Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Did you know that not all forms of cholesterol are bad? High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is commonly known as the “good” cholesterol. One particular study has found that it may even help fight atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the hardening of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. A group of researchers from the United States … Continue reading Researchers: Good cholesterol may help fight atherosclerosis

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Are you constantly tired? Eating well and improving sleep quality will give you an energy boost

Being constantly tired is such a common condition that it spawned the acronym TATT: “Tired All The Time.” It’s normal to feel tired after a strenuous exercise or a busy day at work. But sometimes, fatigue can be persistent and begin to affect your performance throughout the day. Fortunately, there are natural ways to restore your energy levels … Continue reading Are you constantly tired? Eating well and improving sleep quality will give you an energy boost

Study: Vitamin C improves sepsis survival rates

A recent study published in the journal JAMA suggests that vitamin C may be beneficial for people with sepsis. Researchers examined the effect of vitamin C on organ failure, a common complication of sepsis that often leads to death. They found that it lowered mortality rates among patients with sepsis and reduced how long they stayed in the hospital. While more research is needed, … Continue reading Study: Vitamin C improves sepsis survival rates

Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

It’s not easy to lose weight, and it can be harder if you eat a lot of salty foods that cause water retention. To promote weight loss, eat more of the 27 superfoods listed below. Belly fat or visceral fat can be found inside your abdominal cavity, wrapped around your internal organs. While it can be hard to determine exactly … Continue reading Want to lose belly fat? Eat more of these 27 superfoods

6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) are a double-edged sword: They are readily available and can relieve your symptoms quickly, but once you have become reliant on them, they can make you sicker with adverse side effects. Ibuprofen is one such OTC medicine: While it’s used at a rate of billions of doses every year to treat pain, … Continue reading 6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children and adults suffering from Angelman syndrome … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

Muscle soreness can happen for a range of reasons, from strenuous exercise to difficult menstruation. It can make the slightest motion painful and difficult, and it can stick around for longer periods if left untreated. One holistic approach to muscle soreness that has been around for millennia is the use of essential oils. Natural healers and aromatherapists had … Continue reading Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

Keep inflammation at an all-time low by eating these 10 anti-inflammatory foods

Arthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. There is no cure for the condition, but treatments like surgery and physical therapy can help relieve its many symptoms. You can also supplement your preferred treatment by making changes to your regular diet. Naturally reduce inflammation and pain caused by arthritis by eating the 10 anti-inflammatory foods detailed below. … Continue reading Keep inflammation at an all-time low by eating these 10 anti-inflammatory foods

Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Proper diet is crucial to maintaining optimal health, and a huge part of it is ensuring the adequate intake of essential nutrients needed to support important cellular processes. Scientists agree that there are six primary nutrients that the human body cannot produce. Therefore, people need to get them from a range of foods in order to stay healthy. Six … Continue reading Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy