The thyroid gland is one of the body’s most important components. The thyroid regulates hormone balance and contributes to weight, mood, and mental stability—and that barely scratches the surface. Because of the thyroid’s influence on so many of the body’s important, and even “secondary” functions, an unhealthy thyroid can have far-reaching, unexpected, and odd effects … Continue reading 10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems.
Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea. It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and liver function.This article explores eight potential health benefits of kombucha and looks at the research that supports them. What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented drink that is popular for its … Continue reading Eight Potential Health Benefits of Kombucha
There is a record of tea being used as a beverage in China since 2,000 B.C.E. Besides water, it is consumed more than any other drink around the world. The four main types of tea are black, green, white, and oolong.All four varieties come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal teas are not considered true tea because … Continue reading Health Benefits of Oolong Tea
A diet high in fat is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, as it can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and other harmful conditions. New research, however, suggests that it may be possible to offset some of this risk by incorporating cinnamon in the diet. Researchers suggest that cinnamon may offset some of … Continue reading Cinnamon May Reduce the Harms of a High-Fat Diet
Physicians should be well-versed in the herbal medications heart disease patients may take to be able to effectively discuss their clinical implications, potential benefits, and side effects - despite a lack of scientific evidence to support their use, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Herbal medications … Continue reading Doctors Should Discuss Herbal Medication Use with Heart Disease Patients
The heart's upper chambers normally beat in a regular, coordinated rhythm with the heart's lower chambers. In atrial fibrillation, the heart's upper chambers can quiver out of rhythm. The result is an irregular heart rhythm that can cause symptoms, such as shortness of breath, weakness, and heart palpitations. The condition can also lead to blood … Continue reading Atrial Fibrillation: Natural Treatments, Remedies, and Tips
Regular eating patterns and planning the timing and frequency of meals are behaviors that may lead to a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Regularly eating breakfast and consuming most calories earlier in the day … Continue reading Regular Meal Patterns May Protect Against Heart Disease
While there is a general agreement that sugar intake is bad for heart health, this was not always the case. In the 1960s, when deaths from heart disease in the United States reached a peak, researchers were divided on the primary dietary contributors to the condition: sugar or fat? For years, studies blamed the latter, … Continue reading Sugar and Heart Disease: The Sour Side of Industry-Funded Research