Category Archives: GastroIntestinal

Can you say conflict of interest? Synagro, nation’s largest biosludge producer, is a formal corporate partner of the Environmental Defense Fund

Did you know that the nation’s largest producer of repurposed toilet waste, aka “biosolids,” is owned by an investment group that also maintains a “formal corporate partnership” with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), one of the world’s largest, nonprofit environmental

Having “noisy knees” increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis, study concludes

People who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint — clinically known as crepitus — might have an increased likelihood of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. As part

Medical investigation uncovers massive bribery ring of “kickback” payments to doctors

Many patients receive health care from doctors who get incentives from drug firms and medical device companies, according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Data from the study revealed that when accounting for only the respondents’

Certain inflammatory markers found to be triggered by inadequate levels of vitamin D

A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science showed that vitamin D deficiency leads to an increase in inflammatory markers. This was determined by a team of researchers from various institutions in London, Australia, and Brazil through a clinical

Shocking international study reveals that adolescents who eat fast food are 40% more likely to have severe asthma

A study has revealed one more reason to stop eating fast food: it is linked to the “the rising prevalence of asthma and allergies, especially among children.” How is fast food linked to asthma? Published data from the Centers for Disease

INSANITY: Mustard gas chemotherapy FEEDS cancer instead of fighting it

Are you looking to fight and beat cancer or feed it and be defeated by it? You’d better make up your mind, and fast. Most Americans, upon finding out they have cancer, make the biggest mistake of their lives when

Why you should start drinking lemon tea every day

Lemons are zesty citrus fruits rich in vitamin C. When your nose is stuffy or if your throat is sore because of a cold or the flu, you can drink some lemon tea to ease your symptoms. The benefits of lemon

Clinical massage and guided imagery are low-cost alternatives to treating anxiety and insomnia

A massage can help improve your flexibility, relieve pain, or reduce pain caused by various factors. Now, according to a study, both clinical massage and guided imagery can also be used as low-cost alternatives to conventional medical treatment for individuals who suffer

Reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s with thiamine

A study from the University Studies Abroad Consortium in Italy found that thiamine, a B-vitamin found in beans and whole grains, can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the paper, which appeared in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the authors looked

7 reasons to eat an apple a day

As the famous saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But have you ever wondered how it does this? According to studies, there are many ways through which apples can improve a person’s quality of life and

Wheat bread made from fine oat powder is more nutritious

It turns out, to make great bread, you have to turn to…statistics. In a study that appeared in CyTA – Journal of Food, researchers from Poland found that a statistical method known as response surface methodology (RSM) can greatly impact both

Blood pressure medication RECALLED after it was discovered to be mislabeled

Imagine suffering from a debilitating health condition that can only be managed with the help of prescription medication. Now, imagine trusting that medication to ease your pain — only to have it cause an adverse reaction in your body. This

Saffron reduces symptoms of postpartum depression

A study published in the journal Pharmacopsychiatry suggests that saffron may be an effective alternative for improving the symptoms of postpartum depression. The study’s findings also reported that it may be as effective as, but far safer, than fluoxetine, an

Natural remedies for a sore throat

Sore throats are caused by bacterial or viral infections in the throat and tonsils. They usually accompany the common cold or the flu. If you are suffering through a sore throat, you might be tempted to head to your pharmacy

Fight stress with this ancient Chinese herb

A study has shown that the Chinese herb XingPiJieYu (XPJY) helps mitigate the effects of chronic unpredictable stress (CUS) and alleviates depression-like symptoms in animal models. To test this, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing examined sixty rats with CUS and

Important acupressure points for optimum kidney health

Your kidneys play an important role in the elimination of toxins from your body. If you eat an unhealthy diet or if you are regularly exposed to pollution, these harmful toxins can accumulate in your body and overload your kidneys.

Could the cure for Alzheimer’s be found in myrobalan?

Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) holds potential as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, which is one of the most common severe neurological disorders today. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines found that myrobalan could

Sushi lovers, rejoice: Wasabi can help prevent cancer

If you’ve eaten sushi, you might have noticed that your meal usually comes with a green paste called wasabi (Japanese horseradish). Not everyone likes this pungent Japanese condiment, but according to a study, it could be the key to curing cancer.

People who lack DHA are more prone to anger and hostility, studies show

If you find yourself in a crabby mood most of the time, it could be your body’s way of telling you that you’re not getting enough of a specific nutrient. According to research, people who do not consume enough of

Aster herb found to inhibit growth of cancer cells

If there’s one thing almost everyone is afraid of, it’s cancer. This disease is a major cause of concern since it remains to be one of the biggest and deadliest health problems in the world, causing an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018

Traveling by air? Elderberry protects you from travel stress while boosting your immune system response

Planning on traveling by air soon? You may want to consider taking elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplements before you travel. A study published in the journal Nutrients revealed that supplementation with elderberry extract can help reduce duration and symptoms of the common