Burdock root has been used for centuries (over 3000 years) in China and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for "purifying the blood", but in this post we will discuss the actual ways burdock works on improving the body.Read More
Recent cancer research has helped us understand how the body detoxes.
By studying upregulated genes in tumorous cells, we were able to find the Nuclear Erythroid 2–Related Factor 2 (NRF2) pathway.
NRF2 is a major transcription factor in detoxing the body and keeping it healthy.
In this post, we will discuss the benefits/downsides of NRF2 activation, as well as why NRF2 may be hurting you more than helping you (and what you can do about it).Read More
Amentoflavone Is Cool (AF) :D
Amentoflavone (AF) is a naturally occurring biflavonoid found in many (over 120) natural plants, such as Gingko Biloba and St. John's Wort.
Beta-Caryophyllene Is A Very Common Cannabinoid
β-caryophyllene is a FDA-approved food additive that can activate the endocannabinoid system.
It is found in many plants, fragerances, preservatives, additives, and flavoring agents.Read More
Tianma and Its 81+ Major Compounds
Tianma (also called Gastrodia Elata) works on many systems of the body including the brain, liver, heart, eyes, ears, bones, and lungs.
It has many potential benefits in preventing treating common neurological and metabolic disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, epilepsy, liver disease, diabetes, neuropathy, and more.
In this post, we are going to be talking about Tianma, its bioactive components, and their benefits.Read More
In this post we are going to be discussing estrogen receptors and how estrogen affects the body.Read More
In common day western society, we are consistently bombarded by artificial light.
Our workspaces are indoors, powered by fluorescent blue lights (which blue has its own negatives).
We only get sun rarely and it's either partial (such as through glass while driving to work) or too much (single sessions of long periods hanging out at the beach).
We also try to supplement for the sun by taking vitamin D hormone supplements, which is not as bioactive for creating the active form vitamin D.Read More
Irisin is an anti-obesity and anti-diabetes hormone that regulates fat tissue and blood sugar.
Irisin is generated by exercise and acts as an insulin-sensitizing hormone.
Irisin is so powerful that even moderately increased levels of circulating irisin potently increases energy expenditure, reduces body weight and improves diet-induced insulin resistance.Read More