How Cigarette Smoke Causes COPD To Hang On After Smoking Ends

How Cigarette Smoke Causes COPD To Hang On After Smoking Ends

Smoking is the most common cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often fatal respiratory condition that afflicts millions of Americans. But for many patients living with COPD, stopping smoking isn’t the end of the battle.

Why Food Variety Is Important For Your Health

Why Food Variety Is Important For Your Health

It’s well known that a healthy diet can help reduce disease risks that are related to overweight or obesity – such as some cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

How The Stuff In Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Major Depression

How The Stuff In Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Major Depression

Two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms in a small study of adults with major depression, researchers report.

What Is Brain Plasticity and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Brain Plasticity and Why Is It So Important?

Neuroplasticity – or brain plasticity – is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or re-wire itself. Without this ability, any brain, not just the human brain, would be unable to develop from infancy through to adulthood or recover from brain injury.

Simple Self-Healing with the Art of Jin Shin

Simple Self-Healing with the Art of Jin Shin

Maybe you already know a bit about the simple and effective form of energy medicine named the Art of Jin Shin. Though the practice has many thousands of adherents all around the world and many men, women, and children who have been helped by Jin Shin in its birthplace of Japan, Jin Shin Jyutsu has not yet become a household name.

Benefits of Psychedelics in Times of Division, Crisis, and Collapse

Benefits of Psychedelics in Times of Division, Crisis, and Collapse

The other night I was sitting around a fire with a friend, discussing the influence of psychedelics on our lives, when she uttered this statement, “after three years of working with these mushrooms, I love life. I just want to be and do the best I can. All the time. Now. Urgently. For myself, for others, for Earth.”

Seven Keys to Healing Yourself: Miracles in Native Medicine

Miracles in Native Medicine

I trained as a conventional physician. I have also studied Native American healing for more than twenty-five years. I have walked with feet in two different worlds for my entire medical career. I did this because I grew up knowing that 'Indian medicine' could help people when conventional medicine had nothing more to offer.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: New Evidence of Biological Causes

CFS is characterised by extreme tiredness.  (chronic fatigue syndrome new evidence of biological causes)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects up to 24m people, globally, but little is known about its causes. Our latest study unravels some of this mystery. The results suggest that an overactive immune system may trigger this long-term condition.

Is The Sirtfood Diet Just Another Fad?

Is The Sirtfood Diet Just Another Fad?

The Sirtfood diet has been in the news again this week after singer Adele showed off her slimmed-down figure on US comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Why People's Bodies Now Run Cooler Than Normal

Why People's Bodies Now Run Cooler Than Normal

Feeling under the weather? Chances are you or your doctor will grab a thermometer, take your temperature and hope for the familiar 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) everyone recognizes as “normal.”

The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

The Spooky and Dangerous Side of Black Licorice

Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020, it was reported that black licorice was the culprit in the death of a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts.

Healing With Love and Finding Answers Through The Heart

Healing With Love And Finding Answers Through The Heart

We do not have to become monks in order to lead spiritual, healthy lives. We do not have to be vegetarians, or wear flowing robes, or sit in meditation for hours each day. There is no spiritual 'path' because everything is spiritual and all choices are equal. We can work and be parents, husbands, wives, daughters...

How Do Coronavirus Researchers Avoid Catching Covid-19?

How Do Coronavirus Researchers Avoid Catching Covid-19?

Around the world, virologists in labs are constantly handling samples of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as part of our global quest to understand, and hopefully overcome, this pandemic.

Is Reaching Zero Covid-19 Possible?

Is Reaching Zero Covid-19 Possible?

Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Fat and Fit? There's No Such Thing For Most People

 Fat and Fit? There's No Such Thing For Most People

The idea that people can be healthy at any weight has gained credence in recent years, despite widespread evidence that obesity creates health risks. While the idea is attractive, it’s also dangerous because it can lull people who need to lose weight now into a false sense of security.

What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

Much confusion ensued about doctors of osteopathic medicine. As of a 2018 census, they made up 9.1% of physicians in the United States.

How A Seaweed Extract Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

How A Seaweed Extract Could Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes used to be a death sentence. After a diagnosis, patients were put on a starvation diet. The lucky ones would have a year or two to live. But, thanks to the discovery of insulin in the early 1920s, this is no longer the case.

Why Males May Have A Worse Response To Covid-19

Why Males May Have A Worse Response To Covid-19

If you ask most women about how their male relatives, partners and friends respond to being sick, they’ll often tell you with an accompanying eye roll, “He’s such a baby.”

5 Ways To Increase Needed Protein Intake As We Age

5 Ways To Increase Needed Protein Intake As We Age

Protein is an essential part of a healthy diet. It helps us build and maintain strong muscles and bones, helps us better recover from illness and injury, and reduces likelihood of falls and fractures.

What Is Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome?

What Is Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome?

For many of us, becoming ill with a virus might put us on the couch for a week or two. It’s frustrating, but after recovering we can generally get back to the things we’re used to.

What Doctors Know About Lingering Symptoms of Coronavirus

What Doctors Know About Lingering Symptoms of Coronavirus

With over 2 million cases in the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began in late December, there are now many people who have recovered from COVID-19. At the same, there have been reports of people who continue to have long-term side effects from the infection.

10 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

10 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Cannabis

The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing job markets in the United States. In one year, cannabis retailers netted the state of Massachusetts US$393 million in gross sales. Two years after launching a legal cannabis market, California has surpassed US$1 billion in tax revenue.

Falls May Signal Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Appear

Falls May Signal Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Appear

Older people without cognitive problems who experience a fall may have undetected neurodegeneration in their brains that puts them at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s dementia, according to a study.

How The Coronavirus Spreads Through The Air

How The Coronavirus Spreads Through The Air

Scientists have been warning for months that the coronavirus could be spread by aerosols – tiny respiratory droplets that people emit when they talk or sneeze and that can linger in the air.

Depression and Dementia Are Two Sides Of One Coin

Depression and Dementia Are Two Sides Of One Coin

Every seven seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. A typical case that I often see in my practice is as follows: A 76-year-old woman has a two-year history of progressive worsening of short-term memory and cognitive decline.

10 Tips For Coping With Wildfire Smoke

10 Tips For Coping With Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires have burned millions of acres in the western United States this year. Tens of thousands have been evacuated and thousands of buildings and other structures destroyed.

5 Cost-Effective Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint At Home

5 Cost-Effective Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint At Home

Since the pandemic struck, most people have been spending the majority of their time in the house. Those working from home have become ever more reliant on electricity for running office essentials, including computers, printers, phones and broadband.

What A Smoky Room Teaches Us About The 6-Foot Rule

What A Smoky Room Can Teach Us About The 6-Foot Rule

It’s true that staying 6 feet from other people can reduce the chance of a coronavirus-laden respiratory droplet landing in your eyes, nose or mouth when someone coughs, but...

Does A Face Shield Protect Against Covid-19?

Does A Face Shield Protect Against Covid-19?

For several weeks, Victorians (the state of Victoria is home to four of Australia's 20 largest cities) been required to wear a face covering when they leave home. And while we now have a clearer path out of lockdown, it’s likely masks will be around for a while.

How Crowded Restaurants May Have Driven UK Coronavirus Spike

How Crowded Restaurants May Have Driven UK Coronavirus Spike

England is about to re-impose nationwide restrictions on gatherings to control the spread of COVID-19. This comes less than two weeks after the end of the government’s half-a-billion-pound scheme to get people to eat out in restaurants

How Biodiversity Loss Could Be Making Us Sick

How Biodiversity Loss Could Be Making Us Sick

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but city dwellers worldwide are seeing a rapid increase in noncommunicable health problems, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.

Why Sleep Is So Important For Losing Weight

Why Sleep Is So Important For Losing Weight

When it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise are usually thought of as the two key factors that will achieve results. However, sleep is an often-neglected lifestyle factor that also plays an important role.

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

You Can Reverse Aging Now with the Antioxidant Glutathione

Aging is the result of oxidative stress in which the production of free radicals is out of balance with the more protective antioxidants. And the more oxidative stress we have the quicker we age. It damages our cells and...

Should I Stop Running If My Knee Hurts?

Should I Stop Running If My Knee Hurts?

The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee. For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. But does running worsen knee pain and osteoarthritis?

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