The Reason Europeans Are Thinner - They Focus On The Pleasure of Eating
October 24, 2016 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
The rapid rise in portion sizes in the west has gone hand in hand with rising rates of obesity. No country in the world has the quantity of fast food outlets with the diversity of portions sizes as the United States. To curb supersizing, governments and public health institutions have advocated portion size limits and health warnings, but they have had limited success. Many European nations can teach the west a thing or two about eating. They pursue cuisine which is full of flavor and high in satisfaction. They don't believe in low-fat, low-carb, low-taste, or low-calorie, but they do believe in enjoying their food, taking the time to eat at the table, knowing when to stop eating and educating their children about food.
World's First Optical Sensor That Quickly Detects Vitamin B12 Deficiency
October 20, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Australian researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood -- something they believe is a first step towards a low-cost and portable, vitamin B12 deficiency test.
Sensitivity To Pain Can Be Transferred Socially
October 19, 2016 | ManagingPain | A.Coghlan
Are other people making you feel their pain? That's one possible upshot of experiments that seem to show sensitivity to pain can be transferred socially, at least in mice.
10-Year Study Shows High Vitamin and Mineral Consumption Delays Aging
October 18, 2016 | Aging | A.McCarthy
High consumption of vitamin and mineral-rich foods throughout early adulthood delays the biological process of aging, according to new data from South Korea.
Combining Garlic and Lemon Significantly Reduces Blood Pressure and Total Cholesterol
October 17, 2016 | Prevention | M.Chan
Combining garlic and lemon juice slashes total cholesterol levels in people with elevated blood lipids, as well as improves their blood pressure, says a new study.
Why Are You Always Tired?
October 14, 2016 | HumanBody | E.Young
You're in bed by 11, having had a busy, productive day. After a full night's sleep you wake up naturally and feel exhausted. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. According to a recent survey of over 20,000 people by researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands, about 30 percent of visits to doctors involve complaints about being tired all the time. But what are really behind the problems associated with fatigue?
Plant Diversity Naturally Repels Pests Without Pesticides or Herbicides
October 13, 2016 | NaturalLiving | A.McCarthy
Just as a healthy human baby can grow into a healthy adult, so it is for plants. A variety of nutrients and exposure to different experiences often expose the human being to opportunities of expansion. A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop. Scientists and farmers have puzzled over this pattern that makes protecting crops from pests a challenge.
Are Bananas and Avocados Radioactive?
October 12, 2016 | Nutrition | J.Battaglia
Most people are unaware that many fruits, nuts and vegetables are radioactive. There is radiation everywhere, even in our own bodies. A new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive materials every day.
Neem Plant Suppresses Cancer and Reduces Tumours By 70 Percent
October 11, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Neem oil has been valued for centuries for its huge range of medicinal uses. Now Singapore academics have stated that active compounds in the neem plant reduce the size of prostate tumours by up to 70 percent and suppress its spread or metastasis by half.
'Real' Cinnamon Boosts Intelligence
October 10, 2016 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world and . regular consumption can lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease arthritis, lower blood pressure and even ward off Alzheimer's. New research has found the first evidence that cinnamon has the potential to boost human intelligence.
Top Foods 12 Foods That Prevent Breast Cancer
October 7, 2016 | Cancer | A.McCarthy
No healthy diet is fool-proof against cancer, but research suggests that more than any supplement or vitamin, getting certain nutrients through eating whole foods can help block tumors. In fact, diet may even play a greater role than weight management in breast cancer prevention. The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that by 2020 the number of breast cancer cases will jump to an alarming figure and one in every eight women will run the risk of developing the disease in her lifetime. Here are 12 Foods to incorporate into your diet to maximize prevention.