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Cannabis Flavonoids Give Hope for New Way to Treat Pain, Study Finds

By Nikki Harper Among the many extraordinary medicinal and health-bringing properties of cannabis, new research pinpoints two of the plant’s flavonoids with the potential to completely change the way we treat pain. First identified back in 1985, cannflavins A and B are molecules with potent anti-inflammatory properties; the original 1985 research showed that gram for gram, these […]

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Ice cold water, everyone’s go-to, isn’t so great for digestion or gut health

It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water throughout the day. But can the temperature of your water affect your digestive health? According to experienced practitioners of Ayurveda, drinking ice cold water can be bad for you. But do the results of Western studies say the same thing? Ayurveda and the possible side effects […]

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The Float Tank Experience – What No One Tells You

In digging all I found all over the internet were people who loved the experience. I was perplexed.  I had been looking forward to this for years. I finally went and felt very let down. Going in I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect other than that I would love it. I meditate regularly and deeply […]

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Breathing-based exercise can lower blood pressure in just 5 minutes

Too busy to exercise? Don’t worry – even short, simple exercises can still be beneficial to your health, particularly heart health. A study carried out by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder showed that a five-minute breathing-based exercise could lower your blood pressure. This exercise could also potentially boost cognitive and physical performance. For this study, the researchers […]


Heartburn drugs can increase the risk of kidney disease and failure by as much as 20% – study

Millions of people in the United States use medication to manage their heartburn or acid reflux. However, the ubiquity of these drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), unfortunately, doesn’t their guarantee safety. Startling new research has tied PPI use to an increased risk of kidney disease and, potentially, kidney failure. The scientists say that […]

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Fracking May Contribute To Anxiety And Depression During Pregnancy

A new study led by a researcher at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health identifies a link between proximity to hydraulic fracking activities and mental health issues during pregnancy. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research. The researchers looked at 7,715 mothers without anxiety or depression at the time of conception, who delivered at […]

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Your eyes, skin, and immune system need vitamin A: Increase your intake with these foods

Show your eyes, skin, and immune system some love by increasing your intake of vitamin A-rich foods. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is vital for growth and development, cell recognition, vision, immune function, and reproduction. It is also an antioxidant that helps the body protect itself against harmful free radicals. Vitamin A exists in […]

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Junk food is a moment on the lips, but a lifetime of risk for the arteries

Fatty, processed foods that are high in low-density lipoproteins (LDL cholesterol) are known for causing arterial plaques and the onset of atherosclerosis. New research from the University of Illinois shows that the damage to arteries is almost instant at the cellular level. Upon consumption, processed junk foods such as cheeseburgers, fries, cakes, biscuits, sausage, pizza, and oily chips […]

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High-Quality Diet Linked To More Beneficial Gut Bacteria

It is well established that diet influences health and disease, but the mechanisms underlying this effect are not fully understood. Shedding light on the diet-health connection, a team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reports today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition an association between diet quality and microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa. […]


The Connection Between Air Pollution and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure for many can be a mystery. If you don’t seem to fit the criteria for risk which would include carrying extra weight, smoking, being stressed out on a regular basis, or having a family history of high blood pressure, you may wonder, what gives? Surprisingly we are coming to find that the source […]