The health of your gums is directly related to your heart health and perhaps even your risk of developing certain types of cancer. But brushing with fluoride-filled pastes is definitely not the best way to care for your oral health. Better treatments for gum health often include oil pulling with coconut oil and brushing with fluoride-free solutions. But a new study indicates chamomile and pomegranate can also play a role in stopping bleeding gums and keeping your heart healthy.
Green tea can improve your cognitive function, in particular the working memory, a new study by researchers at the University of Basel suggests. Extracts from green tea enhance the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the influence one area of the brain has over the other. Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after consuming green tea extract.
While many countries are doing their best to eradicate the use of mercury, the FDA allows it in your food. Thankfully, a study has recently indicated that the deep sea superfood spirulina is a viable treatment for mercury toxicity. Researchers with the University of Rjasthan, India, say Spirulina fusiformis is able to not only protect the kidneys, but may also be able to reverse the damage done by toxic mercury.
Newborns typically carry a of burden of nearly 300 neurotoxic and carcinogenic compounds. Brain disorders among the very young and elderly are skyrocketing. To protect your own health, and the health of your family, you must become more vigilant about the chemicals you come into contact with on a daily basis, and this certainly includes the foods you eat.
A new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a natural spice-derived protective agent against the various health effects associated with this compound is available.
Researchers with the University of Miami’s School of Medicine found that a compound from Aloe vera could reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and even increase cognition scores. The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and established participants who received a supplement of aloe polymannose for a period of one year saw significant improvements.
Eating just 1 serving daily of legumes such as beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and the risk of heart disease, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Mainstream cancer prevention research is targeting milk thistle. Colorectal cancer stem cells thrive in conditions of inflammation. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014 shows that the chemical silibinin, purified from milk thistle extract, affects cell signaling associated with inflammation and thus also the formation and survival of colorectal cancer stem cells.
Following the Chernobyl incident, children were given pectin powder in order to combat radioactive isotope exposure. The researchers gave 64 children milled apple-extract containing 15-16% pectin, with the average Cs137 load in the group of children being approximately 30 Bq/kg body weight. The pectin was so effective, it reduced the Cs-137 load by up to 62% in just one month.
One of the latest studies affirming the benefits of the easily-found ginger root indicates it may only take about a quarter-teaspoon of the food each day to significantly reduce inflammatory markers associated with Type 2 diabetes.
Taking a brisk walk just a few times a week could be enough to increase the size of your brain and even help stave off age-related dementia, according to recent research. A new study from researchers with the University of Pittsburgh found those who walked for 40 minutes, three times a week reaped the benefits of a larger hippocampus—the brain’s “memory hub”.
Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation. Our bodies absorb this radiation and have a difficult time processing it – leading to numerous bodily complications. Children are especially vulnerable. Protecting yourself (and your children) from cell phone radiation is more important than ever. Here are 10 tips for reducing exposure.