Tag: Mae Chan

Long-Term Study Links Inflammatory Diet To Colorectal Cancer

By Mae Chan Men and women who consume processed meats, refined grains, sodas and other sugary beverages are more likely to develop colorectal cancer (CRC), reports a recent study in JAMA Oncology. When inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. Stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to…

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Dropping Specific Proteins in Meat, Eggs, Soy and Dairy May Be One Key To Weight Loss

By Mae Chan Forget counting calories. New research suggests that a diet low in BCAAs may help weight loss and combat the metabolic problems that occur in diabetes and obesity. Proteins are macronutrients that people must consume in abundance to meet the body’s need for tissue synthesis and repair. Protein makes up about 20 percent…

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Death By Heart Disease Linked To Low Vitamin K – Top 10 Foods Rich In Vitamin K

By Mae Chan There is a strong link between poor vitamin K status and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, say researchers who warn that around a third of people may be deficient. Vitamin K is an essential nutrient necessary for responding to injuries – it regulates normal blood clotting. In addition, by assisting the transport of calcium…

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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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