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6 Benefits of Turmeric—The Queen of Spices

6 Benefits of Turmeric—The Queen of Spices

Posted on 29 Nov, 2018
Turmeric! This wonder spice has been in the news as study after study touts its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, wound-healing, pain-relieving, anti-arthritic, anti-dementia, and even anti-cancer properties. According to Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die, more than 5,000 articles have been published in medical journals about the health benefits of curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric its bright yellow color. Curcumin is also the compound responsible for its potent healing benefits—it is this compound that has been extensively studied.

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Commuting Through Natural Environments May Boost Mental Health

Commuting Through Natural Environments May Boost Mental Health

Posted on 26 Nov, 2018
A new study has found that people who commute through natural environments report better mental health.
The study was based on questionnaires answered by 3,599 participants from four European cities, according to researchers with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain.


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5 High-Sodium Foods to Avoid Today

5 High-Sodium Foods to Avoid Today

Posted on 23 Nov, 2018
Consuming too much sodium is not ideal for a healthy diet. But with the foods that make up the standard American diet (SAD), many people consume too much sodium every day. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that male and female adults should consume no more than 2300 mg of sodium per day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Americans actually consume an average 3400 mg of sodium per day—far more than the recommended intake. It’s also reported that on average, men consume higher amounts of sodium than women do. This becomes an issue over time because high sodium intakes have been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke.

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