How can one food group offer so many incredible health benefits, from preventing heart attack, stroke and dementia to protecting you from the flu? The answer is phytonutrients, and berries are simply loaded. Reading this “berry primer” will have you snatching them by the handfuls.
Thirty years of research reveals 10 of the best food phytonutrients to ingest to protect against and even treat the root cause of most cancers. Continue reading
Prior research has shown that honey’s ability to stimulate the immune system had Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that blue-green algae can boost your immune, cardiovascular, digestive and immune systems?
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is a nutrient-dense blue-green algae that has been sustaining the Earth’s atmosphere with oxygen and Continue reading
There’s compelling evidence supporting the notion that high-fructose diets are responsible for most chronic disease; insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity in particular
Many fruits are very high Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that a delicious fruit enjoyed in Mediterranean cuisine can fight infections, strengthen your immune system, protect against heart disease, prevent osteoporosis and help you lose weight?
Olive leaf extract is one of the most powerful, all natural antimicrobial agents known to science. It has been shown to treat colds, flu, and infections of the sinuses and upper respiratory tract. But the health benefits don’t stop there. Continue reading
For centuries, the tamarind benefits have been recognized for its ability to reduce fever, relieve sore throats, alleviate flu symptoms, and much more.
Did You Know…a popular pod fruit can effectively fight off the flu and eliminate sore throats almost instantly? Continue reading
Certain bitter herbs are considered liver herbs because they stimulate, cleanse, and protect the liver and gall bladder. While Western palates are not fond of bitter tasting foods, they do stimulate and support digestion. German research shows that bitter tonic herbs stimulate bile and hydrochloric acid production. They stimulate nervous system and immune system function, Continue reading
If your mother had x-ray vision and eyes on the back of her head that saw everything, it’s probably because her body’s innate intelligence knew she ate a lots of red foods whose properties nourish the eyes and vision. The practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches the Five Element theory, where each element relates to a season, flavor, color, organ, bodily system Continue reading
Did You Know…
… that beet juice is an astonishingly effective treatment for leukemia and other cancers?
The beautiful crimson color of the beet comes from betacyanins, natural compounds that also happen to be extremely powerful cancer-fighting agents. Beets also contain an amino acid called betaine, packed with anti-cancer properties Continue reading
What is a super food? While there is no specific definition for the term, a super food is generally recognized by a few characteristics: high nutritional density and low calories, high fiber, high in omega-3 fatty acids, lots of antioxidant activity, and rich with phytochemicals that have the potential to prevent or even reverse disease.
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Drop that French fry and munch on a purple potato. Research shows that properly prepared (no deep frying!) potatoes, especially the purple variety, can lower blood pressure as much as oatmeal does.
“The potato, more than perhaps any other vegetable, has an undeserved bad reputation that has led many health-conscious people to ban them from their diets,” says Joe Vinson, Continue reading
The genes you inherit from your parents strongly affect your health and longevity. But you can influence your genes in a healthy fashion using the proper herbs, nutrition and lifestyle choices. Research shows that the natural chemicals in particular foods and botanicals send signals to DNA, optimizing cellular function and keeping illness at bay. Even positive emotions can help DNA yield better health. Continue reading
During the holiday season, the cold and lack of sufficient sunlight are enough to weaken the body’s natural defenses against cold and flu. Luckily, experts say that consuming specific types of foods might increase our resistance to colds and seasonal pathogens. These cold fighting foods are rich in minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals that help repel invading microorganisms, strengthen our immune response, and reduce inflammation and cold associated symptoms. Continue reading
When you’re sick with the flu, an infection, or simply unwell, doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics. We all know however, how dangerous antibiotics can be. But what if you could find that very cure for these things in nature, where you wouldn’t have to suffer the dismal side effects of nausea, wrenching stomach pains, potential hallucinations, and a gruesome attack on the friendly flora that lives in your intestines? What if you didn’t have to feel like a run-down old tractor, or like you’ve suddenly run out of batteries? Continue reading