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]

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]

Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Psoriasis is a skin condition with genetic and inflammatory origins. It causes areas of the skin to be reddened, roughened, itchy and topped with coarse silvery scales. The areas where it affects the skin are called plaques, and while it can show up anywhere, it is most likely to affect the elbows, knees, scalp, trunk [. . . more]

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Breast Cancer Risk

A recent scientific abstract suggests breast cancer risk increases if deficient in the sunshine vitamin, and inversely that vitamin D can therefore prevent breast cancer . Researchers Manar Atoum and Foad Alzoughool published their findings in December 2017 at Sage Journals.  The abstract details that the current “worldwide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is approximately 1 billion.” The fact that 1/7th of [. . . more]