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January 13, 2014
Spicing Up DNA Protection
The DNA of those cooking with spices such as ginger, rosemary, and turmeric appears less susceptible to breakage.
January 10, 2014
Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
July 17, 2013
Fighting the Blues With Greens?
Natural monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors in fruits and vegetables may help explain the improvement in mood associated with switching to a plant-based diet.
April 17, 2013
Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control
Cinnamon can no longer be considered a safe and effective treatment for diabetes.
April 24, 2012
The Safer Cinnamon
There are four common types of cinnamon: Vietnamese, Chinese (cassia), Indonesian, and Ceylon (true) cinnamon. Which is safest in terms of the level of coumarin, which may damage the liver at toxic...
January 18, 2012
Antioxidants in a Pinch
Some herbs and spices--including cinnamon, cloves, lemonbalm, marjoram, oregano, and peppermint--are so rich in antioxidants that just a small pinch can go a long way.
January 16, 2012
Many of the most powerful drugs in modern medicine's arsenal came from natural products, from penicillin to the chemotherapy agents Taxol® and vincristine.
October 19, 2009
Oxalates in Cinnamon
How much turmeric and cinnamon is too much?
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