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The Science of Spices
From the splendor of tropical rainforests come spices, superstars of nature's apothecary. Not only do spices provide distinctive aromas and flavors to food, they work in your body to provide profoundly healthy benefits.
Used for millennia in Ayurvedic, Chinese and other ancient medical traditions, scientists are now unlocking their secrets. Spices and their bioactive compounds have been researched in over ten thousand modern scientific studies. While many of these are pre-clinical studies using either animals or isolated cells, there are increasing numbers of human clinical studies using spices.
The most exciting studies perform head-to-head comparisons of spice compounds to pharmaceuticals – and find spice compounds to be just as effective in many cases, with no dangerous side effects! In fact, spices have multiple powerful benefits.
Here is just a sampling of scientifically proven benefits of spices:
When eaten regularly, they influence the very expression of your genes, which in turn gives your body the instruction set to turn on antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzymes and processes, thus protecting you from a host of ills.
Spices stimulate cells to be more sensitive to insulin, helping to keep blood sugar stable and weight in check.
They ease aching joints, while supporting a healthy inflammation response
They help keep the blood thin, which supports healthy circulation and a healthy heart.
They help metabolize fats and sugars, support digestion
Compounds from spices cross the blood-brain barrier to boost brain health.
Longevity Secrets of Spices: Nature’s Designer Drugs for Anti-Aging
You can learn about the latest research in this video “Longevity Secrets of Spices: Nature’s Designer Drugs for Anti-Aging,” by Spice Pharm Co-Founder and Formulator, Kitty Wells.
In this lecture given to a scientifically advanced audience at the Silicon Valley Health Institute in Palo Alto, CA, here’s what you’ll learn. And please, leave a comment about your favorite take-away and share the video!
The Importance of Understanding Aging
Overview of Healthy Spices
Free Radical Damage & Inflammation: Spices to the Rescue
Spices & Your Genes – New Research in Nutrigenomics
Spices to Insulin Resistance & Glycation
Spices to Help Keep Your Gut/Digestion Healthy
Spices to Help Keep Your Heart Healthy
Spices to Help Keep Your Brain Healthy
Spices to Help Relieve Aching Joints
What You Can Do Right Now
Award-Winning Book by Spice Pharm Founder Kitty Wells: Anti-aging Secrets of Spices
“Nothing in the plant world can rival the many medicinal properties of spices,” says anti-aging guru Dr. Nicholas Perricone.
In this book you’ll learn why!
Spice Pharm Co-Founder Kitty Wells uncovers surprising facts and essential knowledge about the aging process and science of spices to help you affect your overall health and rate of aging. You'll discover delicious, science-based tricks for slowing the hands of time. If you embrace food as medicine and all-natural means for rejuvenation, this book is for you! Download for free now.
Review by Nandita Keshavan from Reader's Favorite:
"Anti-Aging Secrets of Spices by Kitty Wells is a book for people who are interested in change and true insight into the value of natural spices and organic healthy foods in preserving health and vitality. Kitty explains, based on her own life journey, that staying in the dark regarding health made her suffer from a variety of problems. To address the issues she had, she quit her corporate job and began researching spices. I applaud this book due to its scientific content, easy to read philosophical and factual style, pertinent arguments, and compelling evidence.
Attractive photos and subheadings add to the book, and in addition to this, the author provides lists and tables which illustrate compelling evidence. How strange it seems that we live in a world where spices and herbs are not often regarded by mainstream society as having medical benefits and natural protective power? This book substantiates the cause for spices and herbs effectively, and goes beyond the title to show their effect, not only on age, but also on mood, vitality, and well-being.
I highly recommend that this book be read by all ages and that people make active efforts to adopt the key principles that spices and herbs should be used more frequently - not only as anti-aging tools, but also to increase well being and vitality and decrease fatigue, stress and unhealthy eating.
The book also includes a lot of information on the beneficial compounds in vegetables. The title of the book could be broader to reflect the wide ranging information on agents for natural vitality and health, as well as some of the shocking stories regarding dangerous pharmaceuticals and chemicals that were approved and are widely used. Since the evidence is compelling, I hope that people will adopt the use of these natural life-giving agents in practice and notice the effects themselves."
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