Daily Consumption of Berries Decreases Inflammation
January 17, 2017 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
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.
Depression Is The New Obesity For The Heart
January 17, 2017 | MentalHealth | J.Battaglia
According to a recently published report published in the Atherosclerosis journal, depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity.
Vitamin B3 Benefits Parkinson's Disease
January 16, 2017 | Antioxidants | W.Chu
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
January 15, 2017 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
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.
Boost Your Immunity to Extend Your Life
January 12, 2017 | Immunity | S.Lehrke
Your immune system does a pretty good job of protecting you from disease and illness. Every once in a while a germ manages to get past it, however, and makes you sick. This isnít to say your immune system failed. Rather, itís an indication that its defenses could be stronger. Science has proven that when immunity is strong, people tend to live longer. So, just exactly how can you boost your immunity to extend your life?
200 Percent Increase In Artificial Sweetener Consumption By Children
January 11, 2017 | Toxins | N.Longo
By disrupting the fine balance of appetite and metabolic hormones, artificial sweeteners distort the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume. About 25 percent of children and more than 41 percent of adults in the United States reported consuming foods and beverages containing artificial sweeteners (AS) such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin in a recent nationwide nutritional survey, according to a study out today. Those numbers represent a 200 percent increase in AS consumption for children and a 54 percent jump for adults from 1999 to 2012.
One Of The Most Perfect Foods Also Improves Cognition
January 10, 2017 | Nutrition | N.Longo
One of the most perfect foods, low in calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except C, and nearly perfect in protein can also improve aspects of cognition, according to research that also concludes neither high intake of cholesterol or eggs are associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimerís disease.
How Does The Past Affect Your Perception Of The Present
January 9, 2017 | Memory | J.Richardson
What are memories made of? Do different parts of our brain light up when we perceive an event than when we remember it afterward? What role does memory play in directing our attention to specific details in our surroundings?
This One Mineral Reduces Oxidative Stress, Repairs DNA, And Leads To Mechanisms Which Extend Life
January 5, 2017 | Aging | M.Chan
One of the biggest mineral deficiencies in the world is Zinc, with as many as two billion people around the world being in a daily deficit. A modest 4 milligrams of zinc extra every day in the diet may reduce DNA strand breaks and improve levels of proteins involved in DNA repair, oxidative stress, and inflammation. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is said to be the first to show that a modest increase in dietary zinc reduces damage to DNA which extends life.
Stomach Acid Suppressing Meds Causing Infections and Serious Health Problems
January 4, 2017 | JunkHealthcare | D.Mihalovic
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications whose primary action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Prilosec, prevacid, and nexium are popular PPIs which help constitute a large percentage of the most prescribed medications in the world. In a population-based study from Scotland, PPIs were linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria, which can cause considerable illness. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that the health consequences of PPI-based drugs are causing far more damage to the human body than previously published in medical literature.
Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious?
January 3, 2017 | GMO | M.Torres
Due to currents levels of soil depletion, genetic modification and pesticides, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. But whatís the nutritional difference between a carrot in 1950s and one today?