(Natural News) An unhealthy diet is one of the leading causes of disease. In a recent study in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, researchers found that it can even increase the risk of eye diseases which can lead to blindness.
In this study, researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. discovered how poor nutrition, including high fat and cholesterol-enriched food, can damage the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in the eye. They also found a potential new treatment through which these cells could be saved before diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develop. →
The cannabis plant has over 400 chemicals and at least 60 different cannabinoids1 — chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. Of the two primary chemicals, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), only THC has psychoactive properties.
THC is the compound in cannabis triggering a “high,” whereas CBD has no psychoactive effects. Both compounds, and other phytochemicals found in medical marijuana plants, have a long list of beneficial effects on health.
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(Natural News) Losing your eyesight can be a devastating experience, but it’s one that many people could be spared in the future as scientists have found plant compounds that could help prevent blindness.
Researchers from England and the U.S. tested naturally occurring homoisoflavonoids from the Hyacinthaceae plant to see how well they could stop new blood vessel cells from growing in the eye, which can cause several types of blindness. They found that one particular synthetic derivative could be used to develop future treatments.
By Ty Bollinger
You may have heard that iodine is vital for the endocrine system, including thyroid health and the reproductive system. You may also know that iodine can protect you if you ever become exposed to too much radiation. But did you know that there are dozens of other beneficial uses for iodine?
From healthy hair to wound healing, iodine is a must-have mineral for every aspect of your health! Here are 8 iodine uses that may surprise you:
(Natural News) Eating more red cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var capitata rubra) can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants revealed that red cabbage possesses antioxidant and anticholinesterase activities that can help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study was conducted by a team of researchers….Read more