It’s no secret that sedentary desk jobs contribute to decreased physical health, and now there’s an additional alarm being sounded. According to a study out of Michigan State University, people with a lower level of fitness have worse memory capabilities than healthier people do.
>> Sitting All Day Isn’t Just Bad for The Body, It’s Also Killing Your Memory
You may have never heard about it but aspartame poisoning is very real. Also known under different names such as aminosweet or nutrasweet, this artificial sweetener has been shown to have detrimental effects in the human body. The best way to avoid aspartame poisoning is to stop eating foods that contain this artificial sweetener.
>> This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Get Aspartame Poisoning From Diet Sodas
A few days ago, the FDA released results of its tests for arsenic in rice and rice products. The conclusion of this study was basically that “agency scientists determined that the amount of detectable arsenic is too low in the rice and rice product samples to cause any immediate or short-term adverse health effects.”
>> Arsenic Found in Rice, FDA Says Not To Worry?
With the availability of information constant and instant, many people are taking their health into their own hands, doing research and self-medicating. There is no question that the information age has brought new ways of doing things; you might say it’s both a blessing and a curse.
>> 8 Things You’re Doing That Drive Your Doctor Crazy
There are many things out of our control, and our environment is one of them. Some of the things in our environment can contribute to brain deterioration without us being able to do much about it, but there are many things we may be doing every day that we have control over that could be causing brain deterioration without us even realizing it.
>> 5 Things You Do That’s Slowly Killing Your Brain
Linus Pauling stands apart as the expert on life prolonging techniques. The only two-time Nobel Laureate – once in Chemistry and once for Peace – bases his influential text, How to Live Longer and Feel Better, on the science of vitamins. Vitamins, says Pauling, can prevent any number of diseases, and can be used to treat those that do develop.
>> Advice from the Expert: How to Live Longer and Feel Better
A plant commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, known as the thunder god vine, has been the subject of some recent research on weight management and obesity control. It contains a compound known as Celastrol, which researchers now say can reduce food intake by up to 80 percent, leading to as much as a 45 percent decrease in body weight.
>> A Medicinal Plant Called “Thunder God Vine” May Prove Effective In Weight Loss, Study Says
With something as basic and necessary as sleep, it’s puzzling and troubling that so many people have problems with it. Insomnia and other sleep disorders are prevalent: the American Sleep Association estimates that between fifty and seventy million American adults suffer from a sleep disorder.
>> Drink Tea Before Bed to Reduce Stress and Help You Sleep
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated its review of the use of triclosan and triclocarban—two pesticides used in antibacterial products—due to health concerns and questions of their long-term efficacy and prudence for killing germs. Canada has already declared triclosan an environmental toxin and its use will be banned there.
>>Antibacterial Soaps May Pose Health Risks
The researchers found that a major stress hormone in the liver was significantly reduced in the group of cows fed the polyphenol mixture consisting of green tea (95%) and curcuma extract (5%). This suggests that the mix may prevent fatty liver syndrome.
>>How To Treat Sugar Induced Fatty Liver Disease Using Green Tea And Turmeric