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|4/2/2015 - While there are definitely color, taste, and texture variations between Ceylon, Cassia, Korintje, and Saigon cinnamon, the differences in respect to health benefits are minor.
Nutrients - One teaspoon of Cinnamon Powder has up to 16% of the U.S. recommended daily allowance for Manganese, 5% for fiber...|
|2/17/2015 - Frankincense and myrrh have long been touted for their healing abilities and protective powers. For example, both have ties to Christianity, where they were gifts brought to Bethlehem by the Wise Men. They were also used across a variety of cultures in ancient times; in Egypt, frankincense was used...|
|2/3/2015 - While most preppers do take the threat of a financial crisis, a solar flare, or even a zombie apocalypse very seriously, there are many benefits to prepping even if these TEOTWAWKI situations never come about in our lifetimes. (Story by Elise Xavier, republished from MoreThanJustSurviving.com)
|1/26/2015 - India is a country with over 1 billion people spread over five large regions. This population is incredibly diverse. Indians speak more than122 different languages and their cuisines vary greatly among the regions. Despite these differences, there is still something Indians have in common - their love...|
|1/21/2015 - I remember the days when the typical American salad was a bowl full of torn, crisp, iceberg lettuce with a few tiny pieces of red cabbage and carrot, a wedge or two of tomato, a slice of onion, a slice of cucumber, and several slices of red radish.
The only other time I ate radishes was when I was...|
|12/19/2014 - Common witch hazel, also called winterbloom, is a flowering shrub native to the forest margins, woodlands and stream banks of eastern North America. It is characterized by its fragrant, gold-colored flowers, which tend to grow in late fall and continue to expand throughout winter.(1)
|12/18/2014 - The concept of superfoods emerged on the radar of health and beauty experts just a few short years ago. Remarkably, in that brief period the hidden benefits of several common food products came to light. Coupled with scientific research and the trend toward organic foods, the health benefits of foods...|
|12/11/2014 - When we enter that time of year where it cools down and friends and families start gathering together to celebrate the holidays, one can't help but smile with anticipation of the sights and smells of various holiday spices. These aromatic and delicious additions to beverages, baking, and other holiday...|
|11/26/2014 - Mention chocolate to anyone, especially during the holidays, and they are all ears. Nothing seems to bring on such a feeling of mental euphoria than a good dose of chocolate. However, the benefits of chocolate are hit and miss depending on the source, additives, and processing.
This is why a high...|
|11/26/2014 - Cranberries are well known for treating urinary tract infections, but they do much more - from cardiovascular protection to cancer prevention.
The phytonutrients in cranberries include phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids and they are high in fiber, vitamin...|
|11/26/2014 - Herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations inhabiting all corners of the earth, offering various benefits for both physical and spiritual health. With the development of new technology, Western medicine has strayed further and further from the planet's natural resources.
|10/30/2014 3:59:06 PM - Relatively new to the food products market, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a Southern California-based family company famous for its organic, fair-trade pure castile soaps, has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for merely sharing with its customers the proven health benefits...|
|10/25/2014 - While most people are used to an extremely busy lifestyle that likely cuts into the amount of sleep that they get, what they may not be aware of is that lack of shut eye can seriously jeopardize their health. In fact, the American Psychological Association's website states that "having a 24/7 lifestyle...|
|10/23/2014 - Rather than pluck weeds from the lawn or the cracks of sidewalks, many people are instead eating them and enjoying a range of health benefits as a result.
Dandelion greens, for example, are becoming more of a common sight in the produce aisle. In fact, so beneficial to health is the weed that many...|
|10/12/2014 - Zucchini is a very versatile food. It can be eaten raw or cooked, can be consumed virtually in its entirety and has several health benefits. Of course, be sure to choose organic zucchini.
It even has some interesting tidbits that many people aren't aware of.
For example, their blossoms, or flowers,...|
|10/11/2014 - The pumpkin harvest begins in earnest, as these bright orange masterpieces grace gardens with the anticipation of roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pies, and jack-o-lanterns. Aside from the deliciousness and fun around pumpkins, there are also a number of healing properties related to this member of the...|
|10/9/2014 - Basil is not only a tasty way to spice up meals but a powerful healing herb that's been celebrated across a range of cultures. The ancient Greeks considered it sacred; in India, it symbolized hospitality, and in Italy, it represented love. (1)
Today, it's still enjoyed by the masses who often tout...|
|9/11/2014 - For most of the history of mankind, we lived in close contact with the Earth. The majority of our diet consisted of foods and water that had dirt clinging to it. This dirt was not an inert substance but was a dynamic mineral rich, probiotic infused source of electrochemical energy. The unique soil based...|
|9/7/2014 - The 20th century was not kind to butter. Like eggs, coconut oil and many other nutritious foods, this beloved dairy product, which is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, was a victim of the misguided war on saturated fats that began in the 1950s. As a result of this war, the consumption...|
|9/5/2014 - Pineapple is a tasty fruit, typically enjoyed during the summertime and for its sweet, tropical flavor. However, the goodness of pineapple extends well beyond its taste, as it offers several health benefits worth exploring.
The fact that it's listed on the World's Healthiest Foods website says a...|
|8/31/2014 - Many Americans today are very health conscious. However, the use of food to help ensure proper health is not as widely known to many Americans. In many countries in Europe and the Far East, the use of food for medicinal purposes is quite common practice. For example, fennel is widely used throughout...|
|8/25/2014 - Organ meats were a staple part of our ancestors diets and provided a tremendous nutritional benefit to groups of people who had limited access to other nutrient dense foods. Our current society has no emphasis on organ meats and they are mostly avoided. Consuming organ meats on a regular basis can provide...|
|8/22/2014 - Despite a recent study showing that most people prefer eating blueberries more for their delicious taste than for their health benefits, the fact remains that, regardless of the reason behind the consumption, they're a fruit well worth enjoying. (1)
In the study, conducted by researchers at the University...|
|8/20/2014 - Ginger is an herb that is often used to season foods. It is popularly used in Asian cooking, as well as in stir fries. The root of the ginger plant is firm, pungent and spicy. The color of ginger root can vary from yellow or white to red. The time it is harvested determines whether it has a thick or...|
|8/10/2014 - It is well known that exercise is beneficial in helping to prevent heart disease and improve our overall quality of life. What is not completely understood is whether we can still witness health benefits later in life by running shorter durations or distances, or at a reduced intensity.
It is a commonly...|
|7/27/2014 - Royal jelly is a thick and milky substance made by worker bees as food for the queen bee. They do this by mixing honey, bee pollen and enzymes from their throat glands. Because the queen bee is larger, stronger, has more stamina and lives longer than the other bees, royal jelly is believed to be a healthful...|
|7/22/2014 - Along with the summer months come more of a preference for a variety of seasonal fruits, ranging from peaches to watermelon. Perhaps though, one fruit tops the list of quintessential summer foods: cherries.
They're a common sight at farmers' markets this time of year and a healthy food that many...|
|7/14/2014 - People are catching on that a whole foods diet is a superior approach to achieving optimal health. Consuming plants directly from nature in an unadulterated format just seems to be the right thing to do and the way we feel confirms it. However, if one needs more convincing, here are six distinct benefits...|
|7/13/2014 - Get the most health benefits out of your cup by filling it with green tea. People have been enjoying the benefits of green tea for centuries. Scientists are just now discovering what people all over the world have known for centuries -- drinking green tea has many health benefits. Now you can learn...|
|7/13/2014 - Inside the body lives a vast number of bacteria without which we could not remain in good health. There are over 100 trillion in each person with over 400 different species, most of them living in the digestive tract. Certain types of these bacteria help to maintain good health and others have value...|
|7/11/2014 - So-called "mindfulness meditation" has become increasingly popular as a method of improving your mental and physical health, but most of the research that supports or substantiates its benefits has primarily focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs.
However, new research from Carnegie Mellon...|
|7/4/2014 - The benefits of drinking warm water infused with lemon has been touted by many as a healthy way to kick-start the day. Beginning the day in this manner has been embraced in Ayurvedic (literally meaning "life" and "knowledge") philosophy, a way of life that focuses on interconnectedness, balance, and...|
|6/28/2014 - It's a well-known fact that the more colorful a vegetable is, the more healthy it's likely to be. After all, color indicates the presence of carotenoids, which are the antioxidants that give most vegetables their greatest benefits. Consequently, many of us assume that bland-looking vegetables, such...|
|6/26/2014 - One of the first things that people typically decide to do when they wish to become healthier is juicing. Whether it is a daily juice or a juice fast, it is an easy way to incorporate beneficial levels of probiotics, enzymes and nutrients into the digestive system without the digestive drain. However,...|
|6/18/2014 - Eucalyptus oil has many properties that make it an attractive solution for many health ills. However, it was not always so popular. Until recently, many people did not know much about its use as an aromatherapy. Today, though, the use of eucalyptus oil continues to grow as more about it becomes known....|
|6/13/2014 - The juicy, tropical flavor of mangos are enjoyed by many, but there are other benefits of eating the fruit beyond its flavor. In fact, June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables month, and according to Mango.org, June is also National Mango Month. All the more reason to hone in on this healthy fruit!
|6/4/2014 - Yogurt is a classic example of a food which, despite being healthiest in its natural state, is constantly being tampered with to suit the misguided dietary wishes of consumers. A cursory glance at the dairy aisle of any supermarket, for instance, will reveal an ever-growing array of yogurt products...|
|5/30/2014 - Cayenne pepper is a popular spice that adds flavor and heat to many dishes. Originally grown in South and Central America, cayenne derived its name from the capital city of French Guiana of the same name. This type of chili pepper is closely related to others types of peppers, including jalapenos. In...|
|5/28/2014 - The grocery aisles have displayed foods for decades that are nutritionally deficient. Poor soil conditions combined with seed engineering and processing have left people with poor choices. Consider these eight superfoods to get the required nutrients for optimal body function.
Aloe veraAloe vera...|
|5/18/2014 - The public health benefits commonly attributed to vaccines are greatly overblown, and the science shows that vaccines actually obstruct normal immune development rather than enhance it. These are among the multiple inconvenient findings of a Polish research study that was published in the journal Progressive...|
|5/16/2014 - Licorice has a very pleasing sugary taste mainly thanks to a compound called glycyrrhizic acid which is roughly 50 times sweeter than sugar. The licorice root does have many known health benefits and has been used for a very long time to treat a variety of medical conditions such as chronic exhaustion,...|
|5/14/2014 - Olive oil is a light, greenish-yellow oil that has been used in the Mediterranean for centuries. It is extracted from olives using a variety of processes, the most common being the cold-pressed process. Other extraction methods include using chemicals and solvents that remove the majority of oil but...|
|5/11/2014 - Okra, also called gumbo or lady's finger, is a tall, flowering plant that is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions around the world. It has been prized for centuries for its edible green pods, which transform into a thick, gooey mucilage once cooked. However, many cultures like to...|
|5/5/2014 - For many people, the flavor and smell of pumpkin is an icon of cooler weather, fall and harvest. While many people immediately think of pumpkin pie when they think of foods that contain pumpkin, these days it is possible to find pumpkin in a variety of foods from appetizers to main dishes. This is good...|
|5/2/2014 - Regular white potatoes are one of the most controversial vegetables from a health perspective. Like many nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, potatoes are often associated with adverse reactions and can be difficult to find in high-quality form. That they're the main ingredient...|
|4/24/2014 - It's simply amazing how natural herbs and foods can have multiple, wonderful health benefits! Take for instance ginseng (usually Korean/Asian Red Ginseng, Panax ginseng), it lives up to its cure-all description (Panax means "all-curing/healing" in Greek)! Add another health benefit to the list! Recently...|
|4/18/2014 - Beetroot, also often known as the beet, is a root vegetable that has been consumed since ancient times. Even the ancient Romans and Greeks thought beetroot had vitamins and minerals. In fact, today's studies prove that not only are they loaded with beneficial nutrients, but beetroot is an amazing way...|
|4/13/2014 - Cocoa products are very popular throughout the world. Whether it is eating a high-quality chocolate for a decadent snack or chocolate sauce added to the dessert of the evening, cocoa often tops the list of favorite foods for people across the globe. Many people do not realize that cocoa offers significant...|
|4/11/2014 - Fennel is a flavorful, aromatic herb indigenous to the Mediterranean region. The seeds of this herb have many powerful digestive benefits and incredible benefits for infants with colic, with the most widely used species being the sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). Let's take look at some of the amazing...|
|4/11/2014 - Milk thistle is most well-known and widely-studied for its benefits on liver health. However, milk thistle also has numerous other proven health benefits not many know about.
Milk thistle boosts overall liver function and health, protecting the liver from damaging toxins, detoxifying it, regenerating...|
|4/9/2014 - Cumin is an herb that is harvested by hand and grown in India, Mexico and Mediterranean countries. The hot summer months are the prime growing season, with white flowers appearing on the plant. The small and flat seeds are yellowish-brown and look rather unassuming.
Chefs in many cuisines prize the...|
|4/1/2014 9:38:19 AM - Dill is a common herb that is often added to many main dishes. Dill weed is a member of a unique family of herbs that uses both the seeds and the leaves as a means of seasoning. Dill seeds are similar in taste and appearance to caraway seeds. The flavor and aroma of these light brown, oval seeds is...|
|3/31/2014 - Beans, since they are high in protein, are a staple of those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. There are a number of other health benefits that should make even die hard meat eaters take notice as well. Read on for the top five health benefits of beans.
1. Beans help prevent heart diseaseA diet...|
|3/24/2014 - Given the many times that experts have touted the benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables, it should come as no surprise to learn that coconuts posses some amazing benefits. A tropical fruit that is a versatile as it is unusual, coconuts are now processed around the world to produce a number...|
|3/24/2014 - There has been a great deal of interest in fish oils in the media in the past couple of decades. It is currently added to a smattering of foods that are available at the supermarket. In addition, fish oil supplements seem to be on every pharmacy shelf these days. There is good reason for this proliferation...|
|3/14/2014 - Cilantro is far from just being an herb used for side dishes in Mexican food. Even though this herb takes on the appearance of parsley, it does not taste like it at all. With that in mind, because it looks so much like parsley, it is important to keep your herbs properly marked.
Cilantro is best...|
|3/12/2014 - We hear so much about superfoods these days. There are hundreds of superfood options on the market, and most of them contain a wide range of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and various other disease fighting components. But there's only one superfood that stands out among the rest, and you should take it...|
|3/12/2014 - Asparagus is a member of the lily family with a number of health benefits. Unique-tasting, this vegetable contains many nutrients with known functions in and benefits on the human body.
First and foremost, asparagus has good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, riboflavin and thiamin.
|2/26/2014 - Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the...|
|2/26/2014 - Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the...|
|2/21/2014 - Self-sabotage happens when you knowingly or unknowingly act as your own worst enemy. When it happens, you often end up doing the exact opposite of what would make you happy and successful.
If you were to look under the surface, you'd discover that most failed goals, relationships, businesses and...|
|2/19/2014 - In spite of years of bad press about the harmful effects of the sun, with its powerful ultraviolet rays, such as UVAs and UVBs, researchers are now pointing to its many benefits instead. For both mental and physical benefits, exposure to the sun is necessary for good health. Even the benefits offered...|
|2/13/2014 - The durian (Durio zibenthinus) is a large, round, thorn-covered fruit that is native to southeast Asia. Known in the West for over 600 years, durians are characterized by their extremely pungent and unpleasant smell, which is often described as resembling rotten meat or sour milk (and those are just...|
|2/5/2014 - Mind-body therapies can help cancer patients, and yoga has been shown in numerous studies to help improve the physical and emotional well being of cancer sufferers, raising quality of life both during and after treatment.
Improved quality of life, overall health and physical functioning; reduced...|
|2/4/2014 - The mustard plant comes from the genus of plants (Brassica) that contains such potent and nutritious members as horseradish, cress, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. This genus is loaded with amazing plants that are great for your health. This may be why mustard was long considered a medical plant...|
|2/1/2014 - More and more research is revealing that the health of your mouth is extremely critical to the health of your whole body. A dysbiotic oral cavity increases our risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and dementia. Oil pulling is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the balance...|
|1/31/2014 - Everyone knows that natural and organic foods are far more healthier than their processed counterparts. Unfortunately, many people don't take to heart this valuable piece of information, and they continue to consume food products that are completely unhealthy for them. In doing this, they often develop...|
|1/27/2014 - Although green tea is one of the most popular drinks in the entire world, its consumption has quickly become one of the biggest health trends, and for good reason. By simply consuming more green tea, you can possibly improve your overall health. These six health benefits of green tea may convince you...|
|1/21/2014 - A recent research has established that organic milk has more health benefits than conventional milk. This research, published in December 2013 by PLOSOne Journal. This research reveals some interesting facts that can change the health of many people for the better. Organic milk is obtained from cows...|
|1/12/2014 - The avocado is a familiar fruit to most of us these days and is commonly consumed by people in many countries, but because of that familiarity it is easy to overlook the fact that this humble fruit is a truly amazing, super versatile and super healthy superfood.
Although the avocado has been consumed...|
|1/8/2014 - Elderberries have been used for their medicinal benefits for thousands of years throughout North America, Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a Holy Tree due to its ability to improve health and longevity. Elderberries are full of powerful nutrition and have...|
|12/27/2013 - Herbs have been shown to have many health benefits. The herb savory is used in many European and American recipes. This herb is from the mint family and contains many vitamins. It can be used in pickling, in salads and to season meat. In addition to consuming this herb in food, savory is used in many...|
|12/26/2013 - Studies conducted at the University of Texas have concluded that incorporating bitter leaf into your routine diet could reduce risk factors for such health conditions as breast cancer and type II diabetes. It is normal for African cuisine to contain bitter leaf as an ingredient. Even though it is called...|
|12/22/2013 - The word "bacteria" certainly doesn't have a pleasant ring to it. It calls to mind pictures of uncleanliness and disease. And if something called E. coli can cause outbreaks every now and then, we may never get beyond our initial perception of bacteria being harmful.
Nevertheless, despite our childhood...|
|12/20/2013 - Epazote is a herb used in many Mexican dishes. While the taste may take some time to get used to, this herb is packed with nutrients that include essentials such as vitamin A, B and C as well as zinc, copper, iron, potassium, complex carbohydrates and fiber. In addition to seasoning food, this herb...|
|12/18/2013 - Parsley is a well-know herb that most people think of as just a garnish. But there is more to parsley than meets the eye. It can lower our risk of cancer, enhance our immune system, reduce inflammation and so much more.
Lower your risk of cancerParsley is rich in a flavonoid known as apigenin which...|
|12/13/2013 - Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant, but it does not contain large amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main ingredient that produces a high. Hemp has numerous industrial uses but is also a superfood that comes with numerous health benefits. You can achieve most...|
|12/12/2013 - In order to prevent arteries from clogging, researchers from Imperial College London suggest consuming at least one cup of broccoli daily. Their research findings concludes that there is a chemical in leafy green vegetables, as well as broccoli, that offers protective measures for the heart, including...|
|12/10/2013 - Nuts are an incredibly rich source of nutrients and minerals and are easy to incorporate into your diet - provided that you do not suffer from any allergies. Not only are they easily available, but they are also fast-acting, and only a handful a day can produce significant changes in both physical and...|
|12/9/2013 - Superfoods are substances that provide you with a high dose of nutrition. Oftentimes, these are organic fruits, berries and plants that are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are necessary to keep the body in the highest degree of health possible. One such superfood is moringa.
Moringa: A Brief...|
|12/7/2013 - Humming may be one of the simplest, most natural things a person can do, yet the benefits are surprisingly far reaching. Whether humming your favorite tune or humming the sound "Om," the activity could help your heart, your stress level and your sinuses, working to reduce your risk for heart attack,...|
|12/3/2013 - Life in the 21st century is full of stress and environmental toxicity. We have over 80,000 toxic chemicals in our surrounding environment that we interact with regularly. A lifestyle of daily detoxifying strategies and periodic cleansing periods is essential to health in the modern world. Bentonite...|
|11/26/2013 - The orange Asian herb turmeric has been traditionally used for centuries by Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Curcumin is the most powerful active anti-inflammatory compound within turmeric. Curcumin has been shown to be a powerful suppressor of chronic inflammation-mediated disease processes.
|11/24/2013 - Major cuts to the federal food stamp program, now known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), came into effect on November 1, which means millions of American families on food assistance will now receive about $29 less per month in benefits. And according to the New York Post, the roughly...|
|11/24/2013 - Colostrum is the thin fluid produced by breastfeeding mothers. It is produced in abundance during the very first few milkings, and with each milking, less is produced. Colostrum introduces immunoglobulins from the mother to the infant and turns on the child's immune system. Colostrum has incredible...|
|11/21/2013 - Many health experts consider avocados to be among the healthiest foods in the world, and studies have shown that avocado eaters tend to be healthier than those who do not eat them. Though often referred to as vegetables, avocados are actually fruits. And, though they have a few extra calories, the calories...|
|11/20/2013 - Ginseng has strong roots in Chinese medicine. In fact, its use is traced back over 5,000 years to the mountains in Manchuria, where it was incorporated into traditional medical practices. Emperors reportedly used ginseng to treat illnesses and as a primary ingredient in products like soap to get the...|
|11/6/2013 11:07:29 PM - Molasses is a thick syrup produced when the sugar cane plant is processed to make refined sugar for mass consumption. Whereas the toxic and unhealthy refined sugar is destined for our supermarket shelves, the highly nutritious molasses - which contains all the minerals and nutrients absorbed by the...|
|11/2/2013 - Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly...|
|10/29/2013 - With the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the holidays in full swing it is time to bring fall's healthy harvest to the table. Many of the foods typically grown in the fall season are packed with nutrients. However, we may need to find alternative ways to enjoy them instead of smothered with...|
|10/26/2013 - Shilajit is an Indian Sanskrit word that means "rock-invincible." It was a sacred rock in the Aryuvedic traditions and renowned for its remarkable health benefits. It is a rock-like substance that is found in mountainous regions in Asia. This material has been found to have great detoxification and...|
|10/20/2013 - Most Americans work in the private sector, and many find the pay and benefits lavished upon federal government employees as unfair and inappropriate, especially since they know that government pay and benefits are supplied, by and large, by taxpayers.
So it's not likely they will be happy with a...|
|10/18/2013 - Despite the name, pine nuts are actually not nuts at all but the seeds of the pine cone. They have been a popular source of nutrition since paleolithic times and are used to add the delicious flavor and texture to pesto sauce.
The following are six amazing health benefits associated with pine nuts.
|10/16/2013 - Cinnamon has so many uses. For most people, it's a condiment for milk or oatmeal or is used in potpourri. The best thing about cinnamon is that it's easily available everywhere. Do you know that cinnamon has numerous health benefits? Do you know where it comes from? Considering their health benefits,...|
|10/11/2013 - Moringa oleifera, also called the drumstick tree, is a tree that grows in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. It is also cultivated throughout Central and South America and Africa due to the ease with which it grows in tropical and sub-tropical environments.
While moringa remains relatively...|
|10/10/2013 - Grapes have been used by European and Middle Eastern folk healers for years for their powerful medicinal properties. Scientists have found that the grape seed has the most concentrated form of health benefits from the grape. Grape seed extracts have been shown to improve immunity and prevent cancer.
|10/10/2013 - If you have ever wondered what all the fuss over the future of Social Security has been about and thought that, no matter what, it will always be funded, because the system allegedly takes in more than it pays out, then a frank admission by the Social Security Administration in the wake of the federal...|
|10/3/2013 - Colloidal oatmeal is very finely ground oatmeal that has been added to water. Though it might sound like a fad product, this milky-white colloid has been around for hundreds of years and contains just as many health benefits as regular oatmeal. In this article, you'll learn more about these health benefits...|
|9/29/2013 - One fruit that is rich in fiber and low in calories is lemon. Aside from giving flavor to drinks and lemon bars, lemons have a lot of health benefits, so it is advantageous to add them to one's diet, especially for those who have unhealthy eating habits. A lemon of medium size has no fat and contains...|
|9/19/2013 - Okra is available the entire year in the southern lands, but for Americans, it is only available during summer. The appearance of okra is comparable to that of a grooved pepper, and it belongs to the same genus as both cotton and hibiscus. Food experts said that the most likely origin of this vegetable...|
|9/11/2013 - Poppy seeds are a type of oilseed that comes from the opium poppy. They have been around since ancient times and were first grown by the Sumerians. Today, poppy seeds are frequently used to add flavor to bread, cake, seafood and many other foods. Many people do not know that there are a number of health...|
|9/10/2013 - Rooibos tea, also called red bush tea, is a herbal tea derived from the leaves of the rooibos plant. Though consumption of the tea was once confined to the South African regions in which the plant grew, rooibos tea is becoming more popular in Western countries due to its robust taste and numerous health...|
|9/5/2013 - If you like chocolate, you're not alone. People have been enjoying cacao, the source of original cocoa, for thousands of years. This delicious and nutritious superfood has a long, rich history among the peoples of the tropical regions of the Americas. It was used as a food, a medicine, and a currency....|
|8/31/2013 - Exotic, delicious and still wonderfully nutritious, kiwifruit should be an important part of your daily meal plans. Identified by its small, fuzzy shape and unique color, kiwi adds a unique flavor and powerful health benefits to your diet. From weight loss to digestion aid, kiwi is an amazing superfruit...|
|8/22/2013 - Slowly, but very surely, the world's Great Power democracies are slipping into totalitarianism, all the while swearing that the transition away from liberty and freedom is for our own good.
The most recent example of this rising "soft tyranny" took place in "the land Down Under" - Australia - once...|
|8/14/2013 - Spirulina are blue-green algae that have been used since ancient times. These days, spirulina is used in many dietary supplements because of its health benefits. Studies and research have confirmed the various health benefits of spirulina. According to researcher Jacque Simpore from the University of...|
|8/10/2013 - Eggplant contains many vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to one's health. Eggplants are not as popular as other vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, and lettuce, but they are nutritious and therefore good for one's health. The nutrients found in eggplants not only promote good health, but...|
|8/7/2013 - If you are an avid viewer of cooking shows, you know that olive oil is a staple in most top chefs' creations. Cooking connoisseurs enjoy using this oil because of the unique flavor it brings to food. Olive oil is made from olives, most of which originate from the Mediterranean region. People in this...|
|8/5/2013 - Apple cider vinegar is often looked upon by natural wellness enthusiasts as a panacea for all good things. Taking a tablespoon or two of it every day is said to cure everything from gout to allergies and more. It's said that it is important that the apple cider vinegar you take be organic and have the...|
|8/2/2013 - Dietary fiber provides numerous benefits to the human body. The top ten benefits include keeping the heart healthy, cancer prevention, it lowers cholesterol, prevents gallstones and kidney stones, promotes healthy skin, prevents stroke, aids in weight management, regulates bowels, increases energy,...|
|7/31/2013 - Dr. Harold Gunatillake, an affiliate of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, asserts that the herb, parsley, has more to offer than being a mere colorful trimming on the delectable dishes most often served in restaurants. Beyond its almost negligible size and its tasty green dynamic flavor,...|
|7/29/2013 - According to a micronutrient research facility, people who ingest seeds and nuts regularly have a lower possibility of having heart ailments or diabetes mellitus. The health benefits of sunflower seeds are profoundly documented by Taoist anti-aging medical practitioner Dr. Mao Shing Ni. He asserts that...|
|7/27/2013 - The olive tree is the sole source that provides the health benefits of olive leaf extract. Olive oil used in cooking and different food servings is popular among health advocates while the leaf has been utilized in various medical or health applications. The leaf and olive leaf extract are being promoted...|
|7/25/2013 - According to studies conducted by researcher Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, a resident professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, there are health benefits from drinking decaffeinated coffee.
He particularly conducted research on how decaf coffee can...|
|7/16/2013 - Ginger and cinnamon are regarded and used as spices and herbs to make meals more flavorful. But they are also found to be rich in medicinal properties. Among the many benefits of cinnamon and ginger include aid in digestion, anti-viral properties, toothache relief, diabetes prevention, cold, flu, and...|
|7/3/2013 - Kombucha is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) that forms a zoolgleal mat. This unique beverage has been used for over 2000 years to improve health and fight against infection and chronic disease. The Ancient Chinese called Kombucha the "Immortal Health Elixer" as they revered it for...|
|6/26/2013 - Elderberries, also known as Sambucus, have been used in natural medicine for decades. These small, dark berries grow on the Elder Tree and have been known to have incredible benefits throughout the body.
Known benefits of elderberries1. Immune system booster: Elderberries provide a boost to the immune...|
|6/16/2013 - More than just a modern cultural fad, mindfulness meditation is increasingly proving to be a powerful healer both emotionally and physically. As evidenced by an accumulation of scientific research on the subject, mindfulness meditation has been shown to help repair damaged neurons in the brain and form...|
|6/13/2013 - A common saying in natural health is that "Death begins in the colon." Enemas have been a key tool to cleanse the colon by many cultures all around the world throughout history. Organic coffee beans were originally cultivated and used as a powerful liver cleanser by native American tribes. There are...|
|6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...|
|5/30/2013 - If you are acidic, or even somewhat acidic, in your stomach, you'd probably be thankful that pumpkin seeds exist. Everywhere, people are preparing dangerously acidic meals. To counteract the negative effects of acidic foods and meals, take note of studying and incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet.
|5/26/2013 - Many cultures have used bone broth to make healing elixers, soups and stews for many centuries. The Jewish community made chicken soup the popular remedy for the common cold without fully understanding the unique health benefits in this dish. Science has revealed the amazing health benefits that come...|
|5/18/2013 - The health benefits of dry skin brushing Skin Brushing
Our skin is the largest organ of absorption and elimination. Many people exfoliate the skin on their faces regularly, but the truth is that your whole body could do with thorough and regular exfoliation. Skin that is clogged with toxins and dead...|
|4/29/2013 - In one of the more bizarre developments surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings, it appears as though federal and state taxpayers subsidized the attack.
According to the Boston Herald newspaper, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the accused "mastermind" behind the attacks who was killed in a shoot-out with police...|
|4/12/2013 - Sesame oil may provide a number of important health benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, research has shown.
Sesame oil is a popular ingredient in many cuisines, particularly across Asia and the Middle East. It is high in both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both of which have been...|
|3/28/2013 - Ongoing research continues to support the effectiveness of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acid supplements in boosting heart health, lowering blood pressure, easing inflammation and decreasing pain in sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
Blood pressure and cardiovascular healthIn an article published in...|
|3/5/2013 - Lettuce is one of the most popular green and leafy vegetables today, mostly used for salads. Their nutritional value may vary depending on the specific type of lettuce in question. What's noteworthy though, is the ability of lettuce to affect a person's digestion. For those who are currently suffering...|
|2/27/2013 - To be sure, exercising outdoors during the winter months in many parts of the country is not easy. Snow, sleet and rain, combined with lower winter temperatures, make it difficult if not impossible to work out in a natural environment, but if you can, you should because it's much better for you in the...|
|2/21/2013 - Broccoli is considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetables that can offer numerous health benefits. This is the main reason why there is a huge increase in the number of people who tend to include this on their daily diet. But everyone should be aware of the fact that maximizing the health benefits...|
|2/17/2013 - Bromelain is a kind of proteolytic enzyme that is obtained from pineapple. It has admirable qualities including improving protein digestion, reducing inflammation and treating indigestion. Pineapple itself has been traditionally used to enhance digestion as well as ease inflammation. With countless...|
|1/18/2013 - An article in the Huffington Post blog a couple of years ago warned readers to avoid all sunlight all the time. The co-founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance and Broadway producer formed this alliance after her own experience with melanoma on the bottom of her foot.
Maybe she used to go into Central...|
|12/29/2012 - In a U.S. premiere, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado. Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Seattle to celebrate the event, but not everyone is happy with the change. The new law sparked controversy as it allows the possession...|
|12/22/2012 - Even though the chickpea has been cultivated for more than 7,000 years and variations of hummus have been made for much of that time, the health benefits are oftentimes overlooked. With ingredients including freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh garlic, tahini, and chickpeas, hummus contains several vitamins...|
|12/17/2012 - The humble jar of honey in your cabinet is more than just an exquisite sweetener -- it's also an incredible survival food and medicine chest rolled into one. Known throughout history for its health merits, honey is a broad spectrum healer. Heart disease, high cholesterol, influenza, wounds and infections...|
|12/14/2012 - Many children live a fast paced lifestyle between school, busy parents, sports and activities. It may not seem like it, but they are inundated with stresses such as peer pressure, competition, finding balance and over stimulation. Teaching yoga to children at a young age has tremendous health benefits...|
|11/8/2012 - Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years as a pathway to enlightenment and greater understanding of the universe. Until scientists are able to quantify and prove the spiritual effects of meditation, we will never see trials that prove spiritual benefits; however, research has shown that...|
|10/27/2012 - The fall season brings, not only cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors, but also an abundance of nutrient dense fruits. Consuming produce when it's ripe and in season yields the best nutritional value. A few of the superfood fruits of fall include apples, cranberries, kumquats, persimmons,...|
|10/26/2012 - Steam inhalation is a method of introducing warm, moist air into the lungs via the nose and throat for therapeutic benefit. Essential oils are often added to provide additional relief. Ancient Egyptians recognized the good therapeutic effects of inhalation therapy through the use of public baths. Steam...|
|10/25/2012 - A young child can laugh over 300 times a day whereas an adult will chuckle a fraction of this amount -- often much less, if at all. It's no joke. When life is taken too seriously, we are missing out on one of the greatest health boosting habits around. Feel good endorphins, pain management, lower blood...|
|10/21/2012 - No need to bypass all the health perks of fresh superfoods this winter -- simply grow them inside on a sunny window ledge. As the weather turns colder, now more than ever it is important to fortify the body with nutrient dense foods. What better way than with unprocessed superfoods? An economical and...|
|10/10/2012 - Bachelors view them as unnecessary complications. Beginning chefs view them as mysterious and intimidating ingredients only to be used by those with more experience. But herbs and spices should be a tool in every cook's arsenal, because in addition to adding delicious flavors to all types of dishes,...|
|9/1/2012 - There's almost nothing better than the mouth-watering taste of a luscious Pina Colada made with fresh, organic coconut cream, a splash of island rum, and a draught of ripe, tangy pineapple juice -- almost nothing -- except for the numerous health benefits derived from pineapples (and the coconut milk...|
|9/1/2012 - Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy all have one thing in common: daily mid-afternoon naps. Linked with clarity, increased performance, memory, mood and even heart health, naps are an economical (and fun) way to boost mental and physical health. Many...|
|8/23/2012 - Nuts are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and more and they offer a wide variety of health benefits, particularly for the heart and cardiovascular system. However, many people avoid nuts due to the nuts being potentially fattening. Such concerns could easily be addressed...|
|8/21/2012 - Evidence shows that humans have been collecting and using honey for thousands of years. Humans have used honey in multiple ways, consuming it as an edible food and also using honey as a topical cream.
The first sign of humans gathering honey is a six thousand-year-old cave painting in Valencia, Spain,...|
|8/20/2012 - The wild claims constantly being made by the breast cancer group Susan G. Komen for the Cure about the supposed benefits of mammogram screenings are patently deceptive and untrue. This is according to two distinguished professors who published a fascinating new review in the British Medical Journal...|
|8/11/2012 - You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas are high in fiber and three natural sugars -- glucose, sucrose and fructose -- giving them almost magical powers to provide a huge energy boost. Bananas combat depression,...|
|8/6/2012 3:04:48 PM - Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body's overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself.
Here are 10 Benefits...|
|7/30/2012 - Miso is a traditional Japanese fermented food that has been growing in popularity worldwide. Chefs and food aficionados prize miso for its rich, complex flavor and its ability to add an extra heartiness ("umami," also known as the "fifth taste") to nearly any dish. Natural health advocates love miso...|
|7/16/2012 - There is despicable, there is diabolical, and there are both. This appears to be a story about the latter.
Families of four veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tours of duty in combat zones who committed suicide after returning home are charging Prudential Insurance...|
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|6/12/2012 9:57:54 PM - Coconut oil is a popular nutritional oil derived from the meat of matured coconuts. Coconut has long been a primary source of food throughout the tropics. Its various industrial and cosmetic applications have made it a very viable commodity. Coconut oil is heat stable, making it suitable for cooking...|
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