Equol Supplementation Improves Bone and Cardiovascular Health in Middle-aged Women

Equol is a metabolite produced by the action of intestinal bacteria on the soy (Glycine max, Fabaceae) isoflavone daidzein. It has some effects similar to those of the hormone estrogen. Some evidence suggests that the efficacy of soy depends on an individual's ability to produce equol. The authors, from medical centers in Minato-ku, Japan, conducted a prospective, … Continue reading Equol Supplementation Improves Bone and Cardiovascular Health in Middle-aged Women

Health Benefits of Ginger

Earlier this winter, I had a day where I experienced a sore throat and sinus irritation. I didn’t reach for a box of any over-the-counter remedy, instead I juiced a fair amount of ginger and lemon and added it to a tea. I was very satisfied with the relief I felt. My experience was nothing new; ginger, … Continue reading Health Benefits of Ginger

Health Benefits of Moringa

Moringa oleifera is a plant, which is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree.Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits and has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Facts on Moringa: The tree is native to India but also grows in … Continue reading Health Benefits of Moringa

Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Turmeric is a popular spice made from the rhizome or root of the Curcuma longa plant.Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and is a member of the Zingiberaceae or ginger family. It has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. India grows 78 percent of the global supply of turmeric. In this article, we … Continue reading Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea

Bilberry Health Benefits

If you haven’t heard of bilberry fruit, you shouldn’t be surprised. The plant is extremely difficult to grow, and since it bears small fruit it is seldom cultivated. The fruit that does exist is primarily from wild plants that grow throughout northern and central Europe where they are more plentiful. In fact, it’s often called … Continue reading Bilberry Health Benefits

True Aloe

Aloe Vera Latin Name L. Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis var miller, Aloe vera var. chinensis, Aloe vulgaris, Aloe vera var. lanzae, Aloe indica, Aloe barbadensis var. chinensis, Aloe vera var. wratislaviensis, Aloe elongata, Aloe vera var. littoralis, Aloe perfoliata var. vera, Aloe perfoliata var. barbadensis, Aloe flava, Aloe chinensis, Aloe barbadensis, Aloe lanzae. Common Names … Continue reading True Aloe