Wednesday - Nov 14, 2018

Health

  • Benefits of regular fasting

    by Ben Fuchs One of the healthiest lifestyle strategies is easy and won’t cost you anything. In fact you’ll probably end up making money in the long run. I’m talking about intermittent fasting (IF), a healthy idea that’s been practiced for thousands of years. Intermittent fasting turns on genes that stimulate growth and repair and

  • Carrots are the best veggies to eat for eye health

    Carrots are the best veggies to eat for eye health

    by Mary Miller It’s no wonder carrots are a staple of most salads and dishes around the world, cakes included. Eating just one carrot a day can provide a person will multiple benefits, chief of which is maintaining excellent eye health. The common carrot, also known by its scientific name of Daucus carota subsp. sativus,

  • Stem juice from bananas a potential natural cure for diabetes

    Stem juice from bananas a potential natural cure for diabetes

    by Ellaine Castillo Bananas (Musa × paradisiaca L.) are some of the most common fruits in the world. Aside from its fruit, other parts of the banana plant, which are usually just thrown away or ignored, also have their own uses. In a study, published in Czech Journal of Food Sciences, they observed that juice

  • How vitamin D supports brain health and works to reduce depression risk

    How vitamin D supports brain health and works to reduce depression risk

    by Vicki Batts Recent research has shown that vitamin D supports overall brain health, and that this vital nutrient can even help relieve depression. Estimates suggest that at least one billion people struggle with vitamin D deficiency worldwide, and another 350 million suffer with depression. While it may not be a cure-all, ensuring that you

  • Why you should reject all those low-fat eating plans

    Why you should reject all those low-fat eating plans

    by Gary Harvey I love this subject. You know why? Because for too long we’ve relied on health officials — and they get things wrong. And many times they’re slow to admit it. It’s time “we the people” were more informed about health matters and stopped relying blindly on what the doctor or some other

  • Taking a multivitamin every day could prevent vision loss from a common eye disease

    Taking a multivitamin every day could prevent vision loss from a common eye disease

    by Isabelle Z. Most of us take our vision for granted. We don’t really give our eyesight a second thought… until something is wrong with it. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that you will run into vision problems as you age as a result of macular degeneration, and this can negatively affect your quality of

  • FDA warning: Popular diabetes drug causes flesh-eating bacteria to eat your genitals

    FDA warning: Popular diabetes drug causes flesh-eating bacteria to eat your genitals

    by Isabelle Z. Some medication side effects are easier to ignore than others. You might be willing to overlook the occasional headache, for example, but a bacterial infection that eats away at the flesh of your genitals? That’s a dealbreaker for most people. It sounds like the kind of obscure side effects you might expect

  • Household cleaning chemicals decrease lung function over time

    Household cleaning chemicals decrease lung function over time

    by RJ Jhonson      Being clean may do wonders for your health, but how you do it may leave you worse off. As has been suspected by researchers for a long time, the use of cleaning products can harm your lungs and you may not even know it.    A study from the University of Bergen in Norway looked

  • The many health benefits of eating organic strawberries

    The many health benefits of eating organic strawberries

    by Michelle Simmons      Strawberries are more than just their delectable taste. This fruit, particularly its organic versions, offer many health benefits. Here are some of them:    Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants: Strawberries are rich in antioxidants because of their flavonoid content. Because of their antioxidant capacity, they ward off free radical damage to

  • Drinking yam bean root or guava juice can improve your heart health

    Drinking yam bean root or guava juice can improve your heart health

    by Michelle Simmons In Thailand, there are a lot of fruits available. Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus, L.) and guava (Psidium guajava, L.) are two of the most commonly consumed fruits in Thailand. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Mahidol University in Thailand evaluated the heart health benefits