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Diabetes

Earlier diabetes diagnosis results in higher risk for other life-threatening diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke

Even though Type 2 diabetes (T2D) was previously regarded as a disease that usually affected older individuals, the global epidemic of obesity has seen diagnoses soar among young adults, adolescents and even in young children. According to a study, “the earlier a person is diagnosed with T2D, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke.” […]

probiotics

Another study connects probiotics and gut health to maintaining a healthy weight

Yogurt is a food that contains probiotics, which can aid digestive health. Aside from being rich in nutrients and having a high protein content, a study has recently revealed that yogurt drinks can also help you lose weight. According to a new study headed by Norwegian researchers, taking probiotic supplements might help you shed inches from […]

goji berries

Goji berry extract found to be an effective treatment for two deadly tropical diseases

Goji berries, which are full of nutrients, are a popular remedy. According to a study, the brightly colored berries could also be used to treat two fatal tropical diseases. The research was published in the European Journal of Medical Chemistry. Can goji berries fight the parasites that cause fascioliasis and schistosomiasis? The research centered around a new plant-based […]

watermelon

Watermelons have a cooling effect on the body and are great for those who are dehydrated or suffering from edema

Did you know that aside from helping you stay hydrated, juicy and fresh watermelon can also help treat various health conditions? The largest edible fruit grown in the U.S., the watermelon is native to the Kalahari Desert in Africa. The fruit has various minerals and vitamins like beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B-6. Additionally, watermelon has citrulline […]

grow food

How to grow food when the lack of water becomes a problem

Gardening itself can be a very arduous task, but it’s more difficult if you’re facing problems like drought and heat. What do you do when you don’t have access to enough water for your crops or if the weather isn’t ideal for growing vegetables? (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Even if the weather in your area is perfect for […]

garlic

Garlic is the ultimate survival food for the smart prepper

Garlic is popular all over the world because it’s both a flavorful seasoning and a versatile vegetable with many health benefits. Even after SHTF, carefully prepared garlic has incredible uses. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com.) The various health benefits of garlic Garlic can improve blood lipids and help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke — Garlic can help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and […]

rosehips

From relieving pain to improving skin elasticity, here’s why rose hips are one of the best medicinal plants out there

With beautiful flowers and distinctive-looking hips, the rose hip (Rosa spp.), is a pseudofruit(accessory/aggregate fruit) that is part of the Rosaceae family. It is related to apples, plums, and strawberries. Rose petals and rose hips can both be used for cooking and herbal remedies. Rose plants grow as shrubs and they are identified by thorny stems and brightly colored flowers. […]

Why you should learn therapeutic rocking to relieve stress, insomnia, or PTSD

Why you should learn therapeutic rocking to relieve stress, insomnia, or PTSD

If you suffer from stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), therapeutic rocking can help ease your symptoms. This natural treatment is beneficial not only for the person being rocked but also for the person doing the rocking. Done properly, therapeutic rocking can be practiced daily to help relieve stress and anxiety. Dr. Leslie […]

meditation

A single one-hour meditation session can do wonders for your heart, study shows

As the years go by, more people struggle with anxiety and stress – two “mental monsters” that can significantly affect the well-being of millions every day. In some cases, these mental burdens can even affect our physical health. To address this concern, a team of researchers studied how a “single, hour-long meditation session” can help […]

energy

These energy-boosting herbs help keep you awake without the coffee jitters

If you’re like most adults, you can’t start your day without a cup of coffee. Or two, or five. But drinking too much coffee can be bad for your health, so you might want to slow down. While coffee gives you an energy boost, this effect is only temporary, making you crave another cup so you […]