Monthly Archives: January 2018

Yoga practice may help treating depression

Recent research on yoga has yielded promising evidence that yoga could potentially help treating depression. The scientific study of yoga has grown rapidly in the past decade. Between 1975 and 2014, a total of 312 randomized controlled trials on yoga from 23 countries were published. Between 2005 and 2015, 24 randomized controlled trials have investigated yoga as […]

Fast food agitates the immune system and causes long-term systemic inflammation

The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food seems to make the body’s defenses more aggressive in the long term. The body’s inflammation response stays super active long […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Pearl powder whitening mask

Mix pearl powder with the powder of Baizhi, Baifulin, Baiji, and Bailian. – all Chinese herbs that are easily attainable in Chinese grocery stores.  Add a little glycerin or honey, water, and egg white into the mixture to make a consistent soft paste.  Spread the paste over your freshly cleaned face, wait until dry, washing off or towel off with warm water with […]

Exercise can beneficially alter the composition of your gut microbiome

Two new studies led by researchers at the University of Illinois have delivered the first clear evidence that the composition of gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone. Designed to isolate the effects of exercise from other factors that could influence gut bacteria, these dual studies build on an increasing body of evidence affirming […]

Research found that Gingko Biloba improves memory

Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The six-month UCLA study examined the impact of ginkgo biloba, compared to a placebo, in […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Ginseng Almond mask

Mix together the powder of Angelica (Baizhi), Baiji, Almond and Japanese yam. Prepare the ginsend water as described in the previous post. Mix the ginseng water with the powder mix to make a spreadable paste. Spread the paste over your clean face. Wait until dry. Wash off with warm water and end with a splash […]

Improve hand strength and wrist mobility

We tend to take our hands for granted; in the meantime, we all know that without our hands our life definitely would come to a sudden stop. Despite being so useful, most of us do not take care of our hands properly. This is one reason why people end up suffering from hand pain and […]

Ginger chili peppers could work together to lower cancer risk

Chili peppers are one of the very popular spices known for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Chili pepper contains an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. Capsaicin, which gives them strong spicy, pungent character, has been shown to have anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Ginseng and rose skin toner

Stew ginseng whole herb in water at low heat for two hours. Let the mixture cool down. Decant the solution to provide ginseng water. Let it cool down. To make a ginseng skin toner, mix 4 parts of ginseng water, 4 parts of rose water, with 1 part of distilled vodka and 1 part of […]

Tips for safe strength training

Strength training is important for everybody, regardless of age or gender. Strength training helps shed excess fat, maintain healthy bone mass and prevent age-related muscle loss, which can start as early as your 30s if you do not actively counteract it. Strength training should be a part of any comprehensive exercise program. The following tips help […]