The history of the spice turmeric, whose main active component is called curcumin, is diverse and well-documented.
Curcumin is actually part of the ginger family and it is made by grinding the roots of a large-leafed Asian plant known as Curcuma Longa.
The spice itself has been used by the people of India and Asia for centuries and many of its uses - from treating cuts and sores to more seri... ››› more
You're in lockdown and it's difficult to get to the shops - but you can still improve your health.
Just with two foods you most likely have in your kitchen right now, you can help prevent cancer - and boost your immune system at the same time! The benefits of beta-carotene...
A powerful anticancer substance is found in the lowly carrot. Carrots are a super source of beta-carotene, an anti... ››› more
You already know that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are chockfull of cancer-fighting compounds.
But, according to recent research, watercress is yet another green with potent anti-cancer effects. Here's exactly how this peppery green helps prevent certain cancers.
Watercress increases the antioxidants in your blood, which can help you prevent... ››› more
In the wellness world, cancer prevention is a common topic. Unfortunately, it's often over-saturated with extreme techniques that have not been scientifically proven to be effective.
Just think about how many times we've all heard the phrase “that causes cancer." Even though this may be beneficial in raising cancer awareness, it's also made many of us paranoid and misinformed.
First, it's... ››› more
Do spend a lot of time sitting or lying down? That could be bad news…
According to a new study, lots of time spent sitting or lying down can increase a woman's odds for cancer. It doesn't seem to have the same effect on men, it adds.
But how on earth would sitting boost your cancer risk?! Sounds bizarre, right? Read on to find out more about this strange correlation…
Sitting down and ... ››› more
The benefits of eating clean extend far past weight loss and general health maintenance.
Loading up your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fatty fish and lean meats won't only provide your body with nutrients to support healthy cell function, but also help fight chronic diseases!
Let me elaborate a little...
Here are four top reasons to eat clean:
#1: You’ll boost... ››› more
According to a new report, it looks like sunbeds are finally becoming less popular. Considering the number of skin cancer cases caused by tanning beds, I'd say this is long overdue!
The report, published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, states that the number of sunbed users in the US declined to 4.2% from 5.5%.
Is skin cancer the reason behind this?
Read on to find out…
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According to a new study, those of you who enjoy a glass of orange or grapefruit juice with your breakfast in the morning might face a slightly increased risk of melanoma - the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer.
Researchers derived this finding from a study of more than 100,000 US adults who they followed for roughly 25 years. The team discovered that those who regularly drank or... ››› more
Lipstick isn't just a way to experiment with your look or detract from a bad hair day. According to a new study, your favourite lipstick could save your life.
According to Dr Jessica Wu, a celebratory dermatologist based in the US, wearing lipstick can save you from skin cancer.
Read on to find out how…
Your lips are a high risk area for this common form of skin cancer
Basal cell ca... ››› more
They say once you've been seduced by chai tea, you never look back…
This traditional tea from India, where people know it as “masala chai”, contains a mixture of aromatic herbs and spices.
Whether you choose the traditional spice combination of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper and nutmeg, or the modern version with vanilla, there are several health benefits.
The components in chai... ››› more
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