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Red Light Therapy Shows Potential For Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes—when insulin resistance in the body leads to elevated blood sugar levels—affects some 38 million Americans, or about 12% of the population. Treatment includes lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, as well as prescription medications, blood sugar monitoring, and insulin therapy, the total costs of which are estimatedRead

Natural Plant Compounds Show Promise Against Breast Cancer

The debate over soy and its relation to breast cancer has been a long—and confusing—one. For many years, it was thought that soy might increase the risk of breast cancer, due mainly to its concentration of isoflavones, naturally occurring chemicals that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. ResearchRead

Surprising Benefits of Navy Beans

Beans, beans, good for the…gut? They are. At least according to new research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Their study, which involved incorporating navy beans into the diets of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors found that these common legumes have the potential to positively impact both gutRead

Using Ayurvedic Herbs to Treat Stress

The ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. It relies on a holistic approach to health that incorporates diet, exercise, and lifestyle elements along with medicinal herbs and other natural remedies. Much of Ayurvedic healing isRead

Ancient Herb Shows Promise for Stress Relief

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a shrub native to India, Africa, and the Middle East. It has been used for at least 3,000 years in the Indian Ayurvedic system of healing as a rejuvenating tonic to improve both mental and physical health. It’s thought to be an adaptogen, a substance thatRead

Another Reason to Give Up Meat

The idea that eating less meat can improve cardiovascular health certainly isn’t new. Studies have found that people who eat less meat—especially less red meat—have a lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases and a lower risk of fatal ischemic stroke. While there is some debate as to the exact relationship ofRead

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