Posted Wed, 12/30/2009 - 8:19pm by Denise Reynolds
A group of researchers have added new backing to the data that Ginkgo biloba, a popular herbal supplement used in Chinese medicine for over 500 years, does not prevent Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or cognitive decline.
Posted Tue, 12/29/2009 - 3:04pm by Denise Reynolds
Two herbs, black cohosh and red clover, are often promoted as a natural remedy for menopause symptoms. A new study by Dr. Stacie Geller of the University of Illinois has found that they are no better than a placebo for treating hot flashes and night sweats, which is experienced by 75% of women.
Posted Sun, 12/27/2009 - 6:30am by Fred Lee
Researchers out of the University of California, at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) have found that regular participation in yoga may help to prevent or alleviate symptoms of kyphosis, or hunched back, whereby the upper portion of the spine (thoracic) is curved by at least 40-45 degrees.
Posted Sat, 12/26/2009 - 7:25am by Fred Lee
New findings published in the journal Nature have found that the key to healthy aging may in fact lie in the proper balance of proteins in your diet. Researchers discovered this possible connection to protein intake by studying, of all things, fruit flies. By varying the amount of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) in their diet, they were able to affect the longevity as well as the fertility of the flies.
Posted Sat, 12/26/2009 - 7:13am by Denise Reynolds
Bikram Yoga was developed by Bikram Choudhury, a renowned Hatha Yoga Master currently living in California, over 30 years ago after sustaining a knee injury in a weight-lifting accident.
Posted Sat, 12/26/2009 - 6:59am by Camilla Cheung
After the junk-food binge of the holidays, many people look to so-called “detox diets” to flush toxins out of their systems and get back on track to eating healthy. But many doctors say that these diets are misleading, that they do not, in fact, have detoxifying effects, and can in some cases be dangerous.
Posted Thu, 12/24/2009 - 9:20am by Denise Reynolds
The pomegranate is an exotic fruit that dates back to Greek mythology. It is considered a symbol of health, rebirth, and fertility. Primarily grown in the warmer climates of the Middle East, Southern Europe, and California, this unassuming fruit is a powerhouse of health.
Posted Wed, 12/23/2009 - 1:00pm by Denise Reynolds
The Reverse Diet (2007) was written by Tricia Cunningham, a woman whose personal diet plan inspired the book, and Heidi Skolnik, nutrition advisor.
Posted Tue, 12/22/2009 - 8:42am by Fred Lee
A recent study out of Japan has found that one of the compounds in green tea may help combat “the blues” in older people. When men and women aged 70 or older consumed upwards of four cups of green tea per day, they were less likely to suffer from depression. Experts believe that the presence of a “feel good” chemical is responsible for this effect.
Posted Fri, 12/18/2009 - 2:09pm by Denise Reynolds
Each year, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to make time to exercise. Instead of investing in a gym membership, why not get a pet? A recent British survey found that dog owners spend an average of 8 hours and 11 minutes walking their pets each week. Those without a four-legged friend walked only 1 hour and 20 minutes.