Plant compound found in spices, herbs increases brain connections
Apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells, new lab research demonstrates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

14 Ways to Improve Your Sleep
By John Swartzberg, M.D. Are you sleep deprived? The odds are good that you'll answer yes. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a major public health problem, noting that nearly 30% of adults get less than six hours of sleep a night. And a national survey by the Better Sleep Council found that a solid majority of us (61%) crave sleep more than sex. Check our chart: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need? It's conventional wisdom that we sleep less than our ancestors, although that may not be true. One new study of hunter-gatherer societies found they sleep on average 5.7 to 7.1...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Avoid A Thanksgiving Food Coma While Eating What You Want
After eating that enormous Thanksgiving meal, you may want to curl up on the couch (or a stretcher) and moan in belly agony while half-watching football on TV. Experts estimate the average American consumes upwards of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving, so it's no wonder a lot of us experience pain after the culinary pleasure. But be grateful for this: There are ways to abate the stomach misery without skimping on any of your favorite Thanksgiving foods. A lot of the discomfort will subside with time and patience (and stomach-settling foods on Black Friday), but certain activities and strategies -- like walking after d...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Sleep Technologies: How Much Snore for the Dollar?
Do you want better sleep? Of course you do. You know how bad it is to miss out on sleep, so it can feel like insult added to injury to read yet another newfound, devastating consequence of insufficient sleep: heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, mental impairment, etc. And the list is expanding almost daily as researchers learn more. There are "easy" actions that may aid with sleep. Relaxation activities like meditation or chamomile tea are useful for some. Setting and sticking to a waking and sleeping schedule, creating a bedroom retreat, and making a list of worries before turning in can h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of an intervention with drinking chamomile tea on sleep quality and depression in sleep disturbed postnatal women: a randomized controlled trial - Chang SM, Chen CH.
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of chamomile tea on sleep quality, fatigue and depression in postpartum women. BACKGROUND: Sleep quality is a significant issue for postnatal women. Chamomile is widely used as a folk remed... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

9 Ways to Get Your Best Sleep Ever
Restful sleep is the all-important magic pill we all need. After years of sleeplessness, I finally decided to try to figure this out. Here are the 9 most important tips I learned. Try Sleeping Naked: I don't know about you, but this did wonders for me. Sleeping naked helped me feel much more at ease and unrestrained in bed, and definitely contributed to better sleep. Keep the Devices Away: If possible, put your computers and gadgets in another room. Maybe it is psychological but the mere presence of these gadgets in my sleeping environment often stresses me out. Get an Eye Mask: I live in a rented apartment where the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's the Real Reason You're Not Getting Seven Hours of Sleep
You've done the impossible. You've shut your devices, learned how to meditate, stretched into downward-dog and cut out double-shot espressos. You've said "no" to late night social activities and you've ruled out possible sleep disorders. After sipping chamomile tea, you crawl under the puffy down covers feeling calm and ready for a solid seven hours of sleep. So why are you staring at the ceiling four hours later? Don't misunderstand me. These sleep hacks are valuable. They'll surely transition you from the frantic pace of the day, but you still can't sleep through the night. SLEEP CAN BE ANXIETY-PRODUCING Let's face i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced Mortality Risks and Correlation vs. Causation
NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the difference between correlation and causation, as illustrated by a recent study on chamomile, in this blog post. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Why the Smells of Flowers Affect Us More Than We Think
By Pat Miller, florist on BloomNation and Owner of A Bed of Roses Florist in San Francisco, CA It turns out there's a reason why you love decorating your home and office with fresh flowers -- biophilia. According to prominent German psychologist Eric Fromm, biophilia is "the passionate love of life and of all that is alive." This natural tendency makes the exposure to plants and flowers on a regular basis more necessary than most would think. Unfortunately, our cemented-over way of daily living disconnects us from the natural world, both physically and emotionally. Recent studies at Harvard and Rutgers show that expos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin
SPECIAL FROM There's an endless supply of new skin care products hitting drugstores and specialty stores every day, but that doesn't mean you necessarily need them. Shopping for skin care can be both expensive and time consuming. And there's nothing more frustrating than bringing home a pricey cream only to discover that it doesn't even work. The next time you have a dry patch or irritation, forget going to the store. Instead, head straight for your own fridge or pantry. Odds are you already own some fantastic skin care ingredients—you may have even had them for breakfast. Citrus Fruits Vitamin C is a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women
Title: Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 15, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women
But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Herbal Medicine, Hispanic American Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is chamomile tea the secret to a long life? Herbal brew can slash the risk of an early death
Chamomile tea was linked with a 29 per cent lower risk of death from all causes - but only in women - researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile tea tied to lower thyroid cancer risk
(Reuters Health) - Consumption of chamomile tea was linked with a lower risk of thyroid cancer in a small Greek study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news