New Online Community to Combat Social Isolation for 50+ Adults

A new social club and online community called Amintro was created to make it easier for 50+ adults to find new friends. Already launched across Canada, Amintro is not a dating service but matches like-minded adults with similar adults to combat loneliness and social isolation among older adults. We discovered Amintro, a social app intended [. . . more]

Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) for Joint Pain

Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are natural vegetable extracts made from avocado and soybean oils. They contain anti-inflammatory substances known as phytosterols. Phytosterols (plant sterols) from ASU preparations are thought to be the primary sources of protective activity for cartilage-producing cells. ASU reduces damage to cartilage by increasing the synthesis of collagen and proteoglycan (aggrecan), and [. . . more]

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) for Joint Maintenance

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is derived from the inner and outer layers of the membrane within an eggshell. NEM is a good source of collagen and other nutrients that support the maintenance and repair of soft tissues in a joint. Eggs have long been considered a good source of collagen because type I and type [. . . more]

Breast Cancer Survivors Improve Cognition with Exercise

A pilot study was recently published which claims that increased physical activity helped boost breast cancer survivors’ memory and cognitive function. It’s known that increased physical activity improves cognition in cognitively impaired or even healthy adults, but the benefits for cancer survivors were undetermined. Many breast cancer survivors report poor memory or reduced ability to [. . . more]

Frankincense Herb for Joint Health

Frankincense resin, used for millennia during services in several historic religions, was one of the gifts for Baby Jesus from the Three Wise Men. It is obtained from Boswellia trees and one species, Boswellia serrata is used in the manufacture of many botanical supplements for its anti-inflammatory properties. Boswellic acids derived from Boswellia serrata directly [. . . more]

Alcohol vs. Cannabis and Brain Health

We will post articles and the latest research ahead of the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada set to begin October 17. Marijuana is already legal for medical use while ongoing research continues exploring the benefits and potential harms of using and/or smoking marijuana. A recent study from the University of Colorado Boulder is hoping [. . . more]

Breast Cancer: Body Fat, Not Weight, Poses Greater Risk

A new study shows that postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer, even if they are within a normal BMI range. The study, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference in January 2018, is the first to look at the correlation between [. . . more]

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in The Brain

A study conducted by researchers at the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea has shown that smartphone addiction creates a chemical imbalance in the brain. The study looked at 10 youths who had been diagnosed with smartphone or internet addiction — 9 males and 10 females with a mean age of 15.5 years. To determine [. . . more]

Chlorella Effective for Cardiovascular Health

Many people tout the health benefits of “green” drinks and smoothies that look more like a Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day concoction. But what exactly are in these? Read the labels when buying to be sure but if one of the ingredients is Chlorella then you’ll know it is good for you. Why? Chlorella is [. . . more]