You choose your brain health with your diet: Anti-inflammatory diet improves brain health while inflammatory diet accelerates atrophy

(Natural News) The benefits the brain gets from a Mediterranean-type weight loss program, coupled with a compatible dietary style, may be attributed to nutrients that aid in reducing brain inflammation and neural aging, according to a recent study conducted by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The findings, which were discussed at the Alzheimer’s Association International…

Probiotic painkiller: A new study has found that certain gut bacteria produce GABA which combines with lipoproteins to act as a potent painkiller

(Natural News) You would think that we’ve pretty much explored our own bodies, but we’re still learning more things every day — just look at your gut. Scientists were able to discover that a probiotic bacteria living in your intestinal microbiota (the microorganisms living in your gut) can be used to treat pain caused by…

Plant cure for opioid addiction taking heat from the FDA: Claims of danger most likely linked to its impact on Big Pharma’s bottom line

(Natural News) Kratom, the popular plant-based opioid alternative from Southeast Asia, was the subject of an advisory from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday, November 14, after the group called the substance “troubling” and blocked hundreds of kratom shipments to the U.S. In their statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reported that there are…

How the heart and kidneys work together for mental health, according to Chinese Medicine

(Natural News) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has greatly increased its renown outside of China these past few years. Considered as the oldest, most continuously practiced, professional, literate medicine in the world, it’s no surprise that universities and hospitals have already warmed up to practicing TCM together with Western Medicine as legitimate disciplines. The practice is…

Want to get off those diabetes meds? Research shows a diet high in protein and good fats but low in carbs helps manage the disease

People suffering from type-2 diabetes may have themselves a good reason to eat protein, based on research. The diet, according to researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is composed of a low volume of carbohydrates paired with higher amounts of protein and unsaturated fats. Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth, who is the…