Tag: Mae Chan

Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anti-cavity Herb

By Mae Chan As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla Chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti-cavity products. Children’s cavities are on the rise, and…

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75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don’t Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom

By Mae Chan Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category. Reishi, (literally “supernatural” mushrooms) have been used for more than 2,000 years, making them perhaps the oldest mushroom to…

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Ashwagandha Root Supports Thyroid Hormone Levels

By Mae Chan Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years to help the body deal with stress. Extracts from Ashwagandha root helps normalize levels of serum thyroid hormones, suggests a new pilot study from India. Ashwagandha also known commonly as Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry,or winter cherry is a plant that…

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Kids Playing Outdoors May Have Better Eyes

By Mae Chan The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses…

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Stevia – A Natural Alternative For Your Metabolism

By Mae Chan Stevia’s health benefits go beyond sugar reduction — it could also be a natural alternative for treating metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, say researchers. If you’re determined to sweeten your foods and beverages, consider using this amazing natural herb. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned…

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Do Avocados and Olive Oil Increase Your Intelligence?

By Mae Chan Consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), found in olive oil, avocados and nuts, is linked to general intelligence according to a recent study in Neuroimage. Fat intake, especially MUFAs have been shown to preserve HDL cholesterol and improve glycemic control, in diabetic patients, “yet the exact sources are not been clearly defined….

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Consuming Folate Around Conception Reduces Risk of Autism From Pesticides

By Mae Chan Mothers exposed to pesticides who took high-doses of folic acid around conception reduced their risk of having children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives. An editorial published previous in the prestigious journal Environmental Health Perspectives called for increased research to identify possible environmental causes of…

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Cardiovascular Failure 12 Times More Prevalent In Those With Vitamin D Deficiency

By Mae Chan More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency. In the absence of Vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. Experts suggest that the…

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Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional

By Mae Chan A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts. A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and many physiological symptoms. Why is there so much attention now being put upon gluten sensitivities? According to research from Netherlands consumer association, Consumentenbond, gluten-free foods…

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