Leafy Green Miracles

August 13, 2018 | 100 views

There are countless opinions about what we should eat for optimal health and many of the opinions are not based in science or common sense.  Herbivores are creatures that are designed to eat plants for their calories. Insects may be accidently consumed in the process but aren’t the target of herbivores. The great apes, monkeys,…

The Protective Benefits of Astragalus Root

August 6, 2018 | 511 views

Astragalus root is a medicinal herb native to China and Mongolia. It is of one the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese Medicine and has been used as a natural remedy for hundreds of years. Astragalus boosts energy, improves muscle tissue tone and assists in weight reduction due to its ability to increase metabolism. Astragalus root,…

Clearing the Confusion Around Dietary Fat

July 30, 2018 | 518 views

There may be no more controversial topic in diet and nutrition today than whether or not consuming fats and oils are beneficial for health. Much has been written, and many quality studies free of conflicts of interest have been conducted, for over 60 years. Olive oil, vegetable oils, butter and animal fats are the most…

Spilling the Beans on the World’s Healthiest Food

July 18, 2018 | 821 views

Typically when we hear the term “superfood” we think of an exotic and expensive substance. Perhaps a rare mushroom, algae or fruit from deep in the Amazon jungle might be the key to a healthier body. There are certainly a lot of exotic superfood products to choose from in the marketplace. Yet there is one…

The Ultimate Elixir: Hibiscus Tea

July 16, 2018 | 892 views

More than ever, smart people are being proactive with nutrition to avoid accelerated aging and disease. Research proves that foods and beverages high in antioxidants protect our cells from the dangers of free radicals, one of the leading contributors to aging and illness. Most health conscious people are now aware that green tea/matcha is loaded…

Healthy Bones and the “Blue Zones” Part 2 of 2

July 9, 2018 | 499 views

In Part 1 I discussed the factors that increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. If you haven’t read it yet I encourage you to begin there because it lays the foundation for this article. Part 2 reveals how to significantly reduce your risks and how to rebuild strong and healthy bones, no matter your age….

Healthy Bones for a Lifetime Part 1 of 2

June 25, 2018 | 601 views

Bones are fascinating and complex and deserving of your deliberate care and maintenance. The adult human body contains 206 bones. Bones are alive and participate in maintaining the integrity of the entire body. Here are some interesting bone biology facts: bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside of large bones, such as hips and thighs,…

Immense Risks from Antibiotics

June 18, 2018 | 628 views

When Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, in approximately 400 BC stated that “all disease begins in the gut” and “let food be your medicine” it’s clear he understood how our bodies function. It’s unfortunate that many 21st century physicians have forgotten that wisdom while being trained to decide which prescription drug to prescribe for…

The Gluten Controversy

June 11, 2018 | 778 views

A controversy has been growing about gluten, the protein that naturally occurs in wheat, rye, spelt, barley and an extensive variety of prepared foods, condiments and beverages containing these grains. More and more people are complaining of what appear to be allergic reactions from eating these foods, many of whom previously enjoyed them without symptoms….

Pacify Your Pain Naturally

June 4, 2018 | 746 views

There is one thing most of us have in common—we have experienced pain. I’m talking about physical pain. The pain threshold varies widely among us; some people are extremely sensitive and others are incredibly resistant to feeling pain. Some are born without the protective effects of pain at all, which is not a benefit. These…