Intermittent fasting works like a diabetes drug, study finds… and it also reduces inflammation throughout the body

There are many reasons that intermittent fasting – alternating periods of fasting with eating normally – has gained popularity in recent years, but a new study points to one of its biggest attractions: its ability to reduce inflammation in the body, something that can be particularly helpful to people with diabetes. According to scientists from Intermountain … Continue reading Intermittent fasting works like a diabetes drug, study finds… and it also reduces inflammation throughout the body

Intermittent fasting 101: How many hours do you have to fast to reap its benefits?

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a popular eating pattern that offers several benefits, such as promoting weight loss and the burning of fats via ketosis. IF can also minimize inflammation by triggering processes like autophagy. But how long do you need to fast before you experience any of its benefits? Experiencing the benefits of IF may take time for … Continue reading Intermittent fasting 101: How many hours do you have to fast to reap its benefits?

A healthy gut is the first step in getting the most benefits from Chinese ginseng

A healthy digestive system is just as important for overall health as a healthy immune system. In fact, the two are connected. Several studies have shown how the body benefits from having a healthy gut microbiota — the community of microorganisms that live in the human gut. However, the exact role of this microbial community in … Continue reading A healthy gut is the first step in getting the most benefits from Chinese ginseng

Moringa For Weight Loss: How Does It Work

Source: Moringa For Weight Loss: How Does It Work by Dr. Edward Group The deep green, earthy aroma of moringa leaves is known around the world as a nutritional and therapeutic powerhouse. Of late, it’s become a popular superfood, and for good reason. It’s packed with protein, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. But did you know it … Continue reading Moringa For Weight Loss: How Does It Work

It’s not just what you eat that matters: WHEN you eat also plays a role when it comes to liver function

The importance of right timing when it comes to food intake was once again made evident in a recent study published in the journal Cell Reports. In it, researchers from Texas A&M University discovered that the time you eat has profound effects on the metabolic functions and rhythm of biological processes. Eating at the wrong time of the day, for instance, … Continue reading It’s not just what you eat that matters: WHEN you eat also plays a role when it comes to liver function

3 Health benefits of strength training that have nothing to do with strength

If you’re looking for a workout that helps increase the power of your muscles, lengthens your endurance, and reduces your risk of muscle-related injury, it sounds like strength training is what you need. Strength training, or resistance training, is a conditioning workout that helps strengthen your muscles through resistance. These exercises will pit your body’s strength against a force – … Continue reading 3 Health benefits of strength training that have nothing to do with strength

Don’t make these 7 mistakes when it comes to intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is popular among the health-conscious because it offers many benefits: It promotes fat and weight loss, improves insulin sensitivity, and boosts immunity. But before you try intermittent fasting, avoid these 7 common mistakes like not tracking your calorie intake so your efforts don’t go to waste. Intermittent fasting 101 Your body uses glucose as its fuel source. Glucose … Continue reading Don’t make these 7 mistakes when it comes to intermittent fasting

More than good hair and clear skin: Biotin helps the body in many ways

Biotin has become popular these days. It’s in numerous health and beauty ads promising shiny hair, gorgeous skin, and overall wellness. While biotin supplements are available in local drugstores, there are many foods that can provide biotin. Biotin is not only good for the hair, it also offers plenty of health benefits. The health benefits of biotin … Continue reading More than good hair and clear skin: Biotin helps the body in many ways

Gut microbiota linked to mood and mental health

In this review, researchers from York University in Canada systematically evaluated current literature on the impact of probiotic supplementation on anxiety and depression symptoms in humans. They used multiple databases to search for relevant trials and evaluate them. Their results were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota – microbial communities that live in the gastrointestinal … Continue reading Gut microbiota linked to mood and mental health

Sugar and Cancer Growth Research

Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer Cells According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is its toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Its link with the onset of diabetes is such … Continue reading Sugar and Cancer Growth Research