Intravaginal manipulations by (German) osteopaths: a new low point for clinical research into alternative medicine?

Intravaginal manipulations by (German) osteopaths: a new low point for clinical research into alternative medicine?

Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of osteopathic treatment including intravaginal techniques versus osteopathic treatment only in females with pregnancy-related low back pain.

Can chia seeds help people maintain a healthy body weight?

Can chia seeds help people maintain a healthy body weight?

Improved blood sugar control – beneficial for people with diabetes Healthy cholesterol levels Lowered blood pressure Reduced inflammation due to its antioxidant content Regular bowel habits, which addresses constipation Thinner blood due to omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent blood clots In a study published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria , researchers looked at whether chia seeds can help promote weight loss.

Even if you’re slim, cutting down on calories can improve overall health

Even if you’re slim, cutting down on calories can improve overall health

Findings from the study, which was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology , revealed that cutting up to 300 calories a day can help improve your blood glucose levels and lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Young people’s mental health suffering most during lockdown, research suggests

Young people’s mental health suffering most during lockdown, research suggests

Overall, young people are experiencing worse mental health outcomes from life during the pandemic their older counterparts, according to the survey, with those aged 18 to 24 reporting “amplified” feelings of low mood and poor wellbeing.

Chamomile tea can help give you better sleep and glowing skin at the same time

Chamomile tea can help give you better sleep and glowing skin at the same time

A 2015 study published in the European Journal of Public Health showed that drinking chamomile tea may help prevent thyroid cancer.(: Chamomile tea is not just for promoting sleep; it has other health benefits as well.).

A healthy lifestyle, plus ginger, can benefit those with liver disease

A healthy lifestyle, plus ginger, can benefit those with liver disease

According to the researchers, the participants who took the ginger supplements experienced significant improvements not just in their liver health, but also in their insulin sensitivity.The researchers concluded that supplementing with ginger likely increased the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions, such as physical activity and diet modifications, in the participants.

World's most expensive drug to be given to children for free through lottery

World's most expensive drug to be given to children for free through lottery

The lottery system — which has been called a managed access program — would establish a bi-weekly draw for babies under the age of two who live in countries where Zolgensma is not approved.Just two drugs for spinal muscular atrophy are approved in the US.

Nicotinamide mononucleotide ameliorates the depression-like behaviors and is associated with attenuating the disruption of mitochondrial bioenergetics in depressed mice

Nicotinamide mononucleotide ameliorates the depression-like behaviors and is associated with attenuating the disruption of mitochondrial bioenergetics in depressed mice

Transcriptome and metabolome analyses revealed that in depressed mice, NMN reduced the mRNA expression of genes involved in fatty acid synthesis, stimulation of β-oxidation and glycolysis, and increased production of acetyl-coenzyme A for the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

Study: Personalized treatment with omega-3s might help children with ADHD

Study: Personalized treatment with omega-3s might help children with ADHD

The findings: Participants who received EPA supplementation showed greater improvement in focused attention than those in the placebo group.

Not as sweet but still good for you: Study reveals tea drinkers don’t miss sugar after quitting

Not as sweet but still good for you: Study reveals tea drinkers don’t miss sugar after quitting

Researchers from University College London and the University of Leeds recommend tea drinkers to skip the sugar next time: It will not affect their enjoyment of the drink and will help lower the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes.

Leaky gut? Drinking green tea can help

Leaky gut? Drinking green tea can help

The findings of a recent study also suggest that the consumption of green tea not only helps prevent obesity but also improves gut health to reduce leaky gut.Drink green tea regularly to boost your gut health and lower obesity risk.

Gong Therapy Studio Offers Healing Through Sound And Vibration

Gong Therapy Studio Offers Healing Through Sound And Vibration

At Sacred Wave Gong Immersions in Clawson Christopher Davis uses a variety of gongs to bring about healing and relaxation. Davis says gong therapy has been around for ages. Davis plays the gongs for 60 minutes, there's a period of silence.

Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of maternity care under new healthcare bill

Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of maternity care under new healthcare bill

Donald Trump met the conservative Freedom Caucus, an all-male group of 30 Republican House representatives, to discuss an amendment to the bill designed to repeal Obamacare.

Mystical Experiences in Psilocybin Trial Appear to Ease Alcohol Use, Cravings

Mystical Experiences in Psilocybin Trial Appear to Ease Alcohol Use, Cravings

SAN FRANCISCO—Alcohol use and cravings decreased in participants with higher scores on the Mystical Experience Questionnaire in a controlled study assessing psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for alcohol dependence, according to preliminary study results presented during a poster session at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting.

Eight Things to Love About Tai Chi

Eight Things to Love About Tai Chi

Any general tai chi class will help with these issues, as long as the form practiced is gentle enough for your limitations. By the end of the study, those who had taken tai chi had twice the level of antibodies to shingles, on average, compared to those who took just the health classes.

Elderberry compounds help minimise flu symptoms

Elderberry compounds help minimise flu symptoms

The researchers study showed that compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus’s entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person’s immune response to the virus.

Benefits of Exercise—10 Years Later

Benefits of Exercise—10 Years Later

The low-moderate exercise group had both lower blood pressure and insulin levels during the follow-up testing 10 years later than they had when they were much younger at the beginning of the first trial.

High doses of vitamin D could benefit patients with advanced colorectal cancer

High doses of vitamin D could benefit patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D might delay progression of metastatic colorectal cancer, scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute determined in a study of 139 patients.

Yet ANOTHER reason to eat organic food: It reduces your risk of getting cancer

Yet ANOTHER reason to eat organic food: It reduces your risk of getting cancer

Eating lots of organic foods could reduce risks of cancer caused by pesticides. There is also a growing body of scientific literature that indicated the risk of cancer increases for people who eat foods that had been treated with synthetic pesticides.

Study suggests dogs bring people closer, help humans get along better

Study suggests dogs bring people closer, help humans get along better

Because of all the reported benefits – reduced stress, improved job satisfaction, better teamwork, healthier employees, and increased productivity – of having animals or natural elements in the workplace, employers may just broaden their horizons and give this new trend their trust.

Get more B vitamins to protect your brain

Get more B vitamins to protect your brain

At the same time, the effect of increased oxidative stress in the brain is not well studied, thus researchers at Swinburne University and Austin Hospital in Melbourne (backed by supplement manufacturers Blackmores) conducted a small randomised controlled trial to assess the direct impact of six months of high-dose B vitamin supplementation on brain health and levels of homocysteine and other biomarkers in the brain.

Strep Throat: an Introduction

Strep Throat: an Introduction

3, 4 Strep throat is known to cause other infections, one of which is pharyngitis or sore throat. In fact, pharyngitis is the most common bacterial infection that triggers a sore throat.

Easy 3-Ingredient Turmeric Face Mask

Easy 3-Ingredient Turmeric Face Mask

Easy 3-Ingredient Turmeric Face Mask When it comes to finding and/or formulating the best DIY skin care masks, I try to think about “recipes” that are simple and help maximize the benefits of each ingredient.

Top 7 Supplements for Heart Health

Top 7 Supplements for Heart Health

Scientists have long known about oleuropein’s ability to fight free radicals and support healthy blood vessels, but only recently has research revealed how effective a highly purified olive leaf extract rich in this amazing plant compound can be at promoting balanced blood pressure, normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels and optimal overall cardiovascular health.

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

In our population-level study we identified several groups of bacteria that co-varied with human depression and quality of life across populations.’ Previously, Prof Raes and his team have documented low microbial count and biodiversity among Crohn’s disease patients.

What You Need to Know About Addison’s Disease

What You Need to Know About Addison’s Disease

13 Check out these pages to learn all about Addison's disease, such as what causes it , its other hallmark symptoms and effective techniques on how to manage this condition.

Health Benefits of Walking Backward

Health Benefits of Walking Backward

About the outcomes, the study authors commented, “The findings suggest that backward walk/run training improves cardiorespiratory fitness for both forward and backward exercise and causes significant changes in body composition in young women.”14

BEWARE: New Plan to Censor Health Websites

BEWARE: New Plan to Censor Health Websites

Overall, it appears NewsGuard is just another big business aimed at keeping the chemical, drug and food industries, as well as mainstream media, intact by discrediting and eliminating unwanted competition, which likely includes yours truly and many others who empower you with information that helps you take control of your health.

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

In the video above, Chris Kresser, an acupuncturist, licensed integrative medicine clinician and codirector of the California Center for Functional Medicine, interviews11 Lucy Mailing, a microbiome researcher, about two recent studies12,13 that have thrown a bit of a wrench into the standard recommendation to reseed your gut with probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics.

Saffron can enhance performance in athletes

Saffron can enhance performance in athletes

Supplementing with saffron (Crocus sativus) can boost athletic performance and recovery, according to a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. These findings of the study suggest that 10 days of supplementation with saffron significantly improved athletic performance.