How to Avoid Abundance Disease

Diabetes, like many modern diseases, is a disease of multiple metabolic process breakdown. Diabetes, itself (meaning the diagnosed condition) is actually the last stage in the process and is the outcome of a long line of disease that was subclinical. In this article, we shall discuss diabetes with this in mind and talk about prevention…

Science Explains Acupuncture Pain Relief

While pain relief using acupuncture has become more widely accepted in recent years, the scientific processes that occur during acupuncture have not been fully understood. Now breakthrough research from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York provides a clue to one of acupuncture’s pain relieving mechanisms. What Does the Study Show? The research…

Vitamin D Vital in Pregnancy

British women are being urged to take a daily Vitamin D supplement during pregnancy in an attempt to reduce deficiency related illness in newborns. Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, the Institute of Child Health suggests that all women of reproductive age should take a Vitamin D supplement; a recommendation which could soon be…

Deadly Drug Approved for Continued Use

Regulators in the U.S. have decided not to ban the diabetes drug Avandia, although evidence suggests it could double the risk of heart failure. Avandia, which has the generic name Rosiglitazone, is given to people with type 2 diabetes to help them reduce their blood sugar levels. It is prescribed to millions of diabetics worldwide,…

Get Educated about Genetically Modified Foods

We are on the verge of the first approval of a genetically modified animal for human consumption, a decision sparking controversy and speculation it could make a major turning point in the way food is produced.  The GMO (genetically modified organism) in question is salmon, one of the healthiest foods on earth and a food eaten by people worldwide. The…

Brush Twice Daily for Good Heart Health

People that don’t brush their teeth regularly could be increasing their risk of having a heart attack by up to 70% according to a Scottish population study published in the British Medical Journal. Although previous links have been drawn between gum disease and cardiovascular problems, this is the first time that frequency of teeth brushing…

On the Path to Health: Your Gut Tube

  Sometimes it comes as a shocker to re-visit very old logic and find that, try as we might, we really cannot escape what our ancestors knew. Modern medicines and surgery, techniques and testing cannot find us any other way to create and maintain health than what has always been done. There, in the gut tube, still lies…

Coffee Boost is All in the Mind

Regular coffee drinkers may become immune to the stimulatory effects of caffeine according to a study at Bristol University. The UK based research suggests that rather than experiencing a buzz or heightened sense of alertness, regular coffee or tea drinkers are just keeping withdrawal symptoms at bay when they have another cup. What Does the…

Caveman Diet Was a Healthier Choice

The diet consumed by our Paleolithic ancestors could hold the key to better health and nutrition according to experts gathered together by Unilever. Unilever has brought together scientists and experts in the fields of evolutionary genetics, anthropology, food science and botany to try to understand the foods that would have been eaten by cavemen two…