Let’s Crack Into that Egg

Posted on Feb 15, 2018

One of the best sources of protein you can find is in an egg. Less than 10% of the egg is fat and is concentrated in the yolk. So, it’s strange that eggs got the bad rap as being “unhealthy” for a while during the big “fat is your biggest enemy” scare derived by studies paid for by the sugar industry. Eggs actually lower “bad” cholesterol levels. Their nutritional contents can increase cognitive function, protect your heart, prevent eye diseases, Read More >

Cloves

Posted on Feb 07, 2018

A clove is an herb that is normally used as a culinary accent, but it can be used as a powerful homeopathic medicine as well. The entire plant, including the bud, stems and leaves can be used used to make medicine and home remedies.  Dried cloves and clove oil contain elevated levels of eugenol that are an effective alternative to many modern medical ailments including digestive disorders, liver problems, diabetes, bone loss, inflammatory diseases, toothaches and headaches and skin problems. Cloves Read More >

Common Toxins That Affect Thyroid Function

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

The thyroid is an extremely important gland located in the base of the neck that regulates hormones involved with metabolism, cardiovascular, neurological, and immune system functions. It’s important to note that this part of our endocrine system (a collection of glands that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system to our organs) is highly susceptible to damage due to environmental toxins. According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and the Read More >

Top 10 Health Benefits of Garlic

Posted on Jan 26, 2018

Garlic not only adds flavor to foods you prepare, it can also add to your overall well-being. The main component of garlic is allicin, a compound that is produced when garlic is sliced or crushed, activating the enzymes that have the healing properties. Garlic also contains arginine-rich proteins, selenium and flavonoids. Here are the top 10 benefits of adding garlic to your diet, either in whole foods or by supplements: It’s been shown to help reverse heart disease by removing Read More >

Medicinal Uses for Baking Soda

Posted on Jan 16, 2018

It’s been known for centuries that baking soda is an excellent substance for cleaning, baking and numerous other household tasks, but did you also know that it has many medicinal benefits including relief from digestive issues, coughs, flu, sore throats, skin conditions and even muscle aches? Some health-related baking soda benefits include: Stomach problems:  It can reduce heartburn and indigestion by adding a half a teaspoon of baking soda to two cups of water and drinking it. This neutralizes stomach Read More >

Should You Take Digestive Enzymes?

Posted on Jan 09, 2018

That old axiom “you are what you eat” may be rendered meaningless if what you eat isn’t being processed properly into your body. Digestive enzymes are essential for cellular absorption and you could be facing malabsorption due to a lack of them. It’s estimated there are 50,000 to 70,000 enzymes in our bodies and they are needed to break down the food we eat into nutrients. Digestive enzymes break down larger molecules into more easily absorbed particles. These enzymes are Read More >

Signs of a Protein Deficiency

Posted on Jan 03, 2018

Protein is in essential for all body tissues including muscles, skin, enzymes and hormones. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 0.4 grams of protein for each pound of body weight, and if you are an active senior, the daily protein requirements are even higher. Though most diets do include adequate amounts of protein, there are situations where the protein is not being absorbed well and this can cause a deficiency. There are many things that can lead to protein depletion. If Read More >

Oregano Oil Benefits

Posted on Dec 19, 2017

Oregano oil is an herb that not only enhances your food but also contains a wide range of health benefits and medicinal uses. Oregano oil comes from the leaves and flowers of oregano plants and are loaded with phenols, which are natural compounds with beneficial antioxidants. The most beneficial oil is produced from wild oregano (or Origanum) native to the Mediterranean region. We’re not talking about oregano oils sold in grocery stores, as only oregano oil made from Origanum vulgare Read More >

Rose Water

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Just those two words “rose water” can evoke a sense of beauty, fragrance and serenity. Rose water is made by mixing rose petals with water, usually with distilled water and steamed to carefully prepare the very effective holistic properties of the mix. Rose water has been used as an effective healer for centuries and contains numerous, powerful antioxidants. It’s rich in vitamins C, A, D, E & B-complex and the minerals zinc, iron, and selenium. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and Read More >

Activated Charcoal

Posted on Dec 05, 2017

One of the most effective ways to gather up toxins in the body and eliminate them is by using activated charcoal. This natural powder comes from slowly burning wood, peat or coconut shells and then treating it with oxygen. It then acts like a highly porous sponge, enabling it to bind chemicals in the body, making it easier to flush them out of your system. It’s been used in emergency rooms routinely for certain types of poisoning and removing impurities Read More >

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