LADIES – is your carb intake making you depressed??

  Eating highly refined carbohydrates after menopause is associated with increased risk for depression in women, according to a new study involving more than 70,000 women aged 50 to 79. Refined foods including soft drinks, sweets and white rice cause fluctuating blood sugar levels, which could lead to mood changes and fatigue, say the researchers… read more →

DO YOU SUFFER FROM NECK PAIN?

DO YOU SUFFER FROM NECK PAIN? A pilot study just completed by the Department of Health and Chiropractic at Macquarie University on the Effectiveness of ENAR Therapy on Chronic Neck Pain proves not only that ENAR works, but that it works faster than conventional TENS  treatment and that the benefits of treatment after active treatment.. read more →

High Protein, Low Carb Diets Greatly Improve Fertility

A diet rich in proteins appears to have a pronounced positive effect on fertility, according to new research .   Research led by Jeffrey B. Russell, MD, at the Delaware Institute for Reproductive Medicine (DIRM) showed women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments who consumed high levels of protein and low levels of carbohydrates had.. read more →

Mushroom Can Slow Weight Gain

          Mushroom Can Slow Weight Gain   Researchers have identified a mushroom known as Ganoderma Lucidum that contains ingredients that are said to slow down the process of weight gain. Mice fed an unhealthy diet reached 42 grams in weight after two months. However, when the mice were also fed a.. read more →

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 →