Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns

The extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns have changed the routines of regular Americans. Many now sleep in and wake up in the afternoon instead of waking up early and preparing to go to work, thanks to the remote work setups and lockdowns meant to slow the spread of the disease. This change in routine, however, negatively affects … Continue reading Follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly to stay healthy during coronavirus lockdowns

Magnesium and vitamin D: The perfect pair?

Magnesium is more than an essential mineral: It’s responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions needed by the body to function well. According to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this essential mineral can even regulate vitamin D levels in the body, increasing it in people with deficient levels and reducing it for people with … Continue reading Magnesium and vitamin D: The perfect pair?

New evidence shows that walnuts optimize the gut microbiome to suppress cell growth

Walnuts (Juglans regia) are popular among vegans because these nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, walnuts are full of nutrients that can help boost brain and cardiovascular health. But according to a study, walnuts can also help optimize the gut microbiome “to suppress colon cancer cell growth.” To date, colon cancer is the third most … Continue reading New evidence shows that walnuts optimize the gut microbiome to suppress cell growth

Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Experts suggest that the most effective way to lower cancer risk is by making healthy lifestyle changes. To boost your overall well-being, maintain a healthy weight and eat anti-inflammatory foods that can also help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. According to Alexandra Rothwell, a registered dietitian and a specialist in oncology nutrition, being overweight is … Continue reading Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Obesity can make breast cancer cells more aggressive

Unlike women who maintain a healthy weight, women who are obese or overweight have a greater risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. According to a study, which was published in the journal Cell Metabolism, obesity can also make cancer cells more aggressive. The study involved a collaboration between researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital, Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Technische Universität … Continue reading Obesity can make breast cancer cells more aggressive

Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported that kombucha with ginger (Zingiber officinale) may help treat breast cancer. The authors observed the effect of the fermented tea on a murine breast cancer animal model. Abnormal metabolism is a hallmark in cancerous cells. To illustrate, the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, … Continue reading Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

Why taurine is much more than an athletic performance supplement

Aside from boosting athletic performance, taurine offers many benefits for your physical and mental health. It is even used to ease conditions like anxiety, depression, diabetes, and insomnia. What is taurine and why is it good for you? Athletes and bodybuilders often use taurine as a supplement to enhance their physical performance. However, taurine is more than … Continue reading Why taurine is much more than an athletic performance supplement

Magnesium is an essential nutrient for bone health

Disability among the elderly is often caused by bone fracture linked to osteoporosis. But while many people know that calcium and vitamin D can help maintain bone health throughout old age, researchers shared that “the role and health benefits of magnesium supplementation” could also boost bone health. While scientists have already determined that magnesium is a crucial … Continue reading Magnesium is an essential nutrient for bone health

Probiotics are also good for your liver

Probiotics are good for the liver, according to a study presented at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting. A team of researchers looked at the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), which is a species common in many over-the-counter probiotic formulations. In the study, the research team fed mice with food containing LGG for two weeks. Then, they assessed how the mice … Continue reading Probiotics are also good for your liver

Sperm quality is a marker for men’s general health; low sperm counts linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease

Low sperm count may mean more than the inability to sire a child. It could point to serious health problems. A study on a group of men’s semen quality, the largest so far, shows that low sperm count is linked to metabolic changes, cardiovascular risk, and low bone mass. The study’s lead investigator, Dr. Alberto Ferlin, … Continue reading Sperm quality is a marker for men’s general health; low sperm counts linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease