What Makes People Choose Hedonistic Foods Over Healthful Ones
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Non-Invasive High Frequency Sound Waves May Be The Cure To Alzheimer's Disease
The most effective treatment for Alzheimer's Disease is gaining more notoriety and it's drug-free. University of Queensland researchers have confirmed that non-invasive ultrasound technology breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that result in memory loss and cognitive decline. The treatment is now being touted as the cure for the debilitating condition that accounts for 70 percent of all cases of dementia.
By-Products From Pomegranates, Walnuts and Strawberries Prevent Aging
Foods high in polyphenol compounds, catechins and anthocyanins all prevent aging. Urolithin A (UA) is a chemical by-product that is made by our bodies when we consume pomegranate juice, strawberries or walnuts and studies are showing it is a first-in-class natural compound that prevents aging.
Legalized Marijuana Will Reduce Prescription Drug Use By Billions
A well-known fact still denied by conventional medicine is that marijuana saves lives by curbing highly addictive prescription painkillers known to kill tens of thousands every year. In fact, drug overdoses by prescription opioids kills more people than suicide, guns or motor vehicle accidents. University of Georgia researchers have now found that implementing medical marijuana could also reduce Medicare costs by billions.
Obesity: The Globalization of Fast Food: A Doctor’s Personal Insight
25 years ago a doctor who traveled throughout Central America was amazed at not seeing any fat or obese people. The people looked vibrant and healthy, fast foods had not entered those countries and the people walked and ate 'real food'. Recently upon return, the doctor could hardly find those who were slim and in shape, it was as if the entire culture had changed and the people looked sick and lethargic.
No Link Between Butter And Cardiovascular Disease
No link has been found between consuming butter and an increased risk of heart disease or stroke, instead finding that butter might actually be protective against type 2 diabetes.
We're One Step Closer To Detecting Pesticides and GMOs With Smart Phones
The growing interest in biodetection from consumers has reached a global audience. Detecting genetically modified organisms and pesticides in very low concentrations with smart phones will one day be a reality. An international team of researchers led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot from KU Leuven, Belgium, have began to pave the way to possibilities that we only dreamed of a decade ago.
Casual Gym Goers Clueless On Protein and Healthy Supplements
Casual gym goers need to be educated on the true health benefits of diversified nutrition and the nature of protein supplements to avoid them being used to compensate for unhealthy habits, Swiss researchers have said.