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Our guide to the Mediterranean diet

On January 19, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many doctors and dietitians recommend a Mediterranean diet to prevent disease and keep people healthy for longer. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and it includes less dairy and meat than a typical Western diet. In this article, we explain what the Mediterranean diet is and provide…

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

On January 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

There are five types of insomnia, each with its own distinct features, according to a recent study. New research concludes that insomnia may vary by personality type, among other factors. Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience studied thousands of people who had voluntarily signed up to an online sleep…

A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Can the duration and quality of your sleep affect your cardiovascular health? A new study suggests there is a connection between how much sleep you get each night — and how well you sleep — and the risk of cardiovascular problems. Are you getting enough sleep, and could this be…

Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Most sleeping pills are so strong that the sound of a fire alarm is unlikely to wake those who take them. However, a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, proposes a safer alternative to these drugs. New research proposes a safer alternative to existing sleeping pills….

A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development

On January 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study suggests that a warning sign may come before any symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: Adults who do not get enough deep sleep may be on their way to developing the disease. A lack of deep sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Washington University School of…

Does L-theanine have health benefits?

On January 9, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea, and it is also available in supplement form. Research suggests that L-theanine might provide a range of health benefits, which may include improved mental focus and better sleep quality. This article provides an overview of L-theanine, including…

Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Alcohol can cause night sweats in some people. Night sweats occur because alcohol can affect the nervous system and how the body regulates and senses body temperature, blood pressure, and heart activity. Night sweats may also result from alcohol withdrawal or alcohol intolerance. For people who already have night sweats,…

What do night sweats mean?

On December 22, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Night sweats are where a person wakes up with clothes or sheets that are damp from sweating. Sleeping with too many clothes on may be the cause, but night sweats can also be the result of a hormonal imbalance, such as low testosterone that can affect both males and females….

How can I balance my hormones?

On December 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

A hormonal imbalance can significantly impact mood, appetite, and overall health. Some factors, including aging, are beyond a person’s control. However, manageable elements such as stress and the diet can also influence hormone levels. The endocrine system circulates hormones, which perform various functions throughout the day. Even small changes in…

What are the health benefits of 5-HTP?

On December 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality. The compound is a natural precursor to a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which helps…