- Probiotics can help stave off the flu all year round!
- Millions of people around the world take probiotics to improve their digestive health. If this includes you, good news - probiotics can also help protect against variations of influenza A virus, according to a Georgia State University study.
Influenza A virus infects humans, birds and pigs and has many subtypes based on hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) proteins on the surface of the vi... ››› more
- [07 March 2018]
- Drinking green tea every day may help prevent periodontal disease
- You already know that drinking green tea daily boosts your brain health and helps speed up fat burn. New research shows that it also may help prevent periodontal disease.
For the study, lead author Dr Babitha Nugala, an internationally renowned expert on periodontal disease, reviewed more than 20 studies of the beneficial role of green tea in reducing the risk the disease.
Dr Nugaka conclude... ››› more
- [01 March 2018]
- Exposure to trees and greenery can help stave off depression
- You've heard the saying that goes, ‘nature is good for the mind, body and soul'. Now, there's some scientific evidence to back up this claim.
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that exposure to trees and other greenery staves off depression in adults and that the same may be true for teenagers.
Read on for the full findings…
Nature really is good for the mind,... ››› more
- [23 February 2018]
- Could the bacteria in your gut be tanking your emotional health?
- When you think of factors that can affect your emotional heath, things like thought patterns, chemical imbalances and sleep quality come to mind. But what about your gut?
While you may not think of your gut as a key contributor to your emotional health, research is increasingly suggesting that you should. Keep reading to learn more about this interesting connection.
Your gut is home to at le... ››› more
- [02 February 2018]
- IV light therapy proving effective in the fight against cancer...
- Intravenous (IV) light therapy or photobiomodulation was first performed about 25 years ago in the former Soviet Union, the treatment involves the soft laser irradiation of white blood cells to trigger a variety of positive effects, such as boosted energy levels and improved overall health.
But that's not all - recent studies have found that IV light therapy also offers remarkable benefits agai... ››› more
- [09 January 2018]
- The ‘caffeine' test - a new way to test for Parkinson's disease?
- Testing for how much caffeine you have in your blood may be a way to determine if you have Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the central nervous system that affects your movement often including tremors.
This is according to a new study published online in Neurology, which found that people with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of caffeine in their blood than those without th... ››› more
- [08 January 2018]
- Study explains the link between Crohn's disease and gut health
- Nearly 570,000 people in America alone are diagnosed with the inflammatory condition called Crohn's disease - and our local statistics aren't far behind.
It's widely suggested that Crohn's disease is due to an abnormal response of the immune system, but as your doctor will tell you, the exact cause of it is unknown. Or it was up until now...
Researchers at the Case Western Reserve and Unive... ››› more
- [30 December 2017]
- Fibre - not just probiotics - is key to optimal gut health
- The holidays are here, and one of the best ways to look and feel good in spite of the constant influx of sugar-packed, inflammatory foods is to be kind to your gut.
In a new study conducted by researchers at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, it was found that diets low in natural fibre (not to soluble kind that's found in processed foods like cereal to increase its fibre content) can lead to ... ››› more
- [21 December 2017]
- Could cannabis be the answer to treating sleep apnea?
- Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. According to a new study conducted at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the United States, cannabis may be the answer to treating this sleep disorder.
No, they're not recommending that you smoke cannabis. Instead, they're referring to taking a cannabis-like ... ››› more
- [04 December 2017]
- This common spice may protect you from obesity and hyperglycaemia
- Cinnamon is one of the most common and comforting spices around. As it turns out, this ever-popular spice is good for far more than baking gooey cinnamon rolls and whipping up a spicy chai latte…
According to new research from the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute in the United States, cinnamon may also protect you from obesity and hyperglycaemia, the medical term for high b... ››› more
- [27 November 2017]
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