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Why Does This South American Population Have The Healthiest Arteries In The World?
The Tsimane people -- a forager-horticulturalist population of the Bolivian Amazon -- have the lowest reported levels of vascular aging for any population in the world, with coronary atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) being five times less common than in the U.S. An 80-year-old Tsimane has the same vascular age as an American in his or her mid-fifties, suggests a new report.


Probiotics In Yogurt Reverse Depression Symptoms
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental health.


20 Incredible Plants and Fungi That Boost Mood, Decrease Anxiety, Prevent Disease and Filter Your Air
City dwellers today spend an average 90 per cent of their time indoors, but naturalists say that 'bringing the outdoors inside' can offer some of the benefits that are lost by retreating indoors. These twenty plants and fungi are capable of transforming how you think, breathe and feel.


Feeling Weak? Vitamin D3 Improves Muscle Strength
Age-associated decline in muscle function represents a significant public health burden. Vitamin D-deficiency is also prevalent in aging subjects, and has been linked to loss of muscle mass and strength. New research published in the journal PLOS shows specific forms of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength.


Prebiotic Foods Improve Sleep and Shield The Body From Stress
Prebiotic foods are linked with reduced risks of skin conditions, digestive problems and even autoimmune disease. Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates stated that 'All Disease Begins In The Gut.' A first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder scientists suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters can have an impact on the body, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.


Snorting These Two Spices Keeps You 25 Percent More Alert
According to the results of a study at Wheeling Jesuit University, participants demonstrated increased alertness and decreased levels of frustration, anxiety and fatigue when exposed to peppermint and cinnamon scents.


Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked To Longer Life
Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.


Cannabis Exerts Powerful Neuroprotective Effects And May Soon Be Used In Stroke and Cardiac Emergencies
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 active cannabinoids in cannabis. It accounts for 40 percent of the plant's extract and widely considered to be one of it's most powerful constituents that heals cells. Emergency teams in cardiac and stroke units may one day use CBD's neuroprotective effects to prevent the onset of debilitating symptoms developing from stroke and cardiac arrest.


Childhood Antibiotic Use Linked with Obesity
Last year, theAmerican Gastroenterological Association published astudyanalyzing the effects of antibiotics taken before age 2 on obesity levels by age 4. They found that young children who had been exposed to antibiotics before age 2 had a 25 percent relative increase of being obese by age 4.


The Magic of Mushrooms Can Prevent Depression
Bioactive compounds contained within an edible mushroom may delay or prevent the onset of neurological conditions like depression, investigations have concluded.


Raw Cheesecake: Jaffa
This raw cheesecake is vegan, gluten free and refine sugar-free. It also goes perfectly with a refreshingly clean cold brew coffee.


7 Food Combinations You Should Avoid
Sometimes we pair up foods such that even the healthy ones turn against us. We are told to have a lot of fruits and drink a lots of water. But what we are not told is that pairing them up with certain foods can can disrupt our digestive balance. For foods that are already in the list of our adversaries become worse when we hook them up with their buddies.


Pomegranate Juice Provides Significant Effect In Reducing Blood Pressure
Pomegranates help protect your body's cells from free radicals, which cause premature aging. In simple words, pomegranate juice pumps the level of oxygen in your blood. A comprehensive meta-analysis of data from eight randomized controlled trials supported a role for pomegranate juice in a heart-healthy diet.


Daily Consumption of Berries Decreases Inflammation
Anthocyanins -- antioxidant pigments found in fruits and vegetables -- have well-established benefits for our cardiovascular system. The benefits are associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.


Vitamin B3 Benefits Parkinson's Disease
Individuals with a specific type of Parkinson's disease (PD) could gain from increasing vitamin B3 (niacin) content in their diet, say British investigators.


If You Want To Live Longer, Eat Spicy Food
Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality -- primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke -- in a large prospective study.



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