Alzheimer’s deaths are exploding

Alzheimer’s deaths are exploding. The number of people dying from Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. has soared 55 percent over the last 15 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incurable neurodegenerative condition which ultimately results in the loss of critical brain function, claimed the lives […]

Ancient health practices—Traditional Chinese Medicine

Ancient health practices from thousands of years ago are being increasingly incorporated into today’s conventional medical establishments. The Department of Complementary-Alternative Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina, reports that according to a 2013 study of 3,200 western physicians, more than 50 percent planned to begin or increase use of alternative (natural) medicines. The survey was […]

Vitamin D supplementing extends life ‘on par with exercising’

In 1822 a Polish physician was the first to highlight the important role of vitamin D by claiming exposure to sunlight could cure rickets. His research was ignored by mainstream medicine… to the detriment of hundreds of thousands of people over the next 100 years. Finally, a century later, vitamin D importance became “mainstream.” So […]

No quick fix: weight loss the natural way

There is no quick fix for weight loss the natural way. It involves work and discipline. It involves doing your homework to find out what is causing the weight problems that affect many more modern populations, including children, than occurred a couple of decades ago. “Overweight and Undernourished” is a term much used by natural health […]

Vitamin C ‘as effective as exercise’ for supporting vascular health of overweight people

A new study has demonstrated that vitamin C may mimic some of the effects of exercise in overweight and obese individuals. The small study was conducted on 35 participants and focused on how vitamin C affects constriction of blood vessels. The protein endothelin-1 (ET-1) has a constricting action on small blood vessels. This activity is […]

Human brains are shrinking

The human brain is 10 percent smaller than that of our ancient ancestors—from 1,500 cubic centimeters (CC) a few thousand years ago, to 1,350 CC today, irrespective of race and gender. According to a study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, our brains have been slowly shrinking for 10,000 years, and though theories about the […]

FBI fatties and wandering waistlines

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) priorities have changed drastically for many in the agency during the last years—from action in the field to surveilling the world online. The result? A legion of overweight and obese couch potatoes, created by seniority, sedentary rather than feet-on-the-ground spying, and long, unhealthy hours glued to chair and screen (with probably […]

How does dirt make you happy?

Remember the days when most kids were happiest and healthiest when they were outside getting dirty? And even today avid gardeners and dedicated farmers feel good when they are working with soil. Well, it turns out there is a scientific basis for that contact with dirt, aside from the sunshine/vitamin D element. Modern scientists have unraveled the mysteries […]

Skin may reveal secrets about Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

A small, early study of skin biopsies may provide clues for detecting signs of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases long before degenerative symptoms appear. Scientists from the Central Hospital at the University of San Lui Potosi in Mexico theorized that since the skin and brain tissue share the same embryonic origin, perhaps by studying minimally invasive […]

The latest trend—get off your backside!

Want to reduce your chances of dying early? Then get off your backside, says The Week. A comprehensive analysis of 47 studies examining links between long periods of sitting and mortality has produced a definitive conclusion: People who sit most of the day have an increased chance of developing diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and […]