Prevent age-related cataracts by increasing your intake of vitamins and carotenoids

(Natural News) As people grow older, they become more prone to developing cataracts that can impair their vision or even cause blindness. To prevent this, experts suggest eating more foods rich in vitamins and carotenoids. These nutrients help prevent the onset of age-related cataracts. Earlier studies found links between the consumption of these nutrients and a reduced risk of…

Experts discover that walnuts can “change” the expression of genes that fight breast cancer

(Natural News) Walnuts put the “super” in superfood: Not only are they packed with omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols, but studies have also linked walnut consumption to many health benefits. Just when you thought that walnuts can’t bring anything else to the table, a recent study in Nutrition Research reveals that eating the nuts can alter the genetic behavior of breast…

Pain got you down? Researchers find certain regions in the brain are involved in both pain and depressive mood

(Natural News) It turns out, the regions that handle pain are also the ones involved with depression, building on evidence that people with depression have a higher sensitivity to pain, even from minor injuries that shouldn’t hurt. Earlier studies have suggested that people with depression do not have full control of their ruminative thought processes, linking…

Resetting your brain with psilocybin: Is a mushroom trip the answer to depression?

(Natural News) Scientists are looking at the benefits of going on a mushroom trip, especially when it comes to treating severe anxiety and depression. In particular, the psilocybin in magic mushrooms improves mental health by “resetting” the brain. From the 1950s to 1970s, researchers tested the use of hallucinogens to treat psychiatric problems. One of their options…