Broccoli contains active compounds against diabetes

Type 2 diabetes afflicts more than 300 million people globally, and as many as 15% of those patients cannot take the first-line therapy metformin because of the risks of kidney damage associated with the drug. Seeking an alternative treatment, researchers from Lund University, in Sweden, used a computational approach to identify compounds that might counter […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: problem free skin through a healthy skin microbiota population

Microbiota population in our bodies outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. There is extensive research on the effects of microbiota population in gut to varieties of conditions from inflammation to allergy and to cancer.  However, we all know that micro-biomes populate more than our gut. For a long time, I have wondered about the relationship between the […]

Meditation and yoga reverse stress caused damages at the DNA level

I am a big fan of yoga. I like the yoga routines that are filled with dance-like movements and breathing meditation practices. I choose yoga for its relaxation and body-sculpturing effects. We all know that mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation and yoga relax us. However, I’ve always wondered “how and why” yoga relaxes us. […]

Seattle Gummy Gains Trademark registrations on several key product brands from USPTO

SEATTLE, Washington − Seattle Gummy Company (SGC), a Seattle Washington based nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, has gained trademark registrations from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on several key product brands: FUNTIONAL GUMMY®, FUNCTIONAL FRUIT®, and SEATTLE BEAUTY®.  Built upon its proprietary Functional Gummy® technology platform, SGC has developed and market-tested nutraceutical products […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: herbal infused anti-aging facial mask

Mix the lady’s mantle leaves 5 grams, vodka 1.0 ml, avocado oil 20 grams, oat flour 15 grams, burdock powder 10 grams.  Add water to bring the total mixture to100 grams. Pulverize the mixture with a blender to make a paste with a soft consistency. In this recipe, the burdock extract can be replaced by […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Astringent mask for oily skin

Excess oil production leads to many common skin issues including blotchy skin, acne and black heads. Here is an herbal infused astringent for managing oily skin. This recipe can be used as a skin treatment mask, especially for the acne prone skin. Mix witch hazel leaves 15 grams, Food grade gelatin 3 grams, whole Wheat […]

Blueberry concentrate improves brain function in older people

Human cognitive function tends to decline as we get older. Many researches have shown that risk of dementia is reduced by higher fruit and vegetable intake, and that cognitive function is better preserved in healthy older adults with a diet rich in plant-based foods. The consensus from the scientific community is that flavonoids, which are […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: an ancient beauty recipe from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Xishi was one of the most famous beauties in Chinese history.  Many folk stories were told about her beauty and her beauty secrets.  As one story was told, an old herbalist gave Xishi a face wash powder recipe and it was this recipe that gave Xishi her famous milky jade-like skin.  The recipe, which was recorded […]

Natural sugar, trehalose, boosts the cleanup machinery of the immune system and reduces atherosclerosis

Not all sugars are created equal. A new study published by the scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) reports that trehalose, a natural sugar that can be found in mushrooms, can boost macrophages, the machinery that the immune system uses to cleanup cellular debris in the atherosclerotic plague, and therefore reduces the […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Beautify from inside out with woman’s ginseng Angelica Sinensis

Chinese herbal medicine is rich in knowledge and tips for skincare.  Several years ago, I spent several weeks of my spare time studying and translating the skincare and dermatology chapter of the Shennong Bencaojing (Chinese: 神农本草经; also know as The Classic of Herbal Medicine), a classic herbal medicine book written by the mythical Chinese sovereign Shennong around 2800 BC. […]