Stress: Your brain and body

      What is stress and can it be good for you? Does it kill off your brain cells and can it cause depression? How does your brain perceive a terrifying situation and prepare your body for survival?   Your body’s stress response kicks in when you perceive you are under threat. Mammals have evolved this superb mechanism to ensure we have the best possible chance of survival when faced with a life-threatening situation.   Imagine you are in the jungle and you hear movement behind you. You stop…

Indian Food And Cancer Cells

Cancer is a deadly disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. In the normal process of cell division, cells grow, divide to make new cells, and die. But in the case of cancer, abnormal cells keep growing and damaging other cells. Nutrients required to treat cancer are antioxidants like vitamin A, C, and E, selenium and zinc to stop the proliferation of cancer cells, phytonutrients like lycopene and carotenoids to fight existing cancer cells, and fiber to form bulk and remove waste matter quickly, so the carcinogen cannot…

Foods That Are Bad For Health

Sodas are full of sugar, unless they are of the diet survey variety, in which case they are full of artificial sweeteners. They also contain caffeine, and artificial colors and flavors. What really makes them bad for our health is that they have no nutritional value. The reason people drink them is because they like the taste. When considering soda, think about what it contains? Here is a breakdown of its ingredients- Carbonated water- this is plain water infused with carbon dioxide. Caramel color- it is chemical, methylimidazole, and not…

Oxidative Stress as The Cause Of Cancer

Many researchers have offered theories as to what is the underlying cause of cancer? Unfortunately, not one of these theories has been able to explain the completely diverse aspects of cancer and the development of the disease within the human body. In response to this medical conundrum, the numerous theories that have been advanced, oxidative stress is the most comprehensive, and it has stood the test of time. It can rationalize and correlate most aspects associated with carcinogenesis (development of cancer).kovacic’s research supports growing medical evidence that when excessive free…

Aging Of The Brain

Oxidative stress is the leading cause of the aging process. Nowhere is evidence for this concept stronger than when it comes to the actual aging of the brain. Several scientific studies have shown oxidative damage to the mitochondria (the furnace of the cell), and to the DNA of the brain cell. This can lead to the malfunction or even the death of these very sensitive brain cells. Brain cells do not have the ability to regenerate themselves. So as we lose more and more brain cells throughout our lifetime due…