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!

Rapid mutations cause doubts about long-term coronavirus immunity

A joint study by two top epidemic research institutes in China warns that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone through rapid mutations since January, and these genetic changes may allow it to spread for much longer than expected. In a paper posted in the pre-print server bioRxiv, researchers at Guangzhou Medical University and Fudan University stated that the coronavirus has acquired six major mutations that have enhanced its ability … Continue reading Rapid mutations cause doubts about long-term coronavirus immunity

Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

Ginger is a more potent cancer medicine than chemotherapeutic drugs like Taxol, according to a recent study. Published in the journal PLOS One, it revealed that 6-shogaol, one of the pungent compounds present in ginger, can kill breast cancer stem cells at doses that are non-toxic to healthy cells. Researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India noted that 6-shogaol can induce autophagy, … Continue reading Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

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

Studies look at the potential of natural remedies for treating coronavirus

If you’ve been wondering if there’s a natural way to deal with coronavirus, you’re not alone – it’s a question that researchers have been trying to answer for many years. The novel coronavirus has been spreading across the globe, with an ever-growing number of people falling ill. Symptoms include a sore throat, cough and runny nose, possibly with … Continue reading Studies look at the potential of natural remedies for treating coronavirus

Scientists discover chemical compound that can help fight pancreatic cancer

Scientists have found a chemical compound that can help the immune system fight pancreatic cancer. A recent study by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis and Rush University in Chicago promises new hope for people who are fighting this deadly disease.Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to treat. Traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy provide little … Continue reading Scientists discover chemical compound that can help fight pancreatic cancer

Air travelers hiding coronavirus infections to get into Hong Kong highlight reopening risks

Hong Kong authorities have confirmed that a number of people infected with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) had flown into the territory in recent days. These incidents highlight the challenges of controlling the pandemic while governments attempt to safely reopen borders. According to Hong Kong authorities, the travelers confirmed to have the coronavirus included one passenger traveling on a Cathay Airways flight … Continue reading Air travelers hiding coronavirus infections to get into Hong Kong highlight reopening risks

The chameleon plant, a key ingredient in TCM, can protect the gut during a viral infection

Houttuynia cordata, also known as Chinese lizard tail, fish mint or chameleon plant, is an aromatic herb used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It belongs in the same category as other herbs that can clear heat from the body and treat toxicity. But in a recently published study in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, researchers from Fudan … Continue reading The chameleon plant, a key ingredient in TCM, can protect the gut during a viral infection

An Unlikely Savior: Vinegar Might Epigenetically Protect Plants From Drought

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the greatest threats facing both plants and animals alike. With rising temperatures and irregular weather patterns, droughts have become a far too normal occurrence worldwide. These harsh conditions have proven to be difficult on the survival of agriculture, and scientists all over the world have been searching for a … Continue reading An Unlikely Savior: Vinegar Might Epigenetically Protect Plants From Drought

Treating parasites naturally: 10 foods that kill parasites and restore essential nutrients

There are many different types of parasites that can reside in your body, especially along the digestive tract. But did you know that what you eat can help prevent parasitic infections from happening? More than that, the right foods can kill parasites and help your body replenish its stores of essential nutrients. There is a … Continue reading Treating parasites naturally: 10 foods that kill parasites and restore essential nutrients