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Heal Your Gut, Heal Your Brain

Are you among the 20 percent of adults suffering from anxiety and depression? Find out how nourishing your gut microbiome can make you happier and …

20 Things You Didn't Know About Paleo

Paleo has received a lot of attention in the media over the past couple of years—some of it positive, and some of it negative—and there are a lot of …

Nutrition

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

Alzheimer's Disease

Cut calories by 15% to stay young, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maybe there's no need for a fountain of youth after all. New research suggests that cutting calories by 15% for two years can slow the metabolic process that leads to aging and protect against age-related diseases.<p>After just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their …

Holistic Medicine

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Microbiology

Artificial sweetener could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease: Promotes 'bad' bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients

Promotes 'bad' bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients<p>In a study that has implications for humans …

Artificial Sweeteners

10 Basic Human Skills the Younger Generation Isn’t Learning

There are many reasons to be thankful for the cushy existence modernity affords us. War and other extenuating circumstances aside, you probably don’t …

Time I

Coconut Oil Is Still Healthy, Despite AHA Claims

After reviewing four major studies, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently issued a “presidential advisory” stating that saturated fats, …

Nutrition

Heavy Metal Toxicity Depression & Anxiety

…tiny amounts of toxic metals can damage your health, your immunity, brain, kidneys, liver,… …detoxing heavy metals like dental mercury treats …

Gluten May Not Be the Ingredient in Wheat That's Making You Sick

Celiac disease affects only an estimated 1 percent of Americans, but more people than ever before are eschewing wheat and other grains that contain …

7 Subjective Longevity Markers to Track (and Fix)

A few weeks ago, I went over 7 of the most important longevity biomarkers to track. Today, I’m shifting gears a bit. The theme remains longevity …

Retirement

Vitamin D: More Is Not Better

Vitamin D is critical for health. Virtually every cell in the body has a vitamin D receptor, which, when bound to vitamin D, can influence the …

Wellness

Social Media Graphics - Environmental Health Trust

Share Environmental Health Trust materials.<p>We’ve created several fun and informative pieces for you to distribute to your friends and …

The first drugs designed to fight aging are ready for human testing

Earlier this week, doctors at the Mayo Clinic and the Scripps Research Institute published a review article in the Journal of American Geriatrics calling and outlining designs for human clinical trials on the first class of drugs developed specifically to treat aging.<p>The “geroscience hypothesis” is …

Medicine

Now Standing at Work Is Killing You, Too

Wait, what?<p>It's been less than a week since we shared with you the grim news that sitting as much as you do will one day transform you into a helpless, miserable, immobile old person who can barely walk. Now, a team of Canadian researchers have found that people who primarily <i>stand</i> at work are <i>twice</i> …

Burgers

#IKEA releases a series of LED lamps with low blue content with a low colour temperature of 2200 kelvin. Well done! https://t.co/3erDJfiwU8

Which activity types are healthy alternatives to replace leisure screen time and reduce mortality risk?

<i>Today’s post comes from Dr Katrien Wijndaele, University of Cambridge, UK. More information on Dr Wijndaele can be found at the bottom of this …

University of Cambridge

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest.<p>"If you commute an hour in the morning and hour after work — that's two hours, and if you sit at an eight-hour-a-day desk job that's 10," says epidemiologist Loretta DiPietro of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington …

Ergonomics

Beyond MSG: Could Hidden Sources of Glutamate Be Harming Your Health?

<i>This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD.</i><p>A few weeks ago, Chris interviewed Yrmis and Bobby from Mission Heirloom on his podcast, …

9 Factors That Influence Testosterone Levels

<b></b>In the last several weeks testosterone has come up on a pretty regular basis. I’ve written about it before, of course, but there’s something about …

Wellness

This Will Forever Change How You View Cholesterol and Heart Health!

Instagram worst social media app for young people's mental health

<b>(CNN) —</b> Instagram is the most detrimental social networking app for young people's mental health, followed closely by Snapchat, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK.<p>Their study, #StatusofMind, surveyed almost 1,500 young people aged 14 to 24 on how certain …

Social Media

Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, …

Penn State

Low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson's risk

Low-fat dairy is often seen as a healthful alternative to the full-fat kind. But according to a new study, consuming higher amounts of low-fat dairy …

Good Fats as Helpful as Statins Against Heart Disease, Group Says

The American Heart Association wants you to remember that there are such things as good fats and bad fats.<p>It issued a reminder this week that swapping out artery-clogging saturated fats such as butter with healthy vegetable fats can do as much good for some people as taking a statin …

Nutrition

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

Tai Chi

Antibacterial soaps may do more harm than good, scientists warn

Anti-bacterial soaps and gels are useless and may cause harm, 200 scientists and medics have warned.<p>The consensus statement, published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives also cautions against the use of antimicrobial agents in food storage containers, exercise mats and …

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