Men who live and work in the mountains are known for their strength and endurance, and it appears there’s more to it than simply the mountain air. Shilajit, pronounced shil-ah-jeet, is an organic tar-like substance that naturally occurs in mountains around the globe, from the Himalayas to the Andes. It may not sound tasty, but as … Continue reading Benefits of Shilajit for Men and Women
Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. It is a sticky, black, tar-like substance that comes from rocks in high mountain ranges.Shilajit was traditionally sourced in India and Tibet, though it is now found in many other countries. Shilajit has been used in … Continue reading Shilajit: 10 Health Benefits and It’s Use
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice held in high regard for its bountiful health properties and its culinary uses. It’s a favorite herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. Numerous studies have found that turmeric root can have a significant positive effect on neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic, … Continue reading Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination
Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war? Vaccines proved to be a game changer in modern medicine. The fight isn't over yet, however; cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune conditions still plague humanity to this day. Might 2018 see the tipping point in this war? Biomaterials can be used in a number … Continue reading Cancer, Infection, and Autoimmunity in 2018
Juicing has become increasingly popular in recent years and is now a multi-million dollar industry.Fresh fruit and vegetable juices can be purchased at most grocers, farmers' markets, and shops dedicated to fresh juice. They can also be made at home with juicing equipment. Carrots are a common ingredient in many juices, as they provide a … Continue reading Health Benefits of Carrot Juice
As Christmas edges closer, the media is rife with seasonal health stories. But can our Christmas trees really make us sick? What is Christmas tree syndrome? Constantly on the lookout for interesting health stories, I stumbled across a collection of articles about Christmas tree syndrome recently, which piqued my interest. According to a plethora of … Continue reading Is Christmas Tree Syndrome A Real Thing?
Meat, fruits, and vegetables – studies have suggested that these foods have the potential to boost mood and mental health. But which are best? Well, according to new research, the effects of specific foods on psychological well-being are highly dependent on a person's age. The effect of diet on mental health may be influenced by … Continue reading Which Foods are Best for Mental Well-Being?
The nopal cactus is more commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. It is native to Mexico and famous for its health benefits due to its high antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, and fiber content. What is nopal? Nopales are the pads of the nopal cactus and can be cooked or eaten raw. Nopales or nopalitos are … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Nopal Cactus
Xanthan gum is a food thickener made from bacteria that infect numerous plants. It is an ingredient in a wide variety of foods, as well as products such as toothpaste. Though it may offer some health benefits, it is used primarily to change the texture of food, not for any specific health need.Xanthan gum is … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Xanthan Gum
Anemia, defined as a hemoglobin (Hb) serum concentration of <11.0 g/dL at sea level, is usually caused by low intake and absorption of dietary iron. Anemia currently affects roughly 67.6% of the population in Africa, many of whom are concurrently exposed to malaria. In Tanzania, hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) flower and calyx infusions or juices … Continue reading Clinical Efficacy of Hibiscus in Improving Iron Status in Patients with Anemia