Research shows that infrared light affects the human body in ways beneficial to health when administered under certain conditions. Understanding these conditions can help one decide if products such as infrared saunas or heating pads may be worth the investment.
The vast majority of energy in the universe isn’t electromagnetic. Leading scientific theories describe that nearly 95% of all energy in our universe might not be visible at all! Energies such as dark matter are thought to be the majority shareholders in the universal energy market.
The electromagnetic spectrum accounts for only a small fraction of that 5% of the energy that is visible. I’ve read estimates of less than 0.1% but haven’t confirmed to my own satisfaction. Within that tiny fraction, of a tiny fraction, there is an even tinier fraction of light that the human eye can perceive. This is called visible light. Below is a chart displaying the frequencies the average human is able to perceive…
Heavy metals are naturally-occurring metallic elements that have an atomic weight greater than or equal to a certain threshold. This threshold varies depending on the author and source, thus making the term “heavy metal” ambiguous.
In the context of Physics, “heavy” might be an attribute assigned based on atomic weight. In metallurgy, “heavy” might be more associated with an element’s density. In Biology, “heavy” might be a relative function towards another compound, such as water. So what does “heavy metal” actually mean in the context of your health?
Antiviral supplements and herbs can offer strong immune support during cold and flu season. During peak infection times, or during outbreaks of novel pathogens like the COVID-19 Coronavirus, I see a barrage of advertisers exaggerating the claims of their products.
Of the health professionals I’ve spoken with, the research I’ve read, and my personal experience I’ve found only a handful of such compounds worth consideration. That’s to say; I think most supplements advertised as “natural antivirals” are mostly a waste of money.
The compounds listed below all have some degree of clinical support for their role as antivirals. It’s important to realize these compounds do not have comparable levels of data to that of prescription antivirals. However, that’s not a reason to discount them. …
Hangovers can be characterized by a number of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, nausea, and increased anxiety. The following natural compounds have scientific support as natural hangover cures:
As common as hangovers are they aren’t well-defined. Individual factors such as genes, dietary state, and even lifestyle habits dictate how one might respond to large doses of alcohol. For example, certain genes may reduce the rate at which the liver clears away alcohol. There’s no herb or supplement for that.
Fighting off a hangover is about symptom management. For this article, I’m using the list of hangover symptoms outlined by Doctors Robert Swift and Dena Davidson in their 1998 paper titled Alcohol Hangovers: Mechanisms and Mediators which are as…
Weight loss can be a tricky subject to approach. In my opinion, this is largely explained by the uniqueness of each individual. Lifestyle differences, genetic differences, and even geographic differences play a role. I believe weight loss supplements help in a combination of the following three ways:
Metabolic Support: A shift in how nutrients are used in your body.
Nutritional Support: A shift in what nutrients are available for use.
Psychological Support: A shift in perception of mealtimes and/or lack of.
An example of all three of these is illustrated by fasting for weight loss. Fasting provides metabolic support by burning excess glucose stores (fat), caused by lowered external nutritional support (less food), which — at least for me — offers psychological support by being so different from normal eating habits. …
Some of these tests can be ordered online but some require a doctor’s authorization. In either case — you should be working closely with a doctor to help you interpret them. These tests provide you with a lot of data. I wouldn’t have gotten half the value from them without the help of a professional to interpret them.
In this article, I discuss several alternative health tests I’ve had over the years. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s to come:
Marketers use automated email campaigns to contact you. Based on your response, a set of rules determines if you’ll receive more emails. Ignoring emails almost always signals followup emails. Responding slightly negative often signals that you aren’t likely to become a customer and not enough of an asshole to become annoyed with. If there’s an unsubscribe button — click it.
In the world of marketing, there is something referred to as Outreach. This means “finding potential customers” to most people. …
I’ve read reports of GABA causing asthma attacks and have experienced them myself. I wanted to get a better idea of how this happens, and what I found was strange — to stay the least.
GABA is a neurotransmitter, found throughout our bodies, as well as the bodies of other mammals. It’s the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter used by the brain, but is found in other tissues as well (R).
Think of brain activity like jumping on a trampoline: glutamate is like the force the trampoline exerts to send you upward and GABA is like gravity that prevents you from going to high. …
I recently came across an article on MedicalNewsToday (MNT) about using essential oils for sunburns. I was taken aback by how the article noted a lack of scientific evidence then proceeded to present a list recommended essential oils to treat sunburns with. Shameful as it is, this article is a great example of how marketing objectives are often given priority over fact-checking in the world of online information. Let’s consider why.
Traveling is like game day — preparation only gets me so far. Ultimately, I’m left to deal with whatever may cross my path, and I’ll be nowhere near my comfort zone while doing so. I’ve carefully crafted my daily routine over the years. Being able to fall into lockstep with some semblance of its familiarity helps me feel and function better on any trip. After all, what’s the point of traveling if I’m going to feel like shit the whole time I’m there?
Not only does maintaining my daily routine — as best as possible — help me while traveling, but it also helps reduce the amount of recovery after traveling. I want my business trips to be productive, but I also want to be productive the moment I get back. …