Disease Health Studies 

Inflammation: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Inflammation in the body is a two-edged sword. It can protect us, or hurt us. It is useful to understand the various roles played by inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s response to threats. Those may be stress, toxic chemicals, or infection. When one of these dangers is detected by the immune system, it activates proteins to protect the cells and tissues. Inflammation is most visible when it is working to repair an injury or fight off illness. Signs of inflammation include a fever or swollen glands, as often happens with…

Read More
Disease Health Studies Natural Remedies 

Why Being Optimistic Could Save Your Life

In the realm of medicine, observational studies show how one condition can be correlated to another condition. One of the more encouraging observational studies to make the news is how optimism can actually have a beneficial boost on your health. At least that’s what’s been shown by more than a handful of studies. What researchers have been able to determine is those who are optimistic generally have better health than those who aren’t. In particular they’ve been able to notice that their hearts and their immune systems work in an…

Read More
Wellness 

Can You Train Your Brain to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

You might not know this, but a growing body of research has shown if your mind is healthy, then your heart is also healthy. The exact mechanism these researchers have associated with increased heart health? Optimism. There have already been numerous studies that show how you can train your brain for positive affects on your health. It’s been noted by several  studies that being thankful can help you sleep better as well as help you deal with stress better. But now researchers have been able to show how optimism likely…

Read More
Healthy Foods Supplements Weight Loss Wellness 

Better than COQ10?

As you might already know, CoQ10  or coenzyme Q10 is an essential component to energy production inside of the body. The body produces energy on the cellular level (via the mitochondria) and CoQ10 is one of the more important ingredients in helping to produce vita energy your body needs. COQ10 is made inside of the body, however, the amount you’re able to produce flags significantly as the aging process moves past middle age. Additionally COQ10 serves as an antioxidant which can help to reduce the amount of damage caused to the…

Read More