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Think you need to pound the pavement in order to obtain the benefits of exercise? Studies show yoga may be just as good as aerobics when it comes to maintaining a healthy brain
A just-accepted manuscript details an exciting new development in the fight against antibiotic resistance -- and underscores another peer-reviewed win for plant-based medicine
Cannabis may not be fully legal in the U.S., but thanks to new science on chronic pain from sickle cell disease, there is further proof of the prohibited plant's potent healing powers
Sufferers of chronic pain have been faced with a perilous decision—risk a crippling addiction to opioids or find a way to live with the pain. A clinical study has focused on medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids, and the results may be a turning point towards a safe, plant-based option for easing pain
Obtaining much power from its peel or citrus rind, bitter orange is an important essential oil that can help combat anxiety and sleep difficulties in various groups, such as heart patients and postmenopausal women
Food feeds your skin, and this is clearly demonstrated by how a number of natural ingredients and herbal extracts can help reduce and prevent facial wrinkles. Here are five time-tested ways to say goodbye to those deep, unnerving wrinkles
Health officials' 'List N' includes disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that reportedly causes COVID-19, but that doesn't mean they've been approved as safe for humans. Now experts are worried we'll be facing a new epidemic of health problems linked to these toxic chemical exposures
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that surround you 24/7 could be interfering with your immune system function, even triggering allergic and inflammatory responses while interfering with your body's repair mechanisms
The psychological side effects of acetaminophen, aka Tylenol, continue to mount, with research showing users are more likely to make risky decisions. When coupled with past research linking this supposedly safe pain reliever to blunted empathy and emotions, the widespread social effects on society could be immense
A 2020 study points to apples' ability to mediate significant gut microbial metabolic activity. All it takes: two apples a day
Consuming seven Ajwa dates each day may help prevent preeclampsia during pregnancy -- and that's just one of dates' many health benefits
The 1918 Spanish flu is said to have been one of the most highly virulent, contagious diseases of all time, but when researchers attempted to spread it from person to person -- by directly spraying "infectious" secretions into people's noses, eyes and throats -- no one got sick
Research highlights the potential weight loss benefit of green coffee, which describes coffee beans spared from the process of roasting that gives them their usual brown color. Besides being a cost-friendly, accessible tool for weight management, green coffee extract offers a host of benefits from maintaining your natural skin glow to controlling metabolic syndrome
Thinking about skipping your workout because of a flat mood? If you're upset, depressed or anxious, a recent study indicates that's when you need exercise the most. It's so effective for mental health, it may even speed healing for psychiatric patients
Do you suffer from frequent or intense migraines? A new study on medical marijuana use shows that inhaling cannabis may be a safe way to get fewer and less painful headaches
Are you looking to support positive mental health without using pharmaceuticals? Psilocybin may be gaining mainstream acceptance by providing a safe "trip" out of desolation and into a more open, positive state of mind
Looking for a way to beef-up athletic performance without adding more protein to your diet? A new study shows that consuming an unassuming spice may be an efficient way to safely boost strength, endurance and even testosterone
Despite known negative effects of BPA and BPS in plastic, these toxic chemicals are still prevalent in many home products and food items. BPA and BPS exposure is linked with reproductive disorders, lowered cognitive function, behavioral problems in children and increased oxidative stress, among other health disorders. Reducing your exposure to these harmful chemicals is vital to lowering your risk of serious diseases and improving the health of your family
Do you ever feel like you need to breathe deeper than you’ve ever breathed before? Modern life's daily stressors can deplete your body and make you feel lifeless, but there's a way to get your cells the oxygen they're begging for -- hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Mangiferin, a polyphenol found in mango fruit and plant extracts, possesses potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Mangiferin has been shown to have beneficial effects on gastrointestinal health, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular health, and may have anticancer properties
There is nothing seedy about the health-enriching properties of five types of seed: flax, black seed, hemp, sesame and chia. Each of them has their own distinct time-tested benefits for wellness and fighting off diseases the natural and affordable way
Many believe that sunlight exposure has harmful effects, yet recent evidence suggests that sunlight may improve immune function
Do you find yourself squinting and straining to read the daily news and wondering why the writing on menus has become so small? Are you interested in keeping your vision sharp no matter what your age? If so, these five best foods for eye health are a natural way to give your vision a boost from the inside out!
When it comes to traditional remedies, don't mistake "old" for obsolete. In the case of these 12 natural remedies that actually work, they may be old, but they really are tried and true
More than just helping your skin recover from sunburn, aloe vera has a rich array of uses to improve your health and well-being. It can be ingested to fight inflammation or irritable bowel syndrome, or applied topically to fight eczema and other skin conditions. Here are compelling reasons to maintain your aloe vera plant at home -- or start growing one today
If you're feeling a tell-tale tickle in your throat that signifies a cough may be coming on, it's time to stock up on the top 10 natural cough and lung remedies. You don't need narcotic syrups or prescription medicines to start breathing easier today
Hesperidin, a polyphenolic compound extracted from citrus fruits and known for its anti-inflammatory properties, may have beneficial effects in the prevention of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Further study indicates that hesperidin may prevent varicose vein formation and be useful in the treatment of hemorrhoids and diabetes, yet many have yet to hear about this powerful flavonoid
Do you want a quick, easy, no-prep snack that can keep you fueled on-the-go while reducing your risk of disease and death? It sounds nuts -- and it is nuts!
Do you wish you could eliminate unsightly varicose and spider veins, but don't want the risks of surgery or invasive treatments? It may be time to hug a tree and thank pine bark for saving your veins
Ginsenosides, the main compound in ginseng root, have been well-researched for their immune-boosting, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Researchers believe this powerful compound could present an alternative treatment method for a variety of health issues, including neurological disorders, erectile dysfunction and fatigue
Bitter melon, a popular member of the gourd family, is celebrated for its rich nutrient content and flexibility in cooking and as a natural health remedy. A study investigates its much-heralded role in Type 2 diabetes treatment, focusing on its fermented juice form
Modern society has removed itself from the process of growing and cultivating its own food, but research has demonstrated that gardening has numerous physiological and psychological benefits. Read on for a list of highly nutritious vegetables that you can easily grow in your backyard or in containers on your porch
Sulfur, a vital nutrient for cellular functioning, may not be at the top of your list of supplements, but it is one mineral you cannot live without. Read on to learn how you can boost your vital energy and metabolism by adding more sulfur-rich foods to your diet
Forest bathing, an ancient Japanese medicinal treatment used to reduce stress and anxiety, has recently been studied for its therapeutic effects on the immune system. Researchers have determined that spending time in nature effectively improves immune response by increasing natural killer cell production
Fresh coconut water is a staple in many diets around the world, including those of India and other tropical countries. But it goes beyond being a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink
Is anxiety affecting your life negatively? Don't fret -- you can soothe your spirit and hunger with these five anxiety-relieving foods that are good for your body and your mood
Hoping to improve your immune system? Look no further than these seven foods and supplements, which have been clinically proven to enhance immunity, improving your response to a variety of illnesses and infections. By adding them to your daily meals or weekly regimen, you can easily and affordably strengthen your immune response
Incorporating these five herbs and spices into your daily diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, protect your brain from neurodegeneration, stimulate your immune system and protect against inflammation, among other benefits. Best of all, these ingredients are all easily available and may already exist in your pantry or spice rack
Honey has long been celebrated for its beneficial effects on cardiovascular symptoms. A study from 2018 takes the sweet benefit up a notch by looking at the 12-month effects of tualang honey and honey cocktail on cardiovascular risk factors of postmenopausal women
Simple alternatives to osteoporosis drug therapies can keep your bones healthy and help to prevent bone fractures
Americans are obsessed with reducing the effects of aging on their hair, skin, muscles and brain. Here are five substances that can improve the aging process and five more that dramatically worsen the effects of time on your body
Grapes, a popular fruit easily located on grocery store shelves, have potent health benefits: researchers have studied the benefits of consuming the whole fruit, grape seed extract and resveratrol, a type of phenol found in the skin of grapes. Although high in sugar, grapes and their extracts are a possible therapeutic treatment for a variety of ailments including cardiovascular and obesity-related diseases
Bee propolis, a natural resin sourced from honeybees, hosts numerous health benefits thanks to its antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we’ve outlined eight of the main benefits of consuming bee propolis
Are you looking for ways to ward off viruses so that you can stay healthy in these uncertain times? Mother Nature’s got your back with five of the most potent natural antivirals that can help keep viruses at bay
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has long been used and studied for its role in the prevention and treatment of many diseases and infections. Recently, four separate case reports found that vitamin C may be a possible treatment for a variety of viral infections and may alleviate symptoms effectively
Sought-after nutritional therapies vitamin D and omega-3s found in fish oil have gone through intense scrutiny with the largest study to date, called VITAL. Results of the study on whether they can effectively prevent cancer or cardiovascular disease have shown that these therapies are popular for a reason, and the benefits simply cannot be ignored
Researchers have observed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a higher prevalence of gastrointestinal complaints than do children without autism, leading scientists to study the impact of gastrointestinal permeability on autism symptoms. A recent review of current evidence found that diet and antibiotic use may play large roles in the development of ASD in children
Air pollution is known bad news for human health, with a particular link to death in babies and children. Previous studies have focused on the bane of particulate matter in children's health, but two investigations establish a direct association between ambient air pollution and pneumonia and death in children
Fasting, a mainstay of virtually every cultural and religious tradition on earth, is an essential tool in the management of autoimmune disease, and should be considered as a therapeutic intervention in autoimmune patients in order to improve both metabolic and immune parameters.
Want to make a quick, easy lifestyle choice that has the potential to benefit brain health and even slow cognitive aging? Pour yourself a delicious glass of tea and bottoms up!
There's a growing list of research touting chocolate's antioxidant content, favorable action against disease-inducing oxidative stress and overall health benefits. One study highlights chocolate's potential to reduce the risk for high blood pressure, which can be good news amid near-epidemic levels of this condition worldwide
Radiofrequency (RF) radiation is recognized as a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization, yet one study indicates that a popular Apple product is emitting much more of this radiation than the company previously disclosed. Reducing your exposure to this type of radiation (also known to lower sperm count and affect sleep and behavior) is more important than ever
Both astaxanthin and lutein, two powerful carotenoids found in a variety of fruits, vegetables and other foods, have proven brain-boosting and cognitive enhancing abilities. Research suggests lutein and astaxanthin may decrease the risk of various cognitive disorders and improve visual function in both young and aging adults
The value of optimal vitamin D levels in the body cannot be emphasized enough, especially among pregnant women. In a Finnish study, the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was 34% greater in children whose mother suffered from a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, compared to those whose mother’s vitamin D status was sufficient in the first and second trimesters

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