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How to Protect Yourself and others from the Deadly Novel Coronavirus

Coronaviruses is a kind of viruses that gives you colds and makes you cough and sneeze a lot. It causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most of the time Coronavirus infection are not dangerous. But occasionally, a new version pops up and infects people and causes serious illness and even deaths like the Novel Coronavirus, SARS and MERS.   

The new Coronaviruses you see on the news today that originated from Wuhan China is one of the dangerous type since at this moment it has already killed 56 people in China, with nearly 2,000 reported cases, according to Chinese officials. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that happened in 2003 and 2004 infected about 8,096 people in 29 countries and 774 died. Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) which is very deadly, first appeared in Saudi Arabia in 2012 infected 2,494 individuals in 27 countries and killed 858 people.

Coronaviruses came from wild animals that leaps to humans. SARS is believed to came from palm…

Gut Health Foods to Avoid

The gut is the gastrointestinal tract or GI tract which is a long and twisting hollow tube that transfers food to the organs of digestion. Our gastrointestinal tract is composed of mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. The other organs that are involve in the digestive system are liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

The gut is home to trillions of microbes, with a thousand of different strains of bacteria having a wide range of roles in keeping our body's immune system and metabolism healthy.

According to BMC Immunology, impaired gut microbes which not only can cause gut diseases but also linked to metabolic disorders like diabetes and even brain dysfunction.

What are the Foods to Avoid for a Healthy Gut?
1. Sugar - According to this study high sugar diet can lead to constipation and negatively affect  the overall gut function.

2. Processed Foods - with our busy lifestlyle today it's very hard to avoid processed foods because they are convenie…

Foods That Helps Improve Mental Health

You have probably read that eating certain food can lower the likelihood of high blood pressure and diabetes. How about your mental health? Are there any food that can improve your mental health and boost cognitive function? The answer is yes and here are some of the popular brain foods that are good for mental health.

1. Fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that can help lower the symptoms of depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other mental disorders.   

According to this journal increasing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids can be effective for both the prevention and treatment of depression. Another study published by the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows a  significant antidepressant properties of omega-3 PUFA.

This study from "Drugs" shows the therapeutic benefit of omega-3 fatty acids in patients with psychiatric disorders.

A study posted by The American Journal of Clinica…

Best supplements to Lose Weight: Important Nutrient To Help You To Shed the Weight

What is the best supplements for weight loss? Losing weight permanently is a lifestyle change that will require you to eat healthy, workout, and balanced diet. In addition to this, according to some diet experts additional supplements are also needed to help people lose weight according to a news report.

Nutritional therapist Hannah Braye who works for Lepicol said that fiber is a key part of an individual diet and the recommended amount of fiber that we have to take everyday is 30g. Unfortunately most people are falling short and are not able to reach the daily recommended amount.

She said that people should be getting their fiber from a variety of plants like vegetables, wholegrain, fruit, lentils, beans, pulses, nuts and seeds. However most people have busy lifestyle that the only option is fast food and junk foods that are heavily processed, low in nutrients, and very low in fiber. Hannah said that Fiber has a significant role in regulating appetite. Fiber keeps us feeling ful…

Best Brain Supplements 2019, Nootropic Supplements or Brain Boosters

Nootropics which are also called smart drugs and cognitive enhancers are drugs, natural supplements, and other substances that can enhance the    brain function in healthy people. It may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, concentration, memory, creativity, or motivation. It can also slow down the age-related declines in brain function.

The word nootropic was derived from the Greek “to bend or shape the mind.” Here are some of the best brain supplements that may improve your brain function for better performance at work, school, or play:

1. Caffeine - it has a bitter taste and is found in the seeds, nuts, or leaves of a number of plants native to Africa, East Asia and South America which includes Coffee beans, Tea leaves, Kola nuts, and Cacao pods. It is a natural stimulant and it is the world's most widely consumed psychoactive substance. It stimulates the brain and central nervous system which reduce the feeling of tiredness and make you feel more awak…

Moringa Health Benefits

Moringa oleifera is a plant that is native in South Asia, particulary in the tropical and subtropical regions. It is also called "drumstick tree" because of its long, slender, and triangular seed-pods. Some called it "horseradish tree" since the roots taste like horseradish. Other terms use to call it are "moringa" and "ben oil tree" or "benzolive tree." 

It has been used for its health benefits and medicinal properties since ancient times. Every part of the plant has been used to make medicine, its leaves, flowers, fruit, bark, seeds and root. It has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant properties. It is also used for anemia, arthritis, joint pains, asthma, cancer, diarhea, diabetes, parasitic infections, intestinal spasms, intestinal ulcers, headache, fluid retention, aphrodisiac, epilepsy, immunity booster, stomach pain, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney stones and thyroid disorders. …