If you’re a fan of Indian food, you are probably familiar with turmeric. This bright orange herb gives curry its vibrant color, and it is used in most Indian dishes. What you may not know is that Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, uses turmeric as a medicinal ingredient.
Arnica flowers and roots have been used for health purposes for hundreds of years. If you are live an active lifestyle, consider adding arnica oil to your alternative health first-aid kid. Arnica oil is an exceptional treatment for exercise injuries, bruises and sprains.
A new study suggests if your parents lived past 70 years of age, you are 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease. You may also have lower rates of vascular disease, heart failure, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study’s co-author is Luke Pilling, a research fellow in epidemiology and public health at the University of Exeter Medical School.
When you were a kid, were you fascinated by the ability of a lizard to regrow its tail? Did you know deer regrow their antlers? Imagine if we humans could regenerate limbs that have been injured or lost!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has come to be considered the “gold standard” in treating patients with depression through psychotherapy. Because therapists using CBT must undergo extensive training, the National Health Service in the U.K. often has a long waiting list for patients seeking mental health treatment for the condition. Now a new study shows that another type of psychotherapy, behavioral activation therapy, is equally effective.
Healthy teeth and gums impact more than your appearance. Health studies have identified links between oral health and overall health. Researchers are unsure whether the links are a matter of cause and effect or simply correlative, but there is no doubt the condition of your mouth is relevant to the health of your entire body.
Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in understanding multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the central nervous system. In a study published in Frontiers in Neurology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found a misfolded, or “rogue” protein in MS. This discovery indicates MS has more in common with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS than previously recognized, as earlier research has demonstrated a similar rogue protein plays a role in those diseases. They hope this discovery will lay the groundwork for greater insights into MS, and new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
For decades, scientists believed they had completely explored the physical structure of the human body. But recently, researchers at the University Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels that were previously unknown. This discovery may create dramatic changes in the way we understand and treat diseases like autism, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis.
It our last article, we explored the link between chronic inflammation and disease. Chronic inflammation is implicated in rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and Crohn’s, among others. Often you have chronic inflammation without knowing it is present. So how can you prevent this threat to your health, or stop it before it attacks your health?