Current Health News

February 8, 2016 - Issue 3460


The Amazing Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Amazing Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

February 8, 2016

It's like a workout for your mitochondria every time you take a bite of this delectable food - but only if you choose the right type. Substances in this food can cross your blood-brain barrier and help control inflammation in your brain and nerves, and benefit your cells' mitochondria just like exercise.

Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims

salt intake

February 8, 2016

Heart failure patients are often told to eat a salt-restricted diet, but research suggests this may actually lead to worse outcomes. Be aware, however, that not all salt is created equal, and your sodium level must be in the proper balance with your body's potassium level.

15 Plants to Pacify PMS

herbal medicine

February 8, 2016

If you suffer from painful menstrual cramps or other symptoms of premenstrual symptoms, over-the-counter drugs are not your only option for relief. These 15 herbal remedies may help soothe your symptoms naturally.