A study published this August in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, challenges the way depression is explained and treated. This condition affects more than 350 million people globally, and is seen as the leading cause of disability. To date, no fully effective treatment has been discovered, so the recent study might be an important marker in depression management.
Aurora Colello’s story is inspiring in many ways. It’s a story about a person who carried on when others might have given up. It’s a story about a woman who questioned what she was told and found her own way. And it’s also a story about the potential of alternative and holistic therapies.
Ketchup is a very popular condiment used in many houses and is especially favored by kids. It contains lycopene which is the pigment that gives fruits and vegetables their red color and is considered a strong and effective antioxidant. As an antioxidant it helps to repair or prevent damage to cells, and many studies have found that it helps to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease (read more about lycopene in my previous article).
Yoga is an ancient spiritual science that combines philosophical teaching with physical and mental practices. It originates in India, where it was first mentioned in The Vedas – the sacred text dating back to 500 BCE. The beginnings of Yoga pre-date this text, as it was developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization over 5000 years BCE.
Age spots or pigmentation appear on the most visible and exposed areas of our body such as our face, back, neck, chest, shoulders, and hands. They are usually harmless, but many of us want to get rid of them because they give our skin an unattractive look.
Many people regularly clean their ears with the best intentions of keeping them clean and healthy. However, ears are not designed for cleaning. In fact, they have their own hygienic regime in place, and by sticking objects into the ear, you are only disrupting this natural process. Or worse, causing an injury.
It’s funny how sometimes our own amazing advancement can develop a gradual demise. As we progress with technology and policy at a rate that no known species can parallel, we also contribute to negative health without intending to do so. Obesity was hardly a problem centuries ago, when overweight appearance was commonly associated with royalty and comfort. Now, thanks to mass production and a highly profitable market, food is much easier to get and far less healthy. This is obvious to most people, it’s the not so obvious ways our daily lives harm us that come as a shock, particularly one: sitting.
The use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is skyrocketing. According to a report published in The New York Times, the number of adult Americans taking medications for this condition increased by 53% from 2008 to 2012, and it doubled among young adults. This means that the general population is becoming more and more reliant on stimulants, which are routinely prescribed for ADHD.
We live in an appearance-obsessed society where beauty standards are set unrealistically high. When we are exposed to images of super, bright, white teeth throughout the media, it’s no wonder we feel self-conscious of our own natural teeth. In this article, I will explain exactly what causes yellow teeth and how you can prevent it from occurring.
Turmeric beauty masks have been used across Asia for centuries. They are known in Chinese and Indian traditions, and are an element of the Ayurvedic medical system. In south Asia, they were an integral part of the bride’s wedding preparations, making her look spotless and glamorous on her big day.