Lemongrass adds a delightful, fresh citrus-y note to many Asian dishes, from soups to curries, but it isn’t just great in cooking, it is also potent medicine against many ailments and offers a wide range of health benefits. Here are some of the many health benefits of lemongrass: Anti-cancer Remedy Research in the International Journal […]
If you’re suffering from heart disease you’ll definitely want to make the switch to a plant-based diet. Research published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases found that a plant-based diet slashes mortality risk from heart disease by a whopping 40 percent. If a drug could do that it would be considered a miracle drug. […]
Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory painkiller in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to “treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth.” It became trademarked as a drug named Aspirin™ in 1899 and, to this day, “remains the most […]
So you stayed up hours past bedtime, swept away by a mystery novel or cramming before tomorrow’s presentation. And you’re feeling it. Missing out on the recommended 8 to 9 hours of nightly shut-eye does a lot more than make you feel cranky the next day. It actually has lasting effects on the brain. Science has […]
Did you know that the majority of condoms available at local drugstores contain animal products? They do. Here’s how to find vegan condoms.
As we age, a healthy lifestyle and medical care are vital to maintaining our bodies. And taking preventative measures is key to longevity. Often a routine screening will catch a disease in a person who otherwise has no symptoms. So it’s important to know which tests to get and when. MedlinePlus — a National Institutes […]
Reduction of salt consumption by just 15 percent could save the lives of millions. If we cut our salt intake by half a teaspoon a day, which is achievable simply by avoiding salty foods and not adding salt to our food, we might prevent 22 percent of stroke deaths and 16 percent of fatal heart […]