Touch of Nature

Natural Products and their usefulness in our daily life to achieve a healthy mind and body.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sleep well to get a good health.

A study has claimed that a sound sleep not only helps us to remain alert and energetic through out the day but also keep many common aliments like hypertension, arthritis and heartburn at bay.

A recent study revealed that many diseases caused due to lack of sleep.Hypertension (29 per cent), arthritis (28 per cent) and heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (19 per cent).

Depression (18 per cent), Anxiety disorder (12 per cent), Diabetes (11 per cent), Heart disease (10 per cent) and Lung disease (five per cent).Detailed stat of loose sleep order diseases.

"As sleep is vital to our health and well being, we must not cut ourselves short from the amount of sleep that we get or suffer from sleep problems,"told by Ramnathan Iyer, a counselor for sleep disorders.

According to him, people should take control of their sleep problems before it takes control of them.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eating disorder effects on body and mind

Eating disorders have terrible cost, physically, mentally, socially, psychologically and there are more disorder that even extensive in their effects.

Much researches has been conducted to find out the eating disorder effects and factors involved in their growth but different touching variables which are the main reason beyond it,has hardly been examined.

A study in Bosco Country University by doctoral researcher Aitziber Pascual focused on two objectives: to observe if certain emotional variables play a important role or not in the growth of these disorders.

A study on 433 women showed this result.143 suffered from some kind of eating disorder and 145 were in risk of contracting one.

The results show that the majority of the variables put forward can be used as predictive of suffering an eating disorder, said an UPV/EHU release.

These variables are when the emotional state of the person is excessively influenced by diet, weight and body shape, when self-esteem is low, and when, in anxiety situations, emotions are not expressed and the person tends to act in an impulsive manner.


Monday, March 02, 2009

Hormone Disorder Drug Decreases Alcohol Consumption

Affiliated clinic Ernest Gallo showed that cabergolione injected rodents decreased their alcohol seeking behavior and alcohol consumption and were less likely to relapse.

The US Food and Drug Administration approve Cabergoline, which is marketed under the trade name Dostinex, in pill form to treat conditions caused by excess of the hormone prolactin.

Dorit Ron, principal investigator at the Gallo Center and associate neurology professor at UCSF, led the study. Notably, cabergoline did not affect the rats' consumption of sucrose and, in a subgroup of binge-drinking mice, the drug did not appear significantly to affect intake of water or saccharin.

Earlier Ron and her colleagues builds the research regarding the protein GDNF (glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor), which they had injected in rat’s VTA brain region, associated with drug-seeking behavior.

The former study where scientists consumed alcohol in rats, they found the rats behave like humans,drank in moderation,while others binged.But when GDNF was administered they got an unusual result which is optimistic too.Both heavy and light drinkers lost their carving for alcohol,reported by UCSF.

The outcome became visible within 10 minutes and stayed at least for 24 hours.Scientists found GDNF beyond its effect, on prevented brain area of rats from relapsing after a period of abstinence

This effect became apparent within 10 minutes and lasted at least 24 hours, the scientists discovered. Importantly, administration of GDNF into the brain prevented the rats from relapsing after a period of abstinence.