Monthly Archives: March 2020

Aging gut bacteria linked to age-related diseases

Our gut is inhabited by a huge number of different kinds of bacterial species.  The bacterial species that are present can vary from person to person.  As we age, the composition pf bacterial species changes and often become imbalanced.  A study from the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, published in journal Frontiers in Immunology, suggests that the imbalances in […]

Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

A research from Loma Linda University shows there might be health benefits to eating certain dark chocolate.  Findings from two studies show that consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao has positive effects on stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immunity. While it is well known that cacao is a major source of […]

Knowledge is power: Optimize immune health with anti-inflammatory herbal medicine

Inflammation is the body’s primary defense mechanism against infections, wounds, and pathogens.  However, uncontrolled inflammatory response caused by a sub-optimal immune system can lead to many problems. For example, in the case of COVID-19, for people with dysfunctional immune systems, we see the virus causing an uncontrolled immune response, triggering an overproduction of immune cells and their signaling […]

Knowledge is power: Boost your immune system with Chinese herbal medicine

Our immune system is the main defense system that protects us against disease. Boosting the immune system can help to keep your body in optimal condition to combat bacteria, infections, and viruses.  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has operated on the theory that our own body is the main defense against diseases. Recognizing that illness is caused […]

The Benefits of L-Theanine in Tea

Guest post by Gerard Paul Admittedly, I’m primarily a coffee drinker. But apart from water, tea is the most common beverage enjoyed by people around the world. Tea is known for being high in flavonoids like flavonols and catechins. However, tea also is one of the very few natural sources of L-theanine – a non-essential amino […]

Support Local Seattle Businesses During the Corona Crisis

Hot deals list from King 5: support local business through the corona virus.  Find great deals on local businesses plus restaurants with expanded pick up and call in options:https://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/evening/supports-local-businesses-and-restaurant-due-to-coronavirus/281-21c3df81-279e-4c0a-aa52-166c7db8a954 From Seattle Met: Restaurants offering specials during corona crisis Coronavirus is hitting business hard—several restaurants have closed for good. Here are some offering specials.https://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-drink/these-seattle-restaurants-are-offering-special-deals-right-now The Stranger’s […]

Knowledge is power: boost the immune system, your first line of defense against Covid-19

We are in the middle of a Covid-19 pandemic.  While overall, 2.3% of known Covid-19 cases proved fatal—which many experts say is likely an overestimate of the mortality rate, given that many mild cases might go undiagnosed—patients 80 years or older were most at risk, with 14.8% of them dying.  In addition, the fatality rate for people […]

Knowledge is power: facts check Covid-19 and plan with knowledge

Multiple parts of the world is experiencing outbreaks of coronavirus infection, a new virus now everyone knows it as COVID-19.  COVID-19 stands for the Corona Virus Disease 2019. The virus is in the genus Betacoronavirus with zoonotic origin (meaning, it originated from animal).  Why 2019?  Because the virus was initially identified at the end of 2019 in Wuhan, […]

Better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life

Exercise does pay off.  In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open, Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness.  In the case of elite performers, the researchers have found that the elite performers had an 80% reduction in mortality […]