Wellbeing Research & Scientific Studies

Further Wellbeing Reading Material

The links below provide further reading material on selected Wellbeing topics.

Endometriosis

1. Understanding Endometriosis - Information Pack
https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/sites/default/files/files/Information/Understanding-endometriosis.pdf

2. Priorities for Endometriosis Research: Recommendations from an International Consensus Workshop
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19196878

3. Endometriosis: Thousands Share Devastating Impact of Condition
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49897873

4. Endometriosis UK (Charity)
https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/

5. High Prevalence of Endometriosis in Infertile Women with Normal Ovulation and Normospermic Partners
http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(08)00975-8/abstract

6. General Information about Endometriosis
https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OURSERVICES/SERVICEA-Z/WH/GYNAE/ENDOM/Pages/Generalinformationabout.aspx

7. The Burden of Endometriosis: Costs and Quality of Life of Women with Endometriosis and Treated in Referral Centres
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22422778

8. Environmental Dioxins and Endometriosis 
https://academic.oup.com/toxsci/article/70/2/161/1621651

9. Inflammation and endometriosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27100482/

10. Gluten-free diet: a new strategy for management of painful endometriosis related symptoms?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23334113/

Detox

1. A Blueprint for Health System Sustainability in the UK
https://www.anhinternational.org/resources/documents/anh-intl-blueprint-for-health-system-sustainability/

2. The Chemicals Within Us
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/chemicals-within-us/

3. Modern Life is Killing our Children: Cancer rate in Young People up 40 per cent in 16 Years
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/09/03/modern-life-is-killing-our-children-cancer-rate-in-young-people/

4. How to boost your immune system to avoid colds and coronavirus
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/08/how-to-boost-your-immune-system-to-avoid-colds-and-coronavirus

5. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Shungite against Ultraviolet B Irradiation-Induced Skin Damage in Hairless Mice
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5574306/

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

1. Using Music as Medicine
https://www.britishacademyofsoundtherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Deezer-Health-and-Wellbeing-research-short-.pdf

2. Stress-Reducing Function of Matcha Green Tea
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6213777/

3. The World’s Most Relaxing Song
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/relaxing-song-best-weightless-marconi-union-youtube-surgery-anxiety-a9011971.html 

4. School without stress
http://humanresearch.at/newwebcontent/?page_id=75&lang=en

5. Stress and Human Immune Function
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4465119/

6. The Bath Project: the art and science of bathing by Dr Barbara Kubicka
https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-bath-project/dr-barbara-kubicka/9781527236653

7. Cannabidiol regulation of emotion and emotional memory processing: relevance for treating anxiety‐related and substance abuse disorders
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5595771/

8. Effectiveness of Raw, Natural Medical Cannabis Flower for Treating Insomnia under Naturalistic Conditions
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164964/

9. Effects of acute systemic administration of cannabidiol on sleep-wake cycle in rats
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0269881112474524

Sleep

1. Measures of Poor Sleep Quality Are Associated With Higher Energy Intake and Poor Diet Quality in a Diverse Sample of Women From the Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JAHA.119.014587

2. Effects of thermal environment on sleep and circadian rhythm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3427038/

3. National Sleep Foundation’s sleep time duration recommendations: methodology and results summary
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352721815000157

4. The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703169/

5. Melatonin in patients with reduced REM sleep duration: two randomized controlled trials
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14715839/

6. 10 Of The Most Effective Natural Sleep Aids
https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/12/25/10-of-the-most-effective-natural-sleep-aids/

7. Sharp rise in hospital admissions for children with sleep disorders
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/06/sharp-rise-in-hospital-admissions-for-children-with-sleep-disorders-in-england

8. The Sleep Sanctuary: an infant and children’s Sleep Consultancy
https://www.mysleepsanctuary.co.uk/

9. The Children's Sleep Charity
https://www.thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk/

10. Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?
https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/why-cant-we-fall-asleep

Cold Water Therapy

1. What to Know About Contrast Bath Therapy
https://www.healthline.com/health/contrast-bath

2. Swedish Winter Baths
https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/nature-outdoors/winter-activities/winter-bathers/

3. Novel: Waterlog by Roger Deakin
https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781784700065?gC=5a105e8b

4. The Whim Hof Method
https://www.wimhofmethod.com/

5. NOWCA – The Home Of Open Water Swimming
https://nowca.org/

6. The Outdoor Swimming Society
https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/

 7. Novel: Wild Swim by Kate Rew
https://www.waterstones.com/book/wild-swim/kate-rew/dominick-tyler/9780852651223

 8. Research on 'Iceman' Wim Hof Suggests it May be Possible to Influence Autonomic Nervous System and Immune Response
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110422090203.htm

9. Voluntary Activation of the Sympathetic Nervous System
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4034215/

10. Open Water Swimming as a Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6112379/

 11. Outdoor Swimmer: Swim Positive
https://outdoorswimmer.com/blogs/swim-positive

 12. UK Wild Swimming Groups
https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/uk-wild-swimming-groups/

 13. The Joys of Cold Water Swimming
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/brrr-joys-cold-water-swimming/

 14. Four Women Discuss How Wild Swimming has Changed their Lives
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/swimming/2020/05/11/wild-swimming-has-changed-lives-four-women-open-water-exercise/

 15. Benefits of Cold Showers
https://www.wimhofmethod.com/benefits-of-cold-showers

16. Dryrobe - Cold Water Essential
https://dryrobe.com/

Home & Office

1. RIBA Homeowner Survey - Happiness Through Design: Executive Summary
https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/knowledge-landing-page/riba-homeowner-survey-happiness-through-design-executive-summary

2. All hail Biophilia – the interiors trend taking us back to nature 
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/all-hail-biophilia-the-interiors-trend-taking-us-back-to-nature-1.4142794

3. The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function
https://thecogfxstudy.com/study-2/inside-the-study/

4. Clayworks Healthy Buildings Data
https://clay-works.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Clayworks-Healthy-Buildings-Data.pdf

5. Field‐to‐laboratory analysis of clay wall coatings as passive removal materials for ozone in buildings
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ina.12345

6. Behavior Changes in Older PersonsCaused byUsing Wood Products in Assisted Living
http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.phr.20120204.07.html

7. Effectiveness of Common Household Cleaning Agents in Reducing the Viability of Human Influenza A/H1N1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2813869/

8. Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water
https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/antibacterial-soap-you-can-skip-it-use-plain-soap-and-water

9. How healthy buildings can help us fight coronavirus
https://www.ft.com/content/5083fd42-4812-11ea-aee2-9ddbdc86190d

10. How buildings can fight coronavirus
https://www.building.co.uk/communities/how-buildings-can-fight-coronavirus/5104464.article

11. Study: Natural Light Is the Best Medicine for the Office
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/study-natural-light-is-the-best-medicine-for-the-office-300590905.html

12. Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices
https://www.worldgbc.org/sites/default/files/compressed_WorldGBC_Health_Wellbeing__Productivity_Full_Report_Dbl_Med_Res_Feb_2015.pdf

13. The effect of colour in the built environment
http://www.designcurial.com/news/the-effect-of-colour-in-the-built-environment---the-scientific-evidence-4845049

Nature

1. The Cognitive Benefits of Interacting With Nature
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02225.x

2. Therapeutic Applications of Rose Hips from Different Rosa Species
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28587101/

3. Rosehip - an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22762068/

4. The Role of Phytonutrients in Skin Health
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257702/

5. Natural world can provide ‘joy and solace’ in times of crisis, says David Attenborough
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-news-uk-david-attenborough-nature-a9433231.html

6.  How to Bring the Outside In
https://smartgardenguide.com/how-to-get-rid-of-mold-in-houseplant-soil/ 

 7. (Book) The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide by Paul West
https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781760558109

8. Go to ground amid coronavirus: how to grow a living pantry to eat this winter
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/mar/21/go-to-ground-amid-coronavirus-how-to-grow-a-living-pantry-to-eat-this-winter

9. 20 things to do in the garden during self-isolation
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a31805148/things-to-do-garden-self-isolation/

10. The Effect of Live Plants and Window Views of Green Spaces on Employee Perceptions of Job Satisfaction
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288753443

11. Aesthetic and Affective Response to Natural Environment
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232542780

12. Why Is Nature Beneficial?The Role of Connectedness to Nature
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/238428905

13. At Home with Nature: Effects of “Greenness” on Children’s Cognitive Functioning
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00139160021972793

14. The psychological benefits of indoor plants: A critical review of the experimental literature
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272494409000413#bib63

15. The Life Story of The Oldest Tree on Earth
https://e360.yale.edu/features/peter_crane_history_of_ginkgo_earths_oldest_tree

Exercise

1. Plasticity of brain networks in a randomized intervention trial of exercise training in older adults
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20890449/

2. Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3039208/

Diet & Gut Health

1. The many uses of nettles and dandelion leaves
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/mar/21/free-veg-the-many-uses-of-nettles-and-dandelion-leaves

2. Anti-influenza activity of elderberry
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1756464619300313

3. Elderberry compounds could help minimize flu symptoms, study suggests
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133644.htm

4. Protective effects of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside from blackberry extract against peroxynitrite-induced endothelial dysfunction and vascular failure
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12818719/

5. Neuroprotective effects of digested polyphenols from wild blackberry species
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22314351/

6. Antibacterial effects of blackberry extract target periodontopathogens
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22812456/

7. Gut health and the microbiome with Zach Bush, MD
https://neurohacker.com/gut-health-microbiome-dr-zach-bush-m-d

8. What’s in Your Gut?
https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/whats-in-your-gut

9. Stress at the intestinal surface: catecholamines and mucosa-bacteria interactions
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20941511/

10. Increased gut microbiota diversity and abundance of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Akkermansia after fasting: a pilot study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4452615/

11. Eat yourself slim? Molecules found in plants linked to reduced risk of obesity
https://twinsuk.ac.uk/eat-yourself-slim-molecules-found-in-plants-linked-to-reduced-risk-of-obesity/

12. The Effects of Vegetarian and Vegan Diets on Gut Microbiota
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6478664/

 13. Organic Diet Intervention Significantly Reduces Urinary Pesticide Levels in U.S. Children and Adults
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935119300246

14. Hippocrates Health Institute: Why Choose Organic
https://hippocratesinst.org/why-buy-organic-food

15. World Health Organization: Pesticide Residues in Food
https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/pesticide-residues-in-food

16. Pesticide Exposures and Risks
https://ephtracking.cdc.gov/showPesticidesHealth

17. 2019 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php

18. Organic Food Consumption is Associated with Reduction in Risk of Cancer
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2707948

19. Pesticide Residue on Foods Associated with Lower Probabilities of Pregnancy Among Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2659557

20. Ranking UK Supermarkets on Pesticides
https://www.pan-uk.org/supermarkets/

21. Soil Association: Why Choose Organic
https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/why-organic/

22. Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/19/is-your-gut-keeping-you-awake-at-night

23. Book: The Diet Myth by Tim Spector
http://www.tim-spector.co.uk/the-diet-myth/

24. Consumption of Dark Chocolate Enhances Cognitive Function and Releases Nerve Growth Factors
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/11/11/2800

25. The neuroprotective effects of cocoa flavanol and its influence on cognitive performance
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3575938/

26. Acute dark chocolate and cocoa ingestion and endothelial function: a randomized controlled crossover trial
https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/88/1/58/4648996

27. Chocolate Consumption and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/7/688/htm

28. The Effect of a Single Dose of Dark Chocolate on Cardiovascular Parameters and Their Reactivity to Mental Stress
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07315724.2019.1662341

29. Chronic Inflammatory Diseases and Green Tea Polyphenols
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5490540/

30. Green tea may lower heart disease risk
https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/green-tea-may-lower-heart-disease-risk

31. The Association between Green and Black Tea Consumption on Successful Aging: A Combined Analysis of the ATTICA and MEDiterranean ISlands (MEDIS) Epidemiological Studies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6571865/

32. Tea and Health: Studies in Humans
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4055352/

33. New Science on the Human Gut and Health: A Clinical Conversation with Zach Bush, MD, and Robert Rountree, MD
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/act.2019.29220.zbu

34. Microbiome to Brain: Unravelling the Multidirectional Axes of Communication
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26589226/

35. Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/your-gut-directly-connected-your-brain-newly-discovered-neuron-circuit

36. The second brain in our stomachs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18779997

37. Interactions between the microbiota and the immune system
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22674334/

38. Role of the Microbiota in Immunity and inflammation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4056765/

39. The gut microbiota as an environmental factor that regulates fat storage
https://www.pnas.org/content/101/44/15718.full

40. Obesity alters gut microbial ecology
https://www.pnas.org/content/102/31/11070

41. An obesity-associated gut microbiome with increased capacity for energy harvest
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17183312/

42. Microbiome and Allergic Diseases
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6056614/

43. Effects of the gut microbiota on bone mass
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S104327601400201X

44. Associations between UK tap water and gut microbiota composition suggest the gut microbiome as a potential mediator of health differences linked to water quality
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720332174

45. Glyphosate shown to disrupt microbiome 'at safe levels', study claims
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/16/glyphosate-shown-to-disrupt-microbiome-at-safe-levels-study-claims

46. Gut microbiota and glucometabolic alterations in response to recurrent partial sleep deprivation in normal-weight young individuals
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212877816301934

47. Gut microbiome diversity is associated with sleep physiology in humans
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0222394

48. Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function in Lean and Obese Humans
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29166320/ 

49. Vitamin D and the gut microbiome: a systematic review of in vivo studies
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30324342/

50. Influence of red wine polyphenols and ethanol on the gut microbiota ecology and biochemical biomarkers
https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/95/6/1323/4568378

51. Effect of honey in improving the gut microbial balance
https://academic.oup.com/fqs/article/1/2/107/3860141

52. Obese-type gut microbiota induce neurobehavioral changes in the absence of obesity
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25173628/

Earthing & Grounding

1. Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2012/291541/

2. Earthing: The Art of Walking Barefoot
https://goop.com/wellness/health/earthing-how-walking-barefoot-could-cure-your-insomnia-more/

3. The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding (full documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ddtR0XDVU&t=34s

4. The Earthing Institute
https://earthinginstitute.net/research/

5. The effects of grounding (earthing) on inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4378297/

6. Effectiveness of Grounded Sleeping on Recovery After Intensive Eccentric Muscle Loading
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2019.00035/full

7. Emotional Stress, Heart Rate Variability, Grounding, and
Improved Autonomic Tone: Clinical Applications 
https://earthinginstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Emotional-stress-study.pdf

8. Grounding the Human Body Improves Facial Blood Flow Regulation: Results of a Randomized, Placebo Controlled Pilot Study
https://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=51326

9. Earthing (Grounding) the Human Body Reduces Blood Viscosity—a Major Factor in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/acm.2011.0820

10. The Research Behind "Earthing" & How To Reap Its Potential Benefits
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-earthing-methods-how-to-find-right-one-for-you

Vitamins, Herbs & Natural Supplements

1. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 in a sample of cognitively intact older adults: neuropsychological findings
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12404671

2. Silymarin as a Natural Antioxidant: An Overview of the Current Evidence and Perspectives
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4665566/

3. Milk thistle in liver diseases: past, present, future.
https://europepmc.org/article/med/20564545

4. Modulatory effects of silibinin in various cell signaling pathways against liver disorders and cancer
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0223523416306353

5. Silibinin and STAT3: A natural way of targeting transcription factors for cancer therapy
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25944486/

6. A Mini Review on the Chemistry and Neuroprotective Effects of Silymarin
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28025940/

7. Silibinin: a novel inhibitor of Aβ aggregation
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21185897/

8. Silymarin as a Natural Antioxidant: An Overview of the Current Evidence and Perspectives
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4665566/

9. Mitochondrial effects of Ginkgo biloba extract
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22784423

10. Turmeric Overview
https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric

11. Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Curcumin: A Component of Turmeric
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/107555303321223035

12. Curcumin Overview
https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/curcumin

13. Bioavailability of curcumin: problems and promises
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17999464/

14. Curcumin and diabetes: a systematic review
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24348712

15. The Role of Curcumin Administration in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: Mini Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26610378/

16. Effects of turmeric on Alzheimer's disease with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665200/

17. Anti-aging properties of resveratrol: review and report of a potent new antioxidant skin care formulation
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18254804/

18. Effects of Resveratrol on Cognitive Performance, Mood and Cerebrovascular Function in Post-Menopausal Women
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/1/27

19. How Resveratrol May Fight Aging
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/how-resveratrol-may-fight-aging

20. Resveratrol in lung cancer - a systematic review
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27685918/

21. Antioxidant activity of selected Indian spices
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S095232789990128X

22. Cloves improve glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus
https://www.fasebj.org/doi/abs/10.1096/fasebj.20.5.A990-b

23. Ginger - a herbal medicinal product with broad anti-inflammatory actions
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16117603

24. The effect of ginger supplementation on some immunity and inflammation intermediate genes expression in patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30844477

25. The effect of ginger supplementation on lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29747751

26. Gingerol induces reactive oxygen species regulated mitochondrial cell death pathway in human epidermoid carcinoma A431 cells
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19481070

27. Medicinal properties of 'true' cinnamon
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24148965/

28. Cinnamon counteracts the negative effects of a high fat/high fructose diet on behavior, brain insulin signaling and Alzheimer-associated changes
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24349472/

29. Cinnamon counteracts the negative effects of a high fat/high fructose diet on behavior, brain insulin signaling and Alzheimer-associated changes
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24349472/

30. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) and its bioactive constituents
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25776008/

31. Preventive effect of Coriandrum sativum (Chinese parsley) on localized lead deposition in ICR mice
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378874101002999

32. Ingestion of Lactobacillus strain regulates emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve
https://www.pnas.org/content/108/38/16050

33. Zingiberaceae extracts for pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4436156/

34. Vitamin C and Immune Function
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/11/1211

35. Technical Advance: Ascorbic acid induces development of double‐positive T cells from human hematopoietic stem cells in the absence of stromal cells
https://jlb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1189/jlb.1TA0214-121RR

36. Ascorbic acid in blood serum of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and pneumonia
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15139458/

37. Active ingredients of ginger as potential candidates in the prevention and treatment of diseases via modulation of biological activities
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106649/

38. Fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) has anti-viral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus in human respiratory tract cell lines
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23123794/

39. Antioxidant activity of selected Indian spices
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S095232789990128X

40. Bioavailability of curcumin: problems and promises
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17999464

Chemical Awareness

1. What is lurking in your cosmetics and toiletries
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2003/feb/25/healthandwellbeing.health2

2. Effect of Sunscreen Application Under Maximal Use Conditions on Plasma Concentration of Sunscreen Active Ingredients
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2733085

3. What are parabens, and why don't they belong in cosmetics?
https://www.ewg.org/californiacosmetics/parabens

4. Phthalates are everywhere, and the health risks are worrying. How bad are they really?
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/feb/10/phthalates-plastics-chemicals-research-analysis

5. Urinary phthalate monoesters concentration in couples with infertility problems
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22197707/

6. Phthalates induce proliferation and invasiveness of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer through the AhR/HDAC6/c-Myc signaling pathway
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22049059

7. Are my wash products damaging my skin?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1DjRTHSCZK3h7V6dlxyHRdP/are-my-wash-products-damaging-my-skin

8. Should I avoid products that contain triclosan?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/triclosan/faq-20057861

9. Bicarb, vinegar, lemon juice: how to clean your house – even the oven – the old-fashioned way
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2019/jan/13/bicarb-vinegar-lemon-juice-how-to-clean-your-house-even-the-oven-the-old-fashioned-way

10. Circulating levels of phthalate metabolites are associated with prevalent diabetes in the elderly
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22498808/

11. Association between urinary phthalate metabolites and risk of breast cancer and uterine leiomyoma
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28951174

12. Phthalate exposure and childhood obesity
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4114051/

13. Phthalate exposure and asthma in children
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20059582

14. BPA: have flawed analytical techniques compromised risk assessments?
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(19)30381-X/fulltext

15. Is Nonstick Cookware Like Teflon Safe to Use?
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nonstick-cookware-safety#section3

16. Cohort mortality study of workers exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23079607/

17. Association between serum perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and thyroid disease in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20089479/

18. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) exposures and incident cancers among adults living near a chemical plant
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24007715/

19. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and chronic kidney disease in US adults
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21873601

20. Is modern life poisoning me?
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/22/is-modern-life-poisoning-me-i-took-the-tests-to-find-out

21. Xenoestrogens – What are they? How to avoid them.
https://womeninbalance.org/2012/10/26/xenoestrogens-what-are-they-how-to-avoid-them/