Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests

Glasses-wearers up to three times less likely to catch coronavirus, study suggests

However, researchers in India say people who wear glasses rub their eyes less and are therefore at less risk of contracting Covid-19 .In a non-peer reviewed study published on the website medRxiv, the researchers studied 304 people (223 male and 81 female) at a hospital in northern India over two weeks last summer.

Study finds childhood diet has lifelong impact

Study finds childhood diet has lifelong impact

"We studied mice, but the effect we observed is equivalent to kids having a Western diet, high in fat and sugar and their gut microbiome still being affected up to six years after puberty," explained UCR evolutionary physiologist Theodore Garland.

External Medicinal Uses of Symphytum officinale, aka Comfrey or Knitbone

External Medicinal Uses of Symphytum officinale, aka Comfrey or Knitbone

Comfrey oil and salve are used for people with dry skin, chapped lips, excema, cuts, scrapes, and burns (in the later stages, after the initial hot sensation has subsided).I use comfrey salve every time after I bathe—as a moisturizer, it nourishes the skin and prevents wrinkles.

Gut microbiota has a key role in mechanisms associated with muscle strength among the elderly

Gut microbiota has a key role in mechanisms associated with muscle strength among the elderly

To investigate the link between the gut microbiota and muscle health, the researchers transferred fecal samples from the adults into germ-free, gender-matched mice.In a study published in Science Translational Medicine , researchers found that mice with gut microbes had stronger skeletal muscles compared to germ-free mice.

7 Herbs for Asthma

7 Herbs for Asthma

I tend to use about 15 drops in acute situations — most effective when there is tightness around the airway that signals an attack is imminent but spasms have not yet begun.

The Lost Book of Remedies by Nicole Apelian & Claude Davis

The Lost Book of Remedies by Nicole Apelian & Claude Davis

The Lost Book of Remedies by Nicole Apelian & Claude Davis | PDF.Here you’ll find the most powerful medicinal plants & mushrooms of North America.Instead of taking prescription antibiotics that damage your liver and your gut flora, just harvest and prepare the plant you’ll find on page 151-152.

Vitamin D and survival in COVID-19 patients: A quasi-experimental study

Vitamin D and survival in COVID-19 patients: A quasi-experimental study

The objective of this quasi-experimental study was to determine whether bolus vitamin D3 supplementation taken during or just before COVID-19 was effective in improving survival among frail elderly nursing-home residents with COVID-19.

Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

Scientists: Handwashing gets rid of more germs than using hand sanitizers

For best results, Newman said, you must rub your hands vigorously with soap under running water for about 20 seconds – the same amount of time it would take you to sing the entirety of “Happy Birthday” twice.

NR Can Enhance T Cell Antitumor Immunity by Restoring Mitochondrial Function

NR Can Enhance T Cell Antitumor Immunity by Restoring Mitochondrial Function

(Yu et al., 2020 | Nature Immunology) The folds of the inner mitochondrial membrane (i.e., cristae) are increased in T lymphocytes present in normal spleens compared to tumors, indicating that the tumor microenvironment caused T cell mitochondrial dysfunction.

Examining the Anticancer Properties of Coconut Oils

Examining the Anticancer Properties of Coconut Oils

In the study, led by researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, each cancer cell line will be treated in vitro with standardized doses of each of the three oils, together with selected fatty acid preparations.

5 Easy-to-bake muffin recipes that can rival what grandma used to make

5 Easy-to-bake muffin recipes that can rival what grandma used to make

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups, plus 1 tsp (210 g total) of whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 cup (80 ml) olive oil or applesauce 1/2 cup (170 g) honey 2 eggs 1 cup (227 g) plain Greek yogurt 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup (140 g) blueberries Directions: Set aside the extra teaspoon of flour, then mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

New restrictions on laxative sales introduced to stop misuse

The measures are to reflect the fact that the medicines should only be used short-term and due to the links between overuse and eating disorders.Dr Sarah Branch, from the MHRA explains "Stimulant laxatives can provide short-term relief to some people with occasional constipation.

NMN improves depression symptoms

NMN improves depression symptoms

(Xie et al., 2020 | Journal of Affective Disorders) NMN supplementation improves body weight to normal in mice with stress hormone-induced depressive symptoms.“Our findings indicate that NMN supplementation can effectively enhance SIRT3 activity to improve mitochondrial energy metabolism in the hippocampus and liver, thereby mitigating [corticosterone]-induced depression-like behavior in mice,” stated the researchers in their study.

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies

75 Safe and Effective Herbal Remedies

Rather than herbs being too weak, many drugs are too strong, and using herbal remedies may help allleviate your symptoms without as many side effects.Extrapolating from the 39 most rigorous studies, they estimated that drug side effects kill an astonishing 106,000 U.S. hospital patients per year and cause 2.2 million serious, nonfatal problems.

Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps

Natural, Homemade Laundry Soaps

Use washing soda (sodium carbonate, a highly alkaline chemical compound) to help make the switch from conventional detergents to natural soap laundry cleaners.You can also add 1/4 cup of white vinegar during the rinse cycle to improve cleaning if your water is hard.

Aloe Vera Cream

Aloe Vera Cream

A skin savior, aloe vera gel, comes to the rescue after a monster sunburn.Step 1: Have your aloe vera plant handy.If you do not have the plant you can buy the leaves at the supermarket or purchase pure aloe vera gel.

19 Essential Oils for Beginners

19 Essential Oils for Beginners

An herbalist may complement an herbal treatment with an essential oil to help stimulate feelings or emotions that may indeed support the healing process.May help relieve stress, tension and anxiety, improves digestion, reduces pain, heals skin.

Patients with insomnia can benefit more from cognitive behavior therapy than from medication, study shows

Patients with insomnia can benefit more from cognitive behavior therapy than from medication, study shows

While medication is often prescribed to help those with insomnia sleep better at night, a study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a more effective treatment for the condition.

Prevent prediabetes and fatty liver with jaboticaba peel extract

Prevent prediabetes and fatty liver with jaboticaba peel extract

Published in the Journal of Functional Foods , the study reported that the extract helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol in older mice fed a high-fat diet.The fourth and fifth groups consisted of older mice fed a standard diet and the jaboticaba peel extract.

Prurigo pigmentosa: What causes “keto rash?”

Prurigo pigmentosa: What causes “keto rash?”

Besides a keto diet, other possible causes of keto rash include: Fasting – Some people who fast for intermittent periods and end up with low carbohydrate levels are also observed to have keto rash.

Full video now released: How to make your own colloidal silver using silver coins, step by step

Full video now released: How to make your own colloidal silver using silver coins, step by step

Thus, the reaction is much faster while still maintaining very small particle size (or silver ions) due to the electrical current potential being distributed across the entire surface of the coins.

An unlikely connection: 4 Reasons why your lower back hurts when you cough

An unlikely connection: 4 Reasons why your lower back hurts when you cough

The position you assume when coughing may exacerbate the pressure caused by spinal stenosis, and this can trigger lower back pain.Disk herniation can cause your lower back and legs to experience tingling, numbness or pain.

Study: PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women

Study: PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women

Exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) might cause menopause to occur two years earlier, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Boosting NAD+ might turn back our biological clock

Boosting NAD+ might turn back our biological clock

As our body ages, a core clock repressor, PER2, increases and dampens the activity of our circadian rhythms through repressing BMAL1.The level of NAD+ regulates the degradation of PER2, which in turn promotes the activity of BMAL1, keeping the internal clock ticking at a healthy pace.

Homemade DIY Hair Mask For Curly Hair [Hydrating Recipe]

Homemade DIY Hair Mask For Curly Hair [Hydrating Recipe]

Apple Cider Vinegar2 tablespoonsHoney or Manuka1.5 tablespoonAvocadoHalfPeeled Aloe Vera Leaf2×3 inch pieceEgg1 crackedCocoa butter1 tablespoon (melted)Garlic1 cloveJamaican Castor Oil1 tablespoonNeem Oil1 teaspoonCinnamon1 tablespoonFlaxseed1/4 cupEssential Oils (Tea tree & Mint)3 drops eachThese ingredients are a perfect combination for a hydrating deep conditioner to help heal/nourish dry/damaged hair.

Coronavirus: Face masks not enough to protect healthy people from contracting infection, says WHO

Coronavirus: Face masks not enough to protect healthy people from contracting infection, says WHO

Following Monday’s review, WHO said there remains no clinical evidence to suggest that wearing a face mask in the community can protect healthy people from contracting respiratory infections including Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Apple and Google update plans to let phones track whether people have been exposed

Coronavirus: Apple and Google update plans to let phones track whether people have been exposed

Apple and Google will now provide data about Bluetooth power levels to better estimate how close two phones came to each other and for how long, letting authorities set their own thresholds for when to alert people.

Make Natural Beeswax Balms

Make Natural Beeswax Balms

Use your balm on any bit of your skin that really needs some thorough care and lots of moisture - cracked heels, dry elbows, chapped lips, rough hands after working in the garden.

NDs Reach Out To Hospitals To Utilize IV Vitamin C In COVID-19 Treatments

NDs Reach Out To Hospitals To Utilize IV Vitamin C In COVID-19 Treatments

Press Release: The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Urges Physicians and Hospitals to Utilize IV Vitamin C to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Pain under the shoulder blade: 7 Possible causes and how to prevent it

Pain under the shoulder blade: 7 Possible causes and how to prevent it

Shoulder blade pain may also be caused by a dislocated rib due to poor posture, excessive exercise and physical injuries.Shoulder blade pain may be caused by muscle strain, minor injuries, age-related conditions and heart ailments.