Fenugreek for Lactation?

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student In a previous article, we discussed about breastfeeding; including when to start breastfeeding and the benefits associated with it. If you missed this article or need a refresher on this topic, take a look at this link for more information on breastfeeding. Today, we’ll take a look at another topic…

Why is Menthol So Cool?

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate What is Menthol? Menthol is one of the most well-known additives used in consumer products. It’s added to confections such as chocolate, oral-care products and medicinal products for its cooling and biological effects. The aromatic plant from which menthol is derived has been shown to exhibit various properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antipruritic…

Probiotics for Treating Diarrhea

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate What are Probiotics? The word “probiotic” means “for life” as opposed to “antibiotic” which means “against life.” In medicine, probiotics refer to products containing live microorganisms that help improve the balance of intestinal microorganisms.1 In contrast to antibiotics, probiotics promote the growth of essential gut bacteria, instead of eradicating microorganisms. If…

The Effectiveness of Dark Chocolate in Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Management

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate Some Sweet News If you have a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate, then you’ll be happy to hear that there is a growing amount of scientific evidence encouraging regular consumption of dark chocolate. Recent research has been focusing on the therapeutic benefits of dark chocolate on cardiovascular health and diabetes management…