Proactive stroke prevention: Keep your brain healthy by strengthening your heart

Maintaining heart health is crucial to your overall well-being. But did you know that keeping your heart healthy is also key to boosting your brain health? Your brain health is tied to your heart health Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide while dementia is fifth. However, while “Alzheimer’s disease” and “dementia” are used interchangeably, the two … Continue reading Proactive stroke prevention: Keep your brain healthy by strengthening your heart

Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Source: Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood by Dr. Edward Group Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant native to the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests. This is a superfruit you should know about! The round, plum-sized fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, supporting your immune system. Yet it offers … Continue reading Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Mindful eating and the doshas: Understanding the weight loss benefits of the Ayurvedic diet

Fad diets are often made to take advantage of people who want to lose a few pounds the “easy” way. But if you want to improve your eating habits and lose weight naturally, consider learning about the Ayurvedic diet and mindful eating. What is an Ayurvedic diet? The Ayurvedic diet is based on the principles of … Continue reading Mindful eating and the doshas: Understanding the weight loss benefits of the Ayurvedic diet

Want to boost your zinc levels? Eat more of these nutrient-rich foods

When you follow a balanced diet, you ensure that your body is getting all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs, such as zinc. Research suggests that being deficient in zinc leads to a lot of health problems, such as immune dysfunction and chronic kidney and liver disease. To prevent zinc deficiency, incorporate foods rich in zinc into your … Continue reading Want to boost your zinc levels? Eat more of these nutrient-rich foods

You know about the health benefits of olive oil, but how about avocado oil?

Avocados are a popular superfood because they’re full of “good” dietary fats. But did you know that this nutritious fruit is also used to make avocado oil? What is avocado oil? The avocado (Persea americana) is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. The fruit, also called the “alligator pear,” offers various health benefits, and the same goes for avocado oil. … Continue reading You know about the health benefits of olive oil, but how about avocado oil?

New evidence shows that walnuts optimize the gut microbiome to suppress cell growth

Walnuts (Juglans regia) are popular among vegans because these nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, walnuts are full of nutrients that can help boost brain and cardiovascular health. But according to a study, walnuts can also help optimize the gut microbiome “to suppress colon cancer cell growth.” To date, colon cancer is the third most … Continue reading New evidence shows that walnuts optimize the gut microbiome to suppress cell growth

Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

Experts suggest that the most effective way to lower cancer risk is by making healthy lifestyle changes. To boost your overall well-being, maintain a healthy weight and eat anti-inflammatory foods that can also help lower your risk of developing breast cancer. According to Alexandra Rothwell, a registered dietitian and a specialist in oncology nutrition, being overweight is … Continue reading Anti-inflammatory foods that prevent breast cancer

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

Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported that kombucha with ginger (Zingiber officinale) may help treat breast cancer. The authors observed the effect of the fermented tea on a murine breast cancer animal model. Abnormal metabolism is a hallmark in cancerous cells. To illustrate, the increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, … Continue reading Kombucha prepared from ginger holds potential for treating breast cancer

Why taurine is much more than an athletic performance supplement

Aside from boosting athletic performance, taurine offers many benefits for your physical and mental health. It is even used to ease conditions like anxiety, depression, diabetes, and insomnia. What is taurine and why is it good for you? Athletes and bodybuilders often use taurine as a supplement to enhance their physical performance. However, taurine is more than … Continue reading Why taurine is much more than an athletic performance supplement