Two new studies show why psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” is being hailed as a game changer for people with severe depression and anxiety.
Put down the antacids! New study shows that acid blockers are detrimental to cardiovascular health.
New data shows that grape seed extract may be a safe and effective alternative to pharmaceuticals for lowering blood pressure.
Our emotional state has great influence over the degree of inflammation we may suffer from. Feeling "awe inspired" has been found to be the most powerful emotion in fighting inflammation.
Avoiding sun exposure may cause an increase in vitamin D deficiency so dangerous that it is comparable to smoking.
By now, we are well aware of the gut-brain connection. Can supplementing with probiotics reduce the risk for brain disorders in children, including ADHD and autism spectrum disorders?
The loss of odor identification based on memory is an effective indicator of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's Disease; a simple and inexpensive smell test is shown to be better than MRI in predicting early stages.
Many physicians recommend a baby aspirin a day to reduce the risk of heart attack. But did you know that data shows this has ZERO clinical support?
Feeling SAD? New data shows that light therapy is more effective than Prozac on patients with significant depression.
Upon taking a closer look, it is obvious data on emergency room visits due to dietary supplements are blown out of proportion -- especially in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs.
Is magnesium deficiency linked to insulin resistance, high triglyceride levels and high blood pressure?
There is considerable experimental evidence that curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric, protects against age-related brain damage and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease.
Under the current guidelines, statins are recommended for about 15 percent of adults. With the new guidelines 44 percent of men and 22 percent of women would meet the criteria for taking a statin. Is this good, evidence-based medicine or misguided?
The seed of this much cherished vegetable has recently been found to lower blood pressure in a human study.
The research is quite clear – oral medications to treat type 2 diabetes do not alter the long-term progression of the disease. While these drugs can be quite effective in the short term, several different types are associated with increased all cause mortality and in particular an increased risk for dying due to cardiovascular disease.
A new study reveals that the use of calcium-channel blockers for 10 or more years was associated with significantly higher risks of both ductal breast cancer and lobular breast cancer.
Most people consider acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) as being an extremely safe pain reliever for both children and adults. The reality is that it can be extremely dangerous and causes significant side effects.
On July 10, 2013, major media headlines and news stories claimed “Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk.” Wow, that sure seems fishy given all of the positive health benefits linked to fish oil intake.