What Makes People Choose Hedonistic Foods Over Healthful Ones
July 29, 2016 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
When hunger strikes, we often eat with our eyes and it creates a fine line between eating those foods which we consider pleasurable or healthy. This then often forms the connection between the mind and the mouth dictating our health and weight. A series of five studies suggests that when one sees a self-indulgent food on a touch screen, the hedonistic centers of our brain are facilitated.
Alcohol Causes 7 Types of Cancer While Marijuana Prevents Them
July 28, 2016 | Cancer | M.Torres
Put down that drink and grab some weed. There is strong evidence that alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, while cannabis prevents them.
Researchers Find Biological Explanation for Wheat Sensitivity
July 27, 2016 | Toxins | K.Foster
A new study may explain why people who do not have celiac disease or wheat allergy nevertheless experience a variety of gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms after ingesting wheat and related cereals. The findings suggest that these individuals have a weakened intestinal barrier, which leads to a body-wide inflammatory immune response.
6 Billion People Do Not Meet Vitamin E Levels Necessary For Cognitive and Cardiovascular Health
July 26, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
People who don't get enough vitamin E in their diets appear to be more likely than others to show early signs of disease. Only a fifth of the world's population are receiving the recommended vitamin E intake, a review has concluded, placing a heightened risk for conditions affecting the immune system, cognitive function and cardiovascular health.
Is Your Saliva The Diagnostic Tool Of The Future?
July 25, 2016 | DNA | A.McCarthy
Simple and inexpensive saliva tests will detect almost every disease known in time. The mouthwatering liquid is a gold mine of information say experts which may revolutionize diagnostics in the future.
How Your Brain Changes After Mindfulness
July 22, 2016 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
Mindfulness-based teachings have shown benefits in everything from inflammatory disorders to central nervous system dysfunction and even cancer. Training groups in mindfulness has become a powerful tool in preventative intervention. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) are studying how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques serve as an alternative to pharmaceuticals.
Balancing Tea and Coffee Lowers Incidence of Metabolic Disorders
July 21, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Latest research has suggested that on balance, coffee and tea intake may lower the incidence of metabolic disorders and exert a protective effect on health.
To Truly Define Your Greatest Abilities, Don't Compare Yourself To Others
July 20, 2016 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Human beings have a tendency to compare themselves to others and it is as automatic as any other human emotion. But the negative effects of comparisons keep us from our growth and embracing our greatest abilities to share with others.
90 Percent Of Strokes Preventable
July 19, 2016 | Prevention | J.Battaglia
Just when you thought strokes can strike anyone at any time, a team of researchers report that 90 percent of them are preventable.
The Right Kind of Cinnamon Enhances Memory, Improves Learning Ability And Can Reverse Parkinson's
July 18, 2016 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Eating one of the tastiest household spices may also improve learning ability, memory and even reverse Parkinson's Disease according to new study results published online in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.
Is Your Lighting Making You Sick?
July 15, 2016 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
Humans have long created artificial lights by burning or heating materials, however lighting systems today are far more invasive to the human body than those of the past. According to a new study reported in the Cell Press journal, many negative health consequences result from constant exposure to artificial light.