Wednesday - Nov 25, 2020

Health

  • Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine

    Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine

    Another weapon for fighting coronavirus infections?   Aug. 11, 2020 by Ethan Huff   Back in May, The Washington Post published an article that asked the question: Why has the death toll from covid-19 apparently been lower in Asia than in Western Europe and North America? The answer, it would appear, is that Asian countries

  • Need more potassium? Here are 9 potassium-rich foods to add to your diet

    by Virgilio Marin   Potassium is important for many bodily functions. The essential mineral, for instance, plays a vital role in muscle contraction. Multiple studies have also found that consuming more potassium can lower a person’s risk of stroke. But if the body has low levels of potassium, it can lead to hypokalemia, a condition marked

  • You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

    You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

    by Virgilio Marin   Thursday, July 16, 2020 – Mysterious recurring patterns rule the universe. Natural foods and organs of the human body, for example, share these patterns and are said to be connected: Foods can, in some way, heal the organ it resembles. In ancient times, people used this idea and developed natural medicine to treat

  • Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

    Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

    by Virgilio Marin   A study presented at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in Baltimore links death due to stroke and heart disease to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables. The researchers estimate that one out of seven cardiovascular deaths is due to a low intake of fruit. Meanwhile, one out of 12 is caused by a low intake

  • 5 hidden dangers of hand sanitizers

    5 hidden dangers of hand sanitizers

    Hand sanitizer has been used during the coronavirus outbreak to battle the spread. Like anything, use in moderation. Here are 5 hidden dangers   by Kurumi Fukushima   Hand sanitizer. You squirt it, feel the cool tingling sensation, and spread it all over your hands. Then, you feel clean. It sounds pretty simple as an

  • When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

    When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

    Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body   by Sara Chodosh   If cells were personified, each fat cell would be an overbearing grandparent who hoards. They’re constantly trying to make you eat another serving of potatoes, and have cabinets stacked with vitamins they never take. Like that grandparent,

  • 5 reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet

    5 reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet

    by Janine Acero   Oats (Avena sativa) are a widely consumed whole grain. This versatile breakfast favorite can be enjoyed in a lot of ways, and not just for breakfast. Oats are popular among fitness buffs as an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is responsible for most of the grain’s health benefits. Oats also provide more

  • Cannabis can help fight coronavirus, study says

    Cannabis can help fight coronavirus, study says

    by Franz Walker   Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Cannabis could be a new weapon in the fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), researchers say. A new study by scientists at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta says that cannabidiol (CBD) — the main non-psychoactive component of marijuana — can help fight the coronavirus by lowering the number of cell

  • Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

    Study: Vitamin D deficiency found to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus infections and a deadly “cytokine storm”

    by Michael Alexander   Sunday, May 10, 2020 – People suffering from vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of contracting a fatal coronavirus infection, a new study has revealed. A research team from Northwestern University conducted a statistical analysis of data gathered from hospitals and clinics across different countries such as China, France, Germany,

  • A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan’s traditional herbal medicine: Kampo

    A closer look at the antioxidant activities of Japan’s traditional herbal medicine: Kampo

    by Ralph Flores   Multiple studies have shown that long-term oxidative stress can lead to the development of chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now, researchers report in the Journal of Natural Medicines that certain types of traditional Japanese medicines, or better known as Kampo medicines, have potent antioxidant properties, with some exhibiting