The skin is indeed an organ, though we don’t always think of it as such. Actually, it is the largest, chief organ we have that helps to detoxify our cells so that we can stay healthy, full of energy, and disease-free. Here are four ways to help support healthy skin.
Researchers found that grapes could play and important role in reversing the kidney damage that is already done.
In this world, every little thing that can help us reduce our stress levels and their effects on the body is of utmost importance.
Actress Angelina Jolie is the latest to surgically remove her breasts and partake in a concerning new trend that encourages healthy women to remove their body parts in order to ‘prevent cancer’.
Emotions like jealousy, rage, anger, fear, criticalness, mistrust, revenge, etc. are very bad for your health. Reducing negative self-talk can actually lower your stress, and stress has been linked to innumerable forms of disease. Stress causes everything from cancer, to AIDS/HIV, auto-immune disorders, cardiovascular disease and depression, just to name a few
UK scientists from the University of Edinburgh discovered that when sunlight touches our skin it releases a compound in our blood called nitric oxide. This helps lower blood pressure and protect the heart from disease, cardiac arrest, strokes, and attacks.
Given the massive environmental pollution and harm to which we are all exposed constantly, it is now URGENT for us to re-think our daily routines and what products we use and what foods we eat. One of the great benefits of alternative medicine is that it is based on ancient traditions that have worked for thousands of years.
A study determined that ginger may reduce proliferation in the normal-appearing colorectal epithelium (lining) and increase apoptosis and differentiation relative to proliferation. What does this mean? Basically, that ginger can increase cancer cell death and reduce the spread of cancer cells. This isn’t the first study to portray ginger’s cancer-fighting abilities. Another study found ginger to reduce prostate tumor size by 56% in mice. Sure, the study wasn’t done on humans, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they wouldn’t be reproduced.
If you abstain from sweat and head for the confines of your air-conditioned home when summer time comes, you may want to rethink your ways. Sweating can do far more good than harm.
Coconut oil benefits truly are many, and it doesn’t take much. Just a tablespoon or so a day could make significant differences in your health. Coconut oil can be used on the skin and hair. It’s great for soothing dryness and irritation from rashes. Good for fighting wrinkles and signs of aging.
Burkina Faso: Beating river blindness by fly-catching By Emilie Filou | BBC News Africa is beginning to win its battle against the parasitic river blindness infection, thanks in no small part to the painstaking work of villagers who catch the flies responsible for the disease. The Kou Valley in Burkina Faso is one of the [...]
Increased bean consumption is associated with a lower risk of colon cancer overall, with research showing that the fiber in beans impact colon cancer risk more than any other source of fiber.
A gas naturally made by the body to aid in neurotransmission, blood vessel dilation, reduction of blood pressure, and yes, keeping the family jewels in working order, nitric oxide does provide numerous benefits.
You’re probably not thinking about gene expression while stretching into downward dog in the yoga studio, but researchers have discovered that yoga has an almost immediate positive impact on a genetic level.
The benefits of turmeric are many—from inflammation of the joints as is common in arthritis, to reduced cancer risk and the treatment of diabetes. But, not all sources of curcumin are equal. As Dr. Sukumar points out, your body can get the most benefits when you add it to your cooking.