How This Type of Corn is Helping Diabetics

You might not have heard of this particular food cure. A cousin to blue corn is purple corn, grown mostly in Peru and Chile. In a brand new health breakthrough, scientists have found certain compounds in purple corn that could protect diabetics from serious complications.

Diabetic nephropathy is kidney damage triggered by type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

More People are Turning to Prayers to Help with Health Issues

When it comes to their health, more Americans are turning to a higher power.

A paper published in the May issue of the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality found that an increasing number of people are praying about their health.

In 2007, 49 percent of adults said they prayed about their health during the previous year. That number rose from 43 percent in 2002. The increase is part of a larger trend, researchers say, as only 14 percent of people said they had prayed about their health in 1999.

Researchers were unsure about what might be causing the increase in health-related prayer. Continue reading