Is Himalayan Pink Salt Worth It?

 February 15, 2020

Found primarily in Pakistan, Himalayan pink salt is supposedly a healthier substitute for table salt and a “fancy” alternative to sea salt. The question is: should you make the switch? Background Miners gather Himalayan pink salt from the Salt Range mountains in the remote Punjab region of Pakistan, south of Islamabad. It is a variety […]

Diffuse with Precaution: Essential Oils and Pets

 February 14, 2020

Did you know that some essential oils are dangerous to animals? That’s right, what’s calming to your senses could be poisoning your dog or cat. To keep your four-legged pals healthy, let’s talk about which essential oils are safe for pets and which are toxic. First, what are essential oils? Essential oils are compounds extracted […]

Young, Wild, and Forgetful?

 February 13, 2020

Do you always find yourself in situations wherein you stop, enter a deep state of thought, and then scratch your head in confusion? “Wait, what did I do yesterday?” “Where did I leave my keys and wallet?” “What was I doing before reading this blog about forgetfulness?” When you are constantly forgetting your lunch, credit […]

7 Brain-Friendly Benefits of Writing with Pen and Paper

 February 12, 2020

Thanks to the advancement, convenience, and soaring popularity of smartphones, tablets, and computers, technology has become a crucial necessity in our daily lives. Today, it is almost impossible to accomplish tasks or communicate without the help of multi-purpose electronic devices. Emails and instant messaging have replaced snail mail, and Google has become the unofficial national […]

Lithium Usage for Brain Cancer

 February 11, 2020

Will using lithium after radiation restore the cognitive function of the brain following cancer? Lauren Sharkey gives more information in her article in Medical News Today which was fact-checked by Isabel Godfrey. Many lives are saved by radiation, but it can also have a detrimental effect on the brain, and according to findings, lithium can […]

Health Benefits of Pineapple

 February 10, 2020

LiveScience recently published an article about the health benefits of consuming pineapple. These tropical fruits are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants that may help to boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid in digestion. They are sweet but low in calories. The fruit is made of individual berries that grow together around […]

Living With Tinnitus

 February 9, 2020

Coping with ear-ringing is a constant and irritating problem when you have tinnitus. An article written by David Owen, a staff writer for The New Yorker, attempts to give us more information on this condition and how to cope with it. Most of the 50 million Americans who have tinnitus also have some hearing loss […]

New Laser To Find Cancers

 February 8, 2020

The blood transports cancer cells to other parts of our body, and researchers have now developed a new kind of laser that can find and zap those tumor cells from the outside of the skin. Livescience has written an article about this new diagnostic tool. This tool may be in the future as a commercial […]

Aspirin May Help Risk of Specific Cancers

 February 7, 2020

Dr. Robert Ashley, M.D., internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California gives more specific information about how aspirin may help the risk of cancer. During the studies of aspirin and heart attacks, the first inklings of a decreased risk of cancer were shown, especially with colon cancer. These particular studies couldn’t […]

Targeting The Spread of Pancreatic Cancer

 February 6, 2020

Garvan Institute of Medical Research has published an article regarding the key to targeting the spread of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic tumors consist of cancer cells that are interwoven with blood vessels and matrix fibers. A team of international researchers has revealed how aggressive pancreatic cancer cells change their environment to enable easy passage to other […]