It’s good on apples and sprinkled on toast; it’s used in a variety of recipes for its sweet and subtly spicy flavor. But, it’s far more than a kitchen spice—it’s a natural healer and may even be able to help prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s disease. What we’re talking about is cinnamon.
A joint international study between researchers in the UK, USA, and China suggests that second-hand smoke could increase the risk of severe dementia. Previous studies have found that environmental smoke can cause lung cancer and coronary heart disease in non smokers, however, this is the first study to show a strong link between passive smoke and syndromes of dementia and cognitive decline.
Did you know that an estimated 50% of the United States population will experience hemorrhoids by age 50? Characterized by swollen, inflamed veins within the rectum, hemorrhoids were actually one of the top health trends in 2012, leading to massive advertising for creams and other treatments. But you’ll be happy to know that there are many effective home remedies for hemorrhoids and numerous prevention tips. So why not go natural when searching for hemorrhoid treatment?
Is chocolate good for you? You bet! While not all chocolate is created equal, there are absolutely benefits to eating the right kind of chocolate. Just one of many benefits of chocolate revolves around boosted heart health. This is great news for all of us who would like to enjoy some chocolate without the guilt.
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia found that women could cut their risk of heart attack by almost one-third simply by eating blueberries or strawberries three times per week. Both these berries are loaded with dietary anthocyanins and powerful dietary flavonoids that help keep plaque off of arteries and provide other cardiovascular benefits.
Many foods that are great for our internal health are also beneficial for our appearance. Almonds are one of those foods that can make for a more attractive look – primarily by promoting healthy skin and hair.
Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But there is more to it.
Stress affects us all in one way or another. It can come from external sources like finances, work and relationships, or internal sources like disease and poor health in general. But, no matter what the cause, there are numerous ways of coping with stress and preventing the worst of its effects. There are even herbs for anxiety and stress that can be used for complete natural treatment.
We often hear about the heart-healthy benefits of olive oil, that it can reduce cholesterol and help manage blood pressure. But the liver-health benefits of this oil are remarkable as well. For that reason, and more, olive oil has gained significant popularity in the West over the past decade or so.
Perhaps the most widely researched benefit of almonds is their ability to promote cardiovascular health and help reduce the risk of heart disease. In fact, there are at least 9 studies showcasing these heart-healthy benefits.