Archive | July, 2017

Our Gut Microbiome Is Becoming Less Diverse

The bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi and protozoa living in the gut, collectively called the gut microbiome, have been linked to several diseases including obesity, heart disease, depression, type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis (read more here and here). Each person has a unique gut microbiome consisting of around 160 different bacterial species. In total around […]

Stem Cells In The Hypothalamus Influence Aging

Hypothalamic neural stem cells taken from newborn mice delay aging in adult mice Many researchers believe that aging is regulated in a distinct manner, and is somehow signalled throughout the body as we age – with a rate varying species to species. While this is still hotly debated and there is some evidence on both […]

Health Benefits Of Beets And Beet Juices

In recent years, beets have been underutilized. More often than not, they are simply found on a salad bar in slices or as an ingredient in pickled beet eggs. They are no longer used for the sugar substitute they once used to be. This root and its greens are basically considered undesirable by many people. […]

Is The Majority Of Human DNA Really ‘Junk’?

A new study examining fertility rates has estimated that around 75% of the human genome is non-functional – acting as a shield against deleterious mutations The vast majority of our DNA has an unknown function, and this mystery has led to debate between different scientific teams. One camp believes most DNA is indeed ‘junk’, with […]

Is The High Fat Keto Diet For You?

Thinking about doing the high fat keto diet? Here’s one woman’s two month experience, plus the dos and don’ts from three experts. Watch Dr. Rhonda Patrick interview keto expert Dr. Dom D’Agostino. For two months, Melia Robinson, a Senior Reporter at Business Insider, went on a diet craze now popular in the Silicon Valley that […]

Eating Dairy May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Many studies indicate that dairy products may protect against heart disease. To expand and update the evidence base, a team of researchers conducted a meta-analysis, combining the results of 31 previous observational studies. Below is a detailed overview of their results, recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Related: does cumin help with weight […]

Collagen Supplements May Help Manage Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, characterized by the breakdown of cartilage within joints. Pain killers or anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce symptoms, but their impact on arthritis is limited. Dietary supplements containing collagen may also be effective. Recently, scientists examined the effects of undenatured type II collagen on symptoms of osteoarthritis. Related: […]

Dieting Increases Appetite More than Exercising

There are two basic weight loss methods: diet and exercise. When used separately, it’s unclear how these methods affect appetite. For this reason, a team of scientists examined how diet and exercise affect appetite. Their results were recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Related: elysium health basis health benefits and side effects […]