Can you sniff out your mate? Previous research suggests a women’s mate preference is based on odor. Sounds odd, right? But our sense of smell is regulated by something called major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which are genes that are key to our immune system and our autoimmunity. When it comes to organ donation, it’s important […]

Beautiful Smile

What’s the secret to a great smile? Beautiful teeth and gums…and a cup of green tea? A study conducted in Japan found that the more green tea people drink, the healthier their gums are, decreasing their risk of periodontal disease and reducing the effects of receding and bleeding gums. Gum disease is caused by an inflammatory response […]

Have you ever been in pain?  Chances are you’re wincing as you answer that question.  Pain is the most common symptom of all medical conditions.  Therefore, pain relief is not only essential for recovery but also key for keeping you sane.  We may now be able to turn to nature for help with this ubiquitous […]

Echinacea Cold Fighter

Cure for the common cold? That would be a welcome discovery by just about everyone. If you’ve searched for a cure, you probably have come across echinacea, a common herb that has been claimed to stimulate the immune system and prevent or shorten the duration of colds. But, as with many herbal solutions, it’s prudent […]

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Step aside vitamin C!  New research suggests that daily vitamin D supplement that may help prevent the flu, particularly in kids and teens. We know that we’re more likely to get sick in the winter, and we also know that we get vitamin D primarily from sun exposure. Is this a coincidence?  One theory behind the seasonality […]

Looking for an alternative to fish oil supplements, but still want to get extra omega 3-s?  Krill oil may be your answer.  The link between omega 3 fatty acids and cholesterol is pretty clear and the American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fatty fish a week to get your omega 3s. However, new […]

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Vitamins are how health-conscious people usually supplement any deficiencies in their regular diet, but they may not be as healthy as some expect. In fact, according to ABC News, a study finds that vitamins may actually be to the detriment of older women. Looking at about 40,000 women over the age of 55, the study […]

Vitamin D deficiencies have been found to raise the risk of skin cancers such as melanoma. A real catch-22, especially for pale-skinned people. Those who burn easily tend to avoid the sun and slather on tons of sunscreen, but the sun of course is a vital source of vitamin D. According to a new study […]