ginger

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. Some proven health benefits include relieving colds, different kinds of body aches including arthritis, motion sickness, and nausea. It’s able to lower blood sugar. Scientist claim it helps when a loss of appetite. The rhizome (underground stem) of ginger can be consumed fresh, dried as…

rutabaga

Rutabaga is a cruciferous root vegetable, which is actually a cross between cabbage and turnips. The root or the green leaves are used as a food source, depending on a culture. The leaves are used as many other green vegetables, steamed or cooked. The root can be prepared similarly to potatoes, roasted or mashed. Some…

beta carotene

When ingested, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A (retinol) in the small intestines. Excess is stored in the liver and synthesized into vitamin A in times of need. Carrots are one of the top foods rich in this extremely important vitamin. Cancer Prevention Beta-carotene fights cancer with its high antioxidant capacity. It prevents the growth…

pears

Pears are a great source of phenolic phytonutrients such as hydroxycinnamic acids (ferulic acid, coumaric acid, and 5-caffeoylquinic acid); hydroxybenzoic acids (gentisic acid, syringic acid, chlorogenic acid, and vanillic acid); hydroxyquinones (arbutin), flavanols (epicatechin, catechin); flavonols (isorhamnetin, kaempferol, quercetin,); anthocyanins (in red-skinned pear varieties, including Red Bartlett, Comice, Red Anjou, Seckel, and Starkrimson); and carotenoids…

clogged milk ducts

Only 16.4% of mothers in the United States exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least six months, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization among others, recommend for new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least six months of age to receive…

Alzheimer's medications

Even though medications can’t cure Alzheimer’s disease or stop it from progressing, they help to lessen symptoms such as confusion and memory loss for a certain period. The FDA has approved two kinds of medications to treat Alzheimer’s disease – cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine. Cholinesterase inhibitors that are commonly prescribed include medications such as donepezil,…

multipe-sclerosis

There are no single multiple sclerosis treatments available for all MS symptoms, but patients can ease various symptoms of this autoimmune disease. The most common symptom is a pain; it’s present in more than 50 percent of patients with MS. To relieve pain, it’s important to find the specific cause of the pain to treat…

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The cause is still unknown. The body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, destroying myelin (a substance that protects nerves in the brain and spinal cord).Emotional stress is a big part of having a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis. Stress leads to common MS symptoms such as fatigue,…

raise-oxytocin

Researchers are testing whether oxytocin, often called the “love hormone” because of its role in intimacy and bonding with other people, has potential in the treatment for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In one study, oxytocin actually increased motivation for social interaction in male mice, though, in stressed female mice, it had no…

motion sickness

Motion sickness is a disturbance of the inner ear, a part of the body responsible for the sense of equilibrium and balance. The brain receives conflicting message about the body’s position in space. A balance-sensing system in the inner ear and sensory nerves catches that the body is moving but the other parts are calm….

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