Food allergies have become a global epidemic and conventional medicine has no cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies (in kids) have increased by 50% between 1997 and 2011. Could this have anything to do with genetically engineered foods?
Chris Gibson started developing acne at the young age of 11. He suffered with the skin condition for over 15 years, saying he was well into his 20s when he was cured. In his case, he had cystic acne, which can lead to severe scarring and permanent pockmarks. Continue reading →
King Corn follows two college buddies as they set out to learn more about corn—how it’s grown, and how it ends up in so many of our foods. What they find raises troubling questions about how we eat—and how we farm
… a popular cosmetic ingredient is key to a fortified immune system?
Ancient Ayurvedic tradition teaches that the most effective way to ensure optimum health, longevity, and immunity is to detoxify your digestive system. Some sources indicate as much as 80% of your body’s immunity is determined by the condition of your digestive tract.
“Keeping the digestion a well-oiled machine is the golden key to immunity,” Continue reading →
Probiotics are bacteria or yeast introduced to the body to aid in total body health.
It may seem counterproductive to purposely consume microorganisms but our body naturally contains many beneficial bacteria – the digestive system alone contains more than 500 such organisms – that help to keep our complex processes running smoothly.
Green tea has long been linked to cancer prevention. And, a new health breakthrough has found that women who drink green tea may have a reduced risk of certain digestive system cancers-especially those in the stomach, esophagus, and colorectum.
In a recent study, researchers surveyed women in a large population study Continue reading →
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are everywhere. Even when we make our best effort to eat organically, a GMO will slip through here and there — we eat out or cheat with a few conventional corn chips. Usually the body can handle a few mishaps every once in a while, but shocking information about the Bt-toxin found in genetically engineered crops has scientists (and consumers) worried. This toxin has the potential to turn our intestinal system into a literal ‘pesticide factory’ Continue reading →
Wheat today is not what it used to be. It is more of a hybrid version of 19th century and earlier versions of wheat our ancestors relied on for their daily bread. The same is true for a few other grains.
Do you know anything about kefir? Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly microorganisms, much like yogurt.
In recent health news, however, some health pundits say kefir may be more nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, ounce for ounce. Kefir could help in the reduction of lactose intolerance symptoms, in the stimulation of Continue reading →
The state of your overall health may be as simple to discern as using Chinese face reading to examine your face. So say ancient healing systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Face reading (mien shiang or mien xiang, pronounced “myen-shung”) originated in China nearly 3,000 years ago. Originally, this medical art was practiced by Taoist monk healers. Today, Eastern practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered why some people who eat a balanced and wholesome diet … exercise regularly … and live a healthy lifestyle … sometimes age rapidly and prematurely — while others who drink … smoke … eat junk food and live unhealthy lifestyles sometimes look youthful and live longer without a lot Continue reading →
It is not vain to want cleaner, fresher breath. Surely, most of us desire a minty mouth every morning without much effort. In our quick-fix world, the natural method is often perceived as a time-consuming ritual of diet, exercise and discipline. Who wants to do all of that just for fresh breath? Isn’t there anything easier?
In fact, there is, but consider the consequence:
In a study analyzing the reports of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), it was found that a 15-kg child who ingests 212 mL (7.2 oz.) of a brand name, widely available mouthwash can have a potentially lethal reaction to the ethanol content (the mouthwash in question was 27% ethanol). What’s perhaps more alarming is another finding that: Continue reading →
If you’re a foodie wanting to clean your system out, but can’t stand the thought of a strict fast, try eating some kitchari. Ayurvedic doctors swear by this hearty dish made of basmati rice, mung dal, and aromatic Indian herbs; because it is super easy to digest, highly nourishing, and purifying, it is the ideal food for cleansing an overworked digestive system clogged up by fats and chemical-laden processed foods.
According to Ayurveda, India’s ancient holistic healing system, proper digestion is essential to good health. Eating kitchari for a period of time gives the digestive system the break it needs for it to devote itself to healing. This staple of the Ayurvedic diet is eaten regularly (as the sole food in a mono-diet cleanse) and as part of a Panchakarma (a comprehensive Ayurvedic detoxification program that uses techniques such as oil massage, sweating, Continue reading →
Despite common perception, the toxic food additive MSG is everywhere – not just in Chinese food! This taste enhancer is actually hidden under dozens of ingredient names in all sorts of processed foods, restaurant foods, beverages, chewing gums, vitamins and supplements. It is added to foods in higher dosages than ever before, and more and more people are experiencing symptoms.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a health concern because it contains glutamate. Glutamate is the salt form of “Free Glutamic Acid” – a toxin that is associated with many health problems (http://www.msgmyth.com/symptoms.html). Due to insufficient labeling laws, food companies use many ingredients (http://www.msgmyth.com/hidden_names…) to disguise Free Glutamic Acid in their products, so consumers must look for more than just “MSG” on food labels. Continue reading →