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04 May

Nature's Role in Lowering Stress

A recent paper published by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences studied how people’s stress levels were affected by both the scent and virtual reality scenes of nature highlighting the science behind the health benefits of nature. 154 participants took part in the study in which they...

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24 Apr

Detoxing Your Brain While You Sleep

A new study has revealed that the human body clears toxins out of the brain while we’re asleep.   

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20 Apr

Resveratrol and Quercetin Shown to Support Healthy Inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary functional response triggered by invading pathogens or damaged tissue. It helps isolate an injured area or foreign substance from further contact with body tissue and triggers phagocytes to remove pathogens, injured tissue and dead cells. However, when inflammation...

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13 Apr

New Study Reveals How Cannabidiol Alters Brain Activity

In a recent report published in Psychological Medicine, researchers performed fMRI scans to measure brain activity in 13 patients suffering from an acute manic episode. Senior author, Professor Sagnik Bhattacharyya, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's...

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06 Apr

Melatonin supports Lung Health in New Study

Melatonin, a well-known antioxidant molecule that supports healthy inflammation, may protect lung health threatened by viral and other pathogens. A recent study produced data showing that melatonin may act to protect lung health, and could benefit COVID-19 patients.

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27 Mar

Curcumin's Influence on Cytokine Storm

The end stage of virus infections often correlates with the onset of a cytokine storm. This uncontrolled release of proinflammatory cytokines by the body’s immune system involves more than 150 known inflammatory mediators. There are many factors involved in the progression of what begins as a...

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24 Mar

HIGH DIETARY FIBER INTAKE IMPROVES OVERALL HEALTH

A review of studies and trials conducted over the last 40 years has shown that there is a link between eating more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower risk of non-communicable diseases such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer.

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11 Mar

Collagen Peptides Support Bone Health

Post-menopausal women have a significantly increased risk for osteoporosis. Bone density declines after menopause and osteoporosis has become a major health problem in our aging population. Interestingly, astronauts who spend extended periods of time in space are also a high-risk group. This...

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03 Mar

New Study Discovers How Stress Causes Gray Hair

In a new study published in Nature, scientists have gained advanced insights into how stress impacts the body. More specifically, senior author Ya-Chieh Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard, and her team have found evidence to back up...

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26 Feb

Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation During Aging

One of the side effects of aging is that chronic systemic inflammation alters neuroinflammation of the brain. A recent study from the University of Illinois demonstrated that supplementing with dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation caused by the aging process. 

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