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Plant Compounds & Cancer

Plant-Derived Compounds as Treatments for Cancers: Antioxidants and Chemotherapeutics Introduction                 The search for more effective medicines for treating cancers continues to be an active area of research. Within the efforts made on this front, the importance of plant-derived compounds needs no introduction. In the past few decades, the improvements in the technology to isolate…

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The Glue that Binds Us ~

Kolla- The glue that binds us Collagen- it is the most abundant protein throughout the human body and plays an integral role in maintaining the integrity of the integumentary system. The word is derived from Greek word kolla meaning glue. .  (Lodish & Zipursky, 2000)   A brief history on the molecular science of collagen: In…

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Study shows obesity and cancer link

Obesity is an epidemic over 30 % (CDC) of our population is considered obese and the stat is climbing. one which I am focused on with my writing endeavors and in pursuit of my PhD in Health Services- Community health advocacy & education . I appreciate this article- it is insightful, informative and useful. Thanks!…

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Prevention with Polyphenols

Dietary polyphenols are the most abundant group among plant based bioactive compounds and are prevalent to good health. Plant based polyphenols contribute to the balance of our intestinal microbiota including the maintenance of our intestines. The most effective way for us to obtain polyphenol nutrients is with ingesting fruits and vegetables. (Pandey & Rizvi, 2009)…

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Sugar Addiction – The Opiates of the brain

Sugar Addiction: The Trigger of Opiates of the Brain The reality of human addiction to sugars is found within the brain.   May sound like a fraternity or sorority names yet Mu, Delta and Kappa are receptors involved with the stimulus of the brain’s reward system play an integral role in this addiction. Processed food with…

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