While there is a man in Bolivia said to be the oldest living person in the world, at 123 years of age, a village in China is boasting ages far older than the global average, and few suffer from any health problems. Scientists believe the secret is in their diet, which actually includes lots of hempseed.
By Elizabeth Renter | NaturalSociety
If you know anything about food medicine or even nutrition, you know the foods you eat affect your body through various mechanisms and processes. But have you ever stopped to think about how the ginger knows to stop your upset stomach? Or what garlic does once it’s in your digestive system to boost your immune function and reduce inflammation? A new study delved into these questions and found some remarkable evidence for interspecies communication at a cellular level.
by Christina Sarich | Natural Society
Harvard scientists, along with many others have suggested that being happier can also make you healthier, but they say fleeting positive emotions aren’t enough. We need to lower our stress levels and find healthful ways to mitigate depression, anxiety, and worry.
A study published by the US Natural Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health states that cannabinoids can modulate the brain’s reaction to stimulant drugs, thus making addiction to cocaine, amphetamines, and other damaging drugs easier to treat.