Entries by Katherine Maslen

Bromelain’s Activity and Potential as an Anti-Cancer Agent: Current Evidence and Perspectives

A recent study has found the enzyme bromelain to have potent anticancer properties, proving to be highly antiinflammatory, antithrombotic and antineoplastic. Bromelain is found in pineapple, in especially high concentrations in the stem. Bromelain has potent immune stimulating function and may help to reduce the growth of cancers. Pineapple is also high in the antioxidant […]

Romaine Lettuce Has Anti-Neurodegenerative Effects

Romaine lettuce is a common variety of lettuce which is showing to have higher health benefits than other common lettuce varieties. In this study, the authors found that romaine lettuce was high in vitamin C and phenolic compounds, both of which have potent antioxidant effects. It was also found that these phenolic compounds protected neurons […]

Simple Skin Care

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look after your skin – try some of these simple recipes made from everyday ingredients to nourish and restore the skin. Ingredients: Aloe Vera gel – the inner gel from the aloe vera leaf is cooling, soothing and healing to the skin Baking soda – […]

Chocolate is Good For You

Easter, Christmas and holidays are all times when there is a lot of chocolate around. The good news is that chocolate doesn’t have to be bad for you, and if you eat the right type it can actually benefit your health! Although seemingly too good to be true, studies have shown that cacao beans are […]

What is Whole Food

Wholefood is food in its natural state, unprocessed and still ‘whole’ in nature. A pear, a carrot, a wheat berry, an almond, an oyster; they are all whole foods. Nature is very clever, as within whole foods are all the nutrients which are required to break them down so that they can be assimilated by […]

Hidden Toxins in Common Plastics

Plastics are so common in society today that they are generally regarded as a safe and useful product. Although plastics do have many advantages and indeed it would be difficult to do without them, many studies are now confirming that there is more in plastic than meets the eye. Bisphenol A One of the most […]

PCOS

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is a disease in which some or all of the following symptoms can occur: Cysts on one or both ovaries Male pattern excessive hair growth (Hirsutism) Insulin resistance High androgen levels (hyperandrogenemia) Acne Failure to ovulate (anovulation) Painful or irregular periods Infertility PCOS is a common disorder, affecting […]