About 91 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 to 64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth. That’s a lot of pain and expense. Some people may not have access to dentists or even sufficient health insurance coverage. But the truth is, none of that matters. Because with the right hygiene and proper nutrition, you can avoid cavities — and maybe even reverse them. Here’s how.
The myth about cavities
Before we talk about what we can do to prevent cavities, let’s talk about the misconception about cavities. Many people believe that once you have tooth decay, your cavity can not be reversed. But a study published in the British Medical Journal found that cavities and tooth decay could potentially be reversed with the right diet….Readmore
Depression feels like a dark fog that never lifts. It obscures the simple pleasures of life, limits our relationships, and impedes us from fulfilling goals and aspirations that can bring us joy, fulfilment and meaning.
Getting past the black clouds that disrupt our lives is no easy task. Depression and anxiety are not conditions that can easily be brushed away. Conventional pharmaceuticals have a surprisingly poor record track record of helping people (especially over the long-term) and they are not without serious side-effects…..Readmore
When you’re in doubt about something related to your health, your best bet is to pop down to the doctor. They’re the experts when it comes to diagnosing health problems, and you’ll usually walk out with at least some idea of what’s ailing you.
But there’s definitely something to be said for learning to recognize basic warning signs yourself. For starters, a little self-diagnosis saves you having to truck into the doctor’s office every other week. For seconds, knowing how to read the health signs may actually save your life one day….Readmore
Preventive medicine is a farsighted approach to health. This is doubly true when it comes to protecting your most precious sense — vision. If you are on the lookout for foods and beverages that can help safeguard your eyesight, then here are five evidence-based things you should consider adding to your diet.
According to a new study, tea drinkers have a 74 percent lower risk of developing glaucoma, a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide….Readmore
The average American consumes about 3400 milligrams of sodium daily, most of it coming from processed foods. Now it turns out processed salt could be downright dangerous for your brain according to a new study. But are all salts created equal? And isn’t too little salt in your diet as equally dangerous? Here’s why you need to switch to Himalayan salt.
This is what happens to your brain on processed salt
So, it turns out, all that processed salt you’re consuming could be doing more harm than even raising your blood pressure. A new study published in Nature Neuroscience reveals that diet high in salt may actually cause cognitive impairments. The animal study showed that when mice were fed a very high-salt diet, their mental performance declined due to their brains not getting enough blood. With too much salt in their diet, the mice lost most of their maze-solving ability….Readmore
Medication has had limited effect on memory. And that’s unfortunate for anyone suffering from memory problems due to specific illnesses or ageing. But now researchers from the Mayo Clinic report that tickling the brain with low-intensity electrical stimulation in a specific area can improve verbal short-term memory. What this means is that these findings might lead, one day, to devices that can actually stimulate the brain to improve not only memory but also cognitive health say experts. In the meantime, here are five easier ways you can “tickle” your brain for better memory….Readmore
Bananas are one of the world’s most popular fruits commonly available across the globe. This natural “fast” food is not only convenient and easy to take on the go, when you eat one, you’ll be flooding your body with all sorts of essential nutrients to support better health.
The average, medium-sized banana contains just 105 calories but is also packed with nutrients, including vitamins A, B6, C, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, a good amount of fiber and even a small amount of protein….Readmore