Pomegranate contains the phenol ellagic acid, which in recent research has been associated with protective effects against cancer. The fruit is a good source of vitamin C, tannins, and flavonoids. Major anthocyanidins include delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin, which contribute to the pomegranate's antioxidant activity.1 An examination of the pomegranate fermented juice and seed oil's antioxidant properties found activity similar to that of green tea, red wine, and and may even act as a preservative.2 Flavonoids extracted from the juice and seed oil demonstrated an ability to inhibit lipoxygenase — an enzyme that converts favorable unsaturated fatty acids to damaging peroxides.
As a holistic health coach, one of the most common complaints I hear about is pain. Knee pain, back pain, migraines — you name it, Americans suffer from it.
When confronted with chronic pain, many doctors recommend over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®), or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen (Aleve®).
Another popular option for relieving pain is a particular class of NSAID called Cox-2 inhibitors (such as Celebrex®). In certain cases, doctors and patients may even turn to oxycodone, an opioid painkiller in the same class as morphine and heroin.
We're not talking about sticky, sugar-laden, insulin-inducing cinnamon rolls here. This much-loved spice has actually shown evidence of lowering blood sugar.
While long used as a flavoring, current research is beginning to confirm health benefits of cinnamon, whose traditional therapeutic use included treatment of chronic bronchitis.1
Chlorophyll is the pigment synthesized with the use of sunlight by plants, and which gives them their green color. Anytime you eat green vegetables, you're consuming chlorophyll.
A similar compound, chlorophyllin is a water-soluble derivative of chlorophyll that is often included in nutritional supplements due to its greater stability in comparison with naturally occurring chlorophyll.
A review published in 2015 noted, "Chlorophyllin has been shown to exhibit potent antigenotoxic, anti-oxidant, and anticancer effects."1
Because vitamin K is made by the human body, experts had long believed there was no need to supplement with it.
However, we now know that the amount we manufacture, while in some cases sufficient, is at other times less than optimal.
Nature has provided us with everything we need to nourish our body, and scientists discover which nutrients are best for specific purposes.
We’ve done our research to find out exactly which nutrients have been researched and shown to work for common skin health concerns.
When your doctor tells you to exercise, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? If it’s a negative thought or bad memory, you’re pretty much setting yourself up to fail.
If this sounds familiar, you may need to do a complete 180 on how you think about exercise, or simply just tweak a few things.
To help you set a new course, here are some helpful tips to get you moving, grooving and re-inspired.
A healthy heart is characterized by the following four physiological states:
- Healthy Endothelial Cells
- Low Vascular Inflammation
- Healthy Blood Pressure
- Healthy Heart Cell Energy
Sure, ideally everyone would be eating fresh, non-processed foods all of the time, but we get it. We know that it can be expensive to eat this way and that sometimes convenience and simple economics guide our decisions. So, here’s the question that begs answering: are there any healthy packaged foods? The answer is yes.
Is your skin losing its once youthful appearance? Have you noticed deeper and deeper wrinkles and more and more dark colored age-spots? We actually find this interesting.
Despite the cosmetic industry’s promises of youthful skin, aging men and women seem to be spending more money on serums and creams, yet remain unsatisfied with the results.