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]

Mouth Bacteria Could Be Linked to Bowel Disease

Although the human digestive tract is like an unobstructed tube, when it comes to the bacteria that live inside it, there are distinct territories within the tube that host specific populations of microorganisms. Researchers have been investigating what it could mean for human health when a type of bacteria that is common in one zone [. . . 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]

Curcumin Improves Memory and Mood

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, consuming a certain kind of curcumin daily improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss. Curcumin, the compound in turmeric that gives curry its yellow colour, is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This new study [. . . 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]

Obesity Adversely Affects the Spine

According to the US CDC over 70.7% of adults in the USA are overweight, and 37.9% of those are considered obese. In Canada, about ¼ of adults are obese and on both sides of the border childhood obesity has steadily increased since the 1980’s. Now, research published at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) [. . . more]