Not all bad: How “good” viruses boost your well-being

Though viruses are known for causing disease, not all of them are harmful. In fact, some viruses in your body are important for your overall health and may even help eliminate infections. Called “bacteriophages,” these “good” viruses are natural antibiotics that pack a mean punch against bad bacteria. What are bacteriophages? The community of viruses inside your body is called the “virome.” The … Continue reading Not all bad: How “good” viruses boost your well-being

4 Wild medicinal plants to harvest for profit

North America is rich in wild medicinal plants that you can harvest for profit. These herbs are used in Native American Medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from lung infections to fever. Since they grow in the wild, harvesting them won’t cost you anything. (h/t PreppersWill.com) How to harvest wild herbs You need to pick wild … Continue reading 4 Wild medicinal plants to harvest for profit

Superfruits and plant compounds: Fat molecule in avocados may be key to reversing diabetes

Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have discovered that a fat molecule unique to avocado may help treat diabetes. In a study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, the researchers found that avocatin B (AvoB) reduced insulin resistance in diabetic mice and promoted weight loss in humans. Avocado compound improves insulin sensitivity AvoB is a mixture … Continue reading Superfruits and plant compounds: Fat molecule in avocados may be key to reversing diabetes

A high-fiber diet may help reduce inflammation linked to COVID-19, study suggests

Up to 50 percent of patients with COVID-19 report experiencing gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. Research also shows that patients tend to have lower levels of gut bacteria that make short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by fermenting fiber from foods. SCFAs play a key role in maintaining the integrity of the intestinal barrier. They … Continue reading A high-fiber diet may help reduce inflammation linked to COVID-19, study suggests

New blood filtering system claims to use magnetic nanoparticles to remove pathogens

Researchers designed a new blood filtration system that uses magnetic nanoparticles to remove pathogens and cancer cells from the blood. Called MediSieve, the system works by connecting a patient to the same machine used for hemodialysis. As blood passes through the machine, magnetic particles selectively bind to harmful molecules present in the blood. The researchers are currently testing the technology on malaria, … Continue reading New blood filtering system claims to use magnetic nanoparticles to remove pathogens

Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

Anacardium occidentale, commonly known as cashew, is a small tree that originated in South America. It is now widely cultivated in tropical countries and is one of the most commonly grown nut crops in the world. The different parts of the cashew plant can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Its leaves, fruits, seeds and shoots not … Continue reading Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Exercise forms an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. Health experts recommend exercising regularly to maintain a healthy weight, ward off diseases and boost longevity, among other things. For people with Type 2 diabetes, working out on the regular becomes even more urgent. Studies show that exercising regularly helps lower blood sugar, avoid diabetes complications and more. Why is exercise … Continue reading Exercising regularly is key to reversing Type 2 diabetes

Regular vitamin C intake found to reverse blood poisoning

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is commonly known for its various health benefits, such as supporting the immune system. Now, a series of studies have shown that vitamin C can also help reverse the effects of sepsis. Sepsis happens when the body’s response to infection affects its own tissues. Instead of fighting disease-causing agents, the … Continue reading Regular vitamin C intake found to reverse blood poisoning

Vitamin C and zinc for the management of malaria

In this study, researchers from Nigeria and the U.K. evaluated the effects of different combinations of vitamin C and zinc on hematological parameters and the mortality of mice infected with the malaria parasite, Plasmodium berghei. Their findings were published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. According to research, iron and zinc deficiencies are common in … Continue reading Vitamin C and zinc for the management of malaria

Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

A recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin B6 may reduce the severity of COVID-19. According to Asian researchers, vitamin B6 can reduce cardiovascular disease complications, diabetes complications, cytokine storms and blood clots, all of which are linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes. Reducing disease severity with vitamin B6 Most studies so far focused on … Continue reading Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19