09 Aug '17, 3pm

Which berry is proven to fight acne in a double-blind randomized clinical trial?

Which berry is proven to fight acne in a double-blind randomized clinical trial?

We hear a lot about traditional Chinese herbal medicine, but less about the herbs used in Japan, where there is a root called Rhizoma coptidis that appears to have similar anti-acne activities to drugs like Accutane, a drug infamous for its side effects that has been pulled from the market. But there are side effects to the root, too. A poor fellow took it to clear up his skin and made things much worse. The anti-acne active component of the root is thought to be berberine. Is there any way to get the active ingredient in a safer plant? Yes, apparently in barberries. You may remember barberries as being perhaps the most antioxidant-packed dried fruit available (see my video Better Than Goji Berries ). You can find them cheap at Middle Eastern grocers, since they’re used to make a signature Persian rice dish. Their taste is described as “pleasantly acidulous,” which is just...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/treating-acne-with-barbe...

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Endometriosis and Diet: What You Can Do About It

Endometriosis and Diet: What You Can Do About It

care2.com 12 Aug '17, 6pm

Eat fewer trans fats and more omega-3 fats. Limit baked goods, processed foods, and fried foods, and aim for 7 ounces (abo...