Healthy Foods for Healthy Teeth

Blonde-Woman-Curls-Smile-HappyEveryone wants to have perfect, healthy teeth. Most people seem to think that means they need to buy expensive teeth whitening strips and toxic toothpastes.

The truth is healthy teeth start with what you eat. We often forget that teeth are in fact a body part and not just an ornamental part of Continue reading

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

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Coffee, Tea, Tumeric and Beyond:Zero-In on Essential Polyphenols

turmeric_coffee_benefitsArticles appear daily touting the benefits of blueberries, chocolate, red wine, olives, grape seeds/skin and thousands of other herbs, oils, extracts, spices and ferments. These are usually accompanied by strange words like quercetin, anthocyanins, flavonoids and tongue twisters like epigallocatechin that fly over the head of average people just trying to improve their health. Few look any further, much less review the actual chemistry involved.
Science is finally beginning to recognize the role of oxidative stress in all disease (yes, that includes cancers, heart, joint, diabetic and other conditions). Continue reading

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

brain_aging_preventAlzheimer’s disease affects about 5.3 million Americans. It’s the leading cause of dementia and the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.  And it’s growing at an alarming rate.  Already 13% of people over 65 have been diagnosed with the disease.  An astounding 43% of those over the age of 85 are victims.[i]

Alzheimer’s has been called the defining disease of the boomer generation.  Its victims are expected to triple by the year 2050.    Continue reading

7 Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Young

Alzheimer’s has been called the defining disease of the boomer generation.  Its victims are expected to triple by the year 2050.

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Ginger’s Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits Revealed

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Ginger has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, to name just several of its more than 40 pharmacological actions

Ginger is anti-inflammatory, making it valuable for Continue reading

10 Super Foods to Consume during the Fall Season

There are super foods that deserve the name. These special edibles can battle various illnesses like cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, and other evil diseases that beset man. Blueberries, for instance, can easily knock off free radicals in the body with the powerful antioxidants that they possess. Continue reading

Ziziphora: A Medicinal Jewel of Western Asia

Did You Know…

…that an extract of an herb most people have never heard of—a “Medicinal Jewel” of traditional Western Asia—may effectively treat gastric cancer?

     An extract of the plant Ziziphora has shown promise as an herbal remedy against gastric cancer, according to a new study published in Food and Agricultural ImmunologyContinue reading

Boneset

Did You Know…

… that Boneset was one of most widely used medicinal plants of early America and has been used well into the 21st century to treat a variety of ailments…particularly influenza and fever? Continue reading

Eight Ways to Fight Colds with Food

Eight Ways to Fight Colds with Food

Cold season is still here, and many of you may be looking for a better way to fight off this pest than just popping some vitamins every day. Well, here’s a list of the top eight foods to keep those nasty cold bugs away — and we’re not talking about just the usual bowl of chicken noodle soup!

 1) Carotenoid-rich foods: Carotenoids are potent antioxidants that Continue reading

Extremely Important: Fluoride Treatment – 5 Ways to Detox Fluoride

It should be outrageous to think that the very water we drink is poisoned—but the water actually is. Although calcium fluoride is found naturally in underground and ocean water, the sodium fluoride added to the public water supply is virtually toxic, a wolf in the sheep’s garb of improved dental health. Continue reading

Put the Brakes on Oxidative Damage with This

Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have discovered one healing food that could be a natural remedy against oxidative damage. What’s more, this food grows in just about everyone’s front yard or backyard. It makes a delicious tea that’s full of antioxidants and it’s easy to cultivate and use right in your own kitchen. Continue reading

7 Herbal Remedies for Spring Allergies

Spring means different things to all of us, but for more millions of Americans, it means watery eyes, scratchy throats and runny noses. If you suffer from seasonal allergies every spring, fear not! Mother Nature offers a number of herbal remedies to help ease our sniffles and sneezes.

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New Lavender Oil Clinically Proven to Relieve Occasional Anxiety

Lavender essential oils have been used in European hospitals, mainly France, for treating burns. But that is not the only application of lavender that has proven itself. Insomnia and anxiety relief are the most common uses aside from burns.

The herb’s Latin title is Lavandula angustifolia, more commonly known as English or garden lavender. It grows abundantly in fields along the Mediterranean shores of Europe, mostly France. You may have noticed those fields as visual subjects from some famous artists.

It’s commonly sold and used as an essential oil for aromatherapy or made into a tea from the lavender leaves. The oil can be applied to the skin for transdermal absorption. Continue reading

Ginger Root Eases Nausea and Vomiting

Ginger root is a favorite among herbalists, used in a variety of situations. The spicy root, or rhizome, of the ginger plant can either be eaten raw, powdered, made into tea, juiced, tinctured, or even candied. One of the most common uses for ginger root is for nausea and vomiting. Placebo-controlled, double-blind studies have proven that ginger root effectively reduces nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, surgery, and morning sickness during pregnancy. Because organic ginger root is completely safe to use during pregnancy, the herb is especially treasured by pregnant women around the world.

Ginger root is an effective antidote for motion sickness while at sea

A Danish study published in 1988 tested the effects of ginger root powder on 80 new Naval cadets who were out on the high seas in stormy weather for the first time. The sea-sick cadets were either given a placebo or 1 gram of ginger root powder, then measured every hour for symptoms of motion sickness for four hours. Continue reading