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Eating ‘unsweetened’ and ‘light’ products can cause more strokes and heart disease

For some people, soft drinks with ‘light’ labels are a good choice for health. Others believe that sugarless food might be a good choice to lose weight, but not in the eyes of scientists. According to recent research, which has put the effects of sweeteners under scrutiny, excessive consumption of apparently unsweetened soft drinks could have negative consequences for health. Researchers examined the association between sugar-free drinks, stroke and ...Read full article...

Your home’s air poisoned by cleaning products

Not even inside our homes are we safe from atmospheric pollution if we do not take the proper precautions. Some culinary practices and housecleaning work -especially if we dust or use chemicals- increase pollution levels in cities already considered highly contaminated. This is the main conclusion of a study led by researchers from the University of Colorado in the United States, whose preliminary results presented last month at the ...Read full article...

The “natural flavor” trap in processed food

Pay attention and you will see something strange in the supermarket. Food brands begin to promote their products with claims that are difficult to understand. For example, the already “100% vegetable” idea, the oatmeal drink of a well-known brand is presented to the buyer with two curious words: “natural flavor”.  But what does that mean? The truth is that we do not agree on what such a brief message ...Read full article...

The globalization of food production is fertile land for food insecurity

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), foodborne disease affects 600 million people and cause more than 420,000 deaths each year worldwide. Not surprisingly, children take the brunt, both in terms of mortality and developmental delay, which affects nearly 150 million children under the age of five and is often caused by dangerous microbes or parasites that invade their meals. Last year, for example, a lethal outbreak of listeria ...Read full article...

Stress damages memory, attention and cognitive function

Smaller brains, due to chronic stress, are more commonly found in women. If feeling stress is usually a situation that is alien o you, what distinguishes you from less fortunate people may be the size of your brain. This is the result of a scientific study that evaluated 2,200 young and middle-aged volunteers – the average was 48 years old. According to the study, people with chronic stress tend ...Read full article...

Biomarker in blood test shows promise for Alzheimer treatment

The fact that there is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is due in part to the fact that current therapies start too late,” said Mathias Jucker, a researcher at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Hertie Institute for Research. Brain Clinic. Jucker, the study’s director, and his colleagues adopted a different approach to that of other works in order to observe, in his words, “the ...Read full article...

This is why biological controls, not pesticides, are better in agriculture

The world population increases and this implies the need for better food. In order to satisfy the demand, producers use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to produce more and prevent the pests from ending up with the crops. However, this is not healthy, since the high toxicity of these compounds causes the death of millions of species. The most aggressive pesticides have been banned for years in Europe, but they ...Read full article...

End with anxiety in 2019

Controlling anxiety is not necessarily one of those new year resolutions people pen down late every year, however, it may be one of those tasks that will pay off more than many other fads. Often the greatest victories are psychological ones. Many times, a strong will and the ability to overcome difficult times in our lives results in stronger versions of ourselves. Unfortunately, very few people are born with ...Read full article...

Ingredients in processed foods are Addictive

Science does not need to tell us that processed foods are addictive. The body shapes of western populations are enough proof of it. Most importantly, it is what the food industry ads to their products what makes them addictive. So, what food is addictive for you? Chocolate, chips, crackers? You’ve already thought of one, right? It is true that in our colloquial language we use terms such as “addiction”, ...Read full article...

Should you nap or walk after a meal?

Should you take a quick nap after a meal or should you take a walk? Both activities have benefits, but one of them yields better results. The typical after-dinner walk, so extolled in the Mediterranean culture, has been the subject of numerous scientific studies. As mediterraneans explain, taking a walk has its benefits, especially if a population has not very healthy habits. The most recent research, carried out by ...Read full article...

What kills viruses, bacterias and fungi while boosting energy?

Coconut oil is a shelf stable product that really does it all. This pantry item can be used (nutritiously) in place of butter, shortening, and cooking oil, and then pressed into duty as a health and beauty aid. One of my favorite things in the stockpile is my big jar of organic virgin coconut oil. And the craziest thing about that? I don’t even like coconuts.  If you slip me ...Read full article...

The Mental Disorder Epidemic Hoax

Prescription drugs do not help in everyday problems, quite the contrary: excessive medication causes more harm than good. Are most people mentally ill? This is a recurrent question every time we see behaviour that seems extreme by today’s standards or that is defined as insane in clinical psychology books. The definition of insanity is not clear mainly because according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual or DSM V, there are ...Read full article...

Obese and Hungry: How Processed Foods make us Sick

In recent decades, traditional breakfasts, in which teas and coffees have long since made their mark, have mutated in many cities around the world into festivals of sweetened cereals, milkshakes, buns and chocolate cookies with lists of eternal unknown ingredients. This is not something that happens only at the first meal of the day. The diets of millions of people around the world changed from the traditional fresh foods ...Read full article...

Will plasma transfusions be the next great thing to stay healthy?

There seems to exist a waiting list already. They are still looking for investment partners. They are even offering employment to physicians who may qualify for the kind of work they are doing. Ambrosia Medical, LLC is a California-based company that is betting big on plasma transfusions from young people to older folks as a way to add more years to your life. What once was a project that ...Read full article...

The ineffective and irresponsible use of “modern medicine”

Fever is a mechanism of the body used to fight the infection. The inflammatory response of the organism to a serious infection, which appears after the febrile period, is also a way for the body to protect itself from pathogens that, in its judgment, can damage the body. Despite this, patients and doctors repeatedly recommend medicines such as ibuprofen, to calm the fever, thus disrupting the body’s natural mechanism ...Read full article...