Monthly Archives: August 2016

Food Labels We Look For And What They Really Mean

As you walk through the grocery store, it’s not uncommon to pick up a product – say a carton of eggs, for example – and see that the package is plastered with an abundance of labels bearing various terms and certifications, all calling for your attention: Organic! Cage-Free! Non-GMO! All Natural! Are consumers being purposely misled, or are we just

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Five Bizarre Medical Conditions You Might Not Know About

The belief that one is dead, an uncontrollable “alien” hand: these conditions wouldn’t sound out of place in a horror movie. So you may be surprised to learn that they are just two of the thousands of very real and rare disorders that can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. There are around 7,000 known types of rare diseases

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Nine Hydrating Drinks That Are Healthier Than Water

The only drink that’s actually healthier than water doesn’t exist; that would be the one from the fountain of youth, a mythical form of water that many of us wish existed. It’s hard to beat the whole zero-calorie, guilt-free, drink-as-much-as-you-want persona that water has going on – but there are certainly alternatives to a glass of plain old tap water

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Ginger Nanoparticles Show Promise for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ginger is spicing up the search for a cure for inflammatory bowel disease, according to research published in Biomaterials. Delivered in the form of nanoparticles, researchers believe ginger could offer a targeted and effective remedy for this potentially debilitating condition. Ginger is thought to offer wide-ranging health benefits. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers a group of disorders in which the

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Overhaul Your Medicine Cabinet With Herbal Remedies… | Eco Snippets

Herbal Alternatives To Over-the-Counter Drugs…As you more than likely know, some over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs consist of synthetic chemicals that damage the body and only mask the symptoms of the underlying problem or disease. But there’s a great alternative that is simple Source: Overhaul Your Medicine Cabinet With Herbal Remedies… | Eco Snippets

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Herbs That Can Boost Your Mood And Memory

The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary, and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from Northumbria University. Researchers from the University’s Department of Psychology have found that drinking peppermint tea improves alertness, while chamomile tea has a calming effect. They also found that smelling the

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