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renal failure

Chronic renal failure can be alleviated using Chinese chives

Chronic kidney failure, also known as chronic kidney disease, is a progressive and potentially life-threatening condition in which the kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood properly. A study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness found a natural solution to this debilitating disease that can also improve kidney function: Chinese chives. Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum), also […]

thyroid

Manage your underactive thyroid with these essential nutrients

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to keep the body functioning normally. Eating well-balanced meals is an important part of regulating a dysfunctional thyroid and the factors that contribute to the disease. Here are seven nutrients essential for hypothyroidism: Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency can cause the thyroid […]

PTSD

Omega-3s found to help those suffering from PTSD

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that often occurs after a person witnessed or experienced a terrifying event. People with PTSD often experience psychophysiological symptoms such as a pounding heart. Researchers from Japan suggest that this particular symptom may be improved by taking fish oil supplements and eating more foods rich in omega-3 […]

Frankincense

New research suggests using frankincense to treat arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes joint pain and inflammation. Commonly used treatments for arthritis are often ineffective and cause serious side effects. Therefore, researchers continue to find natural and more effective alternatives. A study published in the journal Medicines suggests frankincense, which can help treat arthritis by fighting inflammation. Arthritis is not a single disease; there are actually […]

yogurt

Which one’s better for your health – Greek yogurt or regular yogurt?

Both Greek and regular yogurt can be part of a healthy diet: They both contain little calories and are loaded with calcium and live bacterial cultures. It’s worth noting, however, that Greek yogurt — which is more concentrated because of its thorough straining process to remove most of the liquid whey, sugar, and lactose — is healthier than […]

Spirulina

Spirulina extract can prevent the increase of fat in the blood by inhibiting lipid metabolism and absorption

People with metabolic syndrome may benefit from taking spirulina extracts. In a recent study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, it was found that spirulina extract may be used to improve metabolism by reducing the absorption of lipids in people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders. It occurs when an individual has at least […]

aspartame

Aspartame may be making you dumb: Study finds that the artificial sweetener disrupts your neurotransmitters

Another study proves that artificial sweeteners like aspartame are harmful to your health. The study, which was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, has revealed that aspartame damages the brain. In particular, consuming this chemical sweetener for a long time will increase oxidative stress in the brain tissue and will disrupt neurotransmitters […]

Just 3 sessions of aerobic exercise per week can relieve clinical depression

Just 3 sessions of aerobic exercise per week can relieve clinical depression

A systematic review published in the journal Depression and Anxiety suggests that aerobic exercise has significant antidepressant effects for people with clinical depression. More specifically, the review reported that three 45-minute sessions of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise every week may relieve clinical depression. A team of researchers from Greece, the U.K., and Canada evaluated the antidepressant effects of aerobic exercise […]

pain

Integrative medicine hold great potential for alleviating pain better than opioids

Integrative medicine approaches, such as acupuncture and yoga, have great potential in treating pain. A review published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia reported that acupuncture, yoga, and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management. For the review, a team of researchers led by Yuan-Chi Lin, M.D., MPH, a researcher […]

PCOS

A natural treatment for PCOS: Vitamin D

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder that affects fertility. Although there is no cure yet for PCOS, there are many ways to improve or eliminate PCOS symptoms naturally. One of these is vitamin D supplementation. According to a systematic review published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vitamin D supplementation […]