The truth about animal studies: Do they really model human health?

Animals such as mice, rabbits, dogs and monkeys are widely used as surrogates for humans in fundamental medical and pharmaceutical research and are often subjected to controversial procedures designed to give them the symptoms of human diseases. This practice, according to its proponents, is important since it allows scientists, journalists and the public to draw parallels … Continue reading The truth about animal studies: Do they really model human health?

Sitting for too long can change the shape of your heart and increase cardiovascular disease risk: Exercise is key to reversing the damage, say experts

From tough tendons to shock-absorbing joints, humans are built for endurance. This comes as no surprise since survival during ancient times depended on demanding activities like hunting, gathering and farming. Now, emerging research indicates that the human heart is also optimized for endurance. In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers from the US and the … Continue reading Sitting for too long can change the shape of your heart and increase cardiovascular disease risk: Exercise is key to reversing the damage, say experts

Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study

Prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides, a kind of pesticide considered toxic to humans, has been linked to impaired cognition and significant changes in the brain. In a major breakthrough, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Stanford University found that teenagers exposed in utero to organophosphate pesticides demonstrated altered brain activities during tasks that required executive control. Sagiv and her … Continue reading Chemicals in organophosphate pesticides cause brain damage: Study

Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Berries boast a formidable reputation in the realm of health foods. Chock-full of antioxidants, berries can keep mental faculties sharp in later life and protect against the toughest chronic diseases, including cancer. Potent organic compounds and immune-boosting plant pigments in berries can also confer a long list of health benefits, including better blood pressure control, … Continue reading Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Could vitamin D deficiency explain adolescent aggression? Researchers say yes

Vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine” vitamin, is most recognized for its role in bone formation and calcium absorption. But recent studies on this essential micronutrient are starting to shed light on its potential role in mental health. In a recent article published in the Journal of Nutrition, a team of scientists from the University of Michigan and the University of La … Continue reading Could vitamin D deficiency explain adolescent aggression? Researchers say yes

Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

It’s no secret that soda is one of the unhealthiest drinks out there, but that doesn’t stop people from consuming it. That being said, this recent research might change people’s minds. In the largest cohort of its kind, a group of 50 researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied the soda consumption of more … Continue reading Ditch the soda to avoid an early demise, researchers warn

10 Turmeric recipes that can help relieve arthritis symptoms

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rich and aromatic spice popular in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. But on top of its uses in the kitchen, turmeric also has medicinal properties that render it a potent natural medicine for numerous ailments, from sprains to arthritis. In fact, recent studies on turmeric indicate that turmeric is a promising medication for … Continue reading 10 Turmeric recipes that can help relieve arthritis symptoms

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support

Recent research from China has demonstrated that higher amounts of certain nutrients and hormones can slash the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of conditions that heighten the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In a recent article published in the journal Menopause, Chinese scientists found that higher amounts of calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D) and estrogen corresponded to better markers of … Continue reading Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support

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

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