Plants can sense, think and communicate, says Italian scientist

Talking to plants is neither an uncommon habit among gardeners and plant enthusiasts, nor is it a modern notion. Strange as it might sound or appear to an onlooker, people talk to their plants for a host of reasons. Some do it as a form of social interaction. Others might talk to their ailing plants … Continue reading Plants can sense, think and communicate, says Italian scientist

Study: Doctors are PRESSURED to recommend opioids when asked much later in the day

Numerous factors influence the opioid crisis in healthcare, including the lack of holistic treatments for pain relief in mainstream medicine. But the authors of a recent article on opioid use found another startling factor that might be adding to the opioid crisis: the increasing rate of opioid prescribing. Hannah Neprash, an assistant professor at the University … Continue reading Study: Doctors are PRESSURED to recommend opioids when asked much later in the day

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

Scientists develop brain stimulation techniques using light therapy that offer mental health benefits

Current studies on brain science affirm that light can stimulate brain cells (neurons). This general field and technique is called optogenetics and scientists use it to better understand the neural connections, electrical impulses and chemical signals that occur in the brain. In 2019, Shuo Chen, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California in Berkeley received the Science … Continue reading Scientists develop brain stimulation techniques using light therapy that offer mental health benefits

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

Trees talk to each other – science explains how

It turns out, “talking trees” exist beyond science fiction, says actual science. The idea of trees talking – and humans understanding them – is a hot topic in environmental science. But for Suzanne Simard, a biologist and a pioneer of inter-plant communication research from the University of British Columbia, the idea that trees talk isn’t up for debate. In her 1997 doctoral … Continue reading Trees talk to each other – science explains how

Most coronavirus patients develop “neutralizing antibodies” after recovery, but are they enough to head off another infection?

A new study led by a team from The Rockefeller University in New York City suggests that most people infected with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) develop antibodies after they recover. But there’s a caveat: The team reveals that only some of these antibodies have the ability to neutralize the coronavirus. The immunological study looked at 149 people and found that while the … Continue reading Most coronavirus patients develop “neutralizing antibodies” after recovery, but are they enough to head off another infection?

Performing aerobic exercises can improve overall endurance, even after a stroke

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO). A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or interrupted. As a result, brain cells begin to die just minutes after the blockage or interruption has occurred. Stroke survivors can experience a wide range of disabilities, … Continue reading Performing aerobic exercises can improve overall endurance, even after a stroke

Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is prevalent worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 34.2 million Americans had diabetes in 2018. An overwhelming chunk of this population is diagnosed with Type 2, the most common form of diabetes. In the face of this chronic disease, researchers from Augusta University in Georgia and Ohio State University found that whole-body vibration has potential benefits on the … Continue reading Shake it off: Study finds that whole-body vibrations can reduce inflammation in patients with Type 2 diabetes