Histamine is widely known as a substance that contributes to allergies, asthma, eczema, and coughs.
This post describes:
- How homocysteine levels can affect your health
- How homocysteine can be toxic and inflammatory
- Lab tests for homocysteine levels, with optimal ranges
- Factors that influence homocysteine levels, including diet, lifestyle, and ways to support the methylation pathways given the relevant genetic information (i.e. MTHFR mutation)
- How you can optimize your homocysteine levels to improve your performance and wellbeing.
Ferritin stores iron and transports it to where it is required. In blood, it is an important indicator of the total iron stores. However, ferritin also participates in infections, inflammation, and malignancies. Elevated ferritin is often found in disorders with chronic inflammatory states such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Find out why it is important to keep this protein in balance, and which factors increase or decrease ferritin levels.
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.
It is difficult to overpraise Iodine. It is an element that our bodies simply cannot do without. And it has to come with diet in appropriate quantities so our life and development throughout life may not be affected. Here is a short list of some proven health benefits of iodine
Monocytes are the biggest of all white blood cells (WBC), and along with macrophages form the mononuclear phagocyte system or MPS, which contributes to processes like the defense of organisms and inflammation. Read more below to know about these cells and what are the health effects of having higher or lower levels of them.
A large number of public health messages over the past century have focused on the dangers of too much sun exposure, such as aging, skin cancer and DNA damage. However, in reality, today’s science tells us that exposure to the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight has many beneficial effects on human health.
Indeed, most people are aware of the impact of sun exposure on Vitamin D production, which is a very important factor. However, there is a host of other health benefits that have been overlooked in the debate over how much sun is necessary for optimal health. This article will dive into the science to uncover the various ways in which sun exposure, at the right times and intensities, is a vital component of good health.
Cissus Quadrangularis a native to India has been used for ages in Ayurvedic medicine to heal broken bones injured ligaments and tendons. Experimental studies have shown that it regulates hormones, helps weight control and also improves blood health.
Hesperidin found in orange peels has a wide range of benefits those including treating chronic venous insufficiency, hemorrhoids and also regulating estrogen metabolism. Listed below are the other noted health benefits of this glycoside.
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a natural substance found in vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Sold as a supplement this compound is thought to provide various health benefits and is currently studied for its potent anti-cancer properties!