Lycopene is found in a variety of fruits, offering an array of antioxidant carotenoid benefits
(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound that occurs in a variety of fruits, provides antioxidant carotenoid benefits, according to a study published in the journal Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia. The study looked at the lycopene content of various fresh fruits, which included tomatoes, watermelons, jackfruits, bananas, grapes, oranges, and papayas. The researcher from Kalasin University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Unrefined pumpkin seed oil increases antioxidant properties of bakery products
(Natural News) The antioxidant properties of bakery products can be increased by adding unrefined pumpkin seed oil, according to a study published in the journal Agronomy Research. The researchers from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great examined the fatty acid compositions and biologically active components found in vegetable oils such as unrefined rice bran oil, unrefined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime Source Type: news
Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, Algeria
In this study, samples of Zygophyllum album L honey produced in El-Oued, Algeria, were characterized based on their melissopalynology, physicochemical and antioxidant properties, as well as polyphenol content. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Sea buckthorn protects your heart, offers antioxidant health benefits
(Natural News) As with most herbs, the sea buckthorn has a variety of beneficial properties that are excellent healing aids. One study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, explored the medicinal value of this herb, particularly its essential oil, and found that it has strong antioxidant properties that may protect the heart from cardiovascular disorders. Despite its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Antioxidant treatment prevents sexual transmission of Zika in mice
(PLOS) The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus from male to female mice, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Yogy Simanjuntak and colleagues at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The results hint at a potential role for ebselen in preventing Zika spread among humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news
St. John’s wort: A scientific review of its remarkable antibacterial and antioxidant properties
(Natural News) In a recently published study, researchers from the Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University and Mehmet Akif Ersoy University in Turkey have found that extracts from the Hypericum perforatum L. (commonly known as St. John’s wort) have antibacterial, antioxidant, and antimutagenic (prevents the alteration of a genetic material in a cell) properties. The study, which was published in the African... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Red wine proves good for the heart (again)
(Louisiana State University) Antioxidant compounds found in red wine are advancing the treatment of heart disease -- the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US Researchers have developed drug-eluting stents with red wine antioxidants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Uganda:High Antioxidant Foods You Must Eat Regularly
[Monitor] An antioxidant is a molecule that constrains the oxidation of other molecules. If oxidation takes place, there is production of free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Antioxidants therefore help prevent cell damage caused by oxidants. The antioxidants compounds naturally occur in certain fruits and vegetables and they come with several benefits to the body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Microcapsules gain a new power -- scavenging reactive oxygen species
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Stable, biocompatible microcapsules have gained a new power -- the ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species. This may aid microcapsule survival in the body as the tiny polymer capsules carry a drug or other biomolecules. The microcapsules may also find use in antioxidant therapy or in industrial applications where scavenging of free radicals is needed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
A species of wild climbing rose found to be effective alternative treatment for diabetes; it inhibits the conversion of starch to sugar
(Natural News) The next big thing in diabetes treatment may just be in your garden. The dog-rose, a hedge plant native to Europe and Africa, has shown antidiabetic properties, according to researchers from the High School of Sciences and Technology of Tunis and the National Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology in Tunisia. The study, titled Antioxidant activity and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Curcumin improves memory and mood, new UCLA study says
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.The research, published online Jan. 19 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, examined the effects of an easily absorbed curcumin supplement on memory performance in people without dementia, as well as curcumin ’s potential impact on the microscopic plaques and tangles in the brains of peop...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Flavonoids in wild ephedra plant extracts have been found to be potent antioxidants; may replace toxic ingredients in food and cosmetics
(Natural News) Ephedra alata, a plant widely used in traditional folk medicine in Palestine, takes center stage as researchers explore its potential medical uses. The paper, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, analyzed the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of the wild E. alata plant. Ephedra alata in traditional medicine A member... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Powerful food-derived antioxidant can halt, prevent fatty liver disease in mice
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) As obesity continues to rise in the US, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
A flavonoid found in guava and Osage orange has antioxidant properties that can reduce inflammation and improve “neurological deficits”
(Natural News) A study carried out by a team of researchers from Binzhou City Central Hospital and the Harbin Medical University in China discovered that the flavonoid morin, which is found in guava and Osage orange, contained antioxidant properties that can lessen inflammation and improve neurological deficits in cerebral ischemia patients. In the study, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news
A plant from the coffee family, Indian madder, found to help protect the lungs against tuberculosis
(Natural News) A study discovered that the ethanolic leaf extracts of the plant Rubia cordifolia or Indian madder contain anti-mycobacterial, cytotoxic, and antioxidant activities, which can be used in fighting against mycobacterial tuberculosis infection. A team of researchers from the University of Limpopo in South Africa analyzed the protective effects of Rubia cordifolia, more commonly known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Does green tea help weight loss?
Green tea has been associated with a range of health benefits, including weight loss, due to its rich nutritional and antioxidant make-up. Does it work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news
Antioxidant power: Blueberry extract found to improve health outcomes for women receiving radiation for cervical cancer, reducing the damaging effects of the therapy
(Natural News) The extract of blueberry, which is a known superfood, can be beneficial to cervical cancer patients that undergo radiation therapy, according to a study. In the United States, there are about 12,000 women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Furthermore, this type of cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A New Form of This Miracle Nutrient Is 8 Times More Powerful …
CoQ10 has made the mainstream. You can find it everywhere. But the type of CoQ10 I want to tell you about has been completely ignored. That’s too bad, because this new form is 8 times better at getting into your blood and staying there. And that’s where it has its miracle-like anti-aging effects. This new form of CoQ10 may give you the opportunity to live disease-free for the rest of your life. Today, I’ll show you how this new “reduced” form of CoQ10 gives you greater power to prevent and reverse disease. You’ll also discover that it ramps up your energy levels and slows your aging proc...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Francisco Cabrera Tags: Nutrition antioxidants CoQ10 ubiquinol Source Type: news
Eating meat, along with consistent exercise, boosts brain chemicals while antioxidant-rich foods help relieve the effects of stress
(Natural News) The brain of a young adult is hard-wired to enjoy meat-eating and regular exercise, say researchers from Binghamton University in New York. The latest science shows that neurotransmitter activity increases when a person aged 18 to 29 eats meat or exercises regularly. These neurotransmitters are important for communication between cells. A lower level... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How do you like your mushrooms? Researchers find that grilled is the best way to preserve the nutritional benefits
(Natural News) Spanish researchers have been able to show that grilling is the best way to preserve mushrooms’ nutritional benefits. Scientists from Mushroom Technological Research Center of La Rioja (CTICH) sought to measure the influence of different cooking methods (boiling, frying, grilling) of betaglucans content, antioxidant activity, and proximate composition of four cultivated mushroom species.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Featured Review: Antioxidants for preventing and reducing muscle soreness after exercise
Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a new Cochrane ReviewPeople engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the anticipation that these will help reduce muscle soreness. In anew review published in the Cochrane Library, researchers looked at the evidence from 50 studies. These all compared high-dose antioxidant supplementation with a placebo and their participants all engaged in strenuous exercise that was sufficient to cause...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
Maybe the healthiest wine in the world
When I was in South Africa last year, I met a revolutionary winemaker… His wine was completely organic. It had no toxins, and it contained powerful antioxidant properties. It was infused with a local herb called rooibos, also known as “red bush.” You may have seen rooibos tea on supermarket shelves. I immediately knew this wine should be made widely available in America — and I’m still hopeful a distributor will bring it here. I enjoy a nice glass of red wine from time to time, but the trouble with most of the wines sold in America is that they’re loaded with dangerous chemicals. Winema...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health additives natural organic Sulfites wine Source Type: news
Protein associated with ALS points to possible targets for therapeutic intervention
(University of Alberta) Scientists at the University of Alberta may have found possible targets for therapeutic interventions in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease.Biophysicist Michael Woodside and his research team conducted the first single-molecule study of folding in the protein superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1), an antioxidant whose misfolding is linked to the neurodegenerative disease ALS. They found that it has much more complex folding than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Biologists taught infusoria to fight poisons
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) A team of scientists from the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Laboratory of Aerobic Metabolism in Microorganisms of Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a new substance with anti-oxidant properties able protect living organisms from various toxic compounds. The results of the study were published in Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology magazine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Researchers find more evidence that antioxidants are key to preventing disease
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Nature Communications has revealed that the formation of cysteine hydropersulfides (CysSSH), a sulfur metabolite that is touted for its potent antioxidant properties, may be prompted by an enzyme found in the mitochondria. A team of international researchers from Japan, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the United States has examined the pathway of CysSSH... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
New Study Shows Antioxidant-Rich Foods Diminish Diabetes Risk New Study Shows Antioxidant-Rich Foods Diminish Diabetes Risk
A comprehensive French analysis finds a diet high in total antioxidants may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes; fruits, vegetables, tea, and moderate consumption of wine were the main contributors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Antioxidant-rich tea OMGTea could help beat cancer
EXCLUSIVE: Katherine Swift, 45, from Brighton, was inspired to set up OMGTea following the news that her mother Elizabeth had stage 3 breast cancer and was facing chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
HKU researchers generate tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties by genetic engineering
(The University of Hong Kong) The School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), has identified a new strategy to simultaneously enhance health-promoting vitamin E by ~6-fold and double both provitamin A and lycopene contents in tomatoes, to significantly boost antioxidant properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Could this Brazilian fruit – similar to cherries – hold the KEY to preventing CANCER?
CANCER could be prevented by eating a specific fruit that has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Vitamin E discovery in maize could lead to more nutritious crop
(Cornell University) New research has identified genes that control vitamin E content in maize grain, a finding that could lead to improving the nutritional profile of this staple crop.Cornell University scientists and colleagues from other institutions combined different types of genetic association analyses to identify 14 genes across the genome that were involved in the synthesis of vitamin E. Six genes were newly discovered to encode proteins that contribute to a class of antioxidant compounds called tocochromanols, collectively known as vitamin E. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Little-known fruits contain powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agents
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research shows that five fruit species native to Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest biome have bioactive properties as outstanding as those of blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, and strawberries. By investigating the presence of anti-aging nutrients that also work at the prevention of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's, the study clears the path for the conservation and promotion of the genus Eugenia, which contains 400 species (some of them endangered) and presents huge potential in food and pharmaceutical industries. (Source: EurekAlert!...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Biomarkers associated with the outcome of traumatic brain injury patients - Lorente L.
This review focuses on biomarkers associated with the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, such as caspase-3; total antioxidant capacity; melatonin; S100B protein; glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP); glutamate; lactate; brain-derived neuro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Prostate problem? Take 2 nuts
By age 60, you have a 50/50 chance of having a clinically enlarged prostate. And it only gets worse every year. When your prostate isn’t functioning properly, it’s hard to enjoy life. Traditional doctors give you two choices. Go under the knife or you take Big Pharma’s drugs. Either way, you have a good chance of ending up with your manhood on the line… If you have surgery, there’s a big risk you’ll be saying goodbye to your sex life for good. The rate of impotence is a shocking 50 to 60% after prostate surgery.1 Big Pharma’s meds to shrink your prostate are no better. These sy...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Resveratrol stimulates the metabolic reprogramming of human CD4+ T cells to enhance effector function
The polyphenol resveratrol activates the deacetylase Sirt1, resulting in various antioxidant, chemoprotectant, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, and anti-inflammatory properties. We found that at high concentrations of resveratrol, human CD4+ T cells showed defective antigen receptor signaling and arrest at the G1 stage of the cell cycle, whereas at low concentrations, cells were readily activated and exhibited enhanced Sirt1 deacetylase activity. Nevertheless, low-dose resveratrol rapidly stimulated genotoxic stress in the T cells, which resulted in engagement of a DNA damage response pathway that depended on the kinase ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Craveiro, M., Cretenet, G., Mongellaz, C., Matias, M. I., Caron, O., de Lima, M. C. P., Zimmermann, V. S., Solary, E., Dardalhon, V., Dulic, V., Taylor, N. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news
Lycopene: A Natural Food Supplement That May Support Prostate Health
Studies show that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, may support prostate health and may even reduce the risk of prostate cancer. NatureBee, an...(PRWeb October 11, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14767030.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Stop Your Body Attacking Itself
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
“Quackery” that saves lives
I’m used to being a target of mainstream medicine. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been called a “quack.” Let me give you just one example… For decades I’ve been treating my patients with a proven therapy. The FDA approved it way back in 1953. I use it to help my patients detox from mercury, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals. In fact, more than 100,000 people get this therapy every year in the U.S. But mainstream doctors still laugh at the idea of this treatment and think it’s pure bunk. I’m talking about intravenous (IV) chelation. Even though I...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Anti-Aging Health Heart Health Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: news
Outfox Your “ Aging ” Gene
Some people just seem to have all the luck when it comes to getting old. Like my 83-year-old patient who drinks a little too much Scotch, but still has a 3-handicap in golf. Or the 108-year-old who goes through a gallon of ice cream every week. If you ask them how they do it, they’ll give credit to their good genes… and there is some truth to it. We all have something called a FOXO3 gene. It helps protect us against aging. German researchers at the Christian-Albrechts University studied the FOXO3 gene in 380-plus centenarians, more than 600 people in their 90s, and more than 700 people between the ages of...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Health Nutrition longevity Source Type: news
Fried foods? Use THIS oil.
You’ve probably heard some very confusing advice about which cooking oils are best for your health. Almost every time you read an article or watch a health show on TV, someone is recommending some good-for-you grease that’s somehow better, less cancer-causing, more antioxidant-rich, less (or sometimes more) fatty than the last. The problem begins with doctors and nutritionists — and Big Food — who like to classify cooking oils by categories of fat, claiming that one category is “good” and another is “bad.” Don’t listen to them. We already know that mainstream medicine a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer cooking fat food oil Source Type: news
These foods fight deadly lung disease
Your lungs are under constant assault. That’s why COPD is the third leading cause of death according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 million Americans have it. COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It’s a group of lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. They constrict your airways. They make breathing difficult and can cause wheezing or coughing. Most doctors will tell you that smoking is the major culprit. But even if you never smoked you are still at risk of COPD. You see, our modern world is a big factor. Our air is full of chemicals. Bad air i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Nutrition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD lung disease lungs Source Type: news
The vitamin ergothioneine: an antioxidant for oxygen-free areas?
(University of Basel) Chemists at the University of Basel have been able to show for the first time that anaerobic bacteria can produce the vitamin ergothioneine in the absence of oxygen. This suggests that bacteria were forming this compound even before there was oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere. The vitamin's function therefore remains a mystery, as it was previously ascribed a role in oxygen-dependent processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Ancient remedy crushes “breakthrough” depression drug
Two breakthrough treatments for depression have been making headlines over the last few weeks. One is ketamine — an illegal party drug called “Special K.” There is a legal use for it — as a heavy-duty anesthetic for horses! Although it seems to work for some severely depressed people, the doctors prescribing it have no idea how or why it works, or what the long-term effects will be for the patients who take it. What we do know is that chronic use of ketamine has been linked to cognitive impairment and bladder inflammation. Taking too high a dose causes hallucinations and temporary paralysis. A keta...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health depression drugs relax yoga Source Type: news
How Air Pollution Can Lead To Weight Gain
I just read a study that stunned me. It suggested that the air we breathe is making us fat. A researcher from Duke University placed two groups of rats in separate chambers. One group was exposed to Beijing’s super toxic air. That city has some of the worst air pollution in the world. The second group breathed filtered air. The two groups ate exactly the same diet. After 19 days, the rats exposed to the air pollution were 18% fatter. Their LDL levels were 50% higher and their triglycerides were 46% higher. This indicates high levels of fat in their blood. To make matters worse, their lungs were 25% heavier...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news
The Anti-Aging Benefits of Curcumin
I've met a lot of people in my travels over the past few decades. I don't remember all of the names and faces, but there are some that I'll remember for the rest of my life… One is an older woman I met while I was studying Ayurvedic medicine in India in the 1990s. I assumed by her appearance that she was in her late 70s. She was active and engaging. I remember thinking she looked great for her age. And then she dropped the bomb… She told me she was 109! I thought she was pulling my leg at first. But when she introduced me to her 75-year-old granddaughter, I knew she wasn't kidding. When I ask...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news
Black tea may help with weight loss, too
UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver by changing gut metabolites.The research is published in the European Journal of Nutrition.The study found that both black and green tea changed the ratio of intestinal bacteria in the animals: The percentage of bacteria associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.Previous studies indicated that chemicals in green tea called polypheno...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
3 Reasons to Feel Good About Drinking Coffee on National Coffee Day
People often think about their relationship with coffee as a bad habit: maybe they splurge too frequently on $4 lattes (free coffee deals only come around once a year), or they’re so dependent on their morning pot of coffee that they can’t function without it. While there is a case to be made for not overdoing it, there are also plenty of reasons to embrace your daily coffee ritual without guilt. Yes, there’s the taste, the aroma, and the way coffee brings those fuzzy mornings into focus. But in recent years, research has also suggested that coffee has real health perks—and that for many people, the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition is coffee good for you National Coffee Day Source Type: news
Mesothelioma Doctor Creates Preoperative Drink for Patients
Peritoneal mesothelioma specialist Dr. Charles Conway wants to make major surgery an easier, more manageable experience for his patients. His latest innovation — a preoperative, complex-carbohydrate beverage — should help considerably. Conway, director of surgical oncology at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center in Santa Barbara, California, will begin offering patients the novel drink customized to speed recovery and lessen the risk of dangerous side effects. Conway designed SurgiStrong RecoverAid, a uniquely blended product to fill a void in the growing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs that have sprun...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 29, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: citrulline Dr. Charles Conway mesothelioma surgery recovery mesothelioma surgery side effects Ochsner Cancer Center peritoneal mesothelioma preoperative complex-carbohydrate beverage Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Santa Barbara surgery-induce Source Type: news