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 →

CRAVINGS FOR HIGH-CALORIE FOODS MAY BE SWITCHED OFF IN THE BRAIN BY NEW SUPPLEMENT

CRAVINGS FOR HIGH-CALORIE FOODS MAY BE SWITCHED OFF IN THE BRAIN BY NEW SUPPLEMENT Eating INULIN, a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. Scientists from Imperial College London and the University.. read more →

Anti-Aging Compound That Humans Get From Eating Pomegranates

A team of Swiss scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have just discovered a potential key to rejuvenation called urolithin A (UA). But pomegranates don’t produce the molecule on their own. After eating the fruit, a natural substance within the fruit, called ellagitannins, are broken down by the intestinal bacterial in the stomach,.. read more →

Dad’s Role in Baby’s Health Very Important

Dad’s Role in Baby’s Health Very Important New research shows that a man’s age and lifestyle may have a significant effect on his children’s health — well before they are born. A study at Georgetown University, looked at dozens of studies on dads’ and children’s health. The research suggests that paternal age, diet and lifestyle can.. read more →

COULD VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES BE CONTRIBUTING TO YOUR MIGRAINES?

According to a recent study, it was discovered that vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid supplements cause a two-fold reduction in migraines over a six-month period. Previous research has pointed out that migraine attacks can be avoided by consumption of high doses of B2 (riboflavin). Moreover, levels of homocysteine production can be increased by some.. read more →