Why Is Drinking Water Important?

Most people take drinking water for granted, but keeping hydrated has a huge impact on overall health. Despite how crucial water is, a significant number of people fail to consume recommended levels of fluids each day. Around 70 percent of the body is comprised of water, and around 71 percent of the planet's surface is … Continue reading Why Is Drinking Water Important?

Can You Drink Distilled Water Safely?

Staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining good health. But is drinking distilled water, rather than other types of water, a healthful option? As water has no calories or sugar, it is a better choice than sodas or fruit juice to keep hydrated. Sodas and fruit juices are laden with sugars, which actually remove water from … Continue reading Can You Drink Distilled Water Safely?

Casperome®, a Frankincense Extract, Controls Minor Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis in Remission

Ulcerative colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease, is characterized by various symptoms depending on the severity of inflammation and its location. Therapies range from topical therapy with 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) to treat active proctitis to topical and oral aminosalicylates for mild-to-moderate left-sided colitis and hospitalization and systemic therapy for severe left-sided colitis. The goal of … Continue reading Casperome®, a Frankincense Extract, Controls Minor Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis in Remission

Curcumin Improves Endothelial Function

Damage to the vascular endothelium resulting in endothelial dysfunction has been implicated as an important mechanism in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Curcumin extracts from turmeric (Curcuma longa, Zingiberaceae) rhizome have cardioprotective, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Ex vivo, curcumin has been shown to reverse endothelial dysfunction, and one small (n = 32), randomized, controlled … Continue reading Curcumin Improves Endothelial Function

Food as Medicine: Mustard (Brassica juncea and B. nigra, Brassicaceae)

Mustard plants are herbaceous perennials (though often grown as annuals or biennials) and belong to the Brassicaceae, or cabbage, family. The three types of mustard most commonly consumed today are brown mustard (Brassica juncea), black mustard (B. nigra), and white mustard (Sinapis alba). This paper is concerned only with the brown and black species. Native to … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Mustard (Brassica juncea and B. nigra, Brassicaceae)