David S. Black, Steve W. Cole, Michael R. Irwin, Elizabeth Breen, Natalie M. St. Cyr, Nora Nazarian, Dharma S. Khalsa, Helen Lavretsky. “Yogic meditation reverses NF-κB and IRF-related transcriptome dynamics in leukocytes of family dementia caregivers in a randomized controlled trial.” Psychoneuroendocrinology, 14 July 2012.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation (KKM), a type of yoga, reduces inflammation – thereby curbing the stress response of caregivers to those affected by chronic diseases.
Damaged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists at San Diego State University's Heart Institute.
Professional and peer health coaches provide ongoing support, accountability and information to promote behavior change.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
Increased intake of Vitamins C and E, and the mineral selenium, associate with lower incidence of pancreatic cancer.
Rush University (US) researcher reports that nearly 500,000 deaths in 2007 are attributable to the condition, factoring in chronic coexisting conditions.
Harvard Medical School (US) team urges that the elimination of physical inactivity could reduce global rates deaths by all causes by at least 5.3m annually.
Scientists at the University of Manchester (UK) have uncovered how the internal mechanisms in nerve cells wire the brain, paving the way to new avenues.
Demographic analysis suggests a link between the month of a person’s birth and his/her potential longevity.
Johns Hopkins researchers successfully use nanoscale artificial fiber scaffolds to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage.
Meditation training can help people working with information stay on tasks longer, while improving memory and reducing stress.
The ancient art of acupuncture could be of benefit to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Complementary & Alternative Medical (CAM) therapies as an adjunct to conventional medical care improves outcome measures.
Adjunctive naturopathic care lowers blood sugar levels and improves mood, among people with type-2 diabetes.
Canadian scientists elucidate the mechanism of PNKP, a DNA repair enzyme, paving the way for innovations in targeted cancer therapies.
Acupuncture significantly reduces levels of neuropeptide Y, a marker of chronic stress, in a lab animal model.
Mindfulness techniques reduce psychological distress and fatigue in people experiencing inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases.
Meditation diminishes activity in areas of the brain associated with mind-wandering.
Resveratrol may reduce levels of periodontis-causing bacteria in the mouth.
High health care costs experience a 28% decrease after an average of five years of Transcendential Meditation practice
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28. Defend Against Atomic Pickpockets: Vitamin C
Antioxidant supplements (Vitamin A, C, E, and selenium) protect cells by neutralizing free radicals, atomic fragments that cause cellular destruction and produce metabolic waste.
Vitamin C raises "good" cholesterol (HDL), and prevents "bad" cholesterol (LDL) from oxidation, which subsequently prevents the build-up of athlerosclerotic plaques on the blood vessel wall that contribute to cardiovascular disease. In a study by University of California-Los Angeles School of Health, men who took vitamin C daily had a 45% lower risk of heart attack than men whose intake was less than the U.S. RDA.