Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department of Pharmacology and … Continue reading Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Soybean oil linked to brain damage

New research has determined that soybean oil, which is added to nearly everything Americans eat these days, may be linked to brain damage. Consuming soybean oil, the vast majority of which is genetically engineered (GMO), leads to neurological changes in the brain that researchers believe directly contribute to serious health conditions like dementia and autism, according to recent … Continue reading Soybean oil linked to brain damage

Battling skin cancer: Vitamin D may be used to boost anti-tumor activity, study finds

British researchers have found that vitamin D helps fight a serious form of skin cancer known as melanoma. In a study published in the journal Cancer Research, they reported that increasing vitamin D levels can help suppress a signaling pathway linked to the growth and spread of melanoma cells. “[What’s] really intriguing is that we can now see … Continue reading Battling skin cancer: Vitamin D may be used to boost anti-tumor activity, study finds

Sleep deprivation linked to more negative effects for cognitive function than earlier theories suggest

Sleep deprivation makes people more prone to errors than scientists previously thought, according to a recent study by researchers at the Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab. Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, it showed that people were thrice more likely to have lapses in concentration and twice more likely to make placekeeping errors after one sleepless … Continue reading Sleep deprivation linked to more negative effects for cognitive function than earlier theories suggest

Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8 million people in the U.S. … Continue reading Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Cannabis found to be an effective treatment for headaches and migraine pain, say researchers

  Few things can derail a person’s day like a bad headache or migraine, and over-the-counter remedies often provide little relief. However, scientific studies are now pointing to cannabis as a potential solution for this common and frustrating problem. One particularly promising study, which was led by Carrie Cuttler Of Washington State University, is the first … Continue reading Cannabis found to be an effective treatment for headaches and migraine pain, say researchers

Medications don’t fix the problem: At least one in three American adults suffer from acid reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is incredibly common in the U.S., affecting a third of American adults each week. Because it is so prevalent, pharmaceutical companies have come up with several drugs that claim to address it, but a new study shows that these medications are simply not alleviating people’s symptoms – and they come with significant … Continue reading Medications don’t fix the problem: At least one in three American adults suffer from acid reflux

Immunologist warns Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines may cause neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s

Immunologist J. Bart Classen warns that the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19 can potentially cause neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In a paper published in the journal Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Classen reported that mRNA-based vaccines like the two jabs can misfold proteins in the body that are linked to the development of neurodegenerative disorders. Long-term risks of Pfizer and … Continue reading Immunologist warns Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines may cause neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s

Lost your appetite? Experts say nutmeg oil can bring it back

Loss of appetite is a common symptom that can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. For instance, bacterial, fungal and viral infections, such as upper respiratory tract infections, skin infections, pneumonia or gastroenteritis, can all cause loss of appetite. Stress, boredom, anxiety and depression are also known to cause this symptom. Other possible causes for … Continue reading Lost your appetite? Experts say nutmeg oil can bring it back

Researchers look at aloe rabaiensis – a lesser-known but equally medicinal aloe species

Aloe rabaiensis is a succulent and dense shrub related to aloe vera. It is native to east tropical Africa, particularly southern Somalia, Kenya and northern Tanzania. Grown as an ornamental, A. rabaiensis is highly sought-after by succulent collectors and also produces a gel that’s rich in polysaccharides and lectins. And like its more famous cousin, the leaves, roots … Continue reading Researchers look at aloe rabaiensis – a lesser-known but equally medicinal aloe species