A new study has uncovered that those with close religious affiliations tended to live up to four years longer compared to non-religious persons. The four-year extra longevity was found after considering other factors that could affect mortality including marital status and sex. Read more
Monday, July 16, 2018
A new study has discovered a way to add four years to your life without changing your diet or exercising.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Red dates kill cancer cells, according to a recent study. At worst it's one of those things that can't hurt and might help.
The trendy superfood ‘red dates’ from Asia kill cancer cells in the lab, new research suggests.
Jujube fruits, which are known as red dates due to them looking similar to the Middle-Eastern staple, programme lung, breast and prostate cancer cells to commit suicide, a study published in the journal Food & Function found.
Red dates are thought to trigger cancer cell death by causing 'internal stress' in tumours, according to researchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
If you haven't heard about dry brushing, find out what it is and how to do it to improve your health.
Have you heard of dry brushing? The name basically explains what it is — you use a dry brush to, well, brush yourself. Now you may be asking why on earth someone would brush themselves, but hear us out, it has many benefits.
The main benefit to dry brushing your body is to increase blood circulation and lymphatic flow. If you don’t know, the lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help transport metabolic waste out of the body. The lymphatic system includes the thymus gland, lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and tonsils. Read more
Monday, July 9, 2018
Is your brain getting enough blood flow? Here are seven natural ways to improve brain circulation.
It’s no secret that the brain does a lot of work. Since this little part of our body is responsible for ensuring that everything works just fine, it’s important to make sure that it gets an adequate amount of blood flow day in and out. Accomplishing this isn’t even as complicated as it sounds and here’s how you can do it: Read more
Friday, July 6, 2018
Eating a handful of almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts every day increases sperm production by nearly 20 percent, according to researchers.
Eating a handful of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts every day boosts men’s sperm production, new research suggests.
Just a 60g daily serving of the mixed nuts improves their sperm count by 16 per cent, a Spanish study found today. Read more
Monday, July 2, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Former vegan Lierre Keith explains why she wrote her book The Vegetarian Myth..
CHAPTER 1: Why This Book?
This was not an easy book to write. For many of you, it won’t be an easy book to read. I know. I was a vegan for almost twenty years. I know the reasons that compelled me to embrace an extreme diet and they are honorable, ennobling even. Reasons like justice, compassion, a desperate and all-encompassing longing to set the world right. To save the planet—the last trees bearing witness to ages, the scraps of wilderness still nurturing fading species, silent in their fur and feathers. To protect the vulnerable, the voiceless. To feed the hungry. At the very least to refrain from participating in the horror of factory farming.
These political passions are born of a hunger so deep that it touches on the spiritual. Or they were for me, and they still are. I want my life to be a battle cry, a war zone, an arrow pointed and loosed into the heart of domination: patriarchy, imperialism, industrialization, every system of power and sadism. If the martial imagery alienates you, I can rephrase it. I want my life—my body—to be a place where the earth is cherished, not devoured; where the sadist is granted no quarter; where the violence stops. And I want eating—the first nurturance—to be an act that sustains instead of kills. Read more