Cranberries may benefit gut, heart, immune system and brain

“…recent investigations have shown that the cranberry polyphenols may interact with other bioactive compounds in cranberries that could protect the gut microbiota, and provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory functions that benefit […]

Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins

“Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s […]

You can train your body into thinking it’s had medicine

“Ader’s result … showed that learned associations don’t only affect responses – such as nausea, heart rate… His rats proved that these associations influence immune responses too, to the point […]

Pomegranate’s powerful anti-aging secret

“Scientists have discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging.”

Epigenetics could explain disease inheritance

“When offspring are in the womb, what their mothers experience environmentally (for example, diet, stress, smoking), influences the attributes of offspring when they are adults. This ‘developmental programming’ is understood […]

Epigenetic trigger of ALS

“Researchers examined identical twins–one afflicted with familial ALS and one not–and found that environmental factors were likely necessary to alter the expression of some immune genes (epigenetic changes) before the […]

Vagus nerve stimulation reduces rheumatoid arthritis

“Clinical trial data demonstrates stimulating the vagus nerve with an implantable bioelectronic device significantly improved measures of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).”