Candida parapsilosis is a fungal species of the yeast family that has become a significant cause of sepsis and of wound and tissue infections in immuno-compromised patients. The immune system is a major player in Candida parapsilosis infections. Unlike Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis is not an obligate human pathogen, having been isolated […]
Charley Horse Cramps
Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. Charley horses can occur in virtually any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. However, frequent muscle spasms are often linked to underlying health conditions that need medical treatment. Contents Reasons Risk factors Prevention References Reasons A number of factors may cause a muscle to […]
What Are Ramón seeds?
Ramón seeds come from the fruit of the Brosimum alicastrum tree, which grows in Central America. They are nutrient-rich, zero-fat seeds that were a traditional food of the Maya whose name for the tree meant “the corn tree”. Since the seeds could be dried and ground into flour and were capable of being stored for […]
Are Brazil Nuts Healthy?
Brazil nuts come from a tree that is grown in many parts of the Amazon, not just Brazil. They are large, in comparison to other nuts, and are often included in nut mixes. Just six nuts comprise a 1 ounce serving. Brazil nuts offer many nutrients, but are dense in calories and fat. Major Nutrients […]
Is Soy Protein Isolate Healthy?
Producers of soy protein isolate, a high-protein supplement that comes in powdered form, promote it as an aid for gaining muscle and improving body composition. This plant-based protein supplement provides all of the essential amino acids needed to repair build and maintain body tissues, according to the University of Illinois. Consult a doctor prior to […]
Just The Facts Ma’am: Why are Glyceryl Compounds Used in Make-up and Bath Products?
What Is It? The glyceryl monoesters (Glyceryl Laurate, Glyceryl Laurate SE, Glyceryl Laurate/Oleate, Glyceryl Adipate, Glyceryl Alginate, Glyceryl Arachidate, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Caprate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate, Glyceryl Cocoate, Glyceryl Collagenate, Glyceryl Erucate, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Soyate, Glyceryl Hydroxystearate, Glyceryl Isopalmitate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glyceryl Isostearate/Myristate, Glyceryl Isostearates, Glyceryl Lanolate, Glyceryl Linoleate, […]
What are the Facts about Erythritol?
Erythritol is a naturally-derived sugar substitute that looks and tastes very much like sugar, yet has almost no calories. It is available in granulated and powdered forms. Erythritol has been used in Japan since 1990 in candies, chocolate, yogurt, fillings, jellies, jams, beverages, and as a sugar substitute. Erythritol is classified as a sugar alcohol. […]
Health Effects of Whole Wheat Flour vs Enriched White Flour
White enriched flour might be tasty in breads, cookies and pastries but it does not provide the benefits of whole wheat flour. White flour is enriched with some of the nutrients lost in processing, but parts of the whole grain are still missing. The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of […]
What are the Facts About Cherry Plums?
Herb: Cherry Plum Latin name: Prunus cerasifera Synonyms: Prunus domestica myrobalan Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family) Medicinal use of Cherry Plum: The plant is used in Bach flower remedies – the keywords for prescribing it are “Desperation”, “Fear of losing control of the mind” and “Dread of doing some frightful thing”. It is also one of […]
What is Alkyl glucoside and Why is it Used in Personal Care Products?
Alkyl glucoside ingredients are formed by reacting an alcohol or mixtures of alcohols (that vary by carbon chain length) with a cyclic form of the sugar, glucose or glucose polymers. For example Decyl Glucoside is formed by reacting a 10 carbon chain alcohol, decyl alcohol, with a cyclic form of glucose. Other alkyl glucoside ingredients that […]