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Spicing up your immune system with curcumin

Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is an orange-yellow colored polyphenol derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa), a spice often found in curry powder.  The medicinal use of the turmeric plant has been described in ancient Indian and Chinese thousands of years ago.  In India, turmeric has traditionally been used primarily for arthritis and muscular disorders, whereas in China, it has been […]

10 Foods To Eat For Healthy Skin

Eating the right foods can promote skin health. With older skin cells constantly shedding and being replaced by younger ones, nutrients are essential for supporting this rapid growth, making your skin soft and blemish-free.  While we can’t avoid the elements like sunlight, or stay 100% away from strong soaps and fatty foods, you can still […]

Black tea shrinks guts by working inside them

You’re likely familiar with the fact that green tea has been linked with weight loss, but a research out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) shows that black tea can also blast away the fat by working through a different mechanism. It is known that compounds in green tea called polyphenols are smaller […]

Green tea prevents obesity

For thousands of years, Chinese has turned to green tea for its mix of health benefits.  Modern studies have reported a myriad of healthy benefit from green tea, including everything from protecting sensitive teeth, dampening Alzheimer’s symptoms, repelling bacteria and even preventing heart attacks.  Previous studies have also suggested that green tea can be a factor in obesity through its anti-inflammatory effects on […]

Can Coffee Fight Signs of Aging?

Guest post by Ashley Lipman The internet has changed the way we receive information. More importantly, it’s changed the way we receive misinformation.  Every time you scroll through the newsfeed, you see contradictory information. One of the hot topics right now is coffee fighting the signs of aging. While some sources say it’s a miracle […]

Anti-aging effects of compound, fisetin, in fruits and vegetables verified by research

A research published in the journal EBioMedicine has revealed that fisetin – a natural flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetablessuch  strawberries, apples, persimmons, onions and cucumbers – functions as an effective senolytic agent by clearing out damaged aging cells, improving health and extending lifespan. When our cells lose the ability to effectively divide and replicate, they generally die […]

Forever 29 with miracle herb Astragalus

Astragalus (Huang Qi, Astragalus membranaceus or Radix astragali) is a plant native to Asia. The part of the plant used medicinally is the root. Astragalus is one of the most important and commonly used herbs in Chinese medicine. Varieties of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) formulations ranging from compositions for treating cold, cough, digestive illness, respiratory illness, to […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Anti-aging and Wrinkle Removal Herbs

In this post, I’d like to share some top ranked anti-aging and wrinkle removal herbs based on Chinese herbal medicine. All of these herbs have been extensively used in China both for medicinal use and as food. You should be able to buy these from many online stores.  Just copy paste the herb name into […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Moisturizing and Skin Brightening Herbs

I use lots of herbs from Chinese traditional medicine for my skincare and general wellness purpose.  In this post, I’d like to share some top ranked moisturizing and skin brightening herbs based on Chinese herbal medicine. All of these herbs have been extensively used in China both for medicinal applications and as everyday food items. […]

Intermittent fasting, 5:2 diet versus 16:8 diet, both benefit weight loss

A growing body of compelling scientific research has suggested that controlled fasting pattern, named “Intermitted fasting,” could have beneficial health and weight loss effects. There are several forms of intermittent fasting plan, among them 5:2 diet and 16:8 diet are most well-known. The most popular form of intermittent fasting is the 5:2 diet. This eating […]