who consume more vitamin K were less likely to experience bone fractures.
It’s a known fact that smoking adversely affects the body, particularly the lungs. However, a study discovered a way to reverse the damage caused by smoking. In particular, a diet rich in fresh fruits, such as tomatoes and apples could repair lung tissue and slow the natural aging process of the lungs.
For over twenty years, environmental groups and natural health experts have sounded the alarm about the dangers of GMO foods or, better said, the ‘genetically altered’ food supply!
The world’s food supply is seriously lacking in iron and zinc, according to an international study led by researchers from the U.K. and Austria. Their article, released in the journal Global Food Security, looked at the current micronutrient deficiency in food systems around the world, especially in areas that need it.