Heart Attack RiskIn alternative medicine, both traditional and modern, berries like grapes, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries have been very highly valued for their numerous nutritional benefits and therapeutic effects. All of the edible berries are considered very valuable sources of minerals, vitamins and other essential nutrients, and by consuming organic berries we can enrich our body with those nutrients, support our health and prevent numerous ailments and diseases. Berries are also rich in tannins, lycopens, anthocyannis, but mostly they are valued for their high content of natural antioxidants and polyphenols known for their excellent anti-aging and anti-cancer properties. That is why a regular consumption of organic berries in small amounts is considered one of the best and most recommended natural ways to prevent cancer, slow down the effects of oxidative stress and prevent premature aging of our body cells. The effects of berries are being studied extensively by many scientific groups around the world, and the findings of one of the relevant researchers were recently published. Read the rest of this entry »

October 8, 2012

Stressful JobsWe’re all exposed to a large number of stresses in our professional and personal life, and very often stresses cause plenty of negative responses and biological effects in our body and mind. Despite the fact that mild and moderate stresses are considered useful and can play a role of motivators for greater achievements, chronic stresses are linked to numerous risks and harmful effects, including elevated risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular conditions, digestive disorders,  psychological and mental disorders, sleep disorders, nervous disorders, and other serious health conditions. American scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found out that stressful jobs causing chronic stresses are especially dangerous in females. As their study has shown, the women who are exposed to high levels of stresses at work are at higher heart attack risk compared to those women who have relatively lower stresses at work. Read the rest of this entry »