How to Recognize a Heart Attack

With all of the stress in our busy lives and constant demands on our time, it’s no wonder that heart attacks cause about one in every five deaths in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.  Here are the symptoms of a heart attack as well as steps to take now to prevent a heart attack. Not…

Top Ten for Detoxification and Fasting

Spring has traditionally been the season for detoxification and cleansing. Throughout the ages, humans and animals have emerged from their winter dormancy to find themselves malnourished. Having gone months without any vegetables, they needed to seek the remedies provided by nature, many of which blossom in spring. Certain plants and compounds greatly increase the productivity…

“Bad” Foods that Can Actually Make You Healthy

Sugar, alcohol and fat are believed to be three of the biggest offenders that cause weight gain, disease and overall poor health. Yet recent research has demonstrated that a few of our favorite weaknesses may actually be beneficial when used in moderate amounts and with acute awareness of balance. Dark Chocolate: A Snickers bar may still be something to avoid,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…