Enokitake Mushrooms: 7 Benefits of This Superfood!

Source: Enokitake Mushrooms: 7 Benefits of This Superfood! by Dr. Edward Group Most of us know that mushrooms taste great in a stir-fry or a warming bowl of soup, but did you know that some varieties of fungi are also known as healing mushrooms and functional foods? Native to Asia but common in North American grocery … Continue reading Enokitake Mushrooms: 7 Benefits of This Superfood!

Boosting selenium levels helps reduce premature death risk, say scientists

Having high selenium levels is linked to a longer, healthier life, says a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. The study used data from an earlier research known as the ilSIRENTE Study, which involved nearly 350 men and women aged 80 years and older who live in a small mountain community in Italy. Selenium is an important antioxidant and trace … Continue reading Boosting selenium levels helps reduce premature death risk, say scientists

Which antioxidants can be used to protect brain function?

Antioxidants are compounds found in plants, especially those used as food by humans. These compounds play an important role inside the body as they prevent or slow the damage caused by free radicals to cells. Free radicals are byproducts of metabolism, specifically the breakdown of food into energy. If the body is unable to remove these unstable molecules, … Continue reading Which antioxidants can be used to protect brain function?

The in vitro anti-cancer activities of Ocimum sanctum leaf extracts (holy basil)

In this study, a researcher at Government Degree College, Khairatabad in India investigated the anti-cancer activity of plant suspension cultures of Ocimum sanctum (holy basil) against lung cancer. Key findings were published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy. Ethanol, acetone and aqueous leaf extracts of O. sanctum were used to treat human lung cancer (A549) cells. Their in vitro anti-cancer activity was evaluated … Continue reading The in vitro anti-cancer activities of Ocimum sanctum leaf extracts (holy basil)

White mulberry can help with weight loss, study finds

White mulberry (Morus alba) is a tree native to China well-known for its use in traditional medicine. According to historical texts, Ancient Chinese healers made a tincture for toothache from the bark of the white mulberry tree and a remedy for colds and flu from white mulberry leaves. White mulberry fruits, on the other hand, served as a … Continue reading White mulberry can help with weight loss, study finds

Go nuts for nuts: Long-term nut consumption can reduce your risk of obesity and reduce weight gain

Nutritionists have been hyping the health benefits of eating nuts for years — and for good reason. Numerous studies have found strong evidence of the ability of nuts (and seeds) to lower the risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Besides disease prevention, nuts also provide plenty of nutrients which the body needs … Continue reading Go nuts for nuts: Long-term nut consumption can reduce your risk of obesity and reduce weight gain

Can this summer lawn weed help protect you from cervical cancer? Researchers say YES

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a common garden weed that’s consumed as a vegetable because of its high nutrient content. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), purslane is used to remove toxic heat and substances from the body. It is also used to treat dysentery, eczema, hemorrhoidal bleeding and abnormal uterine bleeding. In a recent study, researchers at Heilongjiang August First Land … Continue reading Can this summer lawn weed help protect you from cervical cancer? Researchers say YES

11 Natural ways to boost your bone density and overall health

Maintaining bone density is crucial for your well-being. When your bones lose density, they become more prone to fractures. To boost your bone health, you need to exercise regularly and follow a balanced diet rich in nutritious fruits and vegetables. Bone density and aging Your bones get stronger as you age, but when you’re in your late 20s, you naturally … Continue reading 11 Natural ways to boost your bone density and overall health

Does rheumatoid arthritis cause hair loss?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the body’s immune system mistakenly attacking the joints. This leads to joint pain, inflammation and reduced joint mobility. However, because RA is a systemic disease, it does not only affect the joints. If left untreated, it can also affect other systems in the … Continue reading Does rheumatoid arthritis cause hair loss?

Birch Polypore: A Mushroom for Immunity, Gut Health & More

Source: Birch Polypore: A Mushroom for Immunity, Gut Health & More by Dr. Edward Group In 1991, scientists discovered a 5,300-year-old mummy named Ӧtzi the Iceman in the Italian Alps. Amazingly, some of Ӧtzi’s possessions were preserved along with him, including a leather pouch with supplies for his mountain journey. What was in the pouch? Tools, … Continue reading Birch Polypore: A Mushroom for Immunity, Gut Health & More