Category Archives: Health

Report: Plant Proteins are Better for Cardiovascular Health

A new report shows that non-meat proteins such as nuts are better for heart health.

A new report shows that non-meat proteins such as nuts are better for heart health.

By MCNS Staff

A team of researchers from France and the U.S. has found that protein from meat is linked to a significant increase in the risk of heart disease, while plant proteins are good for the heart. The aim of the study was to examine the link between specific patterns of protein intake with cardiovascular death.

More than 80,000 men and women were studied based on their diets and level of meat consumption. The research showed that individuals who consumed large amounts of meat protein had a 60 percent increase in cardiovascular disease risk. However, individuals who had a high intake of protein from other sources such as nuts and seeds had a 40 percent decrease in cardiovascular disease risk.

For more on the study, click here.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Encourage Fans to Become Vegans

In a new book, Beyonce and Jay-Z urge fans to adopt veganism.

In a new book, Beyonce and Jay-Z urge fans to adopt veganism.

By MCNS Staff

Beyonce and Jay-Z have written about becoming vegans in the introduction of a new book by Beyoncé’s trainer, Marco Borges. The new book is entitled The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World.

“Having children has changed our lives more than anything else,” they wrote in the intro. “We used to think of health as a diet—some worked for us, some didn’t. Once we looked at health as the truth, instead of a diet, it became a mission for us to share that truth and lifestyle with as many people as possible.”

“We all have a responsibility to stand up for our health and the health of the planet,” they continued. “Let’s take this stand together. Let’s spread the truth. Let’s make this mission a movement. Let’s become ‘the Greenprint.’”

They also said that eating more plant-based meals has a “profound impact on our health and the environment.”

According to sources, the couple became vegans in 2013, when they participated in a 22-day vegan challenge.

Household Cleaning Products Could Lead to Children Obesity

Common household cleaning supplies could lead to child obesity.

Common household cleaning supplies could lead to child obesity.

By MCNS Staff

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, as recently suggested by a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).

It was determined that babies living in households that used eco-friendly cleaners had different microbiota and were less likely to be overweight as toddlers.

The study gives caution to parents who use seemingly innocuous household products. These supplies may not only be harmful to the environment, but also to their children.

For more information on the study, click here.

What do Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps do?

By Swahili Scientists

Himalayan pink salt lamps are reported to have several health benefits.

Himalayan pink salt lamps are reported to have several health benefits.

Himalayan pink salt lamps are growing in popularity. The decorative light fixtures made out of Himalayan pink salt can enable a person to benefit from powerful healing properties and realize health benefits. This is a short list that includes some of the possible benefits of having a Himalayan pink salt lamp in your home:

  1. Purifies the air.

Proponents of Himalayan salt lamps boast that these salt rocks have the ability to remove pollen, dust, smoke, and many other types of contaminants.

  1. Eases allergy and asthma symptoms.

Himalayan salt rock lamps may help provide some relief to people suffering from respiratory ailments by counteracting the negative effects of positive ions in the atmosphere. Furthermore, Himalayan salt rock lamps have helped remove the symptom-causing contaminants from the air, purifying the room and clearing their airways.

  1. Increases energy levels and reduces stress.

Another bold claim regarding Himalayan salt rock crystal lamps is their ability to help re-energize and revitalize the body.

It has been said that positive ions can drain your body of energy while negative ions help rejuvenate the body and mind. Once negative ions reach the bloodstream, they are said to produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin, a chemical that is released by the pineal gland during the day, which helps to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost daytime energy. Negative ions have also been shown to help in the treatment of seasonal depression.

  1. Helps you sleep better.

Not only do positive ions drain energy levels, they can also stop you from replenishing them because of lost sleep. Positively charged particles can reduce the supply of blood and oxygen to the brain, which can lead to irregular sleep patterns.

Along with helping to rejuvenate energy and mood, natural negative ions in the air can reverse sleep deprivation problems.

  1. Reduces electromagnetic radiation.

Like it or not, we live in an electrical word. And while the many devices and tools we use each day can help simplify our lives, they also leave behind electromagnetic radiation. Everything from your smartphone to your television can leave traces of this radiation.