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  • Drinking this tea could be the secret to long life for women
  • Drinking this tea could be the secret to long life for women
    According to a new study published in The Gerontologist journal, chamomile tea may help women live longer. The study found that those who drank the soothing tea regularly had a 29% lower risk of early death from all causes. Unfortunately, the positive effects weren't replicated for men, which has left the US researchers confused as to why chamomile tea prolongs women's lives but not men's. Keep... ››› more
  • [24 April 2018]
  • Gut bacteria can actually support your overall health
  • Gut bacteria can actually support your overall health
    You're probably used to thinking of bacteria as agents of serious diseases. Newsflash - the beneficial capacities of bacteria are just as incredible! Over the past 10 years, researchers have uncovered a remarkable deal about the nature of bacteria flora, the microorganisms that live in your digestive system, and the key roles that they play in your health. Because your immune system is large... ››› more
  • [24 April 2018]
  • Fight cold and flu this winter with Echinacea!
  • Fight cold and flu this winter with Echinacea!
    If you search the cold and flu benefits of Echinacea on the internet, you'll find many mixed reports. One year health experts called it a champion for the health. The next year, they knock it down. However, the most recent research suggest that Echinacea does in fact have cold and flu-fighting benefits… “There seems to be some benefit from taking it throughout the cold season,” says D... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • Overdoing it on green tea supplements can wreak havoc on your liver
  • Overdoing it on green tea supplements can wreak havoc on your liver
    Green tea extract supplements have been proven to provide a host of health benefits, including healthy blood sugar levels, better skin, heart and brain health, cancer prevention weight loss promotion and - perhaps the most well-known benefit of them all - improved liver function. The health benefits of green tea supplements are mainly due to their high antioxidant content. Among the catechins i... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • How to get the most from olive oil for your health
  • How to get the most from olive oil for your health
    Olive oil is a fantastic source of ‘good' fat that's loaded with antioxidants. It's no wonder olive oil is at - or near - the top of most health experts' list of must-haves! “Research has shown that olive oil helps lower ‘bad' cholesterol and total cholesterol, improve insulin levels and blood clotting and assist with blood sugar control,” explains Colette Heimowitz, Atkins' vice presid... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • Craving pizza or chocolate? Blame your brain!
  • Craving pizza or chocolate? Blame your brain!
    Do you often feel like gobbling things like pizza or chocolate when you're stressed or under pressure? Don't feel bad - it might not be your fault! A study published online in the journal Cell Reports has isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs and found that your brain may be to blame when the carb cravings strike. Read on for more. Japanese researchers find that your brain may ... ››› more
  • [17 April 2018]
  • Beyond flu shots: Simple steps to avoid influenza this winter
  • Beyond flu shots: Simple steps to avoid influenza this winter
    Flu shots can reduce your risk of contracting influenza, but they're by no means fool-proof. In fact, they're quite the hit-and-miss proposition - according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, last season's version of the flu shot had an effectiveness rate of just 42%. Fortunately, there are many other things you can do to reduce your risk of catching, or spreading, the flu this ... ››› more
  • [13 April 2018]
  • The secrets to preventing migraine attacks without drugs
  • The secrets to preventing migraine attacks without drugs
    From time to time, most of us suffer from a splitting headache that interferes with doing our work or enjoying our day. In most cases, over-the-counter medications are a quick-fix for these headaches. But, sometimes, they can go beyond being merely a painful nuisance… If you sometimes - or often - get chronic migraines that traditional drug treatments fail to treat, read on to learn about a f... ››› more
  • [12 April 2018]
  • Unusual culprits of high blood pressure: Caffeine, sugar and OTC medications
  • Unusual culprits of high blood pressure: Caffeine, sugar and OTC medications
    High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, isn't uncommon. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that the condition affects one in three Americans. But here's the thing: Many people who have high blood pressure don't even know it. While the exact causes of high blood pressure are even puzzling to some doctors, one thing we do know is that several factors pl... ››› more
  • [12 April 2018]
  • This heart-healthy diet can also slow down ageing!
  • This heart-healthy diet can also slow down ageing!
    The Mediterranean diet, a diet inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Southern Italy and Spain in the 1940s and 1950s, is renowned for its heart health benefits. According to six new articles, this heart-healthy diet may also slow down ageing. The articles, published in The Journal Of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, reported on the elements of a Mediterranean ... ››› more
  • [11 April 2018]
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