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Archive for November, 2014:

Yoga Comparable to Walking, Biking

Yoga has become popular as a form of physical exercise, meant to promote self- control and wellbeing. Rooted in ancient Indian mind-body practices, yoga ties together stretches, meditation, and breathing techniques to relax, control, and strengthen participants mentally and physically. Studies show that yoga effectively improves cardiovascular risk factors, and reduces incidences of heart attacks and strokes. Researchers from the US … Read more.

Are Cigarette Butts an Environmental Health Threat?

You see them all the time. Cigarette butts on the sidewalk, at the park, tossed out of the window from the car in front of you on the way to work. Unfortunately, the environmental and human health impact of cigarette waste isn’t fully known or understood. The information we do have indicates the cigarette butts comprise 25 to 50 percent … Read more.

Is Your Microbiome In Charge?

11/21 Does you gut drive your dietary choices? Some believe that, for some people, the intestinal flora influences cravings for fatty or sugary foods which may lead to obesity. Scientists have a new take on of recent scientific literature in a recent review. They’ve concluded that microbes can actually trigger cravings in an attempt to procure more of the foods … Read more.

Curry Beats Dementia, Diabetes and Cancer

“Curcumin” a potent extract of turmeric, is also available. Curcumin is known to possibly prevent or improve age-related cognitive decline, dementia, and mood disorders. This is a valuable quality in this age of rapidly increasing Alzheimer’s and dementia-causing illness. In a randomized, trial, 60 adults between the ages of 60 and 85 were observed following a dose of curcumin. These … Read more.

Where GMOs Hide and Why Labeling Is Important for Consumers |

We can discuss whether GMOS should exist or not forever. But the fact of the matter is, they’re here. Do you have any personal rights to transparency and choice or are individual rights trumped by corporate concealment and revenues? Consider the overview provided by non-biased Consumer Reports for GMOs in our food supply: ·      New Consumer Reports’ tests identified genetically … Read more.

Mice In the War Against Ebola

11/10 What can mice tell us about how to curb the impact of the Ebola virus? Now, mice can tell us more than ever. Recently, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed a new genetic strain of mice that, when infected with Ebola, displays human-like symptoms. It is believed that the work of these scientists will … Read more.

Could Honeysuckle Tea Combat the Flu?

11/7 Chinese medicine has long been convinced of honeysuckle’s healing powers. The herb is primarily consumed in tea.  Recently the subject of study, researchers have isolated a molecule within honeysuckle that targets influenza A viruses, which include Spanish flu and avian flu. The flu, or Influenza, is highly contagious affecting, the respiratory system. The team of scientists from Nanjing University, … Read more.

High Levels of Toxic Molds in Herbal Medicines

Implementation of herbal medicines is on the rise as nearly 64% of people use them, and more consumers educate themselves regarding the long-term disadvantages of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Unfortunately, the safe alternative of herbal medicines is often counterbalanced by the realities of toxic mold contamination. According to a new study published in the journal Fungal Biology, the levels of … Read more.