Monthly Archives: November 2017

Want to lose weight? Don’t eat before exercising

Those who exercise to lose weight often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in fat tissue in response to […]

Dietary fiber intake contributes to healthy aging

We know that aging is un-avoidable. Since immorality is still a myth, many settle with a successful aging strategy. Successful aging is defined as aging with youth like vitality, an absence of disability, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment, respiratory symptoms, and chronic diseases including cancer, coronary artery disease, and stroke. According to a study published in The […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Ginseng Pearl powder mask

Mix together ginseng powder (1g), pearl powder (2g), sandalwood powder (2g), with proper amount of coconut milk (1ml) and honey to make a spreadable paste.  To make the paste more adhesive to the skin, sprinkle a small amount of alginate or collagen powder, microwave the mixture for 10 seconds and stir vigorously. Spread the paste […]

Mad for exercise? Managing post-exercise inflammation

There are many great benefits of exercise. However, as the old saying goes, every coin has two sides. Ever feeling sore after a vigorous work our session? You are not alone. It is known that exercise increases systemic inflammation. Common causes for the inflammation includes: Soft tissue inflammation – from prolonged stress on tendons, muscles, […]

Whole grains decrease colorectal cancer risk, processed meats increase the risk

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers. In the US, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among both men and women, with an estimated 371 cases diagnosed each day. The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that 47% of US colorectal cancer cases could be prevented each year through healthy lifestyle changes. […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Angelica ginseng anti-aging mask

Mix together an equal amount of dry powder of angelica (Danggui), ginseng, Salvia miltiorrhiza (Dansheng), dwarf lilyturf tuber (Maidong), and Panax (Sanqi) to provide a herbal mix. All herbs are available in Chinese grocery stores. Angelica and ginseng are essential for the recipes.   Other herbs are optional. Mix an equal amount of honey, glycerol and […]

Mad for Exercise? Get Antioxidants

There are many great benefits of exercise. However, as the old saying goes, every coin has two sides. Exercise creates large amount of free radicals. During vigorous exercise, cellular mitochondria work extra hard pumping out energy to support the activity. With generation of energy, free radicals are also generated. Free radicals not only cause injury […]