A favorite spice found in Italian dishes, Thai dishes, and some middle eastern dishes, sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is one of several varieties of basil known not only for its ability to add flavor, but medicinal aspects as well. In these regions, basil has not only been used in cooking, but in healing for centuries.
The number of American children having their tonsils removed jumped a whopping 74% from 1996 to 2006. But at least one study shows that tonsil removal might not only be unnecessary, but potentially dangerous – increasing the person’s risk of heart attack.
A new report reveals 59% of tuna in restaurants and grocery stores alike is actually fake tuna, much of which is a variety previously banned by the FDA linked to anal leakage.
Green tea may offer the solution (or at least part of a solution) in the prevention of digestive cancers, according to another study out of China. Older women were analyzed for green tea consumption and cancer rates, and scientists found those who drank the tea on a regular basis were at a slightly lower risk for developing cancer of the colon, throat, and stomach.
More and more new cases of diabetes are being reported while millions go undiagnosed. This is a very scary truth in light of the fact that diabetes is a condition affecting all organs in the body. And while there are a number of solutions that can be utilized to help prevent and treat this health condition, researchers have recently found yet another one – black tea.
If things just aren’t as steamy in the romance department as you would like, why not turn up the heat with some omega-3 fatty acids? This may sound weird, but researchers have found that women who seem to have lost their groove can win back their libido with a dose of fish oil. Further, the omega-3 fat could also increase orgasmic pleasure and endurance.
It turns out that getting outside isn’t only good for exercise and boosting your mood, but it could prevent myopia or nearsightedness. In other words, sunshine may be the key to eyesight preservation.
Whether it’s real sugar or sugar in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, negative health effects will surely pop up with over-consumption. But some research does indeed pinpoint HFCS specifically for causing a concerning amount of damage. Two studies coming to these conclusions found evidence showing how HFCS promotes obesity and causes damage to the liver.
The vitamin D and weight loss connection has been found before, but even newer research is drawing a link. According to a new study, obese mothers are passing along extremely low levels of vitamin D to their unborn child. It is possible that vitamin D becomes trapped inside the fat tissue so that there is less available to circulate through the body.