Incredible Cranberries

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

At the center of the table in traditional Thanksgiving feasts is often the bright red glob of cranberry sauce. As well as adding color to the table, the cranberries involved also contain a powerhouse of antioxidants. This can be found in any form, including raw berries and juices. (Just make sure the juice isn’t loaded with sugar – go for the raw and unfiltered kind). A full cup of cranberries contains only 45 calories and is a powerful provider of Read More >

GMO Apples are Here (And Why You Should Avoid Them)

Posted on Nov 15, 2017

Genetically modified foods like corn and soy have been around awhile, and it still creates controversy on the safety of our food supply. Now, biologically engineered apples are on their way to the produce section of U.S. grocery stores. The first commercial harvest of GMO golden delicious apples will be going from Washington state orchards to around 400 Midwestern grocery stores in early November according to a recent report.  The apples have been modified into non-browning “Arctic Apples” through a Read More >

Licorice Root Benefits

Posted on Nov 08, 2017

Licorice is a perennial herb native to the Mediterranean that’s been used to help with numerous ailments for centuries. It’s technically a legume that has an extract that is many times sweeter than sugar. That’s why the first order was to transform it into candy. But the extract of licorice root can do so much more than satisfy a sweet tooth. It helps contain coughs and colds, eases gastrointestinal issues, heartburn, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, PMS, menopausal and works as Read More >

Things to Zinc About

Posted on Nov 01, 2017

Zinc is a mineral that helps regulate cell production in the immune system and has a pivotal role in protein synthesis.  It’s necessary in small amounts every day to perform important bodily functions. Zinc is most prevalent in the larger muscles of the body and is found in the white and red blood cells, retina, skin, liver, kidneys, bones, and pancreas. It is essential in just about every biochemical pathway in the gastrointestinal, central nervous, immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems. Read More >

Maple Syrup

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Too much sugar is bad for your health. I could stop there, but we can’t escape the fact that sometimes sweet things are good. It’s hard enough to moderate sugars let alone eliminate them. It may seem an impossible task, but the truth is that there are healthier ways to have your cake and eat it too. As in all foods, the more organic the better. Sugar is a natural byproduct of photosynthesis in plants when sunlight comes into contact Read More >

15 Ways to Treat Colds and the Flu Naturally

Posted on Oct 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again when the cold and flu season can catch you off guard and make you sick. I have discussed the many ways to boost your immune system and prevent such occurrences in previous blogs, things like eating only whole foods and avoiding the junk, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep and drinking lots of water. It’s also good to remind you to take your vitamins, especially C and D for prevention and adding minerals like Read More >

Thermography

Posted on Oct 06, 2017

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging, or Thermography, is a screening device that can detect the early stages of disease of without having to use an X-Ray, sonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or other medical imaging methods. It is a non-evasive process that uses an infrared-sensing camera that develops a color image on a computer of a body’s thermal patterns. It detects hormonal imbalances that cause an increase in temperature visible to the thermographic scan. Thermography is a safe, pain-free, and radiation-free Read More >

DO YOU HAVE OXIDATIVE STRESS?

Posted on Sep 28, 2017

Oxidation is a normal bodily function, utilizing the oxygen we breathe for our cells to produce energy. That same process also produces free radicals that are meant to stimulate cell repairs, but when they outnumber the necessary antioxidants in the body, this can cause stress on individual cells. Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals exceed the amounts of antioxidants in your body. Oxidation also happens when cells utilize glucose to make energy, when the immune system is fighting off bacteria Read More >

Elderberries

Posted on Sep 22, 2017

As member of the honeysuckle family, elderberries can be transformed into wines, syrups, jams, marmalades, tonics and supplements. They can be helpful in boosting the immune system and treating common ailments. Elton John even sang a song about them, but I’m not sure the focus was on the medicinal benefits. Elderberries are full of anti-inflammatory, antiviral, properties and contain viburnic acids, carotenoids, amino acids, flavonoids, tannin, beta-carotene and vitamins A and B and C. They also contain cytokines, the body’s Read More >

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Posted on Sep 08, 2017

It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about pumpkin spice lattes. I am reminding you that this is the season when apples are back in best form. Apples are a great high-fiber food and since being recommended eating daily have stood the test of time to lower inflammation, aid in weight management and improve heart health. But that’s not all they are good for. Apples are a major source of Vitamin C, K, B6, and riboflavin, and Read More >

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