Turmeric is chemically diverse in composition. To date, around 235 compounds, primarily phenolic compounds and terpenoids, have been identified from this spice. Of these compounds, 22 are diarylheptanoids and diarylpentanoids, 8 phenylpropene and other phenolic compounds, 68 monoterpenes, 109 sesquiterpenes, 5 diterpenes, 3 triterpenoids, 4 sterols, 2 alkaloids, and 14 other compounds.More
In a stress response, the body releasing a burst of cortisol and some other hormones. This “fight or flight” physical reaction is helpful when it comes to surviving an emergency – but when the stress is chronic and unrelenting, the cortisol will be chronically high.
The devastating effects of chronically heightened cortisol is a shorter life, of course preceded by many diseases.More
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete—a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. Primarily transmitted by black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. Many experts believe the true number of cases is much higher.
The symptoms are so myriad that many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other conditions.
Since diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, doctors tend to avoid diagnosing or label as Lyme’s disease without definitive evidence by positive blood test, however many quarters believe blood test is not accurate with high false negative.
Inadequate early treatment can turn into chronic disease for many years.More
It takes about 60,000 bees, collectively traveling up to 88,000 kilometers and visiting more than 2 million flowers, to gather enough nectar to make half kilogram of honey.
Honey is truly a remarkable substance, with many health benefits when used in moderation. This blend of sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids is quite unlike any other sweetener on the planet.
Honey is fascinating
Away from air and water, honey can be stored indefinitely, nothing can grow in honey – bacteria or fungus.
There are hundreds of kind of honey, each with a unique color and flavor that is dependent upon the nectar source. For example, lighter colored honey, smell and taste of pineapple when main flower is from pineapple while darker-colored honeys from the jungle of Malaysia. Manuka honey carry the smell and taste from manuka tree.More
Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age.
Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces.
Without the coating, DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t do their job.
Telomeres protect the vital information in our DNA.
DNA makes up all of the cells in our body. And every organ in our body (skin, liver, heart, etc.) is made up of cells and each cell with nucleus there is DNA as a “software”. So, telomeres are vital to our health that protect the DNA.More
The artificial sweetener aspartame is used in more than 6,000 products worldwide especially in soft drinks, including Diet Coke products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aspartame for use in dry foods in 1981 and as a general artificial sweetener in 1996.
Unlike other artificial sweeteners that move through the body without being digested, aspartame can be metabolized by your body and exerts a number of concerning effects.
For instance, aspartame has been found to increase hunger ratings compared to glucose or water and is associated with heightened motivation to eat (even more so than other artificial sweeteners like saccharin or acesulfame potassium).
The fact that aspartame may actually increase weight gain. Aspartame also exerts changes on the microbial composition in your gut.More
In addition to diet and exercise, the prescription drug Metformin has been proven to increase insulin sensitivity in people with mild to moderate hyperglycemia. Metformin is now the most commonly prescribed oral antidiabetic drug worldwide. It works by increasing insulin sensitivity in the liver (Joshi 2005). It also has a number of other beneficial effects, including weight loss, reduced cholesterol-triglyceride levels, and improved endothelial function.More
Three things are necessary to make a free radical. A stable molecule, oxygen which love to steal electron from a stable molecule and a metal or calcium atom. When oxygen approaches a molecule, it tries to steal the molecule’s electron. This is not happen readily if oxygen all by itself.
However, if an electron conducting metal ion or calcium atom is nearby, the metal or calcium will act as a catalyst to strip off the electron from the stable molecule. Now the oxygen is an unstable free radical with an extra electron and the molecule also become an unstable free radical. Inside our body, if calcium or metal such as lead or iron begin to accumulate in cells, the cells suffer massive amount of free radical damage or oxidation. Eventually resulting in diseases of the aging process. This is because metals and calcium are free radical catalyst.More
The US Department of Agriculture released data showing that Americans consumed an extra 331 calories a day in 2006 compared to 1978. If that number does not sound like a lot, just look how it quickly adds up. An extra 331 calories per day equals 2,317 calories each week or 120,000 extra calories in a year. This amount of excess food intake translates into roughly 15 pounds of stored body fat! Click to read more
We had seen more people who had so called heart attack (myocardial infarction) with normal cholesterol than with high cholesterol. Many of them had regular blood test and was told that their blood parameters essentially normal, including cholesterol however end-up with heart attack not long after.
Adopted here is the summary of the issue by Majid Ali. MD. Our approach following his “aa oxidoptahy” hypothesis yield good result more often than not consistent with his study that is about 90% at all time.More