Authors – Nick Cheadle & Elliot Reimers Nutrition – it’s a complex topic. Do you need carbs or do you avoid them altogether? You can’t eat bread, ice cream and pizza, but you can and should eat celery, chicken and spinach, right? What’s the deal with sugar? Are 8 meals per day better than 6? Depending on what […]
That may be a snarky way of saying it, but it is true in certain cases. Scientific studies have concluded that sensitivity to gluten for people who do not have Celiac disease may only be psychological. It is especially relevant in a country where 17 million people may unnecessarily believe that they are gluten sensitive (source: […]
By Trinka Porrata If you have the debilitating COMBINATION of narcolepsy and cataplexy, it is possible that the “official” GHB (tradename Xyrem) might help that condition, by reducing the incidence of cataplexy. It is claimed that Xyrem reduces the incidence by 70 percent. (Comparison: an ongoing study says that Prozac reduces incidence of cataplexy by […]
Pre-workout supplements are powders that get added to water and are consumed before a workout. They provide extra energy and supposed nutritional benefits. But are these powders actually healthy for you? Some brands claim to give you “immediate energy, focus, and strength,” others “advanced strength” and some even “explosive energy.” Putting something into your body that claims […]
Vasodilation caused by relaxation of smooth muscle cells in arteries causes an increase in blood flow. When blood vessels dilate, the blood flow is increased due to a decrease in vascular resistance. Therefore, dilation of arteries and arterioles leads to an immediate decrease in arterial blood pressure and heart rate.
Blame it on the barometric pressure: Any change in pressure, or the weight of the air pressing against the surface of the earth, can trigger joint pain or headaches in some people. So when your great-aunt said she could “feel” a storm coming on, she was likely right. “Arthritis affects everything else within the joint […]
People either love winter, or they hate it with a passion. There is typically no happy medium between those two feelings. But perhaps those who hate winter are onto something. Scientific and psychological studies have found that winter weather can have drastic effects on your body and mind. Here are just a few of the […]