Sunlight Can Shrink Fat Cells

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta shows that sunlight can shrink fat cells that lie just below the skin. The findings of the study were published in the journal Scientific Reports in November and reveal that the lipid droplets found in subcutaneous fat cells become smaller and are released from [. . . more]

Pets Benefit Our Mental Health

A recent study conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton suggests that pets can actually alleviate mental health symptoms. The study, which was published in BMC Psychiatry in February 2018, is the first systematic review of research related to the role of companion animals and analyzes the impact of pets on [. . . more]

Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Breast Cancer: Body Fat, Not Weight, Poses Greater Risk

A new study shows that postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer, even if they are within a normal BMI range. The study, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference in January 2018, is the first to look at the correlation between [. . . more]

Commentary: A Response to Blaming Canada for Failure of the U.S. Dairy Industry

Many people with a preference for natural health and additive-free foods have reduced consumption of animal-based dairy products considerably over the last few years. Animal-based dairy products are known to contain hormones that are carcinogenic, processed with other ingredients harmful to health, and dairy is illness-producing for many people. Lactose intolerance is but one issue yet [. . . more]

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in The Brain

A study conducted by researchers at the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea has shown that smartphone addiction creates a chemical imbalance in the brain. The study looked at 10 youths who had been diagnosed with smartphone or internet addiction — 9 males and 10 females with a mean age of 15.5 years. To determine [. . . more]

Chlorella Effective for Cardiovascular Health

Many people tout the health benefits of “green” drinks and smoothies that look more like a Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day concoction. But what exactly are in these? Read the labels when buying to be sure but if one of the ingredients is Chlorella then you’ll know it is good for you. Why? Chlorella is [. . . more]

Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, consuming a certain kind of curcumin daily improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives curry its yellow colour, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This new study [. . . more]

Regular Exercise Slows the Aging Process

Recent research shows that regularly exercising throughout one’s life can slow the aging process and prevent deterioration of the immune system. Two articles, published in March 2018 in Aging Cell by researchers from the University of Birmingham and King’s College London proved that older people who have exercised all of their lives have the immunity, [. . . more]