Tag Archives: anti-aging

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 […]

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 […]

Meditation showed lasting cognitive gains even seven-year later

A study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, Center for Mind and Brain reported that gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later.  The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.  The Shamatha Project examines the effects of […]

Five Best Probiotic Foods For A Healthy Gut

Guest post by Beatrice Potter Probiotic foods are any foods that contain probiotics, which are ‘healthy’ bacteria. You may not have ever thought of bacteria being healthy before, since most people only think of pathogenic, ‘bad’ bacteria when they hear that word. However, having probiotics is vital to your body, since it needs a balance […]

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 […]

Knowledge is Power: Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Chinese Herbs

Inflammation is a part of the immune response that can prevent infection through production of pro- inflammatory cytokines and generation of inflammatory mediators in response to pathogens.[1]  Inflammation is an essential part of human immune response.  However, when the inflammatory process is poorly controlled, it can cause undesirable damages including massive tissue destruction. [2,3,4]  Traditional Chinese Medicine […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]