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Aging Is a Disease and It's Time to Cure It

Emma Morano turned 117 on Tuesday. The Italian woman is, as far as we know, the oldest person in the world and the only living person who was born in …

High Blood Pressure

From peppermint to oolong: the surprising health benefits of a cup of tea

Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but today (21 April) is National Tea Day, so there's an added incentive to put the kettle on.<p>The recent news that drinking camomile tea may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning cuppa.<p>Here we …

Tea

12 Ways This Incredibly Healthy Medicinal Herb Benefits Your Body and Brain

Ashwagandha is an incredibly healthy medicinal herb. It is classified as an “adaptogen," meaning that it can help your body manage stress.<p>Aswhagandha …

Cancer Cells

Matcha Tea – More Powerful Than Regular Green Tea? - Quiet Corner

Green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. It has all sorts of health benefits, such as weight loss and improved heart health. One …

Tea

An Adaptogenic Tonic To Ease Cravings & Rev Up Metabolism

Have you ever noticed how, when you're under pressure, it gets harder to control cravings? We turn to sugar, stimulants, or anything else we can find …

Wellness

9 Ways You Could Be Exposing Your SCOBY To Mold (and how to prevent it)

While we have a lot of guides on SCOBY care, what to do and what not to do, and how to keep the culture in balance and optimum health, kombucha SCOBY …

Beer

With re-creation of 1500s garden, a reminder of when herb knowledge was a survival tool

At first blush, the dozens of clay pots on the Arbor Terrace at Dumbarton Oaks seem like the treasures of a plant nerd just back from a shopping spree. In one grouping alone, you find an array of thyme, oregano, lavender, scented geranium, sage, sweet woodruff and mint.<p>Step back, and you see a …

Gardening

Why Processed Foods May Promote Gut Inflammation

SAN DIEGO – Certain food additives may interfere with your gut bacteria, causing changes that boost inflammation in the intestines and potentially …

One Simple Shampoo Which Will Make Your Hair Grow Like Crazy

The hair, especially in women, is one of the most prominent elements of beauty. Yet, as we constantly treat it with heat, including straightening, …

Hair Care

We Spoke with the Scientist Studying How to Live As Long As Possible

Robert Young has been fascinated with staving off death since he was a toddler.<p>Image by Lia Kantrowitz<p>The Gerontology Research Group was founded by a guy named Dr. Stephen Coles who was obsessed with slowing or reversing aging. He didn't succeed; cancer killed him at the relatively young age of 73. …

Michael Jordan

Juice or smoothie: Which is healthier?

Healthy foodies may agree on many nutrition topics, but here's one that's still up for debate: What's better, smoothies or juices? In my opinion there are pros and cons to each drink, so it really comes down to your personal needs and goals. To figure out which one is right for you (regardless of …

This Is Exactly How Inflammation Affects You

prevention_inflamation.jpg<p>Tantika Tivorat<p><b>Sources:</b> <br>Head: <i>Comparative Medicine</i>; Brain: <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i>, <i>Biological Psychiatry</i>; Lungs: <i>Chest</i>; Hands: Arthritis Foundation; Heart: <i>Nature Genetics</i>; Gut: <i>American Journal of Gastroenterology</i>, <i>American Journal of Pathology</i>; Feet: Centers for Disease …

Most Under-Rated Healing Herbs - Quiet Corner

When you think of cooking, what herbs come to mind? Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Peppermint, and Sage? Perhaps Lavender, Thyme, and Tarragon make your …

Native Americans

Cure Baldness? Heal Arthritis? Erase Wrinkles? An Unknown Billionaire's Quest To Reverse Aging

If you Google Osman Kibar’s name you’ll find pictures of him playing poker. It’s not that he was ever a serious player–just that in 2006 he won the first poker tournament he ever played in and then, a year later, came in second out of 3,000 players at a tournament run by the World Series of Poker …

Breast Cancer

Is Yogurt Really Beneficial for Healthy Aging?

Aging is inevitable and there’s nothing we can change about that. However, there are plenty of things we can do about our health. To most people, …

Acid in apple peel beefs up aging muscles - Futurity

Two natural compounds—one in apple peel and one in green tomatoes—that turn off genes made muscles in elderly mice 10% bigger and 30% stronger.

Foods That Can Help Boost Your Memory

Adequate sleep, plenty of exercise and even brain-training games can help keep your gray matter healthy and your memory sharp as you age. So can what …

The Brain

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Green Tea

The health benefits of green tea are astonishing and according to Christopher Ochner, PhD, a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of …

Probiotics for Depression

A randomized controlled trial shows some promising results<p>A few weeks ago the first video in our monthly series with Dr. Drew Ramsey came out on …

Science Says Organic Milk Does a Body Better

I bought a half-gallon of very fancy organic milk from Whole Foods the other day—the kind from cows that feed only on grass and that’s capped with a …

Forestry

7 Food Ingredients That Could Up Your Risk For MS, Arthritis, And More

Eating too many sugary processed foods already boosts your risk for weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. But now now there's a brand-new, surprising reason to nix processed foods from your daily diet: They could also increase your risk for debilitating autoimmune conditions like type 1 …

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The Herbs I Use To Manage Insomnia & Anxiety (After 12 Years On A Prescription Cocktail)

Nearly 7 in 10 (70 percent) of Americans are on some kind of prescription drug, and many are on two or more. This is the highest number in …

10 Health Benefits of Green Tea (No. 9 is Incredible)

A few weeks back, we published a post on the side effects of green tea and who must avoid it. This time we will explore the health benefits of green …

Tea

3 Reasons You Should Be Eating Fermented Foods

<i>The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food, part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Have you noticed that fermented foods are all the rage right now?! I feel like new brands of artisan kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut are popping up every day. Whole Foods even predicted that …

What Your Low-Fiber Diet Does to Your Health

For every salad passed over for a chicken nugget, the trillions of bacteria living in your gut go a little more ignored. It’s already clear that …

The science of gut health could radically change modern medicine

Illustration, Casie Wilson.<p><i>This story was originally published January 2016 and has been updated.</i><p>Chances are you don’t routinely think about the …

Finding a Drug for Healthy Aging

Given their druthers, most people would opt for a long and healthy life. Few relish the idea of spending years, even decades, incapacitated by illness, dependent on caregivers and unable to enjoy the people, places and activities that make life worth living.<p>In 1980, Dr. James F. Fries, a Stanford …

9 Spices & Herbs Everyone Should Eat For Optimal Health: A Doctor Explains

<i>This piece was co-authored with nutritionist Jonny Bowden.</i><p>To say that our global food supply has undergone major degradations in the past few …

Wellness

The Right Road For A Better Future Of Aging

It's become common knowledge that populations are rapidly aging across the world. Increasing longevity during the last century has contributed to unprecedented global economic growth--and new opportunities for personal fulfillment that previous generations could only dream of. A result of advances …