Month: July 2021

Study reports a reduction in symptoms of menopause without the use of drugs through a plant-based diet and whole soybeans. In Western countries, up to 80% of postmenopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, commonly referred to as hot flashes. Hot flashes cause peripheral vasodilation producing sensations of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, as
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Do you feel like you never have time to do the things you love? Hobbies? Outings with friends? Relaxing time spent on the couch with a good book and a bowl of popcorn? You deserve extra time for leisure and rest, and if you can’t seem to find it in your schedule, it’s time for
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It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults have diabetes globally. Diabetes is responsible for 11% of deaths per year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of cases. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by insulin resistance and results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose
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When it comes to the CBD industry, misinformation is rife. There are too many brands trying to make a fast buck from what is a phenomenally fast-growing market. With huge money at stake, these companies are less concerned about what they can do for customers and more worried about their profit margin. The benefits of
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In Western cultures, mushroom supplements are fast becoming a staple wellness product. It’s no surprise as more people are becoming interested in natural, plant-based solutions to improve general health.   Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus, is just one in over 14,000 thousand mushroom varieties. However, many believe it holds therapeutic value. Some studies show that Chaga may
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Wearable sensors allow the consistent tracking of physical behaviors and activities. They also enable the continuous biochemical and physiological parameters of daily life. The most popularly assessed data include vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen concentration, and body temperature. Other commonly evaluated data include physical activities and posture via ballistocardiogram and
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Physical activity can have countless health benefits. From maintaining a healthy body weight to reducing the risk of bone fractures, physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing many illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and even cancer, to name a few.6 Here are some reasons why physical fitness can also
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New research investigates whether the mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccines can be passed on to infants through breastmilk. The development and administration of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is helping to reduce transmission of COVID-19, and these vaccines have been an integral part of combating the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The first approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were mRNA vaccines, which
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Vaccine uptake has varied worldwide, with some countries still experiencing higher rates of first COVID-19 vaccine dose compared with a second dose, suggesting some people may be skipping their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A recent study suggests why this might not be a good choice. Conventionally, the approval of new vaccines worldwide has
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Combined metabolic activators accelerate symptom-free recovery in COVID-19, according to a recent study. In severe cases, COVID-19 can lead to respiratory problems, metabolic dysfunction, elevated inflammation, and organ failure. Metabolic abnormalities and hyper inflammation are associated with deficiencies in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and glutathione (GSH) metabolism. The cellular depletion of NAD+ and GSH are
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Mineral sunscreens provide a convenient and reliable way of reducing your exposure to harmful UV radiation.  What are mineral sunscreens, what kinds of mineral sunscreens are available, and how do they work? What are mineral sunscreens? Most sunscreens sold today can be classified as either mineral sunscreen or chemical sunscreen.  Mineral sunscreens are topical skincare
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A promising malaria vaccine is being developed based on mRNA technology. Malaria is an infectious, life-threatening disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It is a global health threat: there were 228,000,000 clinical cases of malaria and 405,000 deaths worldwide in 2018. People who are at the highest risk of severe disease include pregnant women, children,
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Some people experience localized jaw pain, usually on one side, that manifests itself around the ear or the muscles of the jaw. The resulting pain is known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and it is common in all age groups. This condition often affects women more than men.2 What is TMD? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is
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No matter, what we do, we all want flawless and smooth skin including men. We go to different lengths and breadths to take care of our skin. From buying expensive skincare products to making DIY solutions, we do it all to get glowing and younger-looking skin. The market is filled with an endless number of skincare products.
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Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that should be consumed in the diet in adequate amounts to promote optimal health outcomes.  However, it is also used in some cosmetics and topical skin care products.  What is topical vitamin E, what is it used for, and are there any side effects? What is topical vitamin E?
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Diabetes is a serious health condition, and it affects millions of people around the world. It is often thought that a piece of fruit might be harmful to diabetics because of its sugar content. However, fruits can still be enjoyed following a few tips. Since diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels, people
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A recent study examined the effects of common artificial sweeteners on two bacteria found in the human gut. The addition of the equivalent of two cans of diet soda significantly increased the pathogenicity (ability to cause disease) of the bacteria on human gut cells.1 The study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, focused
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A new app for chronic fatigue assesses the severity of symptoms based on heart rate variability. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a long-lasting illness with symptoms of extreme fatigue, which is not helped by resting. Additional symptoms include unrefreshing sleep, poor focus and attention, slow processing of information, and intermittent pain
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