Health A-Z

  • December 6, 2018 2:33 PM

    Should you eat bananas for urinary tract infections? The bitter truth!

    Can bananas help you get rid of urinary tract infections? There is a lot of misleading and controversial information about the topic on the Internet. Here is a detailed evidence-based post explaining why bananas may not be the best food to eat in a larger quantity if you have a urinary tract infection.

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  • April 4, 2018 6:40 PM

    Ginger for Diabetes: Is It Really Safe and Good?

    For thousands of years, people have been using ginger as a natural remedy for various diseases. But what about ginger and diabetes? Does taking ginger for diabetes have any real benefits? What are the effects of ginger on blood sugar levels? And how does ginger interact with diabetes medications? Is it safe or not? Here is an evidence-based article taking a detailed look at benefits and risks associated with the use of ginger for the treatment of diabetes.

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  • April 2, 2018 8:25 AM

    Do essential oils trigger allergic reactions?

    Some articles on the internet describe pure unadulterated essential oils as natural substances that never spoil and cause no allergies or side effects. But is it true? Can you be allergic to essential oils? Here is a detailed evidence-based article that debunks some dangerous myths about allergies and essential oils.

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  • April 1, 2018 10:25 AM

    Is getting Botox whilst on antibiotics safe?

    Many people have been asking this question because botulinum toxin (Botox) injections are a trendy way to reduce wrinkles. Doctors also use this neurotoxic protein in the treatment of other disorders, such as excessive sweating, spasticity, migraines or neuralgic pain. Here is an evidence-based article on botox and its interactions with antibiotics.

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  • March 31, 2018 11:25 AM

    Harmful effects of coffee: Why too much caffeine is bad?

    Coffee is a common drink made from the beans of Coffea arabica bush. Most articles on the web focus on its health benefits but coffee and caffeine also have some side effects and may interact with medical drugs. In this article, we shall take a detailed evidence-based look at side effects and interactions of coffee. You will also learn about the maximum safe daily dose of caffeine you should not exceed.

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  • March 30, 2018 6:30 AM

    16 foods you must eat to keep your heart healthy

    Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. If you want to have a healthy heart you should follow a healthy diet. Here is a detailed, evidence-based post featuring 16 best foods for heart health, including four recommended dietary patterns and two recipes for cardioprotective meals.

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  • March 29, 2018 1:25 PM

    Does magnesium really promote a good sleep? The bitter truth!

    Magnesium is a mineral that is found in the human body and throughout nature. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and plays several vital body functions, such as neuronal, muscle and sleep regulation.

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  • March 28, 2018 9:40 AM

    Potassium and diabetes: what is the link?

    Potassium is an essential mineral that has some vital functions in the body. It regulates blood pressure, prevents water retention in the body and protects against stroke, osteoporosis and kidney stones. Studies also suggest that low blood potassium levels may increase the risk of diabetes. In this article, we will take a detailed look at the link between diabetes and potassium.

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  • March 24, 2018 10:40 AM

    12 Benefits of Dandelion Tea, How to Make It and a Word of Warning

    Dandelion tea has lots of benefits and helps in dealing with various liver and inflammation problems. This post describes 12 health benefits of dandelion tea, its nutritional values and side effects. You will also learn a little something about how to make dandelion tea, about its history and where the word “dandelion” actually comes from.

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  • January 7, 2018 3:09 PM

    Vitamins and nutrients for insomnia

    Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. According to estimates, up to 60 million Americans have trouble sleeping, and annual financial losses due to lack of sleep reach up to $ 63 billion. Treatment of sleep disturbance is complicated and, in addition to medications and lifestyle changes, a sufficient supply of some vitamins and nutrients may help you sleep better. Here is a detailed evidence-based article on vitamins and nutrients for insomnia and sleep disturbance.

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  • August 31, 2017 10:40 AM

    Do cranberries actually lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes?

    People have used cranberries (and products derived from them, such as cranberry juice, extract or supplements) for treatment and prevention of many disorders, including urinary tract infections. But how do they affect your blood sugar levels? Do cranberries really lower your blood sugar and prevent diabetes? Here is a detailed, evidence-based article on this topic.

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  • August 21, 2017 1:50 PM

    Do You Really Have to Take Antibiotics for Strep Throat (and Strep Infection in General)?

    Every year, millions of people develop a strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) or other streptococcal infections, and thousands of them die from them. Although effective antibiotic treatment is available, many people believe that taking antibiotics for strep throat does not make sense because your immune system can handle these bacteria on its own. But is it true? Here is an evidence-based article explaining why it is necessary to get immediate medical help and take antibiotics for a strep throat.

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