Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disease. It effects coordination and motor control, making activities as simple as walking very difficult. Eventually, it can even lead to depression and anxiety in those afflicted with it. But could some simple dietary changes delay or prevent the onset of Parkinson’s?
There’s a lot we don’t know about the human gut microbiome. We know this collection of bacteria, viruses and other critters residing in our digestive tract have crucial roles in many areas of our health. For many of these, we’ve barely scratched the surface of research.
With 2020 behind us, being happy is probably a popular resolution this New Year! Will losing some weight make you happy? Finding a better job? Moving to another state (or another planet, where there are no pandemics?) Science tells us it’s simpler than that and we can all do it.
Avocados aren’t exactly every-day fare for most Americans. Most people think of guacamole and other Mexican or Southwestern dishes in relation to them. They’re far more versatile than that, however, and new research suggests that finding more ways to get them in our diets may benefit gut health.
Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for humans. Called the “sunshine vitamin,” it’s a building block of strong bones and involved in a number of processes. Recent research has also identified it as important to the immune system, particularly in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus.
Mental health is in the news right now. The isolation, fear and anxiety of COVID-19 shutdowns have spawned a society very much on edge, and not as mentally healthy as it could be. But there are three key things that can help us turn the corner on this problem.
Everyone loves Christmas cookies, unless you’re a total Scrooge! Scrumptious treats that only appear this time of year. However, most of us can live without the excess calories, fat and sugar. So here’s a few that won’t make you say “ho, ho, oh no!”
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the leading cause of disability in the US. Over 250 million works days are lost each year to CLBP. The cost in lost productivity and wages is over $100 billion dollars a year. Doctors know exercise helps CLBP. Science just can’t decide on why.
Many ways have been devised to test the strength and health of the human heart. Treadmill stress tests are possibly the most common medical test used. But there may be a better way to test your heart’s strength and health, and you don’t even need a prescription.
It is widely accepted that your sport of choice, surface you play on and even your shoes can contribute to your risk of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But is your risk of rupturing your ACL also influenced by your genetics? A new study answers that question.