Ashwagandha Root Supports Thyroid Hormone Levels
Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years to help the body deal with stress. Extracts from Ashwagandha root helps normalize levels of serum thyroid hormones, suggests a new pilot study from India.
How Tart Cherry Juice Increases The Quality Of Your Sleep Time
Along with providing the fruit's bright red color, the antioxidant compounds in tart cherries -- called anthocyanins -- have been specifically linked to high antioxidant capacity and reduced inflammation, at levels comparable to some well-known pain medications. Tart cherry juice was found to help extend sleep time by 84 minutes among study participants according to a new pilot study published in American Journal of Therapeutics.
5 Types Of Dry Coughs And How To Treat Them Naturally
Coughs are one of the most common complaints seen by doctors and exact causes are only found for less than 50 percent of conditions. Coughs are mainly a protective reflex to remove foreign bodies, mucus or irritants and a primary respiratory reflex for inflammation. Knowing which type of cough is ailing you is the first step in addressing a solution. Here are 5 types of common dry coughs, their symptoms and how to treat them naturally.
Healthy 90 Year-Olds Have The Same Gut Bacteria As 30 Year-Olds
In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, scientists have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut -- finding that the overall microbiome composition of healthy elderly people was similar to that of people decades younger, and that the gut microbiota differed little between individuals from the ages of 30 to over 100.
New Device Turns Cells Into Other Types Of Cells Required To Heal Disease
Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions.
A Father's Nutrition Affects The Survival of A Mother's Embryos
The quality of the father's nutrition prior to mating affects the survival rate of embryos, according to a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Eating This One Food Strengthens Beneficial Brainwave Frequencies
A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.
6 Nutrition and Healthcare Myths
Nutrition myths haven't changed much in nearly 40 years. The people making these erroneous assertions tend to be very dogmatic in their views. The source of these misleading facts is most often practising medical doctors untrained in nutritional medicine, or those who are just plain out of date. Here are the most widely known fake news items in natural medicine that die hard.
These Specific Techniques Allow You To Control Your Dreams
New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience.
Caesarean Sections Can Cause Microbiome Changes Which Lead To Obesity
For the first time, researchers have shown that being born by C-section can contribute to obesity.
Black Tea Linked To Weight Loss By Changing Gut Bacteria
While the benefits of green tea polyphenols have long been touted, new research suggests that those found in black tea may also aid weight loss by acting as a prebiotic.
Magic Mushrooms Reset The Brain Circuits Known To Cause Depression
Patients taking psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound which occurs naturally in "magic mushrooms," can safely improve the moods of patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety. Now researchers have shown it reduces symptoms of depression weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of brain activity.
Probiotics Provide Anti-Cancer Effect
Differences in the bacterial make up of breast tissue in those with breast cancer point to the existence of a "microbiome" within the breast as well as the prospect of probiotic use in the battle against this disease.
Is Getting a Good Night's Sleep All In Your Head?
For the thousands of peri- and postmenopausal women who struggle to sleep and battle depression, help canít come soon enough. Although physical changes during the menopause transition are often the cause of these problems, a new study from the University of Texas suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy might provide the relief these women seek.
Kids Playing Outdoors May Have Better Eyes
The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes?