A Chili Pepper That Fights Against the Most Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer?
A study conducted at Ruhr University in Germany lead by Dr. Hanns Hatt and Dr. Lea Weber, suggests a compound in chili peppers can help to slow down the growth rate of tumor cells in triple-negative breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women today. Triple-negative breast cancer is a subtype of breast cancer that the cells… read more
Anti-Aging Properties of Walnuts
The holidays are dawning us, and with them arriving so quickly, many of us will be preparing food or at least preparing to eat food with friends and family. Here is a little healthy holiday tip: add walnuts! There have been studies in the past that suggest walnuts are a very powerful anti-aging food. These studies have shown that consuming them could… read more
Did You Know Grapes Help Fight Fat?
Did you know that grapes contain a special antioxidant that helps to fight off fat? We all know fruit and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. Common knowledge says they are full of vitamins and minerals. There are, in fact, many more health benefits of fruits and vegetables that many tend not to know. One of the most delicious and… read more
Four Poor Lifestyle Habits that Drastically Decrease Lifespan
Exercising, eating healthy, abstaining from smoking/excessive drinking is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. However, this takes dedication. Besides being fit now, does all of this hard work payoff in the end? Survey says, YES! A recent study suggests those who refrain from four poor simple lifestyle habits – excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, poor dietary habits and inactivity, can lengthen their life expectancy…. read more
Lower Blood Pressure with Watermelon
Deep in ancient south Africa, a popular summer fruit now known as watermelon, grew wild in it’s native home. There is hieroglyphic evidence of watermelon being cultivated as far as 5,000 years ago. Watermelon is not only delicious, it’s made up of over 90% water, making it extremely hydrating. In fact, ancient travelers would carry watermelons with them throughout their journey as… read more
The Low-Down on Pistachios | Healthy Snacking
Pistachios are not only a low-fat, delicious snack, they’re also very healthy. They are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and contain more potassium and less calories than other nuts. A study was done at California State Polytechnic University on a group of 48 healthy women. The women had an average age of 21 years old. For 10 weeks they were to add… read more
Anti-Aging Cream Discovered By Accident!
It is not unheard of to stumble upon something incredible simply by accident. For example, Botox, Quinine (an anti-inflammatory pain killer) and even Viagra were all medical advancements discovered while attempting to treat completely unrelated ailments. A new anti-aging cream was also serendipitously discovered. Researchers from Cambridge University (UK), developed a cream as an attempt to cure liver disease. However,… read more
Coffee Could Lower Skin Cancer Risk
A group of analysts from Harvard Medical school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, observed 112,897 participants over a 20–year span. Over the course of 20 years, the researchers recorded 22,786 occurrences of basal-cell carcinoma. Basal-cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer. It is rare for BCC to be life-threatening; it also rarely spreads to other parts of the body… read more
AminoMar C: A Fish Protein Supplement For Hair Loss In Women
A deep-sea fish protein called AminoMar C, was discovered in the diets of the indigenous peoples of Greenland. This protein has shown dramatic results in women with hair loss. A professor from the University of California conducted a study consisting of 72 women suffering from hair loss caused by poor diets, stress and hormones. A portion of the women were… read more
Protect Your Skin With Omega-3
Summer is just around the corner, which means more sun exposure. It is very important to provide adequate protection for your skin as skin cancer remains a major health concern. Although coating our skin with SPF products or similar products can greatly decrease the damage done by ultraviolet radiation exposure, more preventive measures can be taken to protect the skin…. read more
New ‘Good’ Acne Bacteria Found
Many acne treatments on the market today are made to kill all of the acne causing bacteria. A new study has shown that not all skin bacteria that causes acne is bad for the skin. Researchers from the University of California LA discovered certain strands of acne bacteria ‘P. acnes’ which can actually assist in averting acne if enough of… read more
Cosmetics: Helping “Cover Up” A New Sign of Aging
Looking at the perfectly proportioned features of a print model or the flawless skin of a celebrity in a magazine shoot, we easily forget that this ‘unrealistic but desirable’ state is achieved with effect of ‘Photoshop.’ To market and sell their products and services, the beauty industry creates the dream through the use of Photoshop where all is ‘perfect.’ Incidentally, the search for beauty… read more
Cosmetic Confidence Boost
There are many stories and much information in the statistical world showing us the percentages of those who have received cosmetic procedures, nonsurgical procedures and those who have done it for this reason or that… But what about those who received procedures to boost their confidence? Did they receive the boost they were looking for and did it last? According… read more
Treat Double Chins Without Lipo?
A new drug that targets fat deposits underneath the chin (double chins) could be the next big thing! Bayer, a German drug company, has been working with their Californian counterpart on a drug called ATX-101. So far, trials have looked pretty promising. The drug is about to proceed through the third round of trials and if successful, could possibly replace liposuction… read more
Green Tea Can Help Protect Skin From UV Damage!
Green tea may be the most natural way to internally protect your skin from UV damage! A Quick Lesson on Green Tea: Green tea is rich in catechins (antioxidants) and has around 40% of water-extractable polyphenols… wait, what? Basically, 40% of green tea compounds are able to dissolve in water making it easier for our bodies to absorb. Many green tea… read more
Guttural Bacteria Linked To Eczema In Children
A study done by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, has led to findings suggesting: children with eczema have a more diversified group of bacteria in their guts than children who do not have the skin disorder. Research has shown that the bacteria within the guts of a child with eczema is similar to the bacteria found in a typical… read more
The Effects of Sugar on the Brain
There have been many studies done in the past that have analyzed the effects of sugar consumption and its link to obesity. These studies have suggested that diets high in fructose encourage weight gain as well as promote the resistance of insulin. But, what about the effects of sugar on the brain? More recently, colleagues from Yale University School of… read more
Skin Cell Aging Reversed By Fillers
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School investigated the properties of dermal fillers. In independent study was conducted consisting of 21 volunteers over the age of 70. Each participant was injected with dermal filler over a three month period. Studies concluded that the filler stimulated cellular matrix and encouraged the production of collagen. Adding fillers triggered the cells to waken. Overall, it… read more
Fountain of Youth Pill?
The Fountain of Youth is one of the most spoken of and sought after element in the history of beauty and youth. Billions of dollars have been spent on beauty products and anti-aging procedures, products and studies. Recently, there has been research on a new compound which may potentially bring us one step closer to finding beauty’s fountain of youth…. read more
Copper Pillowcases Reduce Wrinkles
In Seoul, South Korea, researchers have conducted a study that has shown sleeping on pillowcases which contain copper oxide may improve overall skin appearance as well as reduce wrinkles. In order to understand, we must look at the basic science behind the effects of copper on our skin. Skin cells have extracellur space – extracellular space is known as the… read more
Sitting Decreases Life Expectancy
Physical exercise is a great way to stay fit, healthy and increase life expectancy. Nowadays, with office jobs and work being done from home or on the computer, people are sitting longer and not getting the amount of physical activity our bodies need. Recently, there have been numerous studies done that have shown sitting may be a large hazard to… read more
Egg Yolks vs Cigarettes
Have I caught your attention? Egg yolks vs cigarettes seems a bit extreme, right? Egg yolks are quite caloric and we have all heard that choosing an egg white omelette is a healthier option. But, did you know that one jumbo chicken egg yolk can contain up to 237 milligrams of cholesterol? That is the same amount of cholesterol found… read more
New Study Confirms Liposuction Results Will Last
Earlier this year in June, we discussed the importance of exercising after liposuction treatments (click link to read: Exercising After Lipo Reduces Fat Regrowth). There have been cases of patients who had lipo and experienced rapid weight gain post procedure. Of course, all cases are different and vary depending on the patients genes, post-procedural care and exercise. Until now, scientists haven’t… read more
Raisins Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Raisins are a great snack. They are high in potassium, contain fiber and antioxidants. Not only that, recent studies show that they can lower glucose levels. Colleagues from the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Center recruited men and women patients at the average age of 61. These patients had not been diagnosed with diabetes but, did have mildy higher than average… read more
Scars, Be Gone!
Scars, whether they are from cuts, scrapes or surgery, can be hard-featured. When skin or tissues have been wounded they release a coenzyme called ATP which is then transformed into adenosine. Adenosine advocates the healing process of the tissue, the only issue with adenosine is even after the wound has been healed, it continues to develop. This overdevelopment leads to… read more
Exercising After Lipo Reduces Fat Regrowth
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that successfully removes fat from different sites of the body. It’s a quick way to reduce large amounts of fat from the abdomen, buttocks, back of the arms, thighs, neck and any other areas considered problem. Although it is effective in fat removal, you may have heard stories of lipo patients who regained the fat… read more
Easter Island Elixir
There has been a lot buzz going around about the Maoi (Easter Island statues) and how they have bodies. This was actually discovered quite a while ago but there were a lot of skeptics and no one really believed the pictures they saw were real. They recently started re-digging up the statues to try and further understand their meaning/symbology. Since… read more
Pepper Fights Fat!
Black pepper – the “king” of spice. It has been used for centuries as a culinary spice, in traditional Eastern medicines and therapeutically in dentistry. Black peppercorns contain exceptional amounts of minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, iron and magnesium as well vitamin C, A and B complex groups. You can even add a teaspoon of pepper to your wash load to keep the… read more
Strawberry Surprise: The Anti-Cancer Fruit
The Strawberry is a delicious, sweet fruit and a favorite of many. Did you know that one serving of strawberries (about 8 of them) provides more vitamin C than a whole orange? Not only are they rich in vitamin C, studies show that they have anti-cancer and anti-mutagenic properties. Researchers from Oklahoma State University did a study on 16 women… read more
TOPICAL Fillers? Syringe Free!
Ionic Nano Particle Technology – a delivery system for topical Hyaluronic acid that penetrates the skin barrier and improves smoothness as well as eliminating roughness. A study was done on participants between the ages of 35 and 65. They were evaluated on the 15th, 45th, 90th and 120th day during the duration of the study. On the 120th day, 100%… read more
Please, Don’t Pass the Sugar.
Soft drinks, energy drinks, commericially made juices – all beverages that are largely consumed on a daily basis, as well as containing abundant amounts of sugar. There was a 22 year long study done on 42,883 male subjects starting in January of 1986 and ended on December 2008. Blood samples were taken and diet and health habit questionnaires were… read more
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