An earlier blog entry commented on a study assessing the safety of Black Cohosh in cancer patients. Previously it was thought that Black Cohosh exhibited estrogenic activity, but further research has found that Black Cohosh exerts its hormone regulating effects by modulating luteinising hormone. A population based study done in Philadelphia strengthens the case for …

A recent German article notes the cytotoxic properties of constituents of two Chinese herbs, one commonly used as an anti-parasitic herb, the other as a circulatory tonic and regulator. Although it seems like we pay a lot of attention to the potential cell kill factor of alkaloids present in herbs, there are many more application …

We know the obvious correlation between obesity and common diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but not as commonly with degenerative diseases such as cancer with the exception of perhaps colon or breast cancer. A recent meta-analysis of 141 articles in the British medical journal The Lancet shows that increased body mass index (BMI) …