Your Symptoms May Call for Probiotics

The term probiotics is popping up in grocery stores, news articles, and conversation.  While it has an eerie sound that brings connotations of biotic super heroes, this term refers to tiny friendly microorganisms that provide support for the beneficial bacteria that inhabit our intestinal tracts.  Probiotics, as defined by the Farm and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, are live microorganisms which…

Put an End to Troubled Sleep

One out of three American adults experiences sleep problems, whether restlessness, insomnia, a sleep disorder, or just not getting enough sleep. Many of us don’t even realize when we are overtired, since it seems to be such a common part of our lives. But without sleep, we can’t focus, problem solve, drive, cook, or read.…

Japanese Vegetarian Cuisine

Even if you don’t like seafood, your local sushi restaurant features an array of medicinal plant-based foods that regularly accompany each meal. This article will highlight ten healthy vegetarian items commonly found in Japanese cuisine along with their key health properties. Part I – Seaweed Products * Dulse – Palmaria palmata (Palmariacea) A red seaweed,…

How to Reduce Hearing Loss

Rapid hearing loss can occur from acoustic trauma and result in permanent cochlea damage by excessive noise levels from sources such as gunfire or explosions.  Otherwise, hearing loss is gradual and is basically a long term infringement upon the guidelines that have been set by various health associations.  A variety of activities that expose a person…

HRT Drugs Offer No Protection Against Disability

Hormone Replacement Therapy using hormone substitution drugs doesn’t protect older women from physical decline and disability as has previously been suggested, according to a Philadelphia study. Women taking HRT drugs are just as likely to lose muscle strength as those who go through menopause naturally. Why would HRT protect against disability?         Women’s muscle cells have receptors for the…

Top Five Herbs That Promote Kidney Health

  While many herbs are popular for liver and colon health, the best herbs for kidney maintenance are not as well known in Western medicine. Anyone suffering nausea, loss of appetite, stunted growth, dry skin, sleep disorders, concentration problems, or puffy eyes should consider a kidney flush. This article will review five plants traditionally used to…

Be Informed when You Put On a Brassiere

  Throughout history, whenever women required support for their breasts, they put on some kind of bra. Today, the ubiquitous bra has evolved from its rudimentary function of breast supporter to being a form of clothing to improve a woman’s appearance.  It has even been condemned by feminists as a type of female oppression. In the face of such controversy and superficial…

Easy Tips to Get Your Energy Back

  The foods we eat can either decrease or increase our energy levels. Coffee, soda, and foods made with processed sugar can deplete the body and drain it of energy.  Plant foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and water can replenish the body and boost energy. Problem #1- Coffee It is the first thing most people look for in the morning…

Peanut Butter Facts

  Peanut butter is liked by many for its rich creamy taste and powerful nutritional punch. Cooking with peanut butter is quick, easy, and inexpensive.  But peanut butter also has a dark side.  Here is information to help you decide whether peanut butter is for you and your family. The creation of peanut butter does not involve the amalgamation of peanuts and butter…

Why Buy Organic?

Organic food selection is becoming a frequent topic in the news media, reflecting the fact that many farmers, food stores and consumers are tuning into the environment in which their food is grown.  These consumers are coming to realize that pesticides used in conventional farming pose a threat to their immune systems and livers, and are hazardous…