Does Having Meaning In Your Life Keep You Healthy?
It helps prevent heart attack and stroke, staves off dementia, enables people to sleep better, have better sex and live longer. Oh, and it's free.
The Magic of Mushrooms Can Prevent Depression
Bioactive compounds contained within an edible mushroom may delay or prevent the onset of neurological conditions like depression, investigations have concluded.
Biologist Proves Measles Isn't A Virus, Wins Supreme Court Case Against Doctor
In a recent ruling, judges at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) confirmed that the measles virus does not exist. Furthermore, there is not a single scientific study in the world which could prove the existence of the virus in any scientific literature. This raises the question of what was actually injected into millions over the past few decades.
Raw Cheesecake: Jaffa
This raw cheesecake is vegan, gluten free and refine sugar-free. It also goes perfectly with a refreshingly clean cold brew coffee.
Why You Should Never Store Potatoes In The Garage, Cellar, Fridge Or At Low Temperatures
We put often put vegetables in the fridge to help prevent spoiling and keep them fresh. But keeping potatoes at a chilly temperature will not only negatively affect their taste, but it makes the starch turn into sugar faster and leaving you with a tougher potato. Here's why.
How Music and Meditation Address Memory Loss
Meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. The effects are even more pronounced with music. In a recent study of adults with early memory loss, a West Virginia University research team lead by Dr. Kim Innes found that practice of a simple meditation or music listening program may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinical memory loss.
7 Food Combinations You Should Avoid
Sometimes we pair up foods such that even the healthy ones turn against us. We are told to have a lot of fruits and drink a lots of water. But what we are not told is that pairing them up with certain foods can can disrupt our digestive balance. For foods that are already in the list of our adversaries become worse when we hook them up with their buddies.
Pomegranate Juice Provides Significant Effect In Reducing Blood Pressure
Pomegranates help protect your body's cells from free radicals, which cause premature aging. In simple words, pomegranate juice pumps the level of oxygen in your blood. A comprehensive meta-analysis of data from eight randomized controlled trials supported a role for pomegranate juice in a heart-healthy diet.
Wearable Technology Now Detects First Signs of a Cold
In the last decade, we've traveled a gigantic leap forward when it comes to what gadgets can tell us about ourselves. Wearable tech can now detect when you're about to fall ill, simply by tracking your vital signs.
Daily Consumption of Berries Decreases Inflammation
Anthocyanins -- antioxidant pigments found in fruits and vegetables -- have well-established benefits for our cardiovascular system. The benefits are associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Depression Is The New Obesity For The Heart
According to a recently published report published in the Atherosclerosis journal, depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.
Being Bilingual Helps Autistic Children
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.
Vitamin B3 Benefits Parkinson's Disease
Individuals with a specific type of Parkinson's disease (PD) could gain from increasing vitamin B3 (niacin) content in their diet, say British investigators.
If You Want To Live Longer, Eat Spicy Food
Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality -- primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke -- in a large prospective study.
Boost Your Immunity to Extend Your Life
Your immune system does a pretty good job of protecting you from disease and illness. Every once in a while a germ manages to get past it, however, and makes you sick. This isnít to say your immune system failed. Rather, itís an indication that its defenses could be stronger. Science has proven that when immunity is strong, people tend to live longer. So, just exactly how can you boost your immunity to extend your life?
200 Percent Increase In Artificial Sweetener Consumption By Children
By disrupting the fine balance of appetite and metabolic hormones, artificial sweeteners distort the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume. About 25 percent of children and more than 41 percent of adults in the United States reported consuming foods and beverages containing artificial sweeteners (AS) such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin in a recent nationwide nutritional survey, according to a study out today. Those numbers represent a 200 percent increase in AS consumption for children and a 54 percent jump for adults from 1999 to 2012.
One Of The Most Perfect Foods Also Improves Cognition
One of the most perfect foods, low in calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except C, and nearly perfect in protein can also improve aspects of cognition, according to research that also concludes neither high intake of cholesterol or eggs are associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimerís disease.
How Does The Past Affect Your Perception Of The Present
What are memories made of? Do different parts of our brain light up when we perceive an event than when we remember it afterward? What role does memory play in directing our attention to specific details in our surroundings?
This One Mineral Reduces Oxidative Stress, Repairs DNA, And Leads To Mechanisms Which Extend Life
One of the biggest mineral deficiencies in the world is Zinc, with as many as two billion people around the world being in a daily deficit. A modest 4 milligrams of zinc extra every day in the diet may reduce DNA strand breaks and improve levels of proteins involved in DNA repair, oxidative stress, and inflammation. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is said to be the first to show that a modest increase in dietary zinc reduces damage to DNA which extends life.
Stomach Acid Suppressing Meds Causing Infections and Serious Health Problems
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications whose primary action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Prilosec, prevacid, and nexium are popular PPIs which help constitute a large percentage of the most prescribed medications in the world. In a population-based study from Scotland, PPIs were linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause considerable illness. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that the health consequences of PPI-based drugs are causing far more damage to the human body than previously published in medical literature.
Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But whatís the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today?
Why You Can No Longer Ignore The Most Potent Way To Transform Your Health
In a new perspective published by the New England Journal of Medicine, Penn Medicine behavioral economists suggest leveraging existing relationships with friends and family may be a more effective way to improve patients' health and encourage new healthy habits and behaviors than increasing interactions with physicians or other clinicians