Monthly Archives: July 2017

Gut microbiota influences the accessibility to your brain

Our brain is well protected by a barrier termed the “blood-brain barrier (BBB).” The blood–brain barrier is a highly selective permeability barrier that separates the circulating blood from the brain extracellular fluid (BECF) in the central nervous system (CNS). The stuff that can pass through the blood-brain barrier are highly selective including water, some gases, lipid […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Forever 29 with miracle herb Astragalus

Ok, I admit I lied – at least twice – as being 29 when being well passed twenty-nine. Twenty-nine is that magic age for woman when we are at our most attractive and charming with our still youthful, but acne free and not yet wrinkled complexion combined with our maturity, confidence, just enough wisdom gained […]

Ginseng is nature’s anti-inflammatory treatment

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world. Ginseng has traditionally been used for a variety of of medical conditions from heart disease, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, hepatitis C, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, to cancer. Modern laboratory studies have suggested that that ginseng may boost the immune system. For example, there are evidences showing that American […]

Blaming both genes and gut microbes for obesity

The relationship between gut microbes and human health is a hot research topic in the scientific community. Considering the number of gut microbes in one’s gut out numbers the total number of the human cells in one’s body by 10 to 1, it only makes sense that whatever the problems we might have, our gut […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Common cosmetic ingredient butylparaben may have endocrine disrupting effects

I’ve always been fascinated by the generally observed phenomenon of human fertility decrease over the past two decades. Many endocrine disruptive compounds have been blamed ranging from bisphenol A in plastic bottles, phthalates plasticizer in plastic food and beverage containers to parabens in cosmetics and personal care products. Parabens are a class of compounds that […]

Ginseng provides training like effect on athletic performance

If there is one herbal supplement that you are familiar with, it is probably ginseng. Ginseng has been used for centuries in folk medicine as a tonic, stimulant and aphrodisiac. Modern research has shown that ginseng is capable of boosting cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems. In addition, researchers have shown the beneficial effects of ginseng […]

Dietary Ginger May Work Against Cancer Growth

Ginger has been credited with therapeutic and preventive powers in a long history of herbal medical application.  Loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds, the herb is claimed to be among the healthiest spices on the plant.  Modern research has just provided one more reason for you to add this herb into diet. It seems that […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Meditation slows down the aging by extending telomeres

Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga have long been touted for their immediate benefits such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. Studies have shown these beneficial effects can be experienced in as few as eight weeks. Now scientists from UCSF and Harvard have provided another reason for you […]

HIIT Training Keeps You Young, healthy living

Can Exercise Reverse the Signs of Aging? You might be surprised to hear that certain types of exercise can also help reverse some signs of aging. Most people know that a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about how we choose to fuel our bodies, it’s also about how we use our bodies. As people get older their bones […]

Broccoli contains active compounds against diabetes

Type 2 diabetes afflicts more than 300 million people globally, and as many as 15% of those patients cannot take the first-line therapy metformin because of the risks of kidney damage associated with the drug. Seeking an alternative treatment, researchers from Lund University, in Sweden, used a computational approach to identify compounds that might counter […]