A remarkable new study looking at natural alternatives to medications found that compared to a systemic steroid, a combination of honey and coffee was superior in reducing symptoms associated with a post-infectious cough (PPC). Continue reading
Bad breath can be a common and frustrating problem that nearly everyone experiences from time to time. For some, it’s worse than others. It can be the cause of social isolation and self-consciousness, lowering one’s confidence and ability to interact with others. Getting close to people, Continue reading
Aging populations have spent lifetimes searching for the fountain of youth. Unfortunately, no such fountain seems to exist. There are, however, droplets of youth. By combining enough of these droplets together, you may not find the fountain you’ve been seeking, but you can still refresh yourself with a splash of youthful vigor. Continue reading
Nowadays, you can eat pretty much any fruit or vegetable you want, all year long. But should you? During the summer and fall, farmer’s markets are brimming with local, organic food that was harvested within 24 hours and is usually at the peak of its freshness, flavor, and nutritional content. In the winter and early spring, however, you often have to rely on out-of-season produce that’s traveled an average of 1,300 miles to get from commercial farms to your dinner table. Continue reading
As the stability of both the nation and the world becomes increasingly more precarious and uncertain, stocking up on long-term food supplies that will keep you and your family nourished in the event of a major supply chain disruption is more important than ever. To help make sure you are prepared for the unknown, here are seven affordable, nutrient-dense foods that are worth stocking up on for long-term survival:
1) Raw almonds, almond butter. Though they are somewhat difficult to find since the Almond Board of California decided Continue reading
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is probably the most common digestive disorder seen by doctors. Basically, this condition results when the normal contractions of your digestive tract become irregular and uncoordinated. Material starts to accumulate in the digestive tract and causes stomach problems, bloating, pain, and constipation.
Not surprisingly, many people learn to fear eating, which seems to trigger all the painful digestive symptoms that go along with IBS. Malnutrition can then become a real problem. Continue reading
Aphrodisiacs have a long history in our kitchens and our bedrooms. From raw oysters on the half shell to salty pearls of caviar, certain foods are thought to inspire romance through their smell, taste and even appearance. Continue reading
In the wake of all the recent revelations about the dangers of GMOs, a special warning needs to go out to all those health-conscious consumers buying “gluten-free” foods. As it turns out, most “gluten-free” foods sold in the USA contain genetically modified organisms.
Why is this so? Because the primary ingredient in most gluten-free foods is corn. And most corn-based foods are made with genetically modified corn. Around 85% of the conventional corn grown in the USA Continue reading
- A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.
- Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Continue reading
- Chemical could be added to toothpastes in years’ time
- Kills bacteria that erode teeth
- Single dose protects mouth for hours
- ‘Keep 32′ chemical could even be added to foods
A new chemical could make human teeth Continue reading
Some of the best health advice around is to up your intake of legumes (beans) and switch out white rice for its brown cousin. Adding green vegetables and dried fruit to your regular diet is also adding healing foods to your repertoire. This story is about food cures, particularly those now proven to reduce your risk of colon polyps. Continue reading
Did you Know…… that the nucleic acids in fish, fruits, beans, legumes, and chlorella have powerful rejuvenating properties that slow down the aging process?When one thinks of vital nutrients … vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids may come to mind, but rarely do nucleic acids top the list. Continue reading
Most of us know the “War on Cancer” is a bad joke that churns revenue for the cancer industry while per capita cancer rates continue to surge. Based on the premise that food should be our first medicine, the cruciferous family of vegetables is the food choice for resisting cancer.
Cruciferous vegetables Continue reading
It is near sacrilege for a health publication (or any other type of publication for that matter) to publish an article that is in any way friendly or helpful to smokers nowadays. Brace yourself, for you are about to read such a sacrilege.
Let us preface by noting that it is important to remember that smokers are hellishly evil creatures, Continue reading
Resveratrol was first discovered by scientists way back in the 1940s. It wasn’t until about 1942, however, that reports about resveratrol’s beneficial effects on the heart began to appear. It turned out that the phytochemical could help significantly in the fight against heart disease by helping to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.
Now, in the latest health news, resveratrol is being touted for its brain-protecting abilities.
Researchers in China have investigated the potential for resveratrol to reduce the risk for neurodegenerative disorders, including progressive forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common brain disease in the elderly.
After conducting tests, the researchers were able to determine that resveratrol promotes the non-amyloidogenic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein. What does that mean? In short, resveratrol helps amyloid proteins break down in such a way that they don’t produce beta amyloid — an amino acid that is the main component of the amyloid plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. When the amyloid precursor protein is functioning in a healthy way, it regulates synapse formation and boosts neural plasticity. Neural plasticity plays a role in many things in your brain, but the most important for you to know about are learning, memory, and recovery from brain damage. Continue reading