Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our Seafood

Putting Algae And Seaweed On The Menu Could Help Save Our SeafoodIf we have to feed 9.8 billion people by 2050, food from the ocean will have to play a major role. Ending hunger and malnutrition while meeting the demand for more meat and fish as the world grows richer will require 60% more food by the middle of the century.

Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?

Do Skinny Teas Boost Weight Loss?

Weight loss teas are becoming common, with advertisements claiming dramatic results often appearing online. Do the big promises match the results, or do they only match the price tag?

How To Best To Wash Your Hands When Traveling

How To Best To Wash Your Hands When TravelingFor my fourth-grade science fair project, I tested different soaps to see which ones were the most effective at keeping my hands clean.

This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

This Ingredient In Cannabis May Be Useful For Treating Psychosis

Psychiatric patients treated with a substance found in cannabis, cannabidiol, showed a significant reduction in psychotic symptoms and were also more likely to be rated as “improved” by their psychiatrist, our latest study shows.

Who Should Get A Flu Shot And Why

Who Should Get A Flu Shot And WhyIt’s that time of year again. People around you are getting the sniffles and experts are beginning to speculate on this year’s prevalent strains of flu

How Inflammation Causes Disease

How Inflammation Causes DiseaseInflammation has a major impact on our health and quality of life. It’s the trigger behind many chronic diseases and a growing burden affecting health care across the globe. But what is inflammation? And what causes it?

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It's Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 DiabetesA study has found weight loss could reverse type 2 diabetes. The UK clinical trial showed that 46% of people who followed a low-calorie diet, among other measures, for 12 months were able to stop their type 2 diabetes medications.

Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their Health

Shaming People About Their Lifestyle Habits Does Nothing To Improve Their HealthGoing to the doctor usually involves exposing the body with all its faults and flaws. In a culture that increasingly values self control and bodily perfection, being sick or even merely old can lead to feelings of shame and inadequacy.

Does The Right Diet Depend On Your Genes?

Does The Right Diet Depend On Your Genes?Research in animal models with different genetics shows that one diet really doesn’t fit all, and what works for some may not be best for others, according to a Texas A&M study published in the journal Genetics.

Is Eating Out Devouring Your Food Budget?

Is Eating Out Devouring Your Food Budget?If you were to guess how much you spend on eating out per month, chances are you’ll miss the mark by a quite a bit.

Epigenetics: Unraveling and Conquering Your DNA

Epigenetics: Unraveling and Conquering Your DNA We are all born with the genes we inherit from our parents, but how and whether our body expresses these genes is gaining increasing attention in the emerging science of epigenetics.

Thinking Of Taking Opioids For Low Back Pain?

Thinking Of Taking Opioids For Low Back Pain?Low back pain is a common problem affecting more than 80% of us at some point in our lives. Recommended treatments include staying active and, if possible, avoiding strong pain medicines such as opioids.

What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?

What Can You Do About Varicose Veins?Varicose veins is a term commonly used to describe visible leg veins. But true varicose veins are dilated and very prominent.

Why Diet Should Be Treated As A Complex Subject

Why Diet Should Be Treated As A Complex SubjectAre vegetarian diets the key to healthy aging, or could they be a risk to those who adopt them? These questions are a source of confusion for the general public, and for many scientists too.

How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing Capabilities

How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing CapabilitiesWhy does the body seem to betray you? It's a belief. You're fight­ing it mentally, but you haven't let yourself experience and feel  what it's like to absolutely be in your body. Just as the Earth is the body of this planet, your biology is the body of your soul. If you're aging, if you look in the mirror and say...

Should You Get Your Prostate Checked?

Should You Get Your Prostate Checked?As Movember has come to a close, and men flaunt or shave the facial hair they have grown, there is something people should know — prostate cancer screening is ineffective and can do more harm than good.

Is Drinking Wine Really Good For Your Heart?

Is Drinking Wine Really Good For Your Heart?As the weekend approaches, people are opening wine bottles in bars and restaurants and homes around the world, ready to kick back and relax.

These Foods Will Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

These Foods Will Lower Your Risk Of Heart DiseaseLow-fat or low-carb? Butter or margarine? Avocado oil or coconut oil? Bombarded with contradictory media reports on the ever-changing landscape of nutrition research

New Research Suggests Common Herbicides Are Linked To Antibiotic Resistance

New Research Suggests Common Herbicides Are Linked To Antibiotic ResistanceAntibiotics are losing their ability to kill bacteria. One of the main reasons for the rise in antibiotic resistance is the improper use of antibiotics, but our latest research shows that the ingredients in commonly-used weed killers like Round-up and Kamba can also cause bacteria to become less susceptible to antibiotics.

Increase Your Energy Levels Using These Healthy Sources

Increasing Your Energy Levels from Healthy or Unhealthy Sources?When our energy level is optimal, we become aroused and alerted to the world around us. Then, with a profound reciprocity, nature seems alerted to and connected to us. We experience energy as vigor and stamina...

Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous Levels

Beyond Prozac: Depression Can Be Treated on Numerous LevelsSince World War II, rates of depression have doubled in the U.S., and depression is now the second most disabling illness in the Western world after heart disease. I have organized a holistic program for the prevention and treatment of depression into five areas — physical self-care, mental/emotional self-care, spiritual self-care, people support, and lifestyle habits.

How Very Low-calorie Diets Reverse Diabetes

How Very Low-calorie Diets Reverse DiabetesNew research clarifies the mechanisms by which caloric restriction rapidly reverses type 2 diabetes. One in three Americans will develop type 2 diabetes by 2050, according to recent projections by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Reports indicate that the disease goes into remission in many patients who...

The Dangers And Potential Of Natural Opioid Kratom

The Dangers And Potential Of Natural Opioid KratomGiven the opioid addiction crisis, it would seem preposterous that an opioid is legal for use in the United States and can be purchased at tea stores, convenience stores, over the internet and, yes, even from vending machines.

14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHD

14 Signs Your Daughter May Have ADHDWhen asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on things, is impatient and does not do what he is told. 

The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental Distress

The More Air Pollution, The More The Mental DistressThe higher the level of particulates in the air, a new study shows, the greater the indications of psychological distress. Where a person lives can make a big difference to health and quality of life. Every increase in pollution of 5 micrograms per cubic meter had the same effect as a 1.5-year loss in education.

The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting Fads

The Long, Strange History Of Diets and Dieting FadsLet’s jump back to 1028, the year William the Conqueror was born. Healthy most of his life, he became so overweight in later years that he went on a liquid diet consisting of almost nothing but alcohol. He lost enough weight to resume riding his cherished horse, but a riding accident soon led to his untimely death.

In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A Nation

In America's Sandwiches, The Story Of A NationEveryone has a favorite sandwich, often prepared to an exacting degree of specification: Turkey or ham? Grilled or toasted? Mayo or mustard? White or whole wheat? We reached out to five food historians and asked them to tell the story of a sandwich of their choosing.

The Strange Story Of Turkey Tails

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Intensive livestock farming is a huge global industry that serves up millions of tons of beef, pork and poultry every year.

Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled Meal

Food Labelled Snack Leaves You Hungrier Than Food Labelled MealEating pasta labelled “snack” rather than “meal” made people eat more later on, our latest study found. We also found that participants ate more later on when the pasta was eaten as a snack, that is, standing up, from a plastic pot, rather than when it was eaten sitting down, from a ceramic plate.

Expanding the Healing Process: It's Not Just About You

Expanding the Healing Process: It's Not Just About YouHealing is not just about you. It is about healing the whole of humanity, which is currently suffering in unprecedented ways. The burden of humanity’s suffering includes the growing gap between the world’s richest and poorest people, which leads to severe economic disparity around the globe and poverty.

Here's What We Think Alzheimer's Does To The Brain

Here's What We Think Alzheimer's Does To The BrainAround 50m people worldwide are thought to have Alzheimer’s disease. And with rapidly ageing populations in many countries, the number of sufferers is steadily rising.

Can Brown Fat Really Help With Weight Loss?

Can Brown Fat Really Help With Weight Loss?There have been hyped reports of late about “brown fat”. Different from the fat we mostly have (white fat), brown fat is capable of burning more energy. So the theory goes: if we have more brown fat, we can lose weight. 

5 Quick Ways to Get Down To Earth and Be Comfortable in Your Body

5 Quick Ways to Get Down To Earth and Be Comfortable in Your BodyWe cannot be truly healthy, have vitality and experience joy without being comfortable and at home in our bodies. As long as we are physical entities we might as well move all the way into our homes. The following fun exercises can help you get in touch with the earth and energize your body as well.

Why Saunas Really Are Good For Your Health

Why Saunas Really Are Good For Your HealthThings are hotting up in the world of sauna research. Previously, anecdotal claims of possible benefits were rarely backed up by medical evidence. But recent studies have shown that taking a regular sauna can be extremely good for your health – alleviating and preventing the risk of common acute and chronic conditions.

How Burnout Is Plaguing Doctors And Harming Patients

How Burnout Is Plaguing Doctors And Harming PatientsThe presidential symposium at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society of America in early October in Kansas City raised many eyebrows. The first presentation of this symposium focused on burnout rates among neurologists around the country.

Do Vitamin Supplements Prevent Macular Degeneration?

Do Vitamin Supplements Prevent Macular Degeneration?Vitamin and mineral supplements won’t prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration. However, there’s evidence vitamins can slow the progression of existing macular degeneration.

Why Strength Training Can Have Unique Health Benefits

Why Strength Training Can Have Unique Health BenefitsMost of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn’t have to happen in a CrossFit box, a ninja warrior studio, or even a gym. 

Research Shows High-Fat Diet Extends Life And Strength

New Evidence Says High-Fat Diet Extends Life And StrengthA high-fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but also improves physical strength, according to new research with mice. Ketogenic diets have gained popularity for a variety of health benefit claims...

Is Margarine Actually Better For You Than Butter?

Is Margarine Actually Better For You Than Butter?Only 20 years ago butter was the public villain – contributing to raised cholesterol levels and public concern over an increased risk of heart disease. Now this public perception seems to have been reversed...

The Menopause: Dreaded, Derided And Seldom Discussed

The Menopause: Dreaded, Derided And Seldom DiscussedWomen experience the menopause between the ages of around 45 and 55, but their experiences of this significant stage of life are diverse. Each woman’s menopause is unique.

Relief from Anxiety and Depression in Our Uncertain World

Relief from Anxiety and Depression in Our Uncertain WorldAnxiety and depression are the most prevalent psychological disorders today. Major depression alone is expected to be the second-leading cause of disability by 2020 worldwide. I personally suffered from intractable depression and chronic dysthymia for thirty-five or more years. I also suffered from anxiety and panic attacks...

For Better Gut Bacteria, Eat More Oily Fish

For Better Gut Bacteria, Eat More Oily FishHaving lots of different types of bacteria in your gut has many health benefits, including a lower risk of diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease.

5 Claims About Coconut Oil Debunked

5 Claims About Coconut Oil DebunkedCoconuts have been a valued food in tropical areas for thousands of years, traditionally enjoyed as coconut water from the center of the coconut, coconut flesh, or coconut “milk” (made by steeping the flesh in hot water).

How Simple Nudges Can Increase Lifestyle Physical Activity

How Simple Nudges Can Increase Lifestyle Physical ActivityYou’ve heard this before, right? Physical activity is good for your heart, your overall health – and, believe it or not, even your bank account. In the United States today, most adults (50-95 percent) do not meet national physical activity recommendations.

Lots Of Restaurant Food Is Still Way Too Salty

Lots Of Restaurant Food Is Still Way Too SaltyA look at menu items from 66 of the top 100 chain restaurants shows that while restaurants are offering lower-sodium options, food—particularly in main course items—is still high.

Why Sugar In The Diet May Increase Risks Of Opioid Addiction

 Why Sugar In The Diet May Increase Risks Of Opioid AddictionCould a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New research, from the laboratory of behavioral neuroscience at the University of Guelph, suggests it could.

How Wildfire Smoke Can Affect Your Health

How Wildfire Smoke Affects Your HealthWhat substances in wildfire smoke are most dangerous to human health? What kinds of impacts can they have? Is a brief exposure, say for a few hours, dangerous, or is smoke mainly a concern if it lingers for days?

How To Cook A More Sustainable Sunday Roast

How To Cook A More Sustainable Sunday RoastThe Sunday roast is an institution for many families across the globe. From Australia to the UK, families come together on a Sunday to share a meal. 

How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer Risk

How Inherited Fitness May Affect Breast Cancer RiskRepeated studies have shown that physical inactivity, and the occurrence of obesity to which it is linked, increases the risk for many chronic diseases, including breast and other cancers.

Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?

Is This The End Of The Road For Traditional Vehicles?New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK; France. Sweden and Scotland by 2032; Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the carcinogenic effects of diesel emissions, the Volkswagen defeat device scandal, and the link between diesel particulates and Alzheimer’s, focus has turned again to electric cars. 

The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is Possible

The High-performance Vegan Athlete – New Research Shows It Is PossibleVeganism is a life choice that more people seem to be making. Still, despite its increase in popularity, when most think of a vegan, they tend to think of an animal rights activist, or someone who is a bit of a hippie at heart. And most likely, that a vegan is slightly underfed owing to a strict diet of tofu, lentils and salad.

Friendly Competition Motivates Men To Get Healthy On The Job

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Workplace wellness programs are typically designed for office settings. These programs have many components that encourage physical activity, such as email prompts to “stand up” every hour. But they tend to engage more women than men.

The Ancient Clock That Rules Our Lives And Health

biological clock 10 6Our lives are ruled by time; we use time to tell us what to do. But the alarm clock that wakes us in the morning or the wristwatch that tells us we are late for supper are unnatural clocks. 

Should You Replace Sugar With Artificial Sweeteners?

artifical sweeteners 10 4We know we are consuming too much sugar. The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 52% of the population are consuming more than is recommended, and this is affecting weight and dental health.

How Air Pollution Cuts Years Off Life Expectancy

How Air Pollution Cuts Years Off Life ExpectancyPeople in northern China have a reduced life expectancy when compared with people living in the south due to higher concentrations of air pollution, a new study suggests.

Will Binge-watching TV Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's And Diabetes?

Will Binge-watching TV Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's And Diabetes?A recent study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise was reported in many media outlets as a bringer of “bad news” to television watchers, with the Herald Sun noting: Every hour you spend sitting watching TV makes you more likely to die from inflammation-related diseases...

Here’s How Your Brain Realizes You’re Full

Here’s How Your Brain Realizes You’re FullResearchers have discovered brain cells that control our appetite. This major discovery opens up new possibilities for creating more effective diets—and even future treatments to suppress one’s appetite by directly activating the brain’s tanycytes, bypassing food and the digestive system.

Why Some Onions Make Us Cry And Some Don't

Why Some Onions Make Us Cry And Some Don'tWhy do onions actually make us cry? And why do only some onions make us blub in this way when others, including related “allium” plants such as garlic, barely ever draw a tear when chopped?

The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted To Drugs

The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted To DrugsWhy do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time.

Do We Have To Really Clean Out Our Pores?

Do We Have To Really Clean Out Our Pores?Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. From scrubs to cleansers to plasters that stick to our faces, there are many tools at our disposal.

Obesity Is About Much More Than An Unhealthy Lifestyle

Obesity Is About Much More Than An Unhealthy LifestyleDespite an abundance of evidence illustrating that weight gain is caused by a complex cocktail of factors, obesity is often solely attributed to poor individual lifestyle choices – such as diet and exercise.

Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your Impulses

Exercise May Give You More Control Of Your ImpulsesPhysical exercise may help people exert more control over impulsivity, a new, small study suggests. “There’s a lot of neuroscientific evidence that suggests mood-altering effects of physical activity could change how you make decisions...”

What You Need To Know About Subway Air Quality

What You Need To Know About Subway Air QualitySubways are vital for commuting in crowded cities, something that will become more and more important over time – according to a United Nations 2014 report, half of the world’s population is now urban. They can also play a part in reducing outdoor air pollution in large metropolises by helping to reduce motor-vehicle use.

Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With Dementia

Digital Life Stories Spark Joy In People With DementiaI was sitting on the sofa across from Christine in her home. She offered me a cup of coffee. Each time I visited, she sat in the same spot — the place where she felt most comfortable and safe.

The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect

The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect: Is It Real?Placebos have been found, at times, to work nearly as effectively as materialistic treatments. One series of studies covering more than one thousand patients showed that 35 percent reported significant relief from a variety of ailments after treatment with a placebo.

Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?

Why Are We So Afraid Of Dementia?A succession of surveys by Saga have shown that we are more frightened of developing dementia in old age than any other condition including cancer, and the language we use to talk about it: “raw horror” and “living death” speak volumes of the deep unease the prospect of dementia stirs.

Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?

Does Good Cholesterol Really Deserve Its Name?People with extremely high levels of so-called “good cholesterol” have a 65% higher mortality rate than people with normal levels, according to a new Danish study. Does this mean that good cholesterol has gone from hero to villain?

How Marijuana Affects Your Sleep

How Marijuana Affects Your SleepIf you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it.

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