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LONELINESS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM

LONELINESS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM

IS LONELINESS LINKED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMENTIA? Social isolation is increasingly being identified as a risk factor for the earlier onset of dementia. Along with alcohol abuse and depression, a recently published study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) documents loneliness as one of a number of risk factors correlated with early- […]

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DRINKING COFFEE IS GOOD FOR YOU

DRINKING COFFEE IS GOOD FOR YOU

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine drinking  coffee on  a daily basis is tied to a lower risk of heart disease and heart failure. They published an article based on various research studies called 9 REASONS WHY COFFEE (the right amount ) IS G0OD FOR YOU They say that there is good news for coffee drinkers, in that the science […]

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Do The Weight Loss Drugs Wegovy, and Zepbound Help Depression and Anxiety?

Do The Weight Loss Drugs Wegovy, and Zepbound Help Depression and Anxiety?

Weight Loss Drugs & Depression and Anxiety According to research published by Epic Research weight loss drugs were linked to a lower likelihood of depression and anxiety diagnoses, The researchers looked at over three million diabetic patients and nearly one million non-diabetic patients taking GLP-1 medications, which is the class of drugs representing popular name brands such […]

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SHOULD YOU FOLLOW A LOW FODMAP DIET FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME ?

SHOULD YOU FOLLOW A LOW FODMAP DIET FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME ?

WHAT ARE FODMAPs ? FODMAP is  an acronym which stands for fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These  are sugars that aren’t easily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. As they are not well absorbed, these sugars are not completely digested in our intestines,  and as a result they move slowly in the  small intestine, taking up water. Then as they […]

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Vegan Diet Improves Cardiovascular Risk after Just 2 Months

Vegan Diet Improves Cardiovascular Risk after Just 2 Months

Vegan Diets A unique study done with 22 pairs of twins was used to evaluate the health effects of following a vegan diet. By using twins this study was able to eliminate factors that can complicate the evaluation of the findings that occur in other studies. Generally speaking researchers have to take into account the […]

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EXERCISE LOWERS CANCER RISK

EXERCISE LOWERS CANCER RISK

EXERCISE LOWERS CANCER RISK Many studies over the years have provided strong evidence that has linked  regular exercise to a lower risk of cancer.  A  new  study, published  in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, provides evidence that men who as young adults have higher  levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, have a  lower risk of developing many forms […]

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Bikram Yoga May Improve Depression

Bikram Yoga May Improve Depression

A recent study published in the journal of Clinical Psychiatry : 10.4088/JCP.22m14621 suggests that sessions of heated Bikram yoga reduce the symptoms of depression. A randomized controlled clinical trial of adults with moderate-to-severe depression was completed with the study subjects attending twice weekly sessions over an 8 week period. Those who participated in heated yoga sessions experienced significant reductions […]

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WHY WE CRAVE UNHEALTHY FOODS

WHY WE CRAVE UNHEALTHY FOODS

A new study published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism uncovers some of the mysteries behind our food cravings The research was done by the Monell Chemical Senses Center . This research center is the world’s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to research on the senses of taste and smell, and how they affect our health and well […]

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MAGNESIUM: THE MAGNIFICENT MINERAL

MAGNESIUM: THE MAGNIFICENT MINERAL

Magnesium is an essential mineral in the body, as it  is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate many important biochemical reactions. It is involved in protein synthesis, blood glucose regulation, blood pressure regulation and  muscle and nerve functions[1–3]. Magnesium is an essential element in the production and health of the skeletal system. […]

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