Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening. A light frost may mark the end of peppers and eggplants, but it’s nothing to hardier plants like kale and pansies. Does the cold weather mean you don’t want to trek all the way to the garden? No problem! Just do some fall container gardening and keep your cold weather plants within reach. Continue reading →
Antibiotics are medicine used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. They are the most over-prescribed medicines today. This is dangerous because too much use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. Nature is full of natural antibiotics as well, including herbal remedies, Continue reading →
Mainstream medicine’s cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy are far from a cure. In fact, they make cancer more deadly. But new research shows some common vegetables may be more effective in battling cancer.Continue reading →
My education about cultured and fermented foods was for many years the same as everybody else. I heard the commercials touting the benefits of eating yogurt and heard about the need for acidophilus. It wasn’t until I started exploring the idea of fermenting foods that I really understood how beneficial they can be. Growing up I can remember my mother slicing up cabbage and packing it in a huge crock Continue reading →
When stressing the importance of a balanced diet filled with nutrient-dense healing foods, meat quite often, does not fall into these categories, but of course meat is a huge part of American cuisine. So here we present some tips, courtesy of TraditionalChinese Medicine, about how to ensure you stay healthy with your meat consumption.
Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Continue reading →
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has long been recommended to promote overall well-being and health. Researchers at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research now believe that the types of produce consumed can affect a person’s risk of colorectal cancer in different ways, depending on the site of the carcinoma.
In a study, a team of scientists found that brassica vegetables — which include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage — may have a protective effect against distal and proximal colon cancer. However, apples were specifically associated with a lower risk of tumors of the distal colon, while fruit juice appeared to increase chances of rectal cancer. Continue reading →
Research details published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells. The active photochemical known as sulforaphane targets prostate and other hormone dependent cancer lines and leaves normal healthy cells unaffected. Cruciferous vegetables have long been associated with a lowered risk of prostate cancer, but this is the first study to demonstrate the `search and attack` capability of the natural chemical compound. Consuming small amounts of crucifers several times each week can help to significantly lower your risk of developing many types of potentially deadly cancer lines.
The study was led by Dr. Emily Ho, associate professor from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Tissue from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain high levels of the powerful natural compound chemically known as glucosinolates. In the body glucosinolates are broken down into sulforaphane Continue reading →