Posted on: January 20, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Does COVID-19 really cause complications? A study confirms it

As we enter the winter months, COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing, and a lot of people are experiencing complications they’re attributing to the virus. However, much of the evidence of complications has so far been anecdotal. This has led researchers to broaden their studies to formally nail down exactly which complications can be blamed on COVID-19… Studies have shown that over the long term, COVID-19 can cause heart damage, chronic breathing…

Posted on: January 20, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

What you should know about a Thyroid Storm

The thyroid gland plays a significant role by controlling our metabolism and how our body uses energy. But still, some think thyroid conditions are just “hormone problems” and may not take them as seriously as they should. The hormones released by the thyroid gland affect every major organ in your body including brain development, digestive function and your mood, among others. So, it’s very important to get a proper diagnosis…

Posted on: January 19, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Starving cancer through the cell’s ‘powerhouse’

Cancer is a wily opponent. Its cells can avoid your body’s immune system, leaving them free to grow and spread unchecked. It can be difficult to detect in the early stages, when it’s easier to fight and vanquish. And it doesn’t always respond to treatment with drugs like chemotherapy. Researchers are examining different types of gene therapy to develop more effective cancer treatments. One type, CAR T-cell therapy, adds new…

Posted on: January 19, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

5 health-based benefits of kindness

During the pandemic, and during these troubled times, I’ve found that my best solace has come from helping others. I find that when I’m actively involved in another person’s needs and how I can help them, it distracts me from fear for my health, worry about the future, or any other troubling or disheartening thoughts. Perhaps you’ve found this to be true, too. Well, we can all take heart in…

Posted on: January 19, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Vitamin D may halt diabetes in its tracks

Millions of U.S. adults have prediabetes and don’t know it because most are asymptomatic. In fact, prediabetes has become one of the most important health topics of preventative medicine in recent years. That’s because progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable. Lifestyle changes and one important vitamin may stop it in its tracks. Lifestyle changes, of course, center around diet for anyone looking to better manage their blood…

Posted on: January 18, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

The drink that drives down your fat-triggering hormone

Many of us have just made another resolution to lose the extra weight around our hips, thighs and belly. And more likely than not, we’ll give it up again in defeat. Not to sound glib, but if you want to really lose the weight, just drink more water — but not for reason you think. And if you do, this year could be different! Why? Because thanks to researchers at…

Posted on: January 17, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

The answer to gum disease found in fish oil

By the age of 65, there’s over a 70 percent chance that you will suffer from periodontal disease. This serious infection of the gums can not only damage the soft tissue of your mouth, but it can actually erode the bone that supports your teeth and lead to tooth loss. And treatment for the condition is not pretty — ranging from planing the roots of your teeth to surgery, tissue…

Posted on: January 17, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Boosting testosterone could help men ward off type 2 diabetes

Even though type 2 diabetes is considered the most preventable disease of all, blood sugar problems are at epidemic proportions across our country. The question is, with those skyrocketing rates, how do you avoid becoming just another statistic? Well, according to a brand-new study, the key could lie in the most well-known male hormone… Testing testosterone therapy The research from the University of Adelaide involved a two-year double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical…

Posted on: January 16, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

How a plant-based diet can do your metabolism good

Plant-based diets have grown in popularity over the last few years. Books like “Forks over Knives” and documentaries like “The Game Changers” have inspired people to give plant-based diets a second look. If you still need a little incentive how about this: Plant-based diets boost after-meal calorie burn and lead to serious weight loss. Advocates highlight benefits like more energy, less brain fog, and a return to healthy cholesterol levels.…

Posted on: January 16, 2021 Posted by: Michele Lee Comments: 0

Health and science experts plead: Increase vitamin D during the pandemic

We’ve long known that vitamin D helps support a healthy immune system. But now, it’s becoming very clear that it could also be our best natural defense against SARS-Cov-2, the virus behind COVID-19. 120+ health, science and medical experts have signed an open letter to the governments of the world, calling for the “immediate widespread increase” of the consumption of vitamin D. This international group of respected scientists and researchers…