Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Researchers at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria evaluated the effects of the aqueous extract of garlic, white onion and purple onion on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a-amylase and a-glucosidase in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. Spices are used in cooking and serve as ingredients in several traditional … Continue reading Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Study reveals vitamin C is key for stroke prevention and promoting heart health

Strokes are some of the most common medical conditions in the United States. So common, in fact, that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. Of these cases, 610,000 are classified as first or new strokes, while 185,000 — or nearly 1 of 4—are … Continue reading Study reveals vitamin C is key for stroke prevention and promoting heart health

Fight inflammation with the help of these 6 powerful vitamins

Inflammation is a key immune response to infection or injury. It means that immune cells are actively helping the body to heal. But inflammation that persists could be a sign of an underlying health problem. If the body is in a state of chronic inflammation, it is unable to heal properly. Over time, chronic inflammation could lead … Continue reading Fight inflammation with the help of these 6 powerful vitamins

Medicinal plants: Potent antiviral herbs to add to your diet

Congestion, fever and sore throat are all symptoms that could point to a viral infection. Fortunately, there are many potent herbs that have been used since ancient times to prevent a viral infection or reduce its severity. These herbs’ antiviral properties can be attributed to the numerous potent compounds they contain. These phytochemicals not only help fight harmful viruses, … Continue reading Medicinal plants: Potent antiviral herbs to add to your diet

Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

Chinese researchers investigated the anti-fibrotic effects of curcumin on epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induced by transforming growth factor-B1 (TGF-B1), as well as the mechanism by which it influences the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. Their findings were published in the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. According to animal studies, curcumin has protective effects against the development of renal fibrosis.However, the mechanisms … Continue reading Curcumin found to have protective effects against renal fibrosis

Lower your cholesterol naturally with these nutrients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans suffers from high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. Eating plenty of fatty foods and red meat is the usual cause of high cholesterol. However, this health condition does not present symptoms. For this reason, stroke or heart attack often seems … Continue reading Lower your cholesterol naturally with these nutrients

Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of the amino acid cysteine. It plays an important role in your body’s detoxification process and helps mitigate the side effects of drugs and environmental toxins. In fact, it is commonly used to treat people who overdose on acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause acute liver toxicity when taken in large doses. … Continue reading Researchers eye N-acetylcysteine as a potential natural treatment for psychiatric conditions like depression and schizophrenia

Simple desk exercises to relieve your aches and pains

Contrary to what people might think, work-related disorders aren’t just limited to those who work in heavy manufacturing or construction. They can, in fact, occur in all work environments – including office spaces. This is because repetitive motion – such as the ones eight in 10 American office workers are prone to doing – can … Continue reading Simple desk exercises to relieve your aches and pains

Scientists link vitamin D deficiencies to higher risk of coronavirus infection and severe complications

Vitamin D is known to protect against viral infections like the common cold and the flu. Given the vitamin’s immunomodulating properties and the active search for a safe and effective COVID-19 treatment, vitamin D has received widespread attention for its potential role in protecting against the dreaded disease. In a recent study, scientists from the University of Chicago found that vitamin D … Continue reading Scientists link vitamin D deficiencies to higher risk of coronavirus infection and severe complications

CBD, turmeric and willow: 3 Natural and effective painkillers

Painkillers are succor to people experiencing acute pain. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical painkillers cause a lot of adverse side effects that can make you feel even worse. These medications can give you constipation and nausea, and some even lead to long-term side effects, like drug addiction and kidney damage. Fortunately, natural painkillers exist that can help soothe different kinds of pain. … Continue reading CBD, turmeric and willow: 3 Natural and effective painkillers