20-year sedentary lifestyle linked to TWICE the risk of premature DEATH: Being physically active is key to a longer life

It’s easy to fall into the habit of skipping exercise because you’re busy with work or chores. Yet according to a study, having a sedentary lifestyle for at least 20 years is linked to twice the risk of premature death, especially compared to those who exercise regularly. Results from the Trøndelag Health Study (the HUNT study) was … Continue reading 20-year sedentary lifestyle linked to TWICE the risk of premature DEATH: Being physically active is key to a longer life

Better take basil: Reduce oxidative stress and inflammation naturally with this amazing superfood

Basil is an indispensable herb in kitchens around the world. From thick sauces to herbaceous salads, basil is an important ingredient in a number of recipes from various cuisines. But studies show that this popular herb not only belongs in the kitchen, but also in a medicine cabinet. In a recent study published in the Journal of Food Science and … Continue reading Better take basil: Reduce oxidative stress and inflammation naturally with this amazing superfood

Scientists develop brain stimulation techniques using light therapy that offer mental health benefits

Current studies on brain science affirm that light can stimulate brain cells (neurons). This general field and technique is called optogenetics and scientists use it to better understand the neural connections, electrical impulses and chemical signals that occur in the brain. In 2019, Shuo Chen, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California in Berkeley received the Science … Continue reading Scientists develop brain stimulation techniques using light therapy that offer mental health benefits

Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home

Being self-sufficient means looking for ways to help your family survive without relying on outside sources for food, water and other necessities. If you’re a homesteader, one way to become more self-sufficient before SHTF is to learn how to safely preserve and store food for future use. (h/t to FoodRevolution.org) Storing food properly can help reduce food waste … Continue reading Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home

Curb your anxiety by drinking a cup of matcha green tea

Matcha can reduce anxiety by activating dopamine and serotonin receptors that are linked to anxious behavior, according to researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan. Matcha, which literally means “powdered tea,” refers to the powder made from finely ground leaves of shade-grown tea tree (Camellia sinensis). Matcha has been used medicinally since ancient times. In Japan, in particular, it is used to help people relax, prevent obesity and treat certain skin conditions. … Continue reading Curb your anxiety by drinking a cup of matcha green tea

Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Herbs and plants make for potent medicines and holistic treatments for a range of ailments, from muscle pain to bacterial infections. These natural remedies also do not cause harmful side effects like drugs and are cost-efficient to boot. In one of his recent articles published online, prepper and natural medicine proponent Claude Davis shared three of … Continue reading Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Eating more flavonoid-rich foods can stave off disease and lower cancer risk, advise researchers

It’s no secret that fresh, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits, salad greens and beans, among others, promote optimal health. Children are taught to eat them for a reason, and adults are expected to incorporate them into a balanced diet. The health benefits attributed to these foods are the result of the synergistic interactions of multiple essential … Continue reading Eating more flavonoid-rich foods can stave off disease and lower cancer risk, advise researchers

5 Health benefits of muskmelon, a sweet superfood that’s rich in vitamin C

Muskmelon is a sweet and nutritious fruit with a variety of culinary uses and health benefits. It belongs to the gourd family and is related to other fruits that are often confused as vegetables, such as squash, pumpkin and zucchini. There are several varieties of muskmelon. There are netted types like cantaloupe and smooth-skinned types like honeydew and casaba melon. These fruits differ … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of muskmelon, a sweet superfood that’s rich in vitamin C

Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

A study published in the FASEB Journal found that cilantro activates certain potassium channels in the brain which helps prevent seizures. Also known as coriander, cilantro is an herb that is commonly used in traditional medicine. It has anticonvulsant, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it suitable for treating a host of medical conditions, including epileptic seizures. But while its health benefits have been extensively studied, … Continue reading Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

Off to do your daily workout? Here are a few things you can munch on before you hit the gym

The body consumes high amounts of energy when you work out, depleting your energy stores. One way to keep your body up and running during particularly intense exercises is to eat before working out. Some people fast before working out and still perform well. Others, particularly beginners and those who do highly demanding workout routines, need to … Continue reading Off to do your daily workout? Here are a few things you can munch on before you hit the gym