Health Science Updates

Gratitude Makes for Good Heart Health.

Gratitude Makes for Good Heart Health.

Nov 21st 2017 Posted by MDR

Using psychological tests on 186 people at high risk for heart disease progression, researchers obtained scores comparing gratitude and spiritual well-being in subjects.“We found that more gratitude in these patients was associated with better mood, better sleep, less fatigue and lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers related to cardiac health,” s …
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Sleepy? Don't Blame the Turkey!

Sleepy? Don't Blame the Turkey!

Nov 21st 2017 Posted by MDR

Even the Pilgrims might have taken a nap after their big harvest feast, but the turkey may not be the culprit. The act of stretching the small intestine by overeating protein, fat, and sugars induces sleepiness, says biologist H. Craig Heller at Stanford University. Your body needs more energy for digestion making it less available for the brain.& …
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Why Gaining Weight May Not Be Your Fault

Why Gaining Weight May Not Be Your Fault

Nov 17th 2017 Posted by MDR

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 70 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese. Researchers analyzed the data of 21,904 middle-aged and older women and found that stressful events in women's lives in the previous five years increased the risk of obesity by 36%. (1)   Although obesity may be caused …
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Depressed? Try This for One Hour This Week.

Depressed? Try This for One Hour This Week.

Nov 17th 2017 Posted by MDR

Rates of serious depression are growing worldwide. Scientists found that those who did not exercise were 44% more likely than their peers who exercised for 1 to 2 hours each week to develop depression. Benefits of sunshine and natural Vitamin D, along with visual stimulation from the environment contribute to mental and physical health. …
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Are you missing the right Vitamin E?

Are you missing the right Vitamin E?

Nov 3rd 2017

Vitamin E is commonly found in multivitamins and serves many functions to keep us healthy. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage that otherwise contribute to inflammation. There are eight forms of vitamin E...  alpha, beta, delta, and gamma of both tocopherol and tocotrienols. Now scientists …
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