Turkey Tail Mushroom (Coriolus Versicolor): A Potent Weapon Against Cancer & Other Diseases

Turkey tail… what an interesting name for a mushroom, isn’t it? Its fan shape, patterns and colours resemble the tail feather of a wild turkey, hence why its called turkey tail mushroom. Turkey tail mushroom is also known as Coriolus versicolor/Trametes versicolor (scientific name),  Yunzhi (or cloud mushroom) in Chinese and Kawaratake in Japanese. Turkey tail mushroom belongs to… Read More »

AHCC: Japan’s Popular Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapy

Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an extract obtained from hybridization of several species of Basidiomycetes mushrooms. The primary components of AHCC are oligosaccharides. About 20% of the oligosaccharides are alpha 1-4 glucans and their acetylated forms. Alpha glucan has a low mlecular weight, thus making it easy to digest and absorb. This unique property… Read More »

5 Herbal Remedies For Menopause Relief

Menopause is often accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, vagina dryness, depression, insomnia, fatigue, joint pain, anxiety, decreased libido, mood swings and forgetfulness. These symptoms can occur before, during and after the onset of menopause. For some women, menopausal symptoms can have a negative impact on quality of life. While hormone… Read More »

Oregano Oil: More Effective Than 18 Antibiotics At Killing The Superbug, MRSA

Indiscriminate and excessive use of antibiotic has given rise to superbugs that are drug resistant. New resistances develop faster than new antibiotics are being discovered. In fact, pharma companies have given up on making new antibiotics. Drug discovery is a long and costly process, but returns are low. Essential oils, derived from aromatic plants, are… Read More »

Do Glucosamine & Chondroitin Work For Knee Osteoarthritis?

Glucosamine and chondroitin have been touted as remedies for osteoarthritis …but do they really work? What Are Glucosamine & Chondrotin? Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural components of cartilage. Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is the building block for glycoaminoglycans, which are part of the structural component of cartilage. It is crucial for the formation of hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate… Read More »

Undenatured Type II Collagen Protects Against Arthritis

The two most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease, whereby the immune system attacks the lining of joints. The inflamed joint lining leads to bone and cartilage destruction, and loss of function. This highly disabling disease causes pain, swelling and stiffness in joints, thus limiting… Read More »

Avemar: A Natural Supplement For Cancer Patients

What is Avemar? Avemar is an all-natural, clinically proven, dietary supplement for cancer patients. What is in Avemar? Avemar  is derived by fermenting wheat germ with Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast) to produce the following important benzoquinones: 2,6‑dimethoxy-benzoquinone (DMBQ), and 2-methoxy-benzoquinone These benzoquinones occur in unfermented wheat germ as glycosides. The yeast glycosidase activity present during fermentation… Read More »

Does Milk Thistle Help Fatty Liver?

Fatty liver disease is the accumulation of triglycerides within hepatocytes that exceeds 5% of liver weight. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is generally caused by excessive calorie/food intake. It is often known as a silent disease that produces no symptoms until it is in advanced stages. NAFLD ranges from simple steatosis (simple fatty liver) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH),… Read More »

Top 5 Quest Protein Bar Alternatives

In August 2015, Quest switched the fibre source for their protein bars from isomalto-oligosaccharides (plant-based fibre) to soluble corn fibre. The change of formulation has disappointed and upset many of its longtime fans or loyal customers. Most of them found the newly formulated Quest protein bars unpalatable. Here are some of the complaints about the reformulated Quest protein… Read More »

Turmeric (Curcumin): A Natural Anti-Inflammatory For Osteoarthritis

Osteoathritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. It is progressive degenerative joint disease that mostly affects people over 65 years old. OA is one of the leading causes of physical disability among older adults worldwide. OA can affect any joint, but is most common in the knee, hip, spine and hands. The development of OA… Read More »