Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.
Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation. Read more
Monday, May 30, 2016
Long-term vegetarian diets change human DNA and raise the risk of cancer and heart disease, say scientists .
Friday, May 27, 2016
Here's another example of the "scientific consensus" being wrong: A new study found that eating too little salt could increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. This would not have surprised our ancestors, just as the recent findings that low-fat diets are unhealthy would not have.
It has long been held that a diet high in salt is dangerous to the heart, raising the risk of heart attack and stroke.
But, in a dramatic U-turn, the scientific evidence has suggested the opposite can also be true.
A global study has found that contrary to past belief, low-salt diets may not be beneficial.
Rather, they can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and death, compared with average salt consumption. Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Eye yoga, which involves stretching, blinking, and warming the eyes regularly, may help to promote better vision
Before starting a workout, I stretch - as one must. I sit and close my eyes, then open them and move my eyeballs up and down and side to side. After a few minutes, I pop my hands over my face. That's my exercise done. The day can begin.
Sound a bit odd? Not as much as you might think. I'm tapping into a new trend for working out the eyes, known as eye yoga.
Potential benefits are said to be incredible. It is believed to relieve eye dryness, eye strain - suffered by up to 90 per cent of computer users - and alleviate the itchiness of hay fever. Some suggest workouts can improve long or short-sightedness - though experts do not age. Read more.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Combat anxiety with this simple breathing technique that claims to calm you down in SECONDS.
Whether it’s the thought of giving a presentation at an important office meeting or getting frustrated sat in a queue of traffic, stress has become an unwelcome part of every day life.
As the heart races, nerves tremble and palms of the hands become increasingly sweaty, increasing anxieties can result in a full-blown panic attack.
But a simple breathing technique could help calm the nerves in seconds – by ‘fooling’ the body into thinking it is relaxed. Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Niacin is a key nutrient for health hearts, minds, and skin, says Thomas Corriher.
The need for niacin (vitamin B-3) is often marginalized, even amongst the health conscious. Multivitamins and B-complex supplements typically contain only negligible amounts of it. Although ensuring an adequate intake of niacin should be paramount considering that about one out of every three people die from heart disease in the industrialized world, and clinical depression effects about one in every ten adults.
Niacin is an essential nutrient that we typically do not get enough of through our diets, due to depleted soils and processed foods. It is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, and nuts. Niacin is vital for the proper digestion of foods, as well as maintaining nerve health and repair. It likewise maintains healthy skin. Read more
Saturday, May 14, 2016
A new study has found that even one beer a day can reduce the risk of heart attack by a quarter.
On a sunny day, there is nothing as delicious as a cool, crisp beer.
And drinking a pint a day is good for the heart, a study has found.
While binge drinking is known to harm our health, moderate consumption reduces the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases by a quarter, researchers discovered.
The team, from the IRCCS Mediterranean Neurological Institute, Pozzilli, said the alcohol and other chemicals in the drink reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and artery disease. Read more
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
If you want to have flawless skin - and who doesn't - you may need to add these nutrients to your skin care regime, experts say.
While you may be getting enough vitamins from your fruit and vegetables, you may not know the benefits of having these nutrients in your skincare regime.
Experts say that it is essential to feed your skin in order to get a healthy glow.
Knowing what vitamins to look out for when choosing skincare products could make your beauty routine more effective. Read more
Friday, May 6, 2016
Everyone has heard of aloe vera, but Dr. Edward Group reveals ten uses for the plant that you may not have heard of.
Aloe vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis, has been a staple for thousands of years in many cultures around the world. Today, it’s used in lotions, ointments, creams, sunburn remedies, and cosmetics, among other things. Traditional uses for aloe vera include soothing burns, moisturizing skin, and healing small wounds. Many people even apply it to reduce the appearance of acne. Aloe vera offers a wide range of nutritional benefits that support more than just skin health. Let’s take a look at some other uses you may not know about. Read more
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A new study suggests that eating more garlic can improve a man's sex life.
I love eating garlic. I love having sex with my wife.
But I never imagined that a lot of the first might get me more of the second.
In one study from Prague, women rated the odor of guys who gobbled garlic as more attractive and pleasant and less intense than that of men who ate none. Read more
Monday, May 2, 2016
Without any other dietary change, cutting sugar improves children's health in just ten days, according to a new study.
Although it may sound like a bad infomercial, a study financed by the National Institutes of Health has shown that cutting added sugar in children’s diets can improve their overall health incredibly quickly. Read more