Tag: Medicine

One minute it’s cancerous, next it’s fine? What red meat studies really tell us

A slew of recent studies about meat and health has set off a veritable firestorm this fall, with a committee of physicians even filing a federal petition against the Annals of Internal Medicine, the journal in which the most recent study was published. Why are so many people so angry?

Prevent obesity-related diseases with hooker chive

In Asia, hooker chive (Allium hookeri) is widely cultivated and used as a vegetable and medicine. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers found that the leaf extract of hooker chive contains anti-obesity properties. They found that it may help reduce the negative effects of a high fat diet and prevent obesity-related

Moringa is a powerful natural medicine for diabetes

Moringa (Moringa oleifera) has been established to have antidiabetic properties in some studies. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food investigated the antidiabetic activity of extract taken from moringa grown in Cambodia. An analysis of the ethanolic extract of moringa leaves revealed the presence of flavonoids, polyphenols, lycopene, and beta-carotene.

Why nutrition-based therapy works better than chemotherapy for treating cancer

Two thousand years ago, Hippocrates said that food should be the medicine. Recent developments mirror that ancient saying when it comes to cancer therapy. An Indian study indicated that nutritional therapy possessed certain advantages over chemotherapy as a means of treating the disease. Cancer comes in many forms that attack various parts

Not a smoker? Doesn’t matter, because the SAME DEADLY CHEMICALS in cigarettes are also found in conventional food, medicine, and personal care products

Non-smokers tend to look down on smokers, thinking “they’re doing it to themselves” by poisoning their bodies unnecessarily, knowing good and well that the boatload of chemicals in commercial cigarettes are burning up the tissue in their lungs, robbing their system of nutrients, and inviting cancer cells to develop. Well,

Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you’re sick, depressed and sell you meds

Amazon has patented technology that could let Alexa analyze your voice to determine whether you are sick or depressed and sell you products based on your physical or emotional condition. The patent, titled “Voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users,” was issued on Tuesday this week; Amazon filed the

Researchers explore how curcumin works against cancer at an atomic level

It’s no secret that turmeric offers a host of health benefits. This flavorful, vibrantly colored spice has risen to fame for its ability to fight many types of cancer, ward off inflammation, and may even be useful in the treatment of conditions like type 2 diabetes. Turmeric has definitely earned its

Stunning archaeological discovery finds that humans were processing plants for food and medicine more than 10,000 years ago

Humans may have used pottery to process plants for food and medicine more than 10,000 years ago, a study revealed. As part of research, an international team of archaeologists examined more than 100 broken pieces of unglazed pottery found in Takarkori and Uan Afuda in the Libyan Sahara. The pieces of pottery date back

The nutritional profile of dill

Based on its traditional use as a medicinal plant, Bangladeshi researchers evaluated the nutritional profile of dill (Anethum sowa). They reported that the root of the common spice contains numerous phytochemicals that have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic properties. The study was approved by the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Chinese herbal medicine, huang-qi, can treat breast cancer

Researchers from the Fujian University of Traditional Medicine in China have found that the traditional Chinese medicine called Huang-qi (Astragalus membranaceus) can be a promising agent in breast cancer treatment. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team looked at the biological effects of Huang-qi on breast

Revamped drug could save lives of many new mothers

A revamped drug that can withstand extreme heat and stay effective for 1,000 days could “revolutionise the ability” to keep new mothers alive, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The medicine – known as heat-stable carbetocin – helps prevent sometimes fatal bleeding after women give birth. It could potentially be