Researchers discover that Kefir (fermented yogurt) can halt cytokine storms observed during SARS-CoV-2 infections

One of the most important areas of scientific research for combating SARS-CoV-2 involves understanding cytokines and mitigating cytokine storm. Cytokines are cell signaling molecules that facilitate immune responses. These molecules communicate between cells to stimulate the movement of immune responsive cells toward sites of inflammation and infection. Israeli scientists have found that yogurt (kefir) can halt … Continue reading Researchers discover that Kefir (fermented yogurt) can halt cytokine storms observed during SARS-CoV-2 infections

Coronavirus found to suppress immune response, but this new therapy can restore immune function

Complete suppression of immune response may be the real cause of death among coronavirus patients, claim two new studies led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL). Previous reports point to severe inflammation as the main cause of organ damage suffered by patients with severe COVID-19. But autopsy findings tell a different story: Despite the … Continue reading Coronavirus found to suppress immune response, but this new therapy can restore immune function

TCM’s Si Jun Zi found to protect against the spread of cancer cells in the liver

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. Depending on its stage or the extent of its metastasis, the five-year survival rate of colorectal cancer patients is 65 percent. Luckily, researchers from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine have found a traditional Chinese medicine that can stop cancer cells from spreading. This herbal remedy is called si jun … Continue reading TCM’s Si Jun Zi found to protect against the spread of cancer cells in the liver

Sleep charges your immune system

What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Perhaps you’re in such a bad mood the next day that no one wants to get within five feet of you, or maybe you find yourself staring at a blank computer screen at work yawning endlessly as your productivity plummets. However, there are also some less-obvious effects … Continue reading Sleep charges your immune system

Obesity can make breast cancer cells more aggressive

Unlike women who maintain a healthy weight, women who are obese or overweight have a greater risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. According to a study, which was published in the journal Cell Metabolism, obesity can also make cancer cells more aggressive. The study involved a collaboration between researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital, Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Technische Universität … Continue reading Obesity can make breast cancer cells more aggressive

The importance of quercetin in muscle health

Quercetin is often talked about as a beneficial compound found in most fruits, but a study led by researchers from the University of Ulsan in South Korea indicated that this flavonoid is useful even on its own. In this study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers discovered that quercetin, when isolated, can be used to treat muscle … Continue reading The importance of quercetin in muscle health

Medicinal mushrooms found to strengthen the immune system

Despite the naysayers, several studies have proven that certain herbal remedies used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can help treat various illnesses. A study even determined that two mushrooms often used in TCM, turkey tail (Coriolus versicolor) and lingzhi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum), may have potent immunomodulatory properties. Asian countries such as China, Japan, and Korea often use TCM … Continue reading Medicinal mushrooms found to strengthen the immune system

Study shows that acupuncture can provide relief to those suffering from anxiety-related disorders

A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on behavioral changes caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS), proving the far-reaching benefits of this ancient treatment approach. Thanks to the machinations of the media, you probably see emotional disorders like depression and anxiety as mere outcomes of a troubled past. While stressful events do contribute … Continue reading Study shows that acupuncture can provide relief to those suffering from anxiety-related disorders