Study: Inflammation may be linked to “brain fog”

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam have found strong evidence linking inflammation to “brain fog,” a type of cognitive dysfunction commonly described as mental sluggishness. In their study published in the journal Neuroimage, the researchers explained that a cognitive process responsible for alertness is particularly affected shortly after inoculation with a vaccine that causes temporary inflammation. In turn, this effect … Continue reading Study: Inflammation may be linked to “brain fog”

The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula is a green leafy vegetable used in salads, pizza and other popular dishes. The bitter vegetable, also known as garden rocket or roquette, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in France and Italy. These days, the plant is also found in dishes in the U.S., where its peppery flavor enhances the taste … Continue reading The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula

Here are 7 reasons to love dark chocolate

Chocolate comes in many forms: dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate – even milk chocolate. But if you’re looking for the healthiest chocolate among the bunch, look no further than dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is made up of around 50 to 90 percent cocoa solids and no milk solids. This gives dark chocolate the advantage of having … Continue reading Here are 7 reasons to love dark chocolate

Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

In this article, a researcher at the University of California, Davis discussed current knowledge of the key components of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that contribute to appetite and influence energy metabolism, as well as dietary factors that affect the activation of cannabinoid receptors and their impact on the brain. This review was published in the journal Nutrition Research. … Continue reading Understanding the importance of the human endocannabinoid system for healthy aging

Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a chemical that your body produces naturally. It plays an important role in DNA replication and repair, as well as energy production. In order to use CoQ10, your cells convert its inactive form, ubiquinone, into its active form, ubiquinol. However, as you age and are exposed to various pollutants (including medications such as statins), the … Continue reading Health benefits and conditions improved by supplementing with CoQ10

Mysterious new brain disease being investigated in Canada… symptoms include visual hallucinations and memory loss

Health officials in Canada are struggling to figure out the cause of a new, mysterious brain disease that has affected more than 40 people in the country’s southeast. In early March, Canadian officials began alerting doctors and provincial health officials in New Brunswick to tell them that federal health authorities were monitoring a cluster of 43 cases … Continue reading Mysterious new brain disease being investigated in Canada… symptoms include visual hallucinations and memory loss

6 Drug-free, evidence-based treatments for depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that can greatly hurt your relationships, work and physical health. Also called major depressive disorder, it is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, changes in appetite, trouble sleeping or oversleeping, and loss of energy, among other things. Depression is distinct … Continue reading 6 Drug-free, evidence-based treatments for depression

Headaches 101: Major causes and natural cures

Did you know a common side effect of most prescription medications is dehydration? Feeling dizzy or lightheaded? Is your urine dark yellow with a strong smell? It’s probably those evil pharma medications that were made in a laboratory to cover up the symptoms of your bad eating habits and lack of enough clean, filtered water. … Continue reading Headaches 101: Major causes and natural cures

Study: Antibiotics found to affect gut microbes and increase the risk of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a challenging illness to treat because scientists lack a clear understanding of its precise causes. Although there is a genetic component, researchers have long been focusing on the environmental factors that lead to the disease, and one recent study found a connection between antibiotics and gut microbe changes that raise a person’s risk of … Continue reading Study: Antibiotics found to affect gut microbes and increase the risk of Parkinson’s

Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department of Pharmacology and … Continue reading Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease