Surprising Finding: Gut Microbes Make Dark Chocolate Healthy

Dark chocolate, especially raw cacao powder, has pronounced health benefits, provided you eat it in moderation Continue reading

Pre-Workout Nutrition: How to Maximize (or Jeopardize) Your Chance to Burn Fat

Story at-a-glance 

Research indicates that nature selects underfed species for extended life-span and vice versa – it shortens the life expectancy of overfed species. Humans are no exception Continue reading

Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

magnesium_foodCalcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?  

New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium’s role in human health and disease is far more Continue reading

Magnesium’s Importance Far Greater Than Previously Imagined

magneCalcium deficiency is a common nutritional concern, but how many folks consider the vital importance of magnesium in human health and disease?  

New research published in the journal BMC Bioinformatics indicates that magnesium’s role in human health and disease is far more significant and complicated than previously imagined. Continue reading

An Ancient Mineral – Shilajit Benefits Range from Increasing Memory to Longevity

Did you know…that an ancient mineral substance preserved in the Himalayan mountain regions of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan offers amazing health benefits for longevity, sensual prowess, memory, and well-being?

Shilajit is a mineral substance that is quite literally “the carbon footprint” of our earth’s ancient ecosystem. Continue reading

Dark Chocolate As Good As Blood Pressure-Lowering Drugs

Taking a major step into the limelight over the past decade has been dark chocolate. Eating a small piece of it each day, high in cocoa, is very good for you. And it’s best for your heart.

That is the reason why candy-bar shelves in supermarkets have changed recently. Alongside the well-known brands sit rectangular bars featuring a high percentage of cocoa. The package makes no mistake that it is dark chocolate.

A brand-new study is worthy of note. Continue reading

Chewy Granola Bars – A Homemade Treat to Feel Good about

Granola bars are a convenient on-the-go snack. Unfortunately, typical store-bought varieties are loaded with corn syrup, soybean oil, coloring and flavoring agents and preservatives. If you prefer to eat foods that are grown in nature, rather than created in a lab, try making your own bars with the recipe included here. This recipe is packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients that actually contribute to your health such as cocoa, raw honey, coconut oil and cinnamon. These bars are chewy and delicious, and they are gluten-free and dairy-free, as well. They are perfect for an after-school snack, a lunchbox treat or your other on-the-go needs. Continue reading

Cocoa Flavanols Help Ward Off Mild Cognitive Impairment

Cozy up to a mug of cocoa for your brain

I love news like this. It turns out that a delicious fall and winter treat could be a brain booster for older folks.

That’s right—you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in a little hot cocoa when the weather gets cooler. After all, you’re feeding your brain!

Research published Continue reading

The Right Way to Get your Chocolate Fix

One can always cringe when we read a news report on the health benefits of cocoa — the takeaway is almost always “eat more chocolate.”

Sure, go ahead and eat more chocolate — if you want to kill yourself.

But if you want the health benefits, you’ll need to stick to pure cocoa and get it the same way I do: so raw you have to steal it from a monkey.

What’s the difference? Glad you asked.

Chocolate is a candy loaded with sugar, soy, and an alphabet soup of chemicals — and if that’s not bad enough, the cocoa used to make it has been treated, Continue reading

Treat a Urinary Tract Infection with Natural Remedies

Home treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI) is often enough to resolve the problem if the right methods are used consistently. In fact, using natural methods to treat a urinary tract infection at the first sign of symptoms may help prevent a more serious infection from setting in.

Symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Common symptoms of a urinary tract infection include:

– Urge to urinate more often

– Decreased quantity of urine passed

– Pain during and after urination (usually a burning or stinging sensation)

Symptoms of a serious urinary tract infection include nausea, fever, vomiting and constant pain in the abdominal region.  Continue reading