Histamine is widely known as a substance that contributes to allergies, asthma, eczema, and coughs.
Licorice is mostly associated with candy and has been used in food and medicine for 1000 years. It contains various compounds that help with heartburn, cancer, and a leaky gut. Keep reading to learn more about its health benefits.
To live in the 21st century is to live in a toxic world. Rapid urbanization and the increased burning of fossil fuels over the past century has made people more susceptible than ever to harmful chemicals in the air, soil, and water including carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
These pollutants increase the risk of many chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and lung disease, making it a significant global health problem.
Conditions linked to everyday chemicals—used in cosmetics, plastics and common household items like sofas—lead to $340 billion in treatment and lost productivity costs annually in the U.S. (R).
Controlled studies show that when you pump in volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide in the air to levels that are within the range of normal and found in office environments (the worst 25% of offices), many important parameters of cognition go down dramatically (R).
The magnitude of effects from breathing cleaner air are greater than any nootropic you may be taking. Cognitive scores were 101% better when there was lower volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide levels (R).
Read more to learn about the detrimental effects of pollution and environmental toxins on human health.
Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that help maintain various functions of the body. Glucocorticoid receptors bind to these hormones. Read this article to learn more about the health effects associated with these receptors and the factors that increase or decrease them.
RARs (Retinoic Acid Receptors) are proteins (nuclear receptors) that regulate gene expression involved in cell growth. They play critical role in development, reproduction, immunity and organ development.
Vitamin B9, or folate, is a member of the B-complex vitamin group. Like all B-vitamins, folate plays vital roles in cellular metabolism and energy production.
More specifically, folate aids in DNA and RNA synthesis, which is especially important during periods of rapid growth (e.g., pregnancy and puberty). Folate also helps control homocysteine levels, which, if too high, can lead to a number of chronic conditions including cancer, heart disease, depression, and diabetes.
L. crispatus is a great probiotic for female urogenital health.
I was prompted to write this post because of my vegetarian diet post. Some people were assuming that methionine is something that needs to be reduced in the diet in order to be optimally healthy.
Like almost everything else in biology, the levels that are optimal for one person are suboptimal for another.
This post is meant to clarify the pros and cons of methionine and clarify who should be taking higher or lower levels.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is an important protein that helps in reproduction and puberty. There are many factors that help regulate SHBG. Read below to learn more about this protein and its effects on the body.
L. plantarum has an astonishing amount of health benefits. This probiotic reduces anxiety, lowers both blood pressure and cholesterol, combats allergies and cancer, reduces wrinkles and improves skin hydration.
Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) has many positive effects on the human body, especially for young adults who are suffering from growth issues. Read more below to learn about both the positives and negatives about this hormone.
Coenzyme Q10 and its derivative Ubiquinol have antioxidant properties. They can also fight cancer, reduce diabetes symptoms, protect the liver, and promote newborn health. Learn about its many health benefits below.