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New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link between Gut Microbes and Stroke

New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link between Gut Microbes and Stroke

Research from Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute indicates that the gut microbiome not only influences stroke severity but also affects functional impairment after a stroke. Dietary choline and to a greater extent TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), which gut microbes produce when digesting animal products, amplify stroke size and severity as well as post-stroke motor and cognitive deficits. Scientists note that dietary changes could lower TMAO levels and consequently stroke risk.

Pandemic Drives Largest Decrease in U.S. Life Expectancy Since 1943

Pandemic Drives Largest Decrease in U.S. Life Expectancy Since 1943

‘“It’s like nothing we’ve seen since World War II,”’ he [Steven Woolf, MD] said. ‘“1943 was the last time the US had such a large decrease in life expectancy.”’

Virginia Commonwealth University released a report examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on life expectancy worldwide. The study, led by Woolf, reveals US statistics that are lower than those of 16 peer countries and that expose racial disparities, with life expectancy dropping 3.88, 3.25, and 1.87 years for Hispanics, blacks, and whites, respectively.

Exposure to Pollutants, Increased Free-Radical Damage Speeds Up Aging, per WVU-Led Study

Exposure to Pollutants, Increased Free-Radical Damage Speeds Up Aging, per WVU-Led Study

A study from West Virginia University researchers reveals that unrepaired DNA damage, caused by exposure to cigarette smoke, industrial chemicals, ozone, and other pollutants, triggers the body to produce free radicals that accelerate aging. Poor nutrition and other unhealthy lifestyle factors also increase free radicals, as do normal metabolic processes. This coupled with excessive toxin exposure overpowers the body’s ability to eradicate free radicals and advanced aging manifests.

5 Natural Non-toxic Alternatives to Botox

5 Natural Non-toxic Alternatives to Botox

Botox is a protein created from the Botulinum toxin that causes botulism, a poisoning characterized by difficulty breathing, paralysis, and even death. In fact, Botox itself can cause breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis, and other perilous side effects.

To avoid these health risks and still achieve smooth, taut skin, maintain a lifestyle that includes anti-aging practices, foods, and nutrients, such as exercising, eating berries and greens, and applying non-toxic sunscreen, and use natural, age-defying skincare products.

New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link between Gut Microbes and Stroke

New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link between Gut Microbes and Stroke

Research from Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute indicates that the gut microbiome not only influences stroke severity but also affects functional impairment after a stroke. Dietary choline and to a greater extent TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), which gut microbes produce when digesting animal products, amplify stroke size and severity as well as post-stroke motor and cognitive deficits. Scientists note that dietary changes could lower TMAO levels and consequently stroke risk.

5 Ways to Stimulate Neurogenesis

5 Ways to Stimulate Neurogenesis

Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons (nerve cells) are created in the brain. Research shows that neurogenesis contributes to learning and memory and is essential for robust brain function. In fact, various conditions, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease, are triggered when neurons die.

As one ages, living a life that facilitates brain health becomes increasingly critical. Running and swimming, fasting, meditation, and other lifestyle practices stimulate neurogenesis to maintain and boost brain function.

Tooth Loss Associated with Increased Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Tooth Loss Associated with Increased Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

A recent analysis, led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, evinces that tooth loss raises the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. Even more telling, among study participants, each additional missing tooth increased cognitive impairment and dementia in a step-wise manner, 1.4% and 1.1% per tooth respectively. Researchers note that dentures appear to provide a protective effect, eliminating the link between diminished cognitive function and tooth loss.

How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome in a Day

How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome in a Day

The gut microbiome affects metabolism, digestion, nutrient absorption, mental health, disease risk, immunity, and much more. An unbalanced microbiome or dysbiosis, caused by a poor diet, chronic stress, antibiotics, and other lifestyle factors, fuels disease, from obesity and brain fog to diabetes and cancer.

Positive lifestyle changes can reverse dysbiosis relatively quickly. Consuming wholesome non-processed foods, adding probiotics and digestive enzymes to one’s supplement regimen, and meditating can all facilitate a gut reset.

Aluminum in Everyday Products – Is It Really Safe?

Aluminum in Everyday Products – Is It Really Safe?

Aluminum is found in the soil, mineral compounds, and rock, but not in the human body. According to experts, chronic aluminum exposure can fuel pneumonia, asthma, cardiovascular thrombosis, intestinal permeability and inflammatory bowel disease, infertility, neurodegeneration, necrosis, and numerous other ills. Avoiding canned goods, aluminum foil, as well as aluminum-containing medications and other products can help to prevent aluminum toxicity.

Does Your Anxiety Get Worse at Night? 6 Steps to Manage Evening Anxiety

Does Your Anxiety Get Worse at Night? 6 Steps to Manage Evening Anxiety

Non-stop, demanding days as well as hormonal imbalances and digestive issues that fuel inflammation can produce nighttime jitters. Addressing health issues and making various lifestyle changes can facilitate calm and a peaceful night’s rest. Research indicates, for instance, that enjoying morning and evening sun exposure decreases anxiety and that taking supplements such as magnolia bark and reishi—Eastern medicine staples—also quells angst to help one effortlessly drift off to dreamland.

Want to Be Robust at 40-Plus? Meeting Minimum Exercise Guidelines Won’t Cut It

Want to Be Robust at 40-Plus? Meeting Minimum Exercise Guidelines Won’t Cut It

Researchers at UCSF dispel the current notion that short workouts confer adequate health benefits and that even governmental guidelines recommending at least two-and-a-half hours of exercise per week are sufficient to maintain health, particularly normative blood pressure levels. Their study, including 5,000 plus adults, showed a step-wise decline in the likelihood of developing hypertension, which raises heart attack and stroke risk, with increased physical activity throughout life.

Amazon Indigenous Group’s Lifestyle May Hold a Key to Slowing Down Aging

Amazon Indigenous Group’s Lifestyle May Hold a Key to Slowing Down Aging

A lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming is paramount to avoid dementia and cognitive and functional decline as one ages, according to a study conducted by USC researchers. Senior author Andrei Irimia, PhD, assistant professor of gerontology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering, and his team examined the Tsimane of the Bolivian Amazon, who are very active and eat only vegetables, fish and meat, and discovered that their brains age 70% slower than those of Westerners.

Effortlessly Upgrade Summertime Health with 7 Tasty Herbal Teas

Effortlessly Upgrade Summertime Health with 7 Tasty Herbal Teas

Ditch the “summertime sugar bombs” like smoothies and iced lattes and relish refreshing, salubrious teas. While those desiring a caffeine boost may choose to drink black, red, green, or white tea, imbibing herbal tea avoids the jitters while bolstering health. From hibiscus and peppermint tea’s antiviral properties to rooibos tea’s rich mineral content to turmeric tea’s anti-inflammatory qualities, these herbal teas and others are the ultimate health hack.

Food Additives: A “Gummy” Subject

Food Additives: A “Gummy” Subject

Chances are, inspecting any bottled, bagged, or otherwise packaged food will reveal a longer than expected ingredient list that includes foreign substances, known as food additives, that the typical consumer does not recognize. Three of the most common, yet underdiscussed additives are xanthan gum, guar gum, and sodium benzoate. Find out what these substances really are, discover their uses in the pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industries, and most importantly, determine whether they elicit negative health effects.

Understanding Gut Inflammation May Hold Clues to Mitigating Parkinson’s Onset

Understanding Gut Inflammation May Hold Clues to Mitigating Parkinson’s Onset

Research published in Free Neuropathology reveals a link between Parkinson’s disease and chronic gut inflammation. Using a mouse model, study authors discovered that sustained intestinal inflammation triggers a protein called alpha-synuclein to clump in the colon walls and immune cells. The same protein aggregates in the brains of Parkinson’s patients and likely causes its progression. Moreover, gut inflammation early in life worsens alpha-synuclein aggregates in the brain of older mice.

The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne

The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Dr. Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist, asserts that fluoride is a toxin. He states that research indicates that if a woman is pregnant and drinking fluoridated water or adding tap water to her infant’s formula, her child’s IQ can drop several points. Studies also demonstrate fluoride’s ability to promote neurotoxicity, arthritis, and osteosarcoma or bone cancer and even influence metabolism. Using fluoride to just avoid, on average, one extra cavity is simply not worth the risk, he stresses.

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5 Natural Non-toxic Alternatives to Botox

5 Natural Non-toxic Alternatives to Botox

Botox is a protein created from the Botulinum toxin that causes botulism, a poisoning characterized by difficulty breathing, paralysis, and even death. In fact, Botox itself can cause breathing difficulties, anaphylaxis, and other perilous side effects.

To avoid these health risks and still achieve smooth, taut skin, maintain a lifestyle that includes anti-aging practices, foods, and nutrients, such as exercising, eating berries and greens, and applying non-toxic sunscreen, and use natural, age-defying skincare products.

Exposure to Pollutants, Increased Free-Radical Damage Speeds Up Aging, per WVU-Led Study

Exposure to Pollutants, Increased Free-Radical Damage Speeds Up Aging, per WVU-Led Study

A study from West Virginia University researchers reveals that unrepaired DNA damage, caused by exposure to cigarette smoke, industrial chemicals, ozone, and other pollutants, triggers the body to produce free radicals that accelerate aging. Poor nutrition and other unhealthy lifestyle factors also increase free radicals, as do normal metabolic processes. This coupled with excessive toxin exposure overpowers the body’s ability to eradicate free radicals and advanced aging manifests.

Food Additives: A “Gummy” Subject

Food Additives: A “Gummy” Subject

Chances are, inspecting any bottled, bagged, or otherwise packaged food will reveal a longer than expected ingredient list that includes foreign substances, known as food additives, that the typical consumer does not recognize. Three of the most common, yet underdiscussed additives are xanthan gum, guar gum, and sodium benzoate. Find out what these substances really are, discover their uses in the pharmaceutical and food manufacturing industries, and most importantly, determine whether they elicit negative health effects.

Pandemic Drives Largest Decrease in U.S. Life Expectancy Since 1943

Pandemic Drives Largest Decrease in U.S. Life Expectancy Since 1943

‘“It’s like nothing we’ve seen since World War II,”’ he [Steven Woolf, MD] said. ‘“1943 was the last time the US had such a large decrease in life expectancy.”’

Virginia Commonwealth University released a report examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on life expectancy worldwide. The study, led by Woolf, reveals US statistics that are lower than those of 16 peer countries and that expose racial disparities, with life expectancy dropping 3.88, 3.25, and 1.87 years for Hispanics, blacks, and whites, respectively.

New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link between Gut Microbes and Stroke

New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link between Gut Microbes and Stroke

Research from Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute indicates that the gut microbiome not only influences stroke severity but also affects functional impairment after a stroke. Dietary choline and to a greater extent TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), which gut microbes produce when digesting animal products, amplify stroke size and severity as well as post-stroke motor and cognitive deficits. Scientists note that dietary changes could lower TMAO levels and consequently stroke risk.

Tooth Loss Associated with Increased Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Tooth Loss Associated with Increased Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

A recent analysis, led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, evinces that tooth loss raises the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. Even more telling, among study participants, each additional missing tooth increased cognitive impairment and dementia in a step-wise manner, 1.4% and 1.1% per tooth respectively. Researchers note that dentures appear to provide a protective effect, eliminating the link between diminished cognitive function and tooth loss.

Does Your Anxiety Get Worse at Night? 6 Steps to Manage Evening Anxiety

Does Your Anxiety Get Worse at Night? 6 Steps to Manage Evening Anxiety

Non-stop, demanding days as well as hormonal imbalances and digestive issues that fuel inflammation can produce nighttime jitters. Addressing health issues and making various lifestyle changes can facilitate calm and a peaceful night’s rest. Research indicates, for instance, that enjoying morning and evening sun exposure decreases anxiety and that taking supplements such as magnolia bark and reishi—Eastern medicine staples—also quells angst to help one effortlessly drift off to dreamland.

Want to Be Robust at 40-Plus? Meeting Minimum Exercise Guidelines Won’t Cut It

Want to Be Robust at 40-Plus? Meeting Minimum Exercise Guidelines Won’t Cut It

Researchers at UCSF dispel the current notion that short workouts confer adequate health benefits and that even governmental guidelines recommending at least two-and-a-half hours of exercise per week are sufficient to maintain health, particularly normative blood pressure levels. Their study, including 5,000 plus adults, showed a step-wise decline in the likelihood of developing hypertension, which raises heart attack and stroke risk, with increased physical activity throughout life.

5 Ways to Stimulate Neurogenesis

5 Ways to Stimulate Neurogenesis

Neurogenesis is the process by which new neurons (nerve cells) are created in the brain. Research shows that neurogenesis contributes to learning and memory and is essential for robust brain function. In fact, various conditions, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease, are triggered when neurons die.

As one ages, living a life that facilitates brain health becomes increasingly critical. Running and swimming, fasting, meditation, and other lifestyle practices stimulate neurogenesis to maintain and boost brain function.

Understanding Gut Inflammation May Hold Clues to Mitigating Parkinson’s Onset

Understanding Gut Inflammation May Hold Clues to Mitigating Parkinson’s Onset

Research published in Free Neuropathology reveals a link between Parkinson’s disease and chronic gut inflammation. Using a mouse model, study authors discovered that sustained intestinal inflammation triggers a protein called alpha-synuclein to clump in the colon walls and immune cells. The same protein aggregates in the brains of Parkinson’s patients and likely causes its progression. Moreover, gut inflammation early in life worsens alpha-synuclein aggregates in the brain of older mice.

How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome in a Day

How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome in a Day

The gut microbiome affects metabolism, digestion, nutrient absorption, mental health, disease risk, immunity, and much more. An unbalanced microbiome or dysbiosis, caused by a poor diet, chronic stress, antibiotics, and other lifestyle factors, fuels disease, from obesity and brain fog to diabetes and cancer.

Positive lifestyle changes can reverse dysbiosis relatively quickly. Consuming wholesome non-processed foods, adding probiotics and digestive enzymes to one’s supplement regimen, and meditating can all facilitate a gut reset.

Aluminum in Everyday Products – Is It Really Safe?

Aluminum in Everyday Products – Is It Really Safe?

Aluminum is found in the soil, mineral compounds, and rock, but not in the human body. According to experts, chronic aluminum exposure can fuel pneumonia, asthma, cardiovascular thrombosis, intestinal permeability and inflammatory bowel disease, infertility, neurodegeneration, necrosis, and numerous other ills. Avoiding canned goods, aluminum foil, as well as aluminum-containing medications and other products can help to prevent aluminum toxicity.

Amazon Indigenous Group’s Lifestyle May Hold a Key to Slowing Down Aging

Amazon Indigenous Group’s Lifestyle May Hold a Key to Slowing Down Aging

A lifestyle of hunting, gathering, fishing, and farming is paramount to avoid dementia and cognitive and functional decline as one ages, according to a study conducted by USC researchers. Senior author Andrei Irimia, PhD, assistant professor of gerontology, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering, and his team examined the Tsimane of the Bolivian Amazon, who are very active and eat only vegetables, fish and meat, and discovered that their brains age 70% slower than those of Westerners.

Effortlessly Upgrade Summertime Health with 7 Tasty Herbal Teas

Effortlessly Upgrade Summertime Health with 7 Tasty Herbal Teas

Ditch the “summertime sugar bombs” like smoothies and iced lattes and relish refreshing, salubrious teas. While those desiring a caffeine boost may choose to drink black, red, green, or white tea, imbibing herbal tea avoids the jitters while bolstering health. From hibiscus and peppermint tea’s antiviral properties to rooibos tea’s rich mineral content to turmeric tea’s anti-inflammatory qualities, these herbal teas and others are the ultimate health hack.

The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne

The Dangers of Fluoride on the Brain and IQ with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Dr. Mark Burhenne, DDS, functional dentist, asserts that fluoride is a toxin. He states that research indicates that if a woman is pregnant and drinking fluoridated water or adding tap water to her infant’s formula, her child’s IQ can drop several points. Studies also demonstrate fluoride’s ability to promote neurotoxicity, arthritis, and osteosarcoma or bone cancer and even influence metabolism. Using fluoride to just avoid, on average, one extra cavity is simply not worth the risk, he stresses.

Understanding Gut Inflammation May Hold Clues to Mitigating Parkinson’s Onset

Understanding Gut Inflammation May Hold Clues to Mitigating Parkinson’s Onset

Research published in Free Neuropathology reveals a link between Parkinson’s disease and chronic gut inflammation. Using a mouse model, study authors discovered that sustained intestinal inflammation triggers a protein called alpha-synuclein to clump in the colon walls and immune cells. The same protein aggregates in the brains of Parkinson’s patients and likely causes its progression. Moreover, gut inflammation early in life worsens alpha-synuclein aggregates in the brain of older mice.

First Months Decisive for Immune System Development

First Months Decisive for Immune System Development

The risk of developing autoimmune conditions is largely determined by early life events, such as breastfeeding. New research published in the journal Cell indicates that breastmilk provides unique complex sugars vital to nourishing certain gut bacteria, particularly bifidobacteria, that lower inflammation in the blood and gut. Scientists also observed that breastfed babies who received additional bifidobacteria exhibited elevated levels of intestinal molecules that optimize nutrient synthesis and immune system function.

Bacterium Associated with Antibiotic-Induced Colitis Plays a Role in Weight Control

Bacterium Associated with Antibiotic-Induced Colitis Plays a Role in Weight Control

A study in Nature reveals that Clostridioides difficile, a bacterium linked to antibiotic-induced colitis and diarrhea, fuels weight loss, highlighting the integral role that the gut microbiome plays in metabolic processes. The research, which involved 80 women who consumed only 800 calories per day, showed that dieting changed intestinal diversity and composition enabling Clostridioides to flourish. The altered microbiome absorbed more sugar molecules, making fewer available for host absorption.

High Physical Activity Levels May Counter Serious Health Harms of Poor Sleep

High Physical Activity Levels May Counter Serious Health Harms of Poor Sleep

A study investigating the associations between sleep and exercise and disease and death published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine indicates a synergistic effect of exercise and sleep on health. Findings show that compared to highly active individuals who sleep soundly, relatively inactive people who sleep poorly have a 57% higher risk of death from any cause. The study further demonstrates that exercise provides a protective effect against poor sleep.

It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

Stress can cause gray hair according to researchers from Columbia University. More interestingly, their study reveals that eliminating stress can actually enable hair to regain its natural color. The study’s lead author, Martin Picard, PhD, associate professor of behavioral medicine, explains that the data suggest that there is a threshold in middle age where excess stress can facilitate the transition from pigmented to gray hair, revealing that aging may not be a simple linear, fixed process.

6 DEET Dangers (Plus, Safer Science-Backed Swaps)

6 DEET Dangers (Plus, Safer Science-Backed Swaps)

This summer, consider supplanting DEET with natural alternatives. This insect repellent, while effective, poses various health threats. The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that DEET possesses carcinogenic properties, and a study in Human and Experimental Toxicology indicates that DEET can encourage seizures in children. Other implicating research abounds; fortunately, plant-derived essential oils can provide protection from summer pests.

Little-Known Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome

Little-Known Causes of Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is a condition linked to impaired dopamine function in the brain and characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move one’s legs. Systemic inflammation, immune dysregulation, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), irritable bowel syndrome, and vitamin D and iron deficiency can engender this condition. Making lifestyle changes to address these root causes can ameliorate this disorder.

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Regular Use of Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Regular Use of Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Heightened Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The journal Gut reports that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), drugs used to treat acid reflux, peptic ulcers, and heartburn, starkly raise type 2 diabetes risk.

Depression Doubles Risk of Death after Heart Attack, Angina

Depression Doubles Risk of Death after Heart Attack, Angina

Research shows that among those diagnosed with coronary heart disease, depressed individuals are twice as likely to die following the diagnosis compared to their more optimistic counterparts.

Intermittent Fasting in Mice Demonstrably More Effective at Promoting Long Term Memory Retention

Intermittent Fasting in Mice Demonstrably More Effective at Promoting Long Term Memory Retention

Scientists from King’s College London evidenced that intermittent fasting, via stimulating Klotho (the “longevity gene”), can improve long-term memory and potentially slow cognitive decline.

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Even Mild Disease Impacts Mental Health

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Even Mild Disease Impacts Mental Health

A study in Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry reveals that even a mild COVID-19 infection can provoke psychiatric symptoms that last months or perhaps years following disease resolution.

Delta Coronavirus Variant: Scientists Brace for Impact

Delta Coronavirus Variant: Scientists Brace for Impact

The Delta variant is causing coronavirus cases to rise in Europe, the US, and other countries. Delta is approximately 60% more transmissible than the highly infectious Alpha variant and vaccines only provide moderate protection.

Hospitalised Shift Workers Up to 3 Times More Likely to Be Covid-19 Positive

Hospitalised Shift Workers Up to 3 Times More Likely to Be Covid-19 Positive

Research in Thorax reveals that working non-traditional hours, as shift workers do, drastically raises the risk of contracting COVID-19 and being hospitalized.

Unhealthy Patterns of Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Linked to High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Autistic People

Unhealthy Patterns of Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Linked to High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Autistic People

Autistic individuals die 16 to 35 years earlier than expected. Research evinces that eating habits, physical activity, and sleep patterns could help to explain this phenomenon.

Study: Exercise during Pregnancy May Save Children from Health Problems as Adults

Study: Exercise during Pregnancy May Save Children from Health Problems as Adults

“Maternal exercise only during pregnancy can prevent the transmission of metabolic diseases from parent to child,” according to researchers from the University of Virginia.

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

A link exists between gluten and dairy and psychiatric disorders. Research shows that eliminating dietary gluten can resolve schizophrenia and that individuals with casein antibodies exhibit an increased risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

A Fermented-Food Diet Increases Microbiome Diversity and Lowers Inflammation, Stanford Study Finds

A Fermented-Food Diet Increases Microbiome Diversity and Lowers Inflammation, Stanford Study Finds

Research from Stanford shows that a diet containing fermented foods boosts gut microbial diversity and reduces inflammatory markers associated with disease while a fiber-rich diet does not.
The Many Uses of Manuka Honey for Wound Healing & Skin Conditions

The Many Uses of Manuka Honey for Wound Healing & Skin Conditions

Studies indicate that manuka honey possesses antimicrobial properties, promotes the formation of new skin in the wound healing process, relieves atopic dermatitis, and more.

The Trouble with Stevia

The Trouble with Stevia

Research shows that stevia exhibits endocrine-disrupting attributes that can have both positive and negative physiological effects. This non-nutritive sweetener can also alter the gut microbiome and under certain conditions even fuel dysbiosis.

New Study Links Exercise to Better Self-Control

New Study Links Exercise to Better Self-Control

University of Kansas scientists proved that following a regular exercise program can improve delay discounting and therefore self-control in individuals of different ages, sizes, athletic abilities, and mental-health levels.

Cells Burn More Calories After Just One Bout of Moderate Aerobic Exercise, OSU Study Finds

Cells Burn More Calories After Just One Bout of Moderate Aerobic Exercise, OSU Study Finds

Oregon State University scientists discovered that mitochondria, the body’s cellular powerhouses, burn fat and sugar at a higher rate following just one hour of moderate intensity exercise.

20 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Health (Part Two)

20 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Health (Part Two)

Part Two of this two-part series delivers additional proof that exercise is medicine for all, from reducing gestational diabetes risk in expectant mothers to thwarting macular degeneration among older adults to lowering COVID-19 risk.

Environmental Contaminants Alter Gut Microbiome, Health

Environmental Contaminants Alter Gut Microbiome, Health

A jarring review from U of I illustrates that environmental toxins alter the gut microbiome in such a way that foils proper carbohydrate and fat metabolism and fuels immune dysfunction as well as behavioral impairments and neurological damage.

Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy May Boost Babies’ Obesity Risk

Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy May Boost Babies’ Obesity Risk

Research in the journal Environmental Health indicates that a pregnant woman’s exposure to high air pollution levels is linked to increased infant adiposity (degree of fattiness) during the first six months of life.

Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemical Pollutants

Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemical Pollutants

Environmental Research reports that high pesticide exposure doubled the celiac disease risk among children and adolescents, compared to those without such high chemical contact. A gender-specific examination further elucidated findings.

Feeling Younger Buffers Older Adults from Stress, Protects against Health Decline

Feeling Younger Buffers Older Adults from Stress, Protects against Health Decline

Research in Psychology and Aging shows that people who feel younger than their chronological age experience greater vitality, including sharper mental faculties, lower inflammation, and overall superior welfare.

Is Bleeding at Your Age Normal?

Is Bleeding at Your Age Normal?

Conditions such as uterine polyps and fibroids can cause postmenopausal bleeding, as can certain drugs. Experts assert that eating a hormone-balancing diet, utilizing acupuncture, and implementing other lifestyle interventions can promote pelvic health.

6 Ways Cold Exposure Helps Slow – and Even Reverse – Your Aging Roll

6 Ways Cold Exposure Helps Slow – and Even Reverse – Your Aging Roll

Brief bodily stresses like fasting or short-term cold exposure bestow health benefits. Icy conditions stimulate the body’s anti-aging mechanisms and cellular repair while quelling inflammation and oxidative stress.

Study Gauges Specific Site Stomach Cancer Risks among Ethnic Groups

Study Gauges Specific Site Stomach Cancer Risks among Ethnic Groups

A study conducted by Vanderbilt University reveals that minority gastric cancer risk is seven times that of Caucasian Americans’, with Asian Americans disproportionately suffering from this condition.

Push Is on in US to Figure Out South Asians’ High Heart Risks

Push Is on in US to Figure Out South Asians’ High Heart Risks

South Asians account for 60% of all heart disease cases. High diabetes rates, a propensity toward abdominal weight gain, a diet rich in processed foods, sedentary living and other factors fuel this crisis.

Memory Loss, Dementia an Understudied Yet Widespread Phenomenon among Chinese Americans

Memory Loss, Dementia an Understudied Yet Widespread Phenomenon among Chinese Americans

Chinese Americans lack the proper support as they age, say Rutgers researchers, who examined cognition and memory loss and found health disparities that can be attributed to cultural and other barriers.