Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil contain substances that promote good health, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that is beneficial for heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and a variety of other health conditions.
In addition to ALA, flaxseeds also contains a group of chemicals called lignans which appear to play a role in the prevention of cancer. The ... ››› Read more
Cutting down on animal based foods increases your chances of losing weight.
You've probably read it over and over again - and your doctor has possibly advised you to skip on the red meat too.
But there is a risk you probably haven't considered yet. It's not the usual warning you may have read about - the lack of protein in many veggies.
It's actually a warning that affects your brain. How... ››› Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disease in which your own body attacks your joints, causing destruction, swelling and pain.
It was thought that genetics played a major role in this disease, but recently researchers made a surprising discovery - that antibiotics are behind many RA cases! The chain reaction from antibiotics...
In the study, which was published in the journal BMC ... ››› Read more
If you suffer from BPH, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, you know the discomfort of having to run to the loo all the time.
A swollen prostate squeezes your urethra, making it hard to urinate.
You may be taking a drug called 5α-reductase inhibitors to alleviate the swelling.
It's been known for years that this type of drug can kill your libido and even cause erectile dysfunction.
B... ››› Read more
If you struggle to sleep, you'll know what it's like to count down the hours until you can finally go home again - to sleep!
Night after night, you collapse in bed and hope for a better night's sleep - and day after day, you feel tired and worn out...
But that's not the worst of it.
Scientists have found that sleep problems can lead to heart problems and increase your risk for stroke.... ››› Read more
Every time you eat, your blood sugar increases. Then, your body produces insulin to get your blood sugar levels back to normal again. The insulin converts the sugar in your blood into a format your cells can turn into energy.
That's when everything runs smoothly...
The problem is over time, if you consume refined carbohydrates, and your stress levels are high, your body produces more insul... ››› Read more
A recent study out of Washington State University and Texas A&M showed that a compound, called polyphenols, in peaches can stop the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread.
All you have to do is eat 2 or 3 peaches per day! And, when they're not in season, drink peach green tea to get these benefits.
In the study, the researchers observed these cancer fighting properties at... ››› Read more
Anaemia refers to a condition in which there is not enough red cells in your blood. Red blood cells play an important role in the body - they carry oxygen to the body's cells.
There are two types of anaemia - one is caused by a lack of iron, and the other by inflammation. While a lack of iron is easier to diagnose, anaemia from inflammation is more commonly missed.
And this could be f... ››› Read more
In a recent study, participants took these green pills for six weeks.
They lowered their blood pressure by 10% - without changing anything else!
It worked better than 14 kinds of blood pressure drugs.
In another study, it lowered bad cholesterol levels by 10% in just 12 weeks! The green pill that could take you out of the danger zone!
When you're at high risk for he... ››› Read more
It's scary and it could kill you.
But, it doesn't always kill you - not unless you have recurring strokes - but if you survive one, scientists recently discovered it ages your brain - literally overnight - by 8 years.
For each recurring stroke, you could lose almost a decade of brain functionality. Around 25% of people who have strokes, have a recurrence.
But 80% of stroke... ››› Read more
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