The Effects of Biotin on Your Hair, Nails and Thyroid

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  • Dermatologists frequently prescribe biotin for people with hair loss, despite a paucity of research proving it helps
  • Biotin insufficiency is more rare than other nutritional deficiencies but it does happen, leading to hair loss, depression, loss of appetite and numbness and tingling
  • Biotin is important in metabolism, having demonstrated the ability to improve glycemic control and strengthen nails
  • Supplementation can alter blood tests, including for thyroid, vitamin D and troponin, a marker of cardiac health

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Can Aging Be Slowed by Diluting Blood?

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  • In a recent study involving mice, a single plasma exchange helped with muscle repair, liver fat and liver fibrosis measurements
  • Researchers believe the data help identify factors in blood products that influence health and aging
  • Many causes of death in the U.S. are influenced by nutrition and lifestyle choices, over which we have more control than we might believe
  • An important key to longevity is intermittent fasting combined with healthy eating. Additionally, quality sleep, hydration, exercise and being outdoors have an impact on health

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Bees love cannabis, and it’s helping to restore their declining populations

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New research published in the journal Environmental Entomology has found that bees absolutely love to feed on cannabis sativa, which in turn is helping to boost their dwindling populations caused by prolific exposure to deadly crop chemicals like neonicotinoids and Roundup (glyphosate). Continue reading

Medical Discovery 101: Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) mostly caused by consuming chemicalized food

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Got chronic widespread pain from an overactive nervous system? If you’re answer is yes, then you’ve been consuming chemicals. Continue reading

Does Wheatgrass Turn Gray Hair Back to Its Natural Color?

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Gray hair: The ultimate telltale sign of aging.  Approximately half of all 50-year-olds are at least 50% gray.  Try as you may to postpone the inevitable with expensive, foul-smelling and messy dyes, the battle against gray is predictable… gray is pretty much the undefeated champion.  Or is it? Continue reading

Food residues from 500-year-old pottery in Northamptonshire suggest medieval peasant diets were healthier than modern ones

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When it came to mealtimes, medieval peasants had better food choices than most of us do today. In a recent study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, researchers from the University of Bristol in England noted that croppers from this period lived on meat stews, leafy vegetables, and fresh dairy products – foods that were far more nutritious than the majority of processed foods found in modern diets. Continue reading

Curb your carb cravings with these healthy keto bread recipes

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Going on a keto diet can be difficult, especially if you love eating high-carb foods. But by making some healthy swaps, you can occasionally enjoy keto-friendly treats like keto bread. Continue reading

Israelis Develop ‘Hummus Milk’ as Space-Age Source of Protein!

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Milk made from chickpeas provides another source of healthy protein to those with lactose intolerance, as well as vegans. Continue reading

Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Worth the Wait

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Many people, especially those who follow busy schedules, prefer preparing and eating their meals as quickly as they can. But did you know that there’s an advantage — and a whole lot of flavor — when you cook your food slowly? One way to do this is to use a slow cooker. There’s a lot you can do with a slow cooker, and there are numerous recipes out there that can help put this handy cooking equipment to good use. If you’ve got the time and the patience, here are a few slow-cooked recipes that you can try to make. They’re certainly worth the wait! Continue reading

New virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients speeds up treatment times

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A trial virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments in more than half of cases, according to researchers. Continue reading