HERBS FOR DEPRESSION

RHODIOLA (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study. All of the study’s 57 adult participants, with MDD enrolled, received 12 weeks of standardized R. rosea extract, the anti-depressamt sertraline, or placebo. Patients taking Rhodiola had 1.4 times the odds of improvement, and patients.. read more →

WHY SHOULD YOU EAT PUMPKIN?

Pumpkin is rich in dietary fibre. Pumpkin is a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, pyridoxine, thiamine and pantothenic acid. It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. Pumpkin contains L tryptophan, a chemical compound that triggers feelings of wellbeing that aid depression in.. read more →

WHY YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU TO EAT CARROTS

Carrots contain large amounts of Beta carotene which is converted to Vitamin A in the liver.  Carrots also contain vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, lutein, biotin, vitamin K potassium, B vitamins, Vitamin E, magnesium and fibre. So how do these vitamins and minerals help you? The high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to.. read more →

CAN MOBILE PHONES GIVE YOU INSOMNIA?

A study suggests that using a mobile phone before going to bed could cause insomnia, headaches and confusion. It can also cut your amount of deep sleep, interfering with your body’s ability to refresh itself. 35 men and 36 women were exposed either to radiation equivalent to that received when using a mobile phone, or given.. read more →

VITAMIN D MAY REDUCE DEPRESSION FOR WOMEN

VITAMIN D MAY REDUCE DEPRESSION FOR WOMEN Increased intakes of vitamin D from foods but not supplements are associated with reduced prevalence of depression for postmenopausal women, says a new study. The prevalence of depressive symptoms was 21% lower for women with daily vitamin D intakes exceeding 800 International Units (IU) per day, compared with.. read more →

MEDITATION CAN RELIEVE PAIN

Researchers studied experienced meditators, who had more than 1,000 hours of meditation experience, and their reaction to pain. Meditators Had Lower Sensitivity to Pain When an external heat source was applied to the lower legs of the group, the research team noticed a dramatic difference in how the two groups reacted to pain – the.. read more →

MALE FERTILITY – HELP YOUR SWIMMERS – CHECK YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS

MALE FERTILITY – HELP YOUR SWIMMERS – CHECK YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS Vitamin D could play a key role in improving male reproductive health, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital. The study, conducted in 300 normal men, showed a positive correlation between the percentage of.. read more →

SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN HEALTH

Your brain works non-stop, performing most of the major functions that affect the rest of your body. And just like any organ, your brain needs to rest as well. And what could be a better way to let your brain rest than to have a deep slumber? Sleep has a special role in enhancing neuronal.. read more →

Vitamin D Levels Linked To Uterine Fibroid Risk

Vitamin D Levels Linked To Uterine Fibroid Risk Research has found that women who had enough vitamin D cut their risk for uterine fibroids by nearly one third.  Fibroids are tumours that develop in the uterus which are not cancerous, but often cause pain and bleeding in premenopausal women.  Because of discomfort, they are the leading cause.. read more →

Cravings sweets at 3 pm

Cravings sweets at  3 pm and gaining weight? Try an egg.  Amino acids in proteins such as egg whites,  stimulate neurons in the brain, which keep us awake and burning energy.  Glucose, on the other hand, blocks these neurons, which may explain why carbohydrates make us sleepy. read more →