Eight Potential Health Benefits of Kombucha

Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made of yeast, sugar, and fermented tea. It has a number of potential health benefits, including gut health and liver function.This article explores eight potential health benefits of kombucha and looks at the research that supports them. What is kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented drink that is popular for its … Continue reading Eight Potential Health Benefits of Kombucha

Hype or Hope? Killing Cancer with Vitamin C

There are few cancer treatments that give patients long-term hope of survival. Could vitamin C be the missing link?The number of people who die from cancer each year in the United States has gradually been falling. While this might seem to be good news, cancer remains the second biggest killer worldwide. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the cancer death rate … Continue reading Hype or Hope? Killing Cancer with Vitamin C

Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

There is a record of tea being used as a beverage in China since 2,000 B.C.E. Besides water, it is consumed more than any other drink around the world. The four main types of tea are black, green, white, and oolong.All four varieties come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal teas are not considered true tea because … Continue reading Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

12 Potential Health Benefits Of Eleuthero

Eleuthero is a plant that has been traditionally used as an immune system booster and a general stimulant. Sometimes known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is native to Japan, northern China, southeastern Russia, South Korea, and North Korea. What is Eleuthero? There is evidence that eleuthero was first used as an herbal remedy in China some 2,000 … Continue reading 12 Potential Health Benefits Of Eleuthero

Food as Medicine: Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Amaryllidaceae)

Overview Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, syn. A. ascalonicum, Amaryllidaceae) is a variety of the common onion (A. cepa).1 Shallots grow natively in the mountains of central Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and parts of Siberia and China, and they gradually spread throughout Europe as international trade expanded.2 It is a herbaceous plant with … Continue reading Food as Medicine: Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Amaryllidaceae)

Best Snacks For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes can lead to a wide range of symptoms including high blood pressure, circulation issues, kidney damage, blindness, and skin problems. But the right diet can help manage these symptoms.Healthful snacks for people with diabetes can keep blood sugar in check. They may also help reduce the severity of diabetes symptoms such as high blood … Continue reading Best Snacks For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Fungi Have Enormous Potential For New Antibiotics

Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from nature's own resources. The findings - which could prove very useful in the battle against antibiotic resistance - were recently published in the journal, Nature … Continue reading Fungi Have Enormous Potential For New Antibiotics

Eating 10 Portions of Fruits and Vegetables Daily Best for Health

Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. Researchers say eating 10 portions of fruits and vegetables daily is best for preventing disease and premature death. From an analysis of 95 studies assessing … Continue reading Eating 10 Portions of Fruits and Vegetables Daily Best for Health

How Healthy is Oily Fish?

Oily fish has been linked to a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, improved mental ability, and protection from cancer, alcohol-related dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil contains the two fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are believed to benefit the cardiovascular system. The American Heart … Continue reading How Healthy is Oily Fish?

Health Benefits Of Rose Hips

The health benefits of rose hips include their ability to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, relieve various respiratory conditions, prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, increase urination, regulate your digestive system, boost the immune system, increase circulation, and help to build strong bones. Rose hips are actually the fruit of the rose plant and … Continue reading Health Benefits Of Rose Hips