Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

While it’s well-known that exercise is important to maintain good health, specifics like the best time to work out remain nebulous and confusing. Now, a team led by British researchers suggests that one optimal time to work out is before eating breakfast. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the researchers report … Continue reading Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the amino acid cysteine. It plays an important role in your body’s detoxification process and helps mitigate the side effects of drugs and environmental toxins. In fact, it is commonly used to treat people who overdose on acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause acute liver toxicity when taken in large doses. … Continue reading Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

Short-term probiotics therapy found to reverse signs of gout, metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

A recent study has found that personalized, short-term probiotics therapy is effective for the treatment of gout, gout-related kidney disease and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Researchers provided participants with a personalized probiotic cocktail based on their symptoms. They found that it lowered uric acid levels and restored kidney health. It also led to weight loss and improved blood … Continue reading Short-term probiotics therapy found to reverse signs of gout, metabolic syndrome and kidney disease

Scientists link vitamin D deficiencies to higher risk of coronavirus infection and severe complications

Vitamin D is known to protect against viral infections like the common cold and the flu. Given the vitamin’s immunomodulating properties and the active search for a safe and effective COVID-19 treatment, vitamin D has received widespread attention for its potential role in protecting against the dreaded disease. In a recent study, scientists from the University of Chicago found that vitamin D … Continue reading Scientists link vitamin D deficiencies to higher risk of coronavirus infection and severe complications

Herbal remedies and soothing teas: Effective natural cures for the common cold

The common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Although usually harmless, it can cause discomfort in the form of a runny nose, sore throat, congestion, fever, headaches and body aches. Most people recover fully from the common cold after seven to 10 days. But taking natural remedies may help reduce the duration and severity … Continue reading Herbal remedies and soothing teas: Effective natural cures for the common cold

Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Eggs are a highly controversial food among health enthusiasts. Because eggs contain high levels of cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, many people make it a point to avoid them for fear of raising their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But a recent study found that — contrary to popular belief — daily egg consumption may help reduce the … Continue reading Food scientists recommend daily consumption of whole eggs to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke

Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

While losing bone mass is part of the aging process, some people lose too much bone mass or do not replace lost bone mass fast enough. This condition is called osteoporosis, and it’s more common in postmenopausal women but can also affect older men. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because bone loss occurs without any symptoms. You … Continue reading Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

Reversing diabetes may be possible if patients lose weight within the first 5 years of diagnosis: Study

Type 2 diabetics who lose weight in the first year after their diagnosis have a higher likelihood of remission, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The conventional medical industry uses the term “remission” to mean reversal of diabetes. First author Hajira Dambha-Miller, a physician from Cambridge’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care, said that people who … Continue reading Reversing diabetes may be possible if patients lose weight within the first 5 years of diagnosis: Study

157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers

In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, a group of researchers identified 157 microorganisms that may be essential for a healthy gut. These organisms form a “baseline biome” that may hint at what a normal human microbiome looks like. According to co-author Keith Crandall of George Washington University (GWU) this baseline microbial list, which they called GutFeelingKB, provides preliminary data that may be useful for future … Continue reading 157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers

Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from Brazil are suggesting that lithium could potentially halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research, they wrote that the memory of Alzheimer’s patients stabilized after taking small doses of lithium. The team also reported that lithium was able to slow down the aging of brain cells. While research is still ongoing, they … Continue reading Study: Lithium treatments found to stabilize the memory of patients with Alzheimer’s disease