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Pranayama: the art and science of breathing

Thousands of years ago the holistic science of yoga originated in India. Today, an increased awareness about health and natural remedies has brought many people closer to yoga and pranayama, which have been proven to be effective methods for improving health, either by preventing or management of many diseases. A...

boschi

E se gli psichiatri prescrivessero gite nei boschi anziché antidepressivi?

Gli “Shinrin-yoku” (letteralmente “bagni nella foresta”) sono una pratica comune in Giappone e consistono in brevi visite nei boschi che permettono di respirare sostanze volatili capaci di migliorare l’intera funzione immunitaria. Una camminata o escursione in un bosco corrisponde ad una pratica naturale di aromaterapia. Evidenze scientifiche hanno dimostrato come...

antitumoral gelato - Petr Chutný

Antitumoral Chilli Chocolate Gelato (Dairy-free)

Antitumoral chilli chocolate gelato: the ingredients benefits Chili peppers Chili peppers owe their pungent flavour to capsaicin, a bioactive phytochemical abundant in red and chili peppers [1,2]. Capsaicin has been reported to have beneficial effects for the prevention and treatment of cancer. It controls the expression of genes involved with...

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Yoga for reduction, control and prevention of hypertension

  The prevention and management of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, represents one of the major public health challenges modern societies need to address. It has been estimated that over 76 million US people and more than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from hypertension, and that blood pressure...

Multiple Sclerosis' Diet

Neuroscience applied to Multiple Sclerosis’ diet

With a prevalence ranging from 33 to 80 %, patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) make use of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) in conjunction with or in lieu of, the prescribed standard therapy. (1,2) This is due a significant need of improving quality of life (QOL), which has been ranked poor,...