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  1. The Best Time of Day to Take Nutrients for Cognitive Health

    The Best Time of Day to Take Nutrients for Cognitive Health

    As people age, it's normal to experience a natural decline in cognitive ability. This is why seniors can tend to be more forgetful, less patient and exhibit a decline in critical thinking abilities. However, some seniors experience more severe cognitive degeneration as a result of a condition known as dementia. Dementia involves a more rapid decline of mental functioning that...
  2. Drinking More Coffee Boosts Gut Health

    Drinking More Coffee Boosts Gut Health

    Previous research has found that drinking coffee can provide a growing list of health benefits, from protecting cognitive functioning to strengthening cardiovascular health. While these benefits may seem unrelated, new research has discovered that they may all be attributed to the way in which coffee affects the gut microbiome. A new study finds drinking more coffee boosts gut health, adding...
  3. Curcumin Kills Bacteria: Could it Be a Solution to the Antibiotic-Resistance Crisis?

    Curcumin Kills Bacteria: Could it Be a Solution to the Antibiotic-Resistance Crisis?

    Resistance to antibiotics is a growing problem worldwide, as more and more bacterial strains become resistant to the very antibacterial medications that could eradicate them and the dangerous health conditions they cause. Fortunately, new research may have pinpointed a natural remedy that could offer a more effective treatment to everyone. A new study finds that curcumin kills bacteria, which may...
  4. Which Foods and Fibers Are Best for Supporting a Healthy Gut Microbiome?

    Which Foods and Fibers Are Best for Supporting a Healthy Gut Microbiome?

    Past research has confirmed that trillions of microorganisms thrive in our large intestines, comprising what we call the gut microbiome. This collection of bacteria influences our health in a variety of ways, including how likely we are to develop medical conditions such as Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Research has found that one of the primary...
  5. Work-Family Conflict is Detrimental to Women's Health

    Work-Family Conflict is Detrimental to Women's Health

    One of the biggest problems most working adults face is finding enough time for both their careers and their families. Trying to maintain the right balance can be stressful in itself, particularly because American workers are spending more time on the job than those of past generations. Today's workforce is spending 8 percent longer on the job than past generations...
  6. Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

    Fat-Soluble Vitamins: Everything You Need to Know

    There are two primary types of vitamins: those that dissolve in water and those that dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, or those that don't dissolve in water, should be taken along with some dietary fat in order to obtain the most benefits. After the supplement has dissolved, the vitamins contained within it are delivered to the liver and to fatty...
  7. New Insights Reveal How Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Relieves Pain

    New Insights Reveal How Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Relieves Pain

    Chili peppers are used to create spicy dishes throughout the world, but research has found that this pepper also provides a vast array of health benefits. In fact, it’s the compound in the chili pepper responsible for creating that spicy, burning feeling that provides those benefits. This compound is called capsaicin and it has been the focus of several scientific...
  8. Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    Diallyl Sulfide and Cancer: Can a Vegetable Compound Protect Against a Deadly Disease?

    While vegetable compounds like diallyl sulfide make onions and garlic more flavorful and contribute to their spiciness, they may also play a more important role when it comes to human health. While previous research has looked at how these compounds affect the development of various medical conditions, a recent study focused specifically on their effects on breast cancer risk. This...
  9. Scientists Probe New Link Between Gut Health and Chronic Disease

    Scientists Probe New Link Between Gut Health and Chronic Disease

    What would happen if you could turn an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy one? According to research recently conducted at Scripps Research Institute, doing so may improve cholesterol levels and stave off chronic disease. According to this new research, gut health and disease are linked, suggesting improving gut health can positively impact the risks of developing certain diseases. Recent...
  10. Can Taking an Anti-Aging Supplement Really Slow the Aging Process?

    Can Taking an Anti-Aging Supplement Really Slow the Aging Process?

    While the physical symptoms of aging are obvious, they're only the most noticeable aspects of a process that begins deep inside the body at a molecular -- and even genetic -- level. Just as the aging process is the end result of many different contributing factors, there are many factors that can speed up this process. Can taking a so...

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