Here are 7 reasons to love dark chocolate

(Natural News) Chocolate comes in many forms: dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate – even milk chocolate. But if you’re looking for the healthiest chocolate among the bunch, look no further than dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is made up of around 50 to 90 percent cocoa solids and no milk solids. This gives dark chocolate the advantage…

Astronomers develop new method to detect mysterious radio bursts from billions of light years away using AI

(Natural News) A doctorate student from Australia developed an automated system to detect fast radio bursts (FRBs), or mysterious and powerful flashes from outer space. In his report, Wael Farah from the Swinburne Institute of Technology discussed how he built the UTMOST FRB search program, an automated system for capturing FRBs using artificial intelligence (AI) at the Molonglo…

Intermittent fasting found to boost heart health, lower diabetes risk

(Natural News) A recent study revealed that intermittent fasting can help with heart health, improve blood chemistry and reduce the risk of diabetes. The study, published in Nutrition Research, looked at the benefits of time-restricted feeding – in particular, the 16:8 intermittent fasting method – in healthy college men. “What we are doing is time-restricted feeding. It…

Here’s why you need trace minerals to boost your overall well-being

(Natural News) The human body needs minerals to function properly. In fact, there are two types of minerals — macrominerals and trace minerals. The body needs macrominerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium and sulfur, in large amounts; hence the name. Although the body only needs a small amount of trace minerals, they still…

Study: Chemical compound in certain essential oils promotes wound healing

(Natural News) A study from Indiana University revealed that a chemical compound in essential oils may enhance wound healing, especially when applied topically. According to co-author Sachiko Koyama, essential oils – like those from lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang and black pepper – contain a chemical compound called beta-caryophyllene. This contributes to improved wound healing, based on a murine…

Regular vitamin C intake found to reverse blood poisoning

(Natural News) Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is commonly known for its various health benefits, such as supporting the immune system. Now, a series of studies have shown that vitamin C can also help reverse the effects of sepsis. Sepsis happens when the body’s response to infection affects its own tissues. Instead of fighting disease-causing…

Blue whales slow their heartbeat when diving: Study

(Natural News) Researchers from Stanford University have come up with the first-ever recording of the heartbeat of a blue whale. Using this, they’ve discovered that the gigantic mammals can slow down their heartbeat to only two per minute. As detailed in the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team attached…

Clinical trials prove the effectiveness of reiki in relieving pain

(Natural News) Clinical trials have shown the ability of reiki — a Japanese healing practice — to provide pain relief. According to the Center for Reiki Research (CRR), a pilot study was conducted to measure the effects of reiki on 46 patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. The participants were divided into three groups: one received reiki treatment, the…