Male Infertility and the Seminal Fluid Microbiota

  A recent Study illuminates a link between specific bacteria colonies and male infertility Ninety-six semen samples were collected from men who had been diagnosed with primary infertility for at least 1 year. Also included in the study were semen samples from 36 fertile men. All participants were between the ages of 26 and 58.. read more →

Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, including weight loss.

  Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, including weight loss. A recent study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults, and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake.. read more →

DON’T WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT OVER CHRISTMAS?

DON’T WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT OVER CHRISTMAS? NO TV, LOUD MUSIC, EAR PLUS while you are eating Researchers have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat. The “Crunch Effect,” as they call it, suggests you’re likely to eat less if you’re.. read more →

Do you have chronic anxiety?

YOU MAY HAVE AN IMBALANCE IN YOUR ZINC AND COPPER LEVELS Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is anxiety when there is constant non-specific anxiety, often without any real reason. But recent research indicates that imbalance of two minerals zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu), which compete with each other for absorption, may be a cause of GAD… read more →

HAY FEVER

This year is particularly bad for hayfever, with its symptoms of runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. The last 50 years have witnessed a drastic rise in the occurrence of allergies, especially in industrialized countries. Causes include a general increase of allergens in the environment (e.g., through industrial emissions), and the resulting general immune deficiency.. read more →

INFLAMMATION LINKED TO WEAKENED REWARD CIRCUITS IN DEPRESSION

INFLAMMATION LINKED TO WEAKENED REWARD CIRCUITS IN DEPRESSION Brain imaging shows that persistent inflammation affects the brain in ways that are connected with stubborn symptoms of depression, such as the inability to experience pleasure. In a study of 48 patients with depression, high levels of the inflammatory marker CRP (C-reactive protein) were linked with a.. read more →

PLANT-BASED SWEETENERS MAY HELP INDIVIDUALS CONTROL THEIR BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS

  A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevia or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners. Also, after individuals consumed sugar-replaced muffins, their glycaemic response — or the concentration of glucose in the blood.. read more →

GREEN TEA BOOSTS BRAIN FUNCTION

The green tea compound epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) provides benefits to memory and special learning by boosting the production of important neural cells, say researchers from China. The research team found that mice fed the green tea compound EGCG had improved learning and memory by improving object recognition and spatial memory. The focus of the research.. read more →

Some sunscreen ingredients may disrupt sperm cell function

Many ultraviolet (UV)-filtering chemicals commonly used in sunscreens interfere with the function of human sperm cells. Some UV filters are rapidly absorbed through the skin. UV filter chemicals reportedly have been found in human blood samples and in 95 percent of urine samples in the U.S. and Denmark This might explain in part why unexplained.. read more →

ANTIBIOTICS DISRUPT GUT FLORA FOR A YEAR!!!!

New evidence  has reinforced the need for PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTATION in those recently prescribed antibiotics, finding that even a single course of antibiotics can disrupt the microbiome for up to a year after administration. Reduced diversity of gut microbiome predisposes us to a range of ailments ranging from depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, cardiovascular risk,.. read more →