Randomized Double-Blind Study Shows Saffron Can Help ADHD

This post was originally published on this siteThe herb saffron may be a safe and effective treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).1 This common neuropsychiatric disorder affects up to 7 percent of school-age children, causing a mix of symptoms including difficulty concentrating and hyperactivity to mood swings and short attention span. In up to … Read moreRandomized Double-Blind Study Shows Saffron Can Help ADHD

A Guide to Growing Spinach

This post was originally published on this site Table of Contents How Long Does It Take to Grow Spinach Fertilizer and Temperature Considerations Special Considerations Malabar Spinach Harvesting and Storing Spinach Health Benefits Spinach Uses Scholars are unable to pinpoint the exact origin of spinach (Spinacia oleracea). The ancient Chinese call it the “Persian vegetable” … Read moreA Guide to Growing Spinach

Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 525,000 are first heart attacks. When you learn the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action, it increases your chances of survival. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, some … Read moreCould You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

The Gut’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons and dopamine-producing cells in your brain begin to die. Symptoms progress over time and include tremors, slow movements, rigid limbs, shuffling gait, stooped posture and an inability to move. Patients may also experience a reduced ability to make facial expressions. While patients suffer significant physical disability, … Read moreThe Gut’s Role in Parkinson’s Disease

How Proper Sleep Lowers Infection

Previous research1 has shown that sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress. When volunteers stayed awake for 29 hours straight, their white blood cell counts were found to increase during the sleep deprivation phase. This is the same type of response you typically see when you’re sick or stressed. … Read moreHow Proper Sleep Lowers Infection

Polluting Pigs in Politics

It’s common knowledge that academic research is often funded by corporations and tainted by industry interests, from the food industry to pesticide makers alike. Big agriculture is also among those with a heavy hand in academia, working to cover up the polluting practices of its concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The late Steve Wing, a … Read morePolluting Pigs in Politics

Higher Daily Fiber Intake, Less Risk for Disease

Doctors have a lot to say about how people can avoid catastrophic health events like strokes and heart attacks, but scientists in New Zealand recently perused thousands of studies spanning more than 40 years and identified a nutrient that can be a genuine game-changer in the alleviation and prevention of many diseases: fiber. Researchers from … Read moreHigher Daily Fiber Intake, Less Risk for Disease

The EPA’s Biosolids Scam Threatens Us All

The use of sewage sludge as fertilizer for your food, renamed “biosolids” by slick industry PR firms, is a growing and under-publicized threat to human health. Sewage sludge is the residue generated during the treatment of domestic waste and contains a cocktail of hazardous substances from industry, hospitals and humans — anything that is discharged … Read moreThe EPA’s Biosolids Scam Threatens Us All

Cilantro: Why You Should Choose This Unique, Pungent Herb

Table of Contents   The Countless Health Benefits of Cilantro What Is Cilantro Mainly Used For? Cilantro’s Potential Water-Purifying Abilities Growing Cilantro at Home Easy Cilantro Recipes You Should Try Cilantro Essential Oil Could Be Helpful, Too   Most people typically associate cilantro with its soapy aftertaste1 or its “bedbug-infested bedclothes” odor and, for some, … Read moreCilantro: Why You Should Choose This Unique, Pungent Herb

Major Plastic Problems in Oceans From Clothes

The food chain is an ordered series of organisms, each dependent on the previous as a source of food. In other words, herbivores eat plants to survive and carnivores eat herbivores and other carnivores. In the water, small fish eat plankton, and are then eaten by slightly larger fish, finally eaten by larger fish and … Read moreMajor Plastic Problems in Oceans From Clothes

The Hill Says Vaccine Injuries Are Exaggerated Personal Anecdotes

Political newspaper and website The Hill has become the latest to belittle people interested in vaccine choice and safety, and practically deny adverse events after vaccination.1 They start out by acknowledging that “internet censorship is anathema to Americans, whose free speech is protected by the First Amendment,” but then go on to discuss what can … Read moreThe Hill Says Vaccine Injuries Are Exaggerated Personal Anecdotes

Health Benefits of Passion Fruit

Passion fruit, also known as granadilla, is more readily available in supermarkets across the country today than in the past but, visually, although they’re unquestionably exotic, they’re rather unimportant looking. The exterior is rather like a hairless kiwi and a small grapefruit, but it’s when you cut the fruit in half that it gets really … Read moreHealth Benefits of Passion Fruit

How Your Subconscious Can Improve Your Health and Change Your Life

In this interview, Mike Dow, Psy.D., and author of “Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life: Overcome Obstacles, Heal Your Body, and Reach Any Goal with a Revolutionary Technique,” reveals how tapping into your subconscious through a modern form of hypnosis can help you heal mind, body and soul. “Most meditation is alpha. Hypnosis takes … Read moreHow Your Subconscious Can Improve Your Health and Change Your Life

Marigolds Can Brighten up Your Life With Their Various Health Benefits

This post was originally published on this site Table of Contents Get These 5 Potential Health Benefits From Marigolds How Can You Use Marigolds? Here Are 3 Ways Marigolds Add Color Not Just to Your Garden but Your Health, Too Try These Delicious and Healthy Marigold Recipes Make Your Own Calendula Oil Infusion With These … Read moreMarigolds Can Brighten up Your Life With Their Various Health Benefits

Top Tips to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically ramping up in the fall and winter months and disappearing come spring.1,2,3 It’s been estimated4 that as many as 20 percent of Americans are affected by SAD each winter. What differentiates SAD from regular depression is that a full remission occurs in … Read moreTop Tips to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Diapers, Menstrual Pads and Tampons Are Full of Toxic Chemicals

Many women don’t consider how feminine hygiene products are made. If the brand says cotton on the label, most automatically think it’s safe. Since feminine hygiene products are classified as medical devices, companies do not have to release materials used in the product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only regulates tampon absorbency, so … Read moreDiapers, Menstrual Pads and Tampons Are Full of Toxic Chemicals

Rubber Chicken Recalled

This post was originally published on this siteThe latest debacle to hit the U.S. poultry industry is rubbery chicken nuggets — in this case due to actual bits of rubber that were found in the food. The discovery came after some unlucky consumers discovered the rubber in their nuggets and contacted the company, Tyson Foods, … Read moreRubber Chicken Recalled

Can You Eat Marigolds?

Marigolds provide a pop of color to any garden or vegetable plot. They range from creamy pale yellow to bright yellow, orange or variegated reds and orange. When planted with your vegetables, they help protect against certain pests and attract valuable insects, including bees necessary for pollination. Marigolds help protect your tomatoes against nematodes, slugs … Read moreCan You Eat Marigolds?

Another Unaccounted Expense of the Flu Vaccine

Any time you undergo a medical procedure, including vaccination, there is a risk of side effects, ranging from mild to severe. This is particularly important to remember if you’re receiving the procedure outside of a medical space, such as is the case with an increasing number of vaccinations. Influenza vaccines, commonly referred to as flu … Read moreAnother Unaccounted Expense of the Flu Vaccine

A Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

Table of Contents   Sweet Potato Propagation Methods: Slips and Vine Cuttings Sweet Potato Planting, Harvesting and Storage Guidelines Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes Cooking Sweet Potatoes Correctly Increases Nutrient Bioavailability Try This Sweet Potato Recipe   The growing of sweet potatoes dates back to 750 B.C. Sweet potatoes belong to the Convolvulaceae or morning … Read moreA Guide to Growing Sweet Potatoes

Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Inflammation, Anxiety and Depression

This post was originally published on this siteWhen you eat processed foods, you’re not only being exposed to unhealthy ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup and synthetic fats but also the additives used to create a uniform, shelf-stable product. Emulsifiers, including carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and polysorbate 80 (P80), are among them, and research suggests they could be … Read moreEmulsifiers in Food Linked to Inflammation, Anxiety and Depression

Research Reveals Shocking Information About Sucralose (Splenda) Side Effects

Table of Contents   Splenda Was Approved With Near-Nonexistent Evidence of Safety Sucralose ‘Should Carry a Big Red Warning Label’ All Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Your Gut Bacteria Sucralose Is Not an Inert Compound Researchers Call for New Safety Review Sucralose Linked to Liver, Kidney and Thymus Damage Sucralose Raises Risk of Type 2 … Read moreResearch Reveals Shocking Information About Sucralose (Splenda) Side Effects

Weekly Health Quiz: Dehydration, Light Bulbs and CBD

1 The following type of blade has been shown to significantly delay browning of produce such as apples and avocado: Serrated blades Steel blades Tanto blade Ceramic blades Ceramic knives are chemically inert, and said to slow the browning process. Ceramic blades are best for slicing fruit, vegetables and boneless meat, but should not be … Read moreWeekly Health Quiz: Dehydration, Light Bulbs and CBD

The Many Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

This post was originally published on this site Production of cannabis is booming as the medical benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are increasingly recognized. According to Project CBD, at least 50 conditions1 are believed to be improved by CBD, including pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea associated with chemotherapy, digestive disorders such as colitis and inflammatory bowel … Read moreThe Many Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

Your Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly

When you think of methods to boost your heart health, you probably think about diet and exercise, but there’s another component that’s also important: sleep. Getting enough sleep each night, and quality sleep at that, has previously been associated with cardiovascular risk, and recent research also found that sleep is connected with subclinical atherosclerosis.1 Atherosclerosis … Read moreYour Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly