Kirk Patrick has studied natural health since 1997 and has helped many people heal themselves. He has published over 40 articles that have appeared on multiple natural health websites.

Nutritional Delights: Clams, Oysters, Mussels and Scallops

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Bivalves are a type of Mollusk.  There are four main types of bivalves including clams, oysters, mussels and scallops, under which there are many families and species.  This article will briefly summarize the health benefits of bivalves and will provide an overview that covers nearly 40 of the most common species.  Each is…

Nutritional Delights: Mollusks Explained

The Mollusca is the largest marine phylum, featuring about 85,000 species that are alive today (and which the term extant denotes).  Nearly one in four of the known organisms in the ocean are mollusks, and many live in freshwater as well.  This highly diverse phylum is divided into ten categories.  Seven phyla are alive, one…

The Simplest of Superfoods: Plankton Explained

(Health Secrets Newsletter) At the base of the food chain are tiny bits of matter called plankton (which is Greek for wandering thing).  There are two primary types of plankton:  Phytoplankton (tiny plants) and  Zooplankton (tiny animals).  Plankton comprises the foundation of the entire ecosystem, and many of the most essential health products are actually…

Top Ten Natural Remedies for the Common Cold

(Health Secrets Newsletter) No matter how healthy a person is, eventually he/she will succumb to the rhinovirus which causes the common cold.  While one cold per year is about the most a healthy adult should get, children tend to get colds more frequently as their immune systems are not as developed yet.  Fortunately there are many…

Medicinal Mushrooms Explained

Many types of mushrooms have been cultivated as both food and medicine for thousands of years.  Neither animal nor vegetable, mushrooms are a type of fungus. Mushrooms are saprophytes, which means they survive on decaying matter, such as logs, while improving soil quality. Mushrooms can be cultivated at home and do not require light to…