Author Archives: Connie Wan, Ph. D.

6 Seriously-Incredible Benefits Of Almonds

Guest blog by Ashley Halsey Did you almond is a super-nut? No, really! Not only are almonds a tasty treat, but they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers, and other important substances which promote a healthy life.  Here are 6 benefits that come from almonds, and why you should add them to your diet […]

The action of chewing may boost immune system

The immune system serves to protect us. It performs a remarkable balancing act at barrier sites such as the skin, mouth and gut by fighting off harmful pathogens while tolerating the presence of normal friendly bacteria. Th17 cell is an important infection-fighting tool utilized by our immune system. For example, in stomach and skin, Th17 […]

Gym buddy makes you exercising more

Ever wonder whether a gym buddy could make you exercise more? Researchers at the University of Aberdeen wondered the same and decided to carry out a study to figure this out. It turned out that finding an exercise companion increased the amount of exercise that people took. The amount of exercise was increased even more […]

6 Best Diets For Better Mental Health

Guest blog by Molly Crockett As mental health continues to be of importance in the medical field, experts and researchers are now looking at the food consumption that affects mental health. With many foods causing all kinds of symptoms like depression and anxiety, it makes you wonder what kinds of foods can actually combat such symptoms. In […]

Top 7 Foods To Boost Your Brain

Guest post by Katherine Rundell Whilst there is no one single food type that can prevent cognitive decline or dramatically improve your memory and brain function, some foods have been found to contain nutrients and important components which can support brain health. From foods that help to boost memory and concentration, to those that reduce […]

Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. It is the most common metabolic diseases in modern society. It turns out that exercise can reduce your risk of developing diabetes. People who carry out an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise every day can reduce their risk of […]

Food additive found in candy and gum reduces digestive function

Titanium oxide (TiO2) is a common food additive that is generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The compound is an inert and insoluble material that is commonly used for white pigmentation in food, cosmetics, personal care products and common household items. In food industry, titanium dioxide is used in certain […]

DHA Supplements May Lessen Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

High doses of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements may help prevent progression to dementia in people who is generically at higher risk of developing dementia, i.e., carrying the apolipoprotein ε4 allele (APOE4), a new review published online January 17, 2017 in JAMA Neurology. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), found almost exclusively in marine organisms living in cold water, is […]

Exercise interval training in particular helps your mitochondria stave off old age

We all know that exercise keeps us healthy: it boosts the immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps with a good sleep, maintains muscle tone, extends healthy lifespan, and overall makes us feel good and look good. Have you ever wondered if all exercises are created equal? At least, on the benefit of anti-aging, they […]

The bubbles in carbonated drink increase the hunger hormone

Sodas are a staple food of modern life. They are basically carbonated sugar water. We know that water is good but too much sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup in sodas, is bad for you. What about carbonation, i.e. those cool frizzling bubbles that are so tempting in TV ads? It turns out that the […]