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Contrary To Popular Belief, Adults Can Indeed Grow New Fat Cells
September 1, 2015 | HumanBody | J.Battaglia
Body fat distribution is an important predictor of the metabolic consequences of obesity and scientists have long sought to understand the cellular mechanisms regulating regional fat accumulation. The contention that total number of body fat cells remains constant in adults is now being widely disputed.


Vitamin D Reduces Asthma Intensity by Over 70 Percent
August 31, 2015 | Sunlight | M.Chan
The effect of vitamin D is strongest among people with asthma and other lung diseases who are predisposed to respiratory infections. to recommend approval if more safety restrictions were added. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, a review found in children previously diagnosed with asthma, vitamin D supplementation resulted in a 74% reduction in the risk of asthma exacerbation.


Viagra For Women?
August 28, 2015 | Sex | E.Dahl
Nature has always had a way of providing balance so the body responds to pleasure, but drug companies often find a way to bypass nature with man made chemicals. Pharmaceutical company Sprout has recently received approval for flibanserin, aka†Addyi, a product that has been dubbed "Viagra for women." Addyi works very differently from the erectile dysfunction drug for men, though. In fact, the FDA has rejected the drug twice in the past five years, but an advisory panel of medical experts in June voted 18-6 to recommend approval if more safety restrictions were added.


Large Scale Study Shows Coffee Prevents Cancer
August 27, 2015 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
Coffee is known to have anti-cancer properties as researchers have found that coffee drinkers are typically 50% less likely to get specific cancers than nondrinkers. Several studies have found ties to lower rates of breast and rectal cancers. A large-scale cohort study of nearly 1,000 cancer patients has shown coffee prevents the recurrence of colon cancer.


First Ground Breaking Study Shows How Rhodiola Rosea Protects People From Viral Infections
August 26, 2015 | Herbs | M.Chan
Also known as arctic root or golden root, Rhodiola Rosea has already been clinically shown to stimulate serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine activity, and support healthy neurotransmitter balance, but human trials have now shown the the herb protects against viral infection.


Limiting Saturated Fat Has No Benefit on Health, But Limiting Trans Fats Is Another Story
August 25, 2015 | Nutrition | N.Longo
The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent and more health experts and scientists have finally exposed the myth. According to an analysis of over 100 studies of dietary fat and cardiovascular health, saturated fats are not the problem, but trans fats are.


Powerful Lobby Group Calling For Mandatory Vaccinations In Canada
August 24, 2015 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
As American legislators remain embroiled in draconian measures to enforce mandatory vaccination, leaders of Canada's largest doctorsí group are calling for the same policies under heavy influence by the American Medical Association to change the way medicine is practiced in Canada.


One Acupuncture Treatment Drops Blood Pressure For Over a Month Without Medication
August 21, 2015 | Healing | A.McCarthy
Emerging evidence from a research study shows acupuncture may be an effective treatment for hypertension. Acupuncture regulates blood pressure, blood flow and body temperature. Patients with hypertension treated with acupuncture experienced drops in their blood pressure that lasted up to a month and a half, researchers with the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found.


10 Natural Health Remedies For Numbness In The Extremities
August 20, 2015 | Healing | M.Pochelli
A large percentage of the population suffers silently from numbing of the extremities, specifically the hands and feet. There are many different causes of numbness and in several cases, it can be an indication of a serious problem. However, there are many natural remedies to help increase circulation and assist with coping strategies to alleviate symptoms and even decrease their frequency.


Large Study Shows Calcium and Magnesium Reduce The Risk of High Blood Pressure, High Blood Glucose and Excess Belly Fat
August 19, 2015 | Prevention | M.Chan
Calcium and magnesium may reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, a a cluster of conditions including increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol, but men need above and beyond recommended levels for this effect, say researchers.


The World's Biocapacity Shows We're Headed Towards Using Earth's Yearly Resources In 6 Months
August 18, 2015 | Sustainability | M.Chan
Mother Earth has plenty of resources, but in comparison to the rest of its inhabitants, the human species is headed towards a lopsided consumption in a way we've never witnessed in history. There's still four months to go in the year, but as of August 13th, the Earth has already used up its resources for 2015, and it happened six days earlier than 2014. Researchers are estimating that at our current consumption patterns and if they continue apace by 2030, we will be consuming Earth's yearly resources in just six months.


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