Scientific Topics

Let Food be Thy Cancer Avengers

According to the Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Registry Report 2015, around 35 new cancer cases are diagnosed every day. Through 2015 to 2017, the percentage of total death in Singapore contributed by cancers is ranked number 1 among other causes like stroke, heart diseases and diabetes, with 29.1% out of 20,905 death cases in the year of 2017. The alarming data necessitates the summon of avengers that can salvage us from cancer occurrence. Among the modifiable risk factors of cancers, dietary pattern is an important determinant in influencing cancer occurrence.


Maximize Green Tea's Health Benefits

Validation of the whole-body benefits of green tea continues to grow.1-6

A human study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 5 or more cups of green tea daily was associated with a 26% lower risk of cardiovascular death.1

A meta-analysis found that for every 500 ml-per-day increase in green tea consumption (about 3 cups), the risk of cognitive disorders decreased 29%.2


Anti-Aging Mechanisms of NAD+

Scientists are discovering new ways that NAD+ facilitates healthy longevity.1-3

NAD+ levels markedly decline with age, creating an energy deficit that decreases the body’s ability to retain youthful function.4

To give you an idea how impactful NAD+ can be, by age 50 a typical person may have only half the NAD+ they did in youth. By age 80, NAD+ levels drop to only 1% to 10% expressed in youth.

Deficiency of NAD+ predisposes us to accelerated aging and impedes our ability to fully benefit from resveratrol.

Fortunately, it is easy to restore your cellular NAD+ to higher ranges.


What Really Causes A Heart Attack?

Many people are confused about what really causes a heart attack, thinking cholesterol is the primary factor at play.

However, it really takes a number of factors to get there, with cholesterol actually being a very small part of the picture. 

So, in this blog post, we’re going to follow a heart attack from start to finish and explain which nutrients can play a preventive role in each step.


Why Aging People Suffer From So Many Aching Joints

Aging too often results in the breakdown of healthy joint function and structure. Increasing evidence points to destructive inflammatory factors as culprits behind the joint problems humans encounter as they grow older.

While anti-inflammatory drugs have become mainstays in the medicine cabinets of senior citizens, an increasing body of knowledge reveals that natural approaches to maintaining joint health may be more effective, and a lot safer.


The Harsh Truth of Hangovers

Drinking alcohol is a popular social activity around the world. Basically, alcoholic beverages are produced from the fermentation of carbohydrate or sugar. To name a few, beer is fermented from barley; sake from rice; wine from grapes; mead is made by fermenting honey with water. Through the fermentation process, with the help of yeast or bacteria, sugars in food will be converted to ethanol, the alcohol in the alcoholic drinks.

While having a drink can be enjoyable, when you get carried away and drink in excess, it can result in a hangover. A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after excessive alcohol consumption. How does hangover come about? Here is a closer look.


Lutein and Zeaxanthin Protect Vision While Boosting Brain Blood Flow

There is a direct connection between the eyes and the brain.

When doctors examine the retina and optic nerve they are looking directly at brain cells.

The retina consists of certain plant pigments that are good indicators of visual health.

Two of those pigments are carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin.

Supplementation with these carotenoids helps prevent age-related vision loss.1


Restore Youthful Immune Function

The diseases of aging such as cancer, pneumonia, and dementia are linked to a malfunctioning immune system.

This degenerative impairment is known as immune senescence. It accelerates aging by causing chronic inflammation while failing to protect against pathogens and malignancies.1-5

Not only do we lose the ability to defend against cancers and infections, but our failing immune cells create a state of hyper-inflammation that destroys neurons, the endothelium, and joints.6,7


Role of Folate in Healthy Human Brain Function

B vitamins are critical for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Insufficiency is associated with cognitive decline.1-3

Folate has a number of mechanisms by which it can enhance cognitive performance. These include lowering inflammation and reducing homocysteine.1,4

Elevated homocysteine and chronic inflammation are linked to degenerative brain disorders.

Perhaps the most far-reaching implication of folate in the brain is its ability to modify gene expression.1

This means that folate plays a role in turning a gene “on” or “off.”


Carnosine, Cataracts, and Visual Clarity

Cataracts cause about half of all cases of blindness worldwide.1,2

By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, or will have undergone surgery to remove them.3

Researchers have been investigating two different but related forms of the nutrient carnosine to help slow the development of cataracts as well as improve visual performance of cataract-affected eyes.


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