Discovery: How groups of cells are able to build our tissues and organs while we are still embryos – Understanding ‘how’ may help us treat Cancer more effectively

Ever wondered how groups of cells managed to build your tissues and organs while you were just an embryo? Using state-of-the-art techniques he developed, UC Santa Barbara researcher Otger Campàs and his group have cracked this longstanding mystery, revealing the astonishing inner-workings of how embryos are physically constructed. Not only does it bring a […] via … Continue reading Discovery: How groups of cells are able to build our tissues and organs while we are still embryos – Understanding ‘how’ may help us treat Cancer more effectively

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The Numbers Game: Understanding Your Blood Sugar Levels

So your blood sugar runs high- but what is considered ‘high’? Are they slightly elevated, or are they far above your target range? Are they improving with time or do they keep climbing? The first step to blood sugar control for people with diabetes is understanding your numbers, which can help you identify personal patterns […] … Continue reading The Numbers Game: Understanding Your Blood Sugar Levels

What is Stroke?

A stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain either becomes blocked (Ischemic) or begins bleeding (Hemorrhagic), both of which can cause severe damage to the brain and even death. It is also very preventable with exercise, watching salt intake and keeping your weight at a healthy level. A stroke can happen to anyone at … Continue reading What is Stroke?

What Causes Kidney Stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated. A stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. Kidney stones vary in size. A small stone may pass on its own, causing little or … Continue reading What Causes Kidney Stones?

Probiotics for Gut Health

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. Our body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. More than 70% of the human immune system reside in the gut. Gut health is critical to overall … Continue reading Probiotics for Gut Health

Amazing Benefits of Papaya Extract

Papaya extract is derived from the fruit of the plant carica papaya, which is native to Central America. This tropical fruit is packed with valuable nutrients and antioxidants and contains powerful enzymes that are used in the treatment of some ailments. Consuming papaya extract is an excellent way to support your body with healthful benefits. … Continue reading Amazing Benefits of Papaya Extract

Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a member of the aster or daisy family and has been used by ancient physicians and herbalists to treat a range of liver and gallbladder diseases and to protect the liver against a variety of poisons. The use of milk thistle as a natural liver aid dates back 2000 years thanks … Continue reading Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver