Category: Food as Medicine

Can Black Cardamom Prevent Lung Cancer?

Black cardamom contains potent bioactive compounds that could be used in the treatment or prevention of lung cancer, according to a new study. The main challenges associated with existing lung cancer drugs are severe side effects and drug resistance. There is a constant need to explore new molecules for improving the survival rate and quality…


Daily Dose of Baking Soda May Help Combat Autoimmune Disease

According to the National Institutes of Health, over 23 million Americans currently live with some type of autoimmune disease – which can encompass such potentially debilitating conditions as rheumatic arthritis, lupus, irritable bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Autoimmune diseases – which arise when the immune system mistakenly attacks the…


How Rhubarb Might Ward Off Colon Disease

Emodin, a compound found in Chinese rhubarb (Rheum palmatum), may help prevent colorectal disease due to impressive therapeutic effects, including anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. STORY AT-A-GLANCE As a revered medicinal herb in traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese rhubarb, also known as rhei or dahuang, has long been prized for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic properties One…


Chinese Red Dates: An Ancient Cancer Fighter

For 4,000 years, Chinese red dates, also known as jujubes, have been a staple in Chinese cuisine and a powerful tool in Chinese herbal medicine. Now research shows red dates help protect the brain and can make cancer cells self-destruct. Chinese Red Dates Kill Cancer Cells A lab study from 2018 in the journal Food and…


Eating Flowers: 9 Delicious, Healthy Blooms

If you’ve never thought about eating flowers, then you’re in for a treat! There are many edible flowers that aren’t only delicious in a wide variety of dishes but are also healthy. We aren’t suggesting you run out into your garden or comb the roadsides or meadows for just any flowers. Only some flowers are…


Spinach-Rich Diet May Prevent Colon Cancer

Eating spinach could prevent colon cancer, new research suggests. In the United States, colon cancer is the fourth-most common cancer and second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Previous studies have shown that eating green vegetables and fiber reduces risk of colon cancer by as much as half. The new study in the journal Gut Microbes explores the relationship…


Causes of Prostate Dysfunction and How to Heal It Naturally

It seems all the buzz around health today revolves around women, and for good reason. Women make up a huge part of the market in natural health, whereas men seem to be indifferent on day to day health matters. However, if there is one thing men tend to focus on its prostate health as it…


Broccoli Compound May Solve Antibiotic Resistance Problem

Antimicrobial resistance has been on the rise for decades, making easily treatable infections a serious threat again. The breakthrough could lie in these everyday vegetables, which attack the killer cells responsible for one of the deadliest modern diseases. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Cruciferous vegetables have long been cherished for their health benefits. Broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts,…


8 Foods, and Other Methods to Relieve Cancer Pain, Chronic Pains

Pain is a common symptom of cancer patients. According to surveys, about 30 percent to 50 percent of cancer patients have pain problems, and more than 80 percent of terminal cancer patients experience pain. Most cancer patients must continually rely on painkillers or morphine. However, even with legal prescriptions, these drugs can bring many uncomfortable…


Your Medicine is in Your Pantry

Food has been the medicine of humanity since the dawn of time. Many herbs that we associate only with seasoning our food are, in fact, potent herbal medicines. The distinction between herbal food and herbal medicine is actually quite subjective. There is a wide area of overlap with the two categories. If you think of all the…