Are you familiar with Movember, also known as Men’s Health Awareness Month or No Shave November? Movember is a growing trend among men, and women more recently, during the month of November where men grow a moustache, or even let their facial hair grow, both of which raise awareness for men’s health. In particular, Movember [...]
While Starbucks is a huge name the world knows today, the products it serves are not necessarily known to make your body healthier. However, they recently released a new latte made with turmeric. You may think, “OK, what does that have to do anything?” Well, turmeric has more scientific data behind it proving that it [...]
Many of us are familiar with Turmeric, the bright yellow culinary spice used primarily in western cooking dishes such as curry. Turmeric is derived from the underground stems of a plant called Curcuma Longa which is a member of the ginger family. Many people, especially those who love curry are familiar with Turmeric, but what [...]
In a study reminiscent of the back-and-forth over whether beta carotene increases lung cancer risk in smokers or not, a study now suggests that curcumin too can increase the risk of lung cancer development when cancer-promoting factors like smoking, or a history of smoking, are present. As a possible mechanism for this effect, the researchers suggested that curcumin may promote cancer in smokers by accelerating the formation of free radicals in damaged lung tissue.