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Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, affects around 300 million people worldwide. Although most of the sufferers respond well to the existing treatments, there is a small percentage of cases that are difficult to treat.
New research, coming from the Cardiff University in collaboration with other renowned international institutions, provides new insights into the cause of asthma, and offers hope of a novel treatment. The findings are exciting not only for asthma patients, but also for those with other chronic respiratory conditions that have no cure yet, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis.
Readers of this website are already familiar with my enthusiasm for coconut oil. Now, there is even another reason to love it. When used in a certain way, coconut oil can make a bowl of white rice into a much healthier meal.
It’s true that white rice is a highly processed grain and has a high glycemic index. But, the effect food has on your blood sugar can be altered depending on what you eat it with. Researchers from Sri Lanka might have uncovered a Holy Grail of rice cooking that could shake the way we view and prepare rice. They presented their preliminary findings last month at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
Some of the most unassuming spices can be amazing sources of health. Not many would guess that the small and ordinary looking cumin seed can become your faithful weight loss aide.
Tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, pneumonia and leprosy are all caused by Gram positive bacteria. It appears that there is a naturally occurring substance that can fight them effectively. It comes in the form of a delicious and healthy cashew nut. Some report amazing results when using cashews, and scientists, too, are looking into its healing components.
Yesterday I received numerous messages from my readers that they were unable to pin my content in Pinterest. It looks like Pinterest marked my website as SPAM ????
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the main risk factors. According to the American Heart Association, one in three adults in the U.S. develops hypertension.
Women after menopause are particularly prone to it, especially if other contributing factors are present, such as increased body weight, inactivity and poor diet with high sodium (salt) intake. Thankfully blueberries can be used as natural remedy for lowering high blood pressure and you can use them to make your own delicious blueberry smoothie for high blood pressure.
On February 17th, Starbucks started offering a new alternative to diary and soy: Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk. This new vegan option has been advertised as creamy and delicious, and is aimed at health-conscious, coconut loving, coffee and tea drinkers.
However, on closer inspection, the truth about Starbucks’ ‘coconut milk’ gets revealed. Unfortunately, their new product is not as healthy as you might think, and also comes at a great cost to the environment.
According to some sources, shingles rates have been on the increase. The disease, caused by the herpes zoster virus, is closely connected to chickenpox. In fact, shingles is a re-activation of the chickenpox virus. But unlike chickenpox, which is mainly a mild childhood disease, shingles can cause neurological complications and even death.
Antiviral drugs that treat herpes outbreaks come with side effects. Also, they are not readily available to everyone. A preliminary study now suggests that there might be a natural and effective balm for shingles: honey or more specifically manuka and clover honey.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis localized in the knee and causes a variety of symptoms such as pain, swelling, abnormal bone growth, disfigured cartilage and loss of motion.
Bitter melon, also known as wild cucumber or bitter apple, grows in Asia, East Africa, South America and the Caribbean. It is consumed as food and also has many medicinal effects.