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Can this rare earth metal be the future of treating fatty liver disease?

Rare earth metals are rarely associated with health and medicinal uses. Strontium is one of the few chemical elements to have been documented for use in the medical field. Though its applications in medicine have mainly concerned bone health, researchers from China explored the effects of strontium on fatty livers and determined these mechanisms may improve nonalcoholic fatty liver […]

coriander

Researchers: Coriander oil is a safe and effective way to treat MRSA superbug infections

Food-borne diseases are a common public health concern, and with the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria, or the so-called “superbugs,” the need for viable solutions is only growing bigger. But nature once again offers an effective solution in the form of coriander oil. Coriander oil is known to be toxic to various strains of pathogenic bacteria. One study, published […]

cancer

South African herb lance-leaved waxberry found to offer antimicrobial and antitumor benefits

The use of medicinal plants as an alternative treatment to various health conditions is a common practice in many cultures. Many plants have natural antimicrobial activity and other medicinal properties that have yet to be fully explored. One South African herb became the focus of a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigating its antimicrobial and cytotoxic properties. The South African medicinal […]

Peppers, berries, leafy greens: What to eat to protect your brain from dementia, Parkinson’s

Peppers, berries, leafy greens: What to eat to protect your brain from dementia, Parkinson’s

Eating fruits and vegetables offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals — and just about every nutrient that is beneficial for overall health. So it’s no surprise that they can also decrease your risk of developing dementia later in life. However, particular fruits and vegetables are especially good at fighting off dementia, and they are some of the […]