AHA: Healthy Lifestyle Eases Heart Impact of High Genetic Risk

Genes by themselves do not destine patients to coronary artery disease (CAD), a study reported, showing that a high genetic risk may be controlled with healthy lifestyle choices. Patients at the top quintile of polygenic scores (indicating the highest genetic risk) had double the events as did their peers at … Continue reading

Oxytocin improves synchronization in leader-follower interaction

A new study from Center for Music in the Brain, Denmark, shows that participants receiving oxytocin — a hormone known to promote social bonding — are more synchronized when finger-tapping together, than participants receiving placebo When standing in a crowd at a concert, clapping hands along with the music on … Continue reading

How Cinnamon Controls Blood Sugar

We’re not talking about sticky, sugar-laden, insulin-inducing cinnamon rolls here. This much-loved spice has actually shown evidence oflowering blood sugar. While long used as a flavoring, current research is beginning to confirm health benefits of cinnamon, whose traditional therapeutic use included treatment of chronic bronchitis.1 Cinnamon Controls Diabetes In a … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate for Athletic Performance Boost

Study shows daily consumption of chocolate may give athletes an extra edge in their fitness training. Dark chocolate, which has been proven to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and improve post-exercise markers, is now shown to give an edge in fitness training, when consumed daily. Rishikesh Kankesh Patel, a … Continue reading

How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

If you’ve lost a lot of weight recently, or you’ve been following the tips you’ve read from the Get-Fit Guy, such as Which Workout Burns The Most Fat? or How to Tone and Lose Fat in One Body Part , then you may have noticed that you have a bit … Continue reading

5 Spices That Enhance Your Food and Make You Healthier

You’re going to eat. And you’re probably going to season your food. You might as well use this as an opportunity to “stack” some extra health benefits. Think about it…you’re doing it anyway. It might as well make you better. 5 spices you can use right now to increase health & … Continue reading

Vitamin D – Stroke Link

Low vitamin D levels may not only increase a person’s risk of stroke, but lower their health post-stroke. Low vitamin D has been associated in past studies with neurovascular injury (damage to the major blood vessels supplying the brain, brainstem, and upper spinal cord). Nils Henninger, from University of Massachusetts … Continue reading

How metformin prevents tumors: UCSD researchers

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown mechanism that helps fortify the structure and tight junctions between epithelial cells — a basic cell type that lines various body cavities and organs throughout the body, forming a protective barrier against toxins, pathogens and … Continue reading

Is DMAE Missing from Your Anti-Aging Regimen?

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE or deanol), is a compound that occurs in anchovies, salmon and sardines, and is believed to increase brain levels of the neurohormone acetylcholine, which facilitates the transmission of impulses between neurons (brain cells). DMAE has been investigated as a treatment for several conditions since the 1950s, including attention … Continue reading

Why the Blood-Brain Barrier Is So Critical (and How to Maintain It)

You all know about intestinal permeability, or “leaky gut.” The job of the gut lining is to be selectively permeable, allowing helpful things passage into the body and preventing harmful things from getting in. Nutrients get through, toxins and pathogens do not. Leaky gut describes the failure of this vetting … Continue reading

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