Reap the benefits of dark chocolate & boost your health with top products

Reap the benefits of dark chocolate & boost your health with top products

IT is World Chocolate Day on Wednesday – and it’s worth remembering the dark type can be good for you, improving heart health, cholesterol levels and even playing a role in cancer prevention. I try out the latest chocolate products while our Beauty Editor…

Study Identifies Cytokines That Predict Cognitive Trajectories in Older Adults

Study Identifies Cytokines That Predict Cognitive Trajectories in Older Adults

Decades before patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) exhibit symptoms of cognitive decline and loss of memory, their brains begin to harbor deposits of amyloid plaques and tau tangles. These deposits increase neuroinflammation in the brain that leads to neuronal cell death. “There has always…

Memory biomarkers confirm aerobic exercise helps cognitive function in older adults

Memory biomarkers confirm aerobic exercise helps cognitive function in older adults

The enhanced physical activity group underwent 26 weeks of supervised treadmill training. Blood samples for both groups were taken at baseline and after 26 weeks. Credit: Florida Atlantic University Increasing evidence shows that physical activity and exercise training may delay or prevent the onset…

Intermittent fasting is key to a “healthy lifestyle,” experts suggest

Intermittent fasting is key to a “healthy lifestyle,” experts suggest

( Natural News ) Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It is said to promote weight loss, lower blood pressure and boost brain health, among others. But what does science actually say about intermittent fasting? In…

Let’s Talk Food: Berries are in season

Let’s Talk Food: Berries are in season

Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries are starting to appear at the markets now and are quite sweet. You might as well get your fill of them now because berries taste best when they are fresh and in season. Berries have many health benefits, and…

What is ashwagandha good for?

What is ashwagandha good for?

Ashwagandha is known for its adaptogenic properties, supporting the adrenal and nervous systems and fighting stress symptoms and anxiety. Ashwagandha is a traditional medicinal herb used for thousands of years to reduce stress, boost brain function and increase energy. Newer scientific research also suggests…

Novel drug rejuvenates cellular cleaning to reverse Alzheimer’s in mice

Novel drug rejuvenates cellular cleaning to reverse Alzheimer's in mice

An artist’s impression of tau tangles taking hold in the brain, which are considered one of the drivers of Alzheimer’s disease A key focus for medical scientists working to prevent or potentially treat Alzheimer’s is coming up with ways to avoid the buildup of…

7 bad habits that are actually good for you

7 bad habits that are actually good for you

We typically group habits into two categories: good and bad. While the line between them might appear to be clear, it can sometimes get blurry. Some habits labelled ‘bad’ do actually produce great, productive results. Here are just seven habits that scientific research shows…

Dates and Ramadan connection: promote natural labor as well

Dates and Ramadan connection: promote natural labor as well

Dates come from the fruit of the date palm tree, which is grown in many tropical regions of the world. Other names associated with dates are Medjool and Deglet Noor. They are the most commonly consumed varieties. Dates are also particularly beneficial during Ramadan…

3 Natural Adderall Alternatives: Over the Counter Adderall to Increase Focus

3 Natural Adderall Alternatives: Over the Counter Adderall to Increase Focus

We all know how hard it is when you cannot focus on your job. Keeping your mind focused is essential for daily tasks and productivity. Adderall is one of the stimulants that can help increase your energy and improve your focus. However, this medication…