Blog Articles

Does a Vegan (Pro)-Collagen Supplement Improve Skin Health?

The results showed that vegan collagen significantly increased collagen density and elasticity by 4.7% and 5.1% and decreased wrinkles, texture, and pores by 27.5%, 20.1%, and 12.3% compared to the placebo group. In addition, the hydration and lightness.
Jul 13th, 2024

Does a Vegan Collagen Supplement Benefit Skin Health?

Vegan collagen is an innovative plant-based collagen biomimetic that contains a variety of plant extracts, including asiaticoside, ginsenoside, and through fermented amino acids, which stimulates the natural process for type I collagen synthesis.
Jul 13th, 2024

Hopping for Bone Health: The Power of High Impact Activities

Osteoporosis (OP) (a condition characterized by weakened bones, increasing the risk of fractures) and OA affect millions globally, with higher bone mineral density (BMD) linked to decreased OA progression risk but increased knee OA risk.
Jul 5th, 2024

TMAO and Fish: The Data Is In For a Heart Unfriendly Metabolite

Some species of fish and seafood are high in trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), which accumulates in muscle where it protects against pressure and cold. Trimethylamine (TMA), the metabolic precursor to TMAO, is formed in fish during bacterial spoilage.
Jun 21st, 2024

Soybeans and Cabbage: How to Get Choline In Your Vegan Diet

Choline is a nutrient essential for heart health and brain function and is found in many foods like soybeans and cruciferous vegetables. New research suggests moderate choline intake may reduce the risk of atherosclerotic heart disease.
Jun 15th, 2024

Can the MED Diet Save the Lives of Women?

In this study, higher adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with one-fifth lower relative risk of mortality, which could be partially explained by multiple cardiometabolic risk factors.
Jun 1st, 2024

Are Fish Oil Supplements a Good Idea? It is Complicated

Regular use of fish oil supplements might be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and stroke among the general population but could be beneficial for progression of cardiovascular disease in patients with disease
May 25th, 2024

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Can It Reduce the Risk of Dementia?

In a prospective cohort study of 92 383 adults observed over 28 years, the consumption of more than 7 g/d of olive oil was associated with a 28% lower risk of dementia-related death compared with never or rarely consuming olive oil.
May 10th, 2024

Green Tea: A Boost for Cognitive Function

Japanese tea beverages has the potential to induce positive effects, enhance mental task performance, promote refreshment, and alleviate feelings of fatigue. These positive effects were observed even in small quantities and within a short duration.
Apr 27th, 2024

Are Viagra and Cialis Anti-Aging Agents? Two New Studies Say Yes

Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalfil) are used for mainly erectile dysfunction but were originally developed as cardiovascular medications. There safety has been proven for years. Two new studies give a suggestion that they may be anti-aging agents to0
Mar 29th, 2024

Can a Seaweed Combination Capsule Help Reverse Atherosclerosis?

The study suggests that rhamnan sulfate from Monostroma nitidum may provide a safe and effective intervention for reducing atherosclerotic plaque, and should be evaluated as an adjunct therapy for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Mar 16th, 2024

Need a Lower Blood Pressure? Try Tai Chi for Benefits

In this study including patients with prehypertension, a 12-month Tai Chi intervention was more effective than aerobic exercise in reducing SBP. These findings suggest that Tai Chi may help promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease in populations w
Feb 10th, 2024

For the Millionth Time: Eat Plant Foods for Health and Longevity

The findings indicate that a shift from animal-based (e.g., red and processed meat, eggs, dairy, poultry, butter) to plant-based (e.g., nuts, legumes, whole grains, olive oil) foods is beneficially associated with cardiometabolic health and all-cause morta
Nov 17th, 2023

Want a Better Brain as You Age? Eat a Plant-Based (DASH) Diet

A recent study led by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine indicates that women who adopted the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) during their middle years were approximately 17 percent less likely to experience cognitive decline in later life.
Oct 28th, 2023

8 Clues to Living Over 20 Healthy Years Extra

Chronic diseases are associated with over 80% of all healthcare costs and are the dominant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States (US). Lifestyle medicine has been proposed as a potential way to address the root causes of chronic disease.
Jul 29th, 2023

Silent Heart Disease: How Common? How Dangerous? Now We Know

Symptoms of coronary heart disease manifest late in the natural history of atherosclerosis. With the introduction of safe outpatient heart imaging, answers to the questions like "How Common is Atherosclerosis" and "How Dangerous" can be answered.
Mar 31st, 2023

Does the Risk of Early Death Go Up With Skipping Meals? Maybe

A hot topic in the news is the benefits vs risks of fasting. In view of the epidemic of obesity, the safety of this growing trend is an important topic. It would seem that eating less often is safe but prior data questioned this. Are 3 meals a day best?
Jan 14th, 2023

Why You Should Know About French Maritime Pine Bark (Pycnogenol)

Prior randomized human studies have shown that a combination of the natural agents Pycnogenol and Centellicum have a profound beneficial impact on arteries and regress atherosclerosis. New human data now show Pycnogenol is of value in Parkinson's Disease
Dec 3rd, 2022

Ground Flaxseed as Medicine: A Blood Sugar Benefit to Use!

Food can serve as medicine in some situations. Ground flax seed, about 2 tbs a day, has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Now a new study shows it can blunt blood sugar after a meal in patients with diabetes.
Oct 14th, 2022

Whole Grains, Not Refined Grains, Promote Heart Health

Nutrition is complex and terms like "carbs" and "grains" are thrown around without precise meaning. A new research report differentiates the impact of refined vs whole grains on heart health. Precise language is required to discuss nutrition.
Oct 7th, 2022