Turmeric, spice or medicine?

In the western world turmeric is known mainly as an oriental spice, but in some regions it is considered a natural source of health. For several thousand years turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda. Are the turmeric’s health properties confirmed by scientific research? How to use turmeric to achieve eternal health? What is the difference between turmeric extract and the powdered spice available in the grocery store? Read more

Antioxidants improve the functioning of the circulatory system

Consumption of fruit and vegetables is attributed to beneficial health effects. This is mainly due to the antioxidant activity of certain fruits and vegetables. Of particular importance is the fact that certain plant polyphenols have the ability to suppress damages in the blood vessels, which are the result of the destructive action of oxidants. This results in the improvement of the lining of the blood vessels and significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Read more

Is the surgical treatment of cataracts the only option?

Among the elderly, degenerative eye disease often appears, which is manifested by the cloudiness of the eye lens. Even blindness may result. The topic is a cataract whose incidence increases with age. Persons over the age of 70 are burdened with a 60-percent risk of developing cataracts. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical operations. Are there other treatments for cataracts? How to prevent cataracts? Read more

Side effects of resveratrol

Resveratrol has become famous thanks to its many alleged health benefits. Does this popular antioxidant have side effects? According to the latest research, antioxidants are an important component of any supplementation system because they have the ability to reduce oxidative stress in the body. Researchers say that antioxidants stop the development of many chronic diseases and inhibit the aging process. Is it possible to overdose antioxidants? Read more

Healing properties of curcumin

The curcuma’s health properties have been used in traditional Eastern medicine for many years. For several dozen years, modern scientists have been conducting numerous studies aimed at confirming the effectiveness of treatment of many civilization diseases with the help of curcumin. The results of these studies are very optimistic. Read more

Loss of memory as a side effect

Incorrect functioning of the neuron network, which is used to memorize information, may be a side effect of some drugs. Do you know what can be the consequences of taking statins whose job is to lower the level of cholesterol in your blood? And what is the side effect of using barbiturates and benzodiazepines as sleeping pills? Read more