Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways in our lungs. In people with asthma, these airways constrict due to irritation caused by inflammation and airway remodeling–structural changes that cause the thickening of airway walls and subsequent narrowing of the airways. According to the CDC, 1 in every 13 people in the United States has asthma. The prevalence … Read More

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurological disorder that causes memory loss and destroys important cognitive functions. It’s highly prevalent among seniors, affecting one in every nine people over the age of 65, and is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Although much of Alzheimer’s remains a mystery, we do know that … Read More

Many of us love spicy foods and associate them with our favorite regional cuisines. However, it may be surprising to know that although chili peppers emerged 100,000 years ago in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, it wasn’t until Columbus embarked on his journey around the world that chili peppers began to emerge in African, European, or Asian cuisines. Embed from Getty Images … Read More

In the past, smoking cigarettes used to be the “cool” thing to do, but eventually people realized that cigarettes contain many chemicals known to cause lung cancer. As the National Cancer Institute reports, 90% of male deaths and 80% of female deaths from lung cancer are caused by smoking. Amidst the negative health impacts and … Read More

A traditional beverage across many countries and cultures, red wine has often been hailed as not only one of the classiest drinks, but also as one of the healthiest alcoholic options available. This claim is not without scientific evidence; compounds in wine, namely polyphenols, have displayed antioxidant effects in numerous studies. It has been shown that these … Read More

A high consumption of red meat (beef, pork, and lamb) has been known to cause many health problems, a major one being cancer. Studies have linked red meat consumption to breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. Unfortunately, the exact reason as to why red meat consumption causes cancer was unknown. It was previously believed … Read More

LED Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a skin treatment that combines blue and red visible light to accelerate skin healing. It’s known to reduce acne, scars, sun damage and even wrinkles. It evens out the complexion, reduces redness, gets rid of fine lines, and shrinks the appearance of pores. Unlike the UV spectrum … Read More

Ginger can be quite delicious in soup, or go along well with a California roll. What we may not realize is that ginger has many medicinal properties, especially when dealing with inflammation. Ginger root has been eaten and used medicinally for a very long time. In several ancient cultures, ginger was attributed with spiritual and healing properties; it was even described as an aphrodisiac … Read More

Who out there has never had a bruise before? Maybe you have had the bad misfortune of being hit in the face with a baseball. Maybe you are a clumsy person and just accidentally hit yourself on random objects a lot. Either way, some of you may have used anti-bruising cream, but have you ever tried to … Read More

Omega-3 fatty acids do wonders for the body. Typically found in fish oil, they can be obtained from eating fish or taking supplements. Because of their ability to lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels (cholesterol fats), omega-3s play a role in reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke risk. Furthermore, studies have shown that fish oil supplements have … Read More

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