A slew of recent studies about meat and health has set off a veritable firestorm this fall, with a committee of physicians even filing a federal petition against the Annals of Internal Medicine, the journal in which the most recent study was published. Why are so many people so angry?
In Asia, hooker chive (Allium hookeri) is widely cultivated and used as a vegetable and medicine. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers found that the leaf extract of hooker chive contains anti-obesity properties. They found that it may help reduce the negative effects of a high fat diet and prevent obesity-related
Moringa (Moringa oleifera) has been established to have antidiabetic properties in some studies. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food investigated the antidiabetic activity of extract taken from moringa grown in Cambodia. An analysis of the ethanolic extract of moringa leaves revealed the presence of flavonoids, polyphenols, lycopene, and beta-carotene.
Two thousand years ago, Hippocrates said that food should be the medicine. Recent developments mirror that ancient saying when it comes to cancer therapy. An Indian study indicated that nutritional therapy possessed certain advantages over chemotherapy as a means of treating the disease. Cancer comes in many forms that attack various parts
Non-smokers tend to look down on smokers, thinking “they’re doing it to themselves” by poisoning their bodies unnecessarily, knowing good and well that the boatload of chemicals in commercial cigarettes are burning up the tissue in their lungs, robbing their system of nutrients, and inviting cancer cells to develop. Well,
Amazon has patented technology that could let Alexa analyze your voice to determine whether you are sick or depressed and sell you products based on your physical or emotional condition. The patent, titled “Voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users,” was issued on Tuesday this week; Amazon filed the
Some cold medicines treat many problems at once, like congestion, runny nose, cough, fever, and aches. Check the ingredients carefully, and choose the medicine that most closely matches your symptoms. Decongestants can keep you awake. Antihistamines, on the other hand, might make you drowsy. If your child is under 4,
If it’s hard to get the mucus out, or if it’s thick, look for medicine that says “expectorant.” That loosens the gunk to help you get rid of it. If you’re having post-nasal drip with lots of juicy mucous, you may do better with a medicine that dries you up
It’s no secret that turmeric offers a host of health benefits. This flavorful, vibrantly colored spice has risen to fame for its ability to fight many types of cancer, ward off inflammation, and may even be useful in the treatment of conditions like type 2 diabetes. Turmeric has definitely earned its
Humans may have used pottery to process plants for food and medicine more than 10,000 years ago, a study revealed. As part of research, an international team of archaeologists examined more than 100 broken pieces of unglazed pottery found in Takarkori and Uan Afuda in the Libyan Sahara. The pieces of pottery date back
Based on its traditional use as a medicinal plant, Bangladeshi researchers evaluated the nutritional profile of dill (Anethum sowa). They reported that the root of the common spice contains numerous phytochemicals that have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic properties. The study was approved by the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
Researchers from the Fujian University of Traditional Medicine in China have found that the traditional Chinese medicine called Huang-qi (Astragalus membranaceus) can be a promising agent in breast cancer treatment. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team looked at the biological effects of Huang-qi on breast
The plant, native to North America, has yellow flowers that open at night. That’s how it got its name. Traditionally, Native Americans used different parts of the plant, like the leaves and roots, for medicine. Evening primrose oil comes from the seeds. The oil has an omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic
A revamped drug that can withstand extreme heat and stay effective for 1,000 days could “revolutionise the ability” to keep new mothers alive, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The medicine – known as heat-stable carbetocin – helps prevent sometimes fatal bleeding after women give birth. It could potentially be