What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?
Adaptogens are a buzzword in the wellness world, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. But what are adaptogenic herbs, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas. Each one claims to do somet...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news
The cancer-stress connection
It’s no secret that stress can be deadly. It weakens your immune system… It increases your risk of heart disease… But new research shows that stress can be particularly deadly for people with cancer. A recent study in Australia found that stress allows cancer to spread six times faster. Aussie researchers tracked breast cancer cells in mice. They tagged the cancer cells with a fluorescent marker. Then they used state-of-the-art imaging to see tumor cells that had spread into the lymph system.1 What they saw was remarkable… The images showed that stress increases the number and size of lymph vessels in and ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Health heart disease immune system stress Source Type: news
Energy drink is banned for causing erections: Investigation reveals 'herbal' libido booster was also laced with impotence drug
MosKa is marketed around its natural 'performance enhancing' ingredients such as Red and Siberian Ginseng. But its Australian manufacturer has discovered the drink also contained 'an underclared ingredient' - Vardenafil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news