Health Studies 

7 Surprising Foods That May Cause Cancer

When you think about what you’re going to make for dinner, you’re probably mostly concerned with how long your meal will take to prepare and the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. But, experts say it’s a good idea to be mindful of what we’re putting in our bodies, and the potential health risks of certain foods. What you eat affects more than just your energy levels and how you feel in the short-term, and there are a number of foods that can potentially increase your risk of cancer. If you’re…

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These Researchers Want to Help Your Brain Feel Like a Kid Again

Kids’ brains are clearly designed for learning. Todders easily acquire multiple languages. Children learn musical instruments much more easily than adults, and early musical training makes it easier to attain perfect pitch. In fact, kids and teenagers pick up a variety of skills and abilities much more quickly than we do as adults. This facility in learning is probably attributable to the fact children’s brains are “plastic,” and easily molded. Young children must be able to learn many skills quickly, in order to function in the world. Older people lose…

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Health Studies 

Which Vitamins are Useless, and Which You Should Take

People are accustomed to nutritional advice that includes: eat your veggies, exercise every day, and of course, take your vitamins. But that may be change, as years of research has failed to yield persuasive evidence that supplemental vitamins have positive health benefits. In actuality, recent studies indicate that some vitamins may be bad for you. Some have been implicated in an increase in certain cancers, while others have been linked to elevated risk of kidney stones. Despite these concerns, however, Americans continue to consume supplements. A recent article in Science…

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Health Studies 

New Study Indicates Boys Inherit Fertility Problems from Dads

As a generation of children conceived through a type of in vitro fertilization procedure grows up, research is showing that those boys have much lower sperm concentrations and quality when compared to boys conceived the old-fashioned way. These findings came to light in the most detailed study thus far on children conceived using this type of IVF, and they suggest that men who used IVF to conceive may be passing along their infertility to their sons. Scientists from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium studied the first group of boys in…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Science is Proving We Absorb Energy from Each Other

Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team of biological researchers at Bielefeld University in Germany have made a groundbreaking discovery. They have proven that plants draw upon other plants as an alternative source of energy. This research is poised to impact the future of bioenergy, as scientists move closer to proving that human beings also draw energy from each other. The researchers found that a plant, the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, not only performs photosynthesis, but also relies an alternative source of energy, that of other plants. The research has just…

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Health Studies Natural Remedies 

How Cannabis Helps Treat Parkinson’s Disease

At its heart, Parkinson’s disease remains a mystery. We understand how it behaves and progresses, but no one yet knows the cause, nor how to prevent it. Parkinson’s usually begins with a slight tremor. Over time it develops to cause stiffness and and slowing of movement. Ultimately, it can reduce mental capacity and shorten life. One thing we do know is that Parkinson’s causes dopamine-producing brain cells to stop functioning and to deteriorate. It is the cessation of dopamine production that causes the tremors, rigidity, spasms, problems with sleeping and…

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Health Studies Natural Remedies 

Research Shows Ginger is More Powerful than Chemotherapy

In recent years scientists have been studying natural remedies that have been used in human healing for thousands of years. Garlic is one such remedy, and turmeric is another. Both have potent medicinal properties. But recently, science has determined that ginger may be just as powerful, particularly in the treatment of cancer. A study conducted by Georgia State University determined that whole ginger extract can reduce the size of prostate tumors in mice by 56%. It was also observed that the ginger reduced inflammation and provided life-enhancing antioxidants. PloS published…

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Diet Health Studies 

Why You Should Eat 15 Almonds Daily

Eating almonds is one of the tastiest ways to get an abundance of powerful nutrients packed into a very small package. You can snack on almonds, enjoy them as almond milk, or throw them into a stir-fry. Almonds are so nutrient-dense that only 15 of the tasty nuts given you a daily dose of goodness. Almonds are rich in antioxidants, protein, minerals and heart-healthy fat. Health experts are increasingly emphasizing the importance of eating plant-based fats, as opposed to animal fats. Like olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados, almonds and…

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Health Studies Natural Remedies 

Top Swimmers Sport Purple Dots on Their Shoulders in This Year’s Olympics

If you followed the swimming events closely at this year’s Olympics in Rio, you may have noticed some purple dots on the shoulders of Michael Phelps and Cody Miller. Gymnast Alex Naddour had similar marks, leading reporters and viewers to wonder what they were. The marks are caused by “cupping,” a bodywork technique that has been embraced by many world-class athletes. The Olympic Games created a buzz around the technique. Reuters says cupping therapy equipment sales rose by 20 percent in the three days following Phelps’ victory. The International Cupping…

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Exercise Health Studies 

What You Need to Know About Walking for Health

Do you walk 10,000 steps every day? Healthy expert Joseph Mercola, M.D., believes it’s a basic requirement for good health, just like drinking enough water. Your body is designed for movement. Scientist and author of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, Katy Bowman, says: “Walking is a superfood. It’s the defining movement of a human.” Research has proven that walking two miles a day or more reduces the risk of hospitalization from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by half, and another study found daily walking for at…

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