By now, the story sounds familiar… An exotic fruit, found mainly in Asia, used for centuries as a folk medicine is said to cure many modern ailments, and Westerners now have the opportunity to benefit from this so-called super fruit’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which purportedly do everything from reducing cancer risk and warding off cardiovascular disease, to easing arthritis and preventing acne. But – of course –this magical fruit is usually only sold in the form of juice, supplements, and other products pushed by multilevel marketers and other companies who may be more interested in making a quick [...]Continue reading The “Queen of Fruits” Or Too Good to be True?
It sounds like something out of National Geographic: On a remote South Pacific island, villagers form a circle. Some members of the group chew small pieces of a root, spit them into a bowl, and then add coconut milk. After the brew has been strained, it’s poured into another bowl and passed around the circle, where villagers sip its contents. This sacred ceremony has taken place for thousands of years, a ritual that encourages relaxation and bonding. And now, research suggests that the stress-busting benefits of the mystical root involved in this ceremony may be as close as your supermarket’s [...]Continue reading Nature’s Most Potent Stress Buster?
When you think of antioxidant-rich foods, fruits and vegetables probably come to mind. But there’s another source of these healthful compounds – and it just may be the most powerful food of all. You won’t find this potential superfood in your garden, though. In fact, you won’t find it on land at all. That’s because this antioxidant powerhouse is a type of seaweed. Proponents say that, when taken in regularly, it can cure everything from heart disease, to obesity, to hair loss. But what is the science behind this super antioxidant of the sea?Continue reading A Deep Sea Algae that Can Reverse Heart Disease?