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DIRT-FREE LIVING AND ASTHMA

Keeping your children bacteria free might lead to asthma, says a new study. Canadian researchers from the University of B.C. and BC Children’s Hospital have discovered that babies at high risk of developing asthma have low levels of four types of bacteria in their gastrointestinal tracts – and replacing those microbes might prevent the disease. more…

AMERICANS ARE FOOD ADDICTS

Americans consume unhealthy food, which contributes a lot to the epidemics of obesity in this country. 54% of calories in daily food ratio comes from refined sugars, grains and oils – basically processed junk food, 32% of calories intake comes from animal foods, and only 14% comes from whole plant-foods and good portion of that more…

MEGADOSE OF VITAMINS HELP STAVE OFF Alzheimer’s

A big study involving 4,740 participants published in the Archives of Neurology showed that the two vitamins taken together in daily megadose  ( at least 400 IU of Vit E and more than 500 mg of Vit C) could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s a remarkable 78 %

EXERCISE TRAINS YOUR BRAIN

Research into the impact of regular physical activity on brain function, shows that exercise benefits both short-term and long-term memory. Natural aging processes in the brain allow for decline in brain density. But recent studies show that this decline can be slowed with higher levels of physical fitness. The study published in Neurobiology of Aging more…

RETAINING FLEXIBILITY ENCORAGES STRONG BONES AND HEALTHY JOINTS

Retaining your flexibility as you age with gentle, low- impact exercises will help to keep you limber and able to meet daily demands, and also encourage strong bones and healthy joints. Those who engage in activities such as tai chi, yoga, and traditional stretching are benefiting in many ways. These activities help increase strength and more…

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE LOWERS RISK OF GALLSTONES

When the bile within the gall bladder collects and settles it has the potential to form gallstones. Although most gallstones dissolve on their own without producing any symptoms, about 15 per cent of people with stones experience pain that, in some cases, requires surgical removal. A recent study confirms that exercise helps reduce the risk more…

TRUST YOUR GUT

It had been discovered that our midsection basically houses a secondary brain which is consistent with our personal perceptions of “butterflies” in the stomach and “gut feelings” Although the gut has only 100 million neurons, compared to estimated 100 billion in the brain, that’s enough for some sophisticated programming and processing. The gut nervous system more…

URBAN BRAINS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY FROM RURAL ONES

Dutch researchers showed that city dwellers have a 21% higher risk of developing anxiety disorders than do their calmer rural countrymen, and a 39% higher risk of developing mood disorders. The urbanities” general mental health did not differ from that of their provincial counterparts. However, their brains dealt with the stress in different ways. These more…

A LIFESTYLE CHANGE MIGHT ALSO CHANGE YOUR DNA

Everybody knows that exercise is good for our bodies. New research suggests exercise could have effect that’s as far reaching as our DNA. Rather than just toning our bodies and reducing the risk for illness, exercise could actually be changing the shape and functioning of our genes. The human genome is very dynamic experiencing a more…

CINNAMON POWDER IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN IBUPROFEN

New research reveals that cinnamon powder is more effective than ibuprofen at reducing symptoms of painful periods (primarily dysmenorrhea) in college age students. Double-blind clinical trial study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, evaluated the effect of either 420 mg of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanticum), 400 mg of ibuprofen, or a starch placebo, more…