Scientists develop artificial muscles powered by glucose: Findings will be used to develop a system that’s “even closer to a biological muscle”

A recent breakthrough in engineering and robotics just might blur the line between man and machine. Researchers from Linköping University in Sweden have successfully developed and created artificial muscles that run on glucose and oxygen — just like their organic counterparts. According to the researchers, they wanted to develop artificial muscles, which, instead of using traditional actuators powered by … Continue reading Scientists develop artificial muscles powered by glucose: Findings will be used to develop a system that’s “even closer to a biological muscle”

Fructose can cause far more damage than glucose

Sugar is more complicated than it lets on. For one, the sweet-tasting carbohydrate is a paradox in itself: It’s found in nature – plants are great sources of it – but it’s also a risk factor in many chronic diseases, and as recent studies put it, a substance as damaging and addictive as alcohol. In particular, … Continue reading Fructose can cause far more damage than glucose

Leukemia cells “steal” glucose from normal cells to feed their own growth

One of the things that makes cancer such a life-threatening disease is its ability to rapidly spread to other areas of the body. It does so by getting energy from glucose, which it does in extreme amounts. A study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center looked at how the disease gets its energy and found that … Continue reading Leukemia cells “steal” glucose from normal cells to feed their own growth

The Health Benefits Of Glucose Oxidase

Source: The Health Benefits Of Glucose Oxidase by Dr. Edward Group Glucose oxidase is a type of enzyme commonly found in many fungus and bacteria and is one of the many useful enzymes that nature has given us. Commonly found in bee pollen and honey, glucose oxidase plays a key role not only in digestive processes but … Continue reading The Health Benefits Of Glucose Oxidase

6 Reasons to eat more reishi mushrooms, a superfood that boosts your immune health

In Eastern medicine, reishi mushrooms are used to treat various health complaints. According to several studies, this unique superfood also offers many benefits, such as improving your immunity and boosting your heart health. Reishi or lingzhi mushrooms contain compounds like peptidoglycans, polysaccharides and triterpenoids that all contribute to the superfood’s many health benefits when consumed fresh or … Continue reading 6 Reasons to eat more reishi mushrooms, a superfood that boosts your immune health

Survival essentials: 6 Store-bought lab tests for your medicine chest

If you have a health condition like diabetes, before SHTF you need to take extra precautions to ensure that you stay safe even during a long-term survival scenario. And if you’re bugging in with loved ones, you should stock up on DIY lab kits you may need for common health concerns like food allergies. (h/t … Continue reading Survival essentials: 6 Store-bought lab tests for your medicine chest

NUTRITION MATTERS: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms

People who eat high-quality diets containing fruits, vegetables and fish are less likely to contract the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and become severely ill with the disease, according to a preprint released recently on medRxiv. A team of researchers from King’s College London, Harvard Medical School and the health science company ZOE analyzed data from more than 590,000 people from the United States and … Continue reading NUTRITION MATTERS: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables lowers risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms

Prepper recipes: How to make survival energy bars

Before SHTF, preppers know that they need to stock up on survival rations so they can keep their energy up when disaster strikes. But not all energy bars are good for you, especially if they’re full of added sugar and harmful chemicals like high-fructose corn syrup. Below are recipes you can try if you want … Continue reading Prepper recipes: How to make survival energy bars

Study links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup to intestinal tumor growth

A recent study has found that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common sweetener used in soft drinks, promotes the growth of intestinal tumors. Excessive consumption of products sweetened with HFCS is also linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome. According to the researchers behind the study, the epidemic of obesity seen around the world today is primarily caused … Continue reading Study links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup to intestinal tumor growth

Researchers study preventing cancer and diabetes with the Chilean maqui berry

Aristotelia chilensis, also known as maqui berry or Chilean wineberry, is a fruit-bearing shrub native to South America, particularly in Chile and Argentina. It is popular among locals as a source of food, natural food coloring and medicine. The maqui tree is also widely grown as an ornamental in gardens and is said to have potential as … Continue reading Researchers study preventing cancer and diabetes with the Chilean maqui berry