CDC: Coronavirus patients with underlying conditions more likely to suffer major complications

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found out that coronavirus patients with underlying conditions were more likely to suffer major complications. The CDC looked at data from 1.7 million cases reported to the federal health agency between January 22 and May 30 and found out that those with pre-existing health issues were six times … Continue reading CDC: Coronavirus patients with underlying conditions more likely to suffer major complications

Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The … Continue reading Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

Are your hormones causing hair loss?

Does your hair seem a lot thinner lately? Or are you losing strands of hair often? It could be your hormones. Modern life and stress – be it physical, mental, and hormonal – can disrupt key hormones that protect your hair. Listed below are the main hormone imbalances associated with hair loss. Testosterone Testosterone is the … Continue reading Are your hormones causing hair loss?

Keto dessert recipe: This delicious low-carb cheesecake will satisfy your sweet tooth

Most people dread diets, especially those who think that dieting means you’re no longer allowed to eat your favorite snacks and treats. But thanks to this keto-friendly recipe, you can occasionally eat a slice of low-carb cheesecake. What is the ketogenic (keto) diet? The keto diet can be physically grueling, especially for those who regularly eat meals that are … Continue reading Keto dessert recipe: This delicious low-carb cheesecake will satisfy your sweet tooth

Ashwagandha: Discover the health benefits of this popular ancient adaptogen

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, a class of medicinal herbs prescribed to alleviate stress and fatigue. Also called Indian ginseng, it has recently gained immense popularity as a health supplement that helps people deal with chronic stress. Adaptogens restore and promote balance. These nonspecific herbal remedies respond to the body’s needs. If the user feels nervous, adaptogens will exert a … Continue reading Ashwagandha: Discover the health benefits of this popular ancient adaptogen

The hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties of spirulina

A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that spirulina is beneficial to people with diabetes. In this study, researchers from the University of Western Brittany in France explored the hepatoprotective, antihyperglycemic, and antidiabetic properties of spirulina. The researchers looked at the effects of spirulina supplementation on diabetic rats. They hypothesized that supplementation with spirulina could help treat diabetes and … Continue reading The hepatoprotective, anti-hyperglycemic, and anti-diabetic properties of spirulina

Neurological damage linked to Alzheimer’s may be repaired with dietary supplementation

Is it really possible to mitigate and even reverse the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through simple dietary supplementation? According to new research out of Denmark, it certainly is. Professor Vilhelm Bohr and an international team of scientists hailing from the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen and the American National Institute of Health found … Continue reading Neurological damage linked to Alzheimer’s may be repaired with dietary supplementation

Scientists look at the role of antioxidants in lessening the occurrence of Type 1 diabetes in young women

Scientists from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are gearing for an upcoming study that will explore the role of antioxidants in maintaining vascular health, as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular risk in women with Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, of course, is a chronic condition wherein the pancreas produces little to no insulin. Insulin is … Continue reading Scientists look at the role of antioxidants in lessening the occurrence of Type 1 diabetes in young women

Maqui berries and cloves can control excessive blood sugar spikes

It’s normal for blood sugar (glucose) levels to increase after a hearty meal. This triggers the release of insulin, a type of hormone that helps your body convert glucose into energy. However, excessive and repeated increase of glucose, called blood sugar spikes, can be potentially life-threatening. Now studies support the ability of extracts from two natural ingredients – maqui … Continue reading Maqui berries and cloves can control excessive blood sugar spikes

Is type 1 diabetes reversible? Study finds many people begin to produce insulin years after diagnosis

The future of people who have type 1 diabetes looks hopeful as a recently published study said that around one-third of people who suffer from the condition produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin creation. The research shows that it impacts people up to 40 years from their initial diagnosis, according to researchers … Continue reading Is type 1 diabetes reversible? Study finds many people begin to produce insulin years after diagnosis