City life and Alzheimer’s disease

How are city life and Alzheimer’s disease connected? According to The Week, quoting a recent study, breathing air polluted by traffic fumes may be harmful not only to your heart and lungs, but also to your brain. A 15-year study conducted by the University of Umea in Sweden, in conjunction with other study groups such […]

Ginkgo Biloba is the oldest tree on earth

Ginkgo Biloba today is known for the many medicinal benefits of its leaves and nuts. But not many people know that the Ginkgo Biloba is the oldest tree on earth. Scientists date the ginkgo biloba to 200 million years ago, existing side by side with the dinosaurs. “It is a living fossil,” says botanist Peter Crane, […]

Calcium supplements/dementia?

Calcium supplements/dementia? Calcium supplements are used widely these days to ward off age-related bone loss. But a new study suggests that for some women they may also bring a significantly higher risk for dementia. Researchers in Sweden tested the memory and thinking skills of 700 older women and tracked their use of calcium supplements. Women with […]

The bookworm addiction

The bookworm addiction, or bibliophilia, may be one addiction that is good for your overall health and well-being. A new study suggests that people who read books regularly may add two years to their lives. Researchers at Yale University examined the reading habits of 3,635 people over 50 and found that the ones who buried their […]

Depression vulnerability linked to genetic ancestry

The largest study of this type ever done has found that depression vulnerability is linked to genetic ancestry. While researchers have identified genes linked with many debilitating diseases, the biological underpinnings of depression have remained elusive—until recently. A large-scale study that tapped into crowd-sourced data discovered a trove of 17 different genetic variations linked to depression in […]

Brains of obese people age faster?

A recent study in Great Britain indicates that the brains of obese people age faster than those of their lean counterparts. Research conducted by a team of University of Cambridge scientists found that beginning in middle age, the brains of obese people display differences in white matter similar to lean individuals 10 years older. White matter […]

Good medicine can be found in inexpensive foods

Many people in this modern world never think about the fact that there is good medicine in inexpensive foods. Western populations have been convinced by the industrial medical complex that only doctors and Big Pharma can prevent or cure disease and disorders. The medical establishment definitely has its place, but it is badly overused and […]

Needed: Tests for nutritional deficiencies prior to drugging

What is needed today for people with anxiety and depression problems, say many natural health practitioners, is tests for nutritional deficiencies. If only physicians, psychiatrists and other medical professionals would test for nutritional deficiencies before automatically prescribing Zoloft, Seroquel, Prozac, etc., the natural human body could be a lot happier. Tests for nutritional deficiencies would […]

Cooking with aluminum foil contributes to toxic overload, study concludes

Don’t cook with aluminum foil—is the advice of a recent study published in the International Journal of Electrochemical Science. Some of that foil wrapping will leach into your food. “Aluminum foil used in cooking provides an easy channel for metal to enter the human body,” concludes the study. The body is wired to excrete small amounts of […]

Reading for joy, health and success

The idea of reading for joy, health and success may be an unimportant activity for many people in this modern world filled with pressures, demands and gadgets. But maybe we should give a second thought to the many values reading can add to our life. A post on this site in August, 2015 reported on recent studies demonstrating the […]