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Category: Wellness

Magic mushrooms may ‘reset’ the brains of depressed patients

Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a ‘reset’ of their brain activity.

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Energy drinks leave new father with hole in his skull, fighting for his life during son’s birth

“After a two hour drive to the hospital, I learned that my husband, the father of my child, the person I am so deeply in love with, had had a brain hemorrhage. Why? The doctors concluded (after running his tox screen and ruling out drugs) that this horrible event was due to his recent excessive energy drink consumption (a habit he had built when he started working longer hours and commuting).”

Grapes make chemotherapy obsolete? Combination of two powerful nutrients in wild grapes found to destroy cancer stem cells without harming healthy cells

Grapes might be one of the smaller fruits out there, but they punch far above their weight when it comes to providing health benefits. They’ve been revered for everything from their ability to make wine to their convenience and portability compared to other superfoods. Not content to stop there, however, this overachieving fruit is now making headlines for its potential to destroy cancer stem cells.

Treating ADHD naturally: The science says Omega-3s make a difference

A new study finds that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) can be an option for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers at King’s College London examined data from seven clinical tests of more than 500 children and teenagers, and data from three other clinical tests of at least 200 children and teenagers. They used the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines in their meta-analysis study. Furthermore, they used established scientific literature databases to indicate suitable studies for inclusion.

Black Tea Found To Help With Weight Loss Too

Did you know that green tea and black tea are both the same leaves from the same plant? Black tea is simply prepared differently through fermentation. Sometimes it takes awhile for science to widen their scope of study. Poor black tea! It has lived in the shadow of green tea’s health benefits this whole time when it turns out it has many of the same benefits.

The Little-Known Chinese Herb That Destroys 12,000 Cancer Cells For Every Healthy Cell

Today, the odds are pretty good that you have (or have had) cancer, or know somebody who does. In Canada, approximately 1 million Canadians who were alive at the beginning of 2009 had received a cancer diagnosis in the previous 10 years. Two out of every five Canadians will develop cancer within their lifetime, and one in every four will die from it. In the United States, one out of every two men and one out of every three women will develop this disease.

Cannabis – Best Weapon Against the Brain Aging Process

Each year, more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The brain is one of the major organs affected by the aging process, with cognitive decline and memory loss being significant changes one can suffer from. If you are looking to fight all of these changes and protect the brain against the actual aging process, cannabis might be the answer you were looking for. A daily dose of cannabis could protect and heal the brain from the aging process and its consequences.

How To Clean Your Arteries Using One Simple Fruit

Arteries are these tiny little blood vessels that transport blood throughout body, from your brain all the way down to your toes. Healthy arteries have smooth inner walls, so blood can easily move through them, allowing your body to remain healthy and happy. However, arteries can become clogged due to plaque buildup on their inner walls, preventing blood from flowing properly or, in some cases, blocking it entirely.

Antidepressants are killing people: Risk of early death increased by 33%

There is no doubt that the intense stresses and pressures of modern life have left many people feeling depressed and unable to cope. While there are certainly people who have serious mental health issues and require therapy and other treatment to help them with their struggles, it is also true that antidepressant medications like Prozac and Zoloft are viewed almost as cure-alls in our society. More people than ever before are being prescribed these medications, often without being fully informed about their serious side effects and potential for long-term harm.

Cannabis – Best Weapon Against the Brain Aging Process

Each year, more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The brain is one of the major organs affected by the aging process, with cognitive decline and memory loss being significant changes one can suffer from. If you are looking to fight all of these changes and protect the brain against the actual aging process, cannabis might be the answer you were looking for. A daily dose of cannabis could protect and heal the brain from the aging process and its consequences.

More Coffee, Longer Life According To Two New Studies

Two studies have confirmed what morning challenged people and coffee lovers already know: coffee is life. Ok, maybe it’s not that serious, but it’s at least an ability to function in the morning for some. But, the studies, both published Monday, have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee’s health effects, and both studies were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.