Histamine is widely known as a substance that contributes to allergies, asthma, eczema, and coughs.
Depression is a complex disease with multiple contributing causes, involving both genetics and the environment. In this article, we discuss genetics, gut microbes, the gut-brain axis, as well as links between depression and inflammation.
Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that help maintain various functions of the body. Glucocorticoid receptors bind to these hormones. Read this article to learn more about the health effects associated with these receptors and the factors that increase or decrease them.
CRP plays an important role in infections. However, this protein is also a marker of low-grade inflammation and a predictor of your cardiovascular disease risk. Find out how this protein links stress, emotional and socioeconomic cues to physiological ones, and how to keep your CRP levels at bay.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. It helps fight against cancer, improves physical performance, prevents osteoporosis, helps promote brain function and reduces depression. Deficiency of this vitamin may lead to brain disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Lycopene is a pigment that helps give red fruits and vegetables their color. It has attracted scientific attention due to its effects as a natural antioxidant. Studies have shown that this pigment has potent anticancer properties, reduces stress and helps prevent muscular injury and inflammation.
A large number of public health messages over the past century have focused on the dangers of too much sun exposure, such as aging, skin cancer and DNA damage. However, in reality, today’s science tells us that exposure to the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight has many beneficial effects on human health.
Indeed, most people are aware of the impact of sun exposure on Vitamin D production, which is a very important factor. However, there is a host of other health benefits that have been overlooked in the debate over how much sun is necessary for optimal health. This article will dive into the science to uncover the various ways in which sun exposure, at the right times and intensities, is a vital component of good health.
MDMA is a recreational drug of abuse that is broadly known as Ecstasy when diluted. It has a wide range of psychoactive effects including an intense feeling of excitement, increased energy, enhanced mood and increased sociability. Continue reading this article to learn about the health effects of MDMA.
Sceletium tortuosum is a plant commonly found in South Africa and is traditionally used to relieve pain and reduce hunger. Numerous scientific studies have also mentioned that it decreases anxiety, stress, and tension.
B. bifidum is a great probiotic shown to alleviate stress in students. B. bifidum also ameliorates various gastrointestinal disorders and combats infections.