Eating a plant-based diet can help protect against COVID-19, researchers find

People who eat a plant-based diet are less likely to contract COVID-19 and become severely ill with the disease, according to a recent study by researchers from Harvard Medical School, King’s College London and the health science company ZOE. The researchers analyzed data from over 590,000 people from the United States and the United Kingdom who answered a survey about … Continue reading Eating a plant-based diet can help protect against COVID-19, researchers find

Breakthrough: This fermented Japanese superfood can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infections, researchers find

Natto, a fermented soybean dish typically served for breakfast in Japan, can inhibit the ability of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to infect healthy cells, according to a study by Japanese researchers. Published Tuesday, July 13, in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, the study showed that unheated natto extract degraded the receptor-binding domain (RBD), … Continue reading Breakthrough: This fermented Japanese superfood can inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infections, researchers find

Study explains how diet, exercise and the endocannabinoid system contribute to healthy aging

Researchers define the human endocannabinoid system (ECS) as a complex cell-signaling system that plays an important role in the development of the central nervous system (CNS), synaptic plasticity — a characteristic of neurons in the brain — and the body’s response to internal and external insults or stressors. The ECS, whose components are widely distributed throughout the … Continue reading Study explains how diet, exercise and the endocannabinoid system contribute to healthy aging

Spice is nice: 12 Ayurvedic herbs with incredible health benefits

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine that is focused on helping an individual improve their overall well-being by keeping the mind, body and spirit in balance. Instead of treating diseases, Ayurvedic practitioners prevent health problems from occurring in the first place using a holistic approach that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise and … Continue reading Spice is nice: 12 Ayurvedic herbs with incredible health benefits

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

FDA warns against ivermectin to treat covid, but India uses it successfully for health care workers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the official gatekeeper of medicine in the United States. When it comes to the business of saving lives, the FDA is the all-important, central authority that controls the general direction of hospital systems pertaining to pharmaceutical distribution and drug regulation. The FDA approval process favors vaccine and drug … Continue reading FDA warns against ivermectin to treat covid, but India uses it successfully for health care workers

Reducing your intake of sugary drinks by 1 serving a day may lower diabetes risk by at least 10%

Researchers from the U.S. and China suggest that drinking a serving of water, coffee or tea in place of a sugary beverage may lower Type 2 diabetes risk by up to 10 percent. In a paper published in the Diabetes Journal, they further revealed that swapping sodas and 100 percent fruit juices for diet sodas and artificially … Continue reading Reducing your intake of sugary drinks by 1 serving a day may lower diabetes risk by at least 10%

3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Superfoods like kale, blueberries and quinoa are as healthy as they are popular. But many kinds of superfoods are often overlooked in favor of trendy health foods. For a healthier diet, try any of these three obscure but nutrient-dense superfoods: Radicchio (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) Radicchio is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the chicory family. It generally resembles a … Continue reading 3 Uncommon but nutrient-rich superfoods you need to eat more of

Sufficient vitamin D levels can prevent severe COVID-19 outcomes, including death

Vitamin D is both a fat-soluble vitamin and a hormone critical for boosting immune health, suppressing inflammation and absorbing essential nutrients, among other important functions. Now, with COVID-19 still threatening the nation, health experts are scrambling to find out if vitamin D could also aid in the prevention and treatment of the disease. In a recent study, … Continue reading Sufficient vitamin D levels can prevent severe COVID-19 outcomes, including death

Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips

Following a balanced diet ensures that you eat delicious and nutritious foods that can boost your overall health and well-being. If you’re interested in going vegetarian to improve your eating habits and lose some weight, experts recommend trying different types of vegetarian diets to find the one that suits your health condition and lifestyle. Vegetarian diet basics Following … Continue reading Clean eating: Vegetarian weight loss tips