6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

Beets have been around since ancient times, growing along the coastlines of Asia, North Africa and Europe. At one time, only the greens of the beet plant were eaten but, now, beet juice is quite popular as well. While beets are enjoyed for their sweet, appealing taste, many people still remain uneducated about the tremendous health … Continue reading 6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

How many more lives could be saved if Vitamin D had been distributed when the China virus hit?

The most important statistic concerning the covid-19 pandemic is the mortality rate. When covid-19 outbreaks were first announced, the mortality rate looked grim, as hospital systems relied on ventilators. As viable anti-viral treatments were suppressed (such as hydroxychloroquine), many hospital patients were literally left to die. Even worse: The local, state, and federal public health … Continue reading How many more lives could be saved if Vitamin D had been distributed when the China virus hit?

Following a plant-based diet may help prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

A review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition found that a plant-based diet can reduce or prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in the joints, which causes painful swelling and stiffness. This finding can help patients manage the often debilitating effects of the disease, according to researchers from the Physicians Committee for … Continue reading Following a plant-based diet may help prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

5 Health benefits of muskmelon, a sweet superfood that’s rich in vitamin C

Muskmelon is a sweet and nutritious fruit with a variety of culinary uses and health benefits. It belongs to the gourd family and is related to other fruits that are often confused as vegetables, such as squash, pumpkin and zucchini. There are several varieties of muskmelon. There are netted types like cantaloupe and smooth-skinned types like honeydew and casaba melon. These fruits differ … Continue reading 5 Health benefits of muskmelon, a sweet superfood that’s rich in vitamin C

Diets rich in fats not only affect your physical appearance — they also affect your brain

A study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that a high-fat diet can affect the brain by promoting inflammation in the hypothalamus — the part of the brain responsible for regulating appetite and metabolism. To date, only a few studies have linked an unhealthy diet to neurological irregularities. But in their study, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine established a link between the two and highlighted … Continue reading Diets rich in fats not only affect your physical appearance — they also affect your brain

What happens if a person with rheumatoid arthritis drinks too much alcohol?

Despite its bad rap, alcohol is known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, studies have found that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce biomarkers of inflammation. However, not everyone can enjoy this benefit. According to the latest research, drinking alcohol can do you more harm than good if you’re already suffering from chronic inflammation or an inflammatory condition like … Continue reading What happens if a person with rheumatoid arthritis drinks too much alcohol?

Curb inflammation with these 8 natural supplements

Inflammation is a natural immune response. It can cause swelling, redness and pain whenever the body deals with irritation, infection or injury. But when inflammation becomes chronic, it can result in conditions that affect a person’s quality of life, such as arthritis. You can keep inflammation in check by taking natural supplements. Here are eight natural compounds and … Continue reading Curb inflammation with these 8 natural supplements

Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Plant-based foods are much better at promoting health than animal-based foods for a variety of reasons. Besides their abundance in essential nutrients, edible plants also contain a variety of phytonutrients that help combat or treat disease. The ability of these plants to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other therapeutic compounds serves as their main advantage over conventional medicines, which … Continue reading Which plants are effective at treating kidney diseases?

Coronavirus hijacks immune cells to create cytokine storms, says new study

Scientists continue to be baffled by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), especially how it “hijacks” certain cells of the body. A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus strain behind the current pandemic – can inhibit one virus-fighting set of genes but allow another set to launch – a pattern not … Continue reading Coronavirus hijacks immune cells to create cytokine storms, says new study

Reduce inflammation in the gut with the “fasting-mimicking” diet

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammation-related conditions may consider taking up a low-calorie eating pattern. In particular, they could take one that simulates fasting. Researchers report that such a fasting-mimicking diet may help prevent inflammation and improve gut health. In mice models of IBD, the fasting-mimicking diet encouraged the growth of good gut bacteria. The … Continue reading Reduce inflammation in the gut with the “fasting-mimicking” diet