Top Plants for Liver Cleansing Part II

  The key to optimal health is optimal liver function. Responsible for detoxification and digestion, among many other tasks, the liver is the largest internal organ in the body (the skin is the largest organ overall). The liver is also one of the fastest growing organs in the body, and it can even regenerate itself…

Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Statins are hailed as a wonder drug in the fight against heart disease, with some doctors going as far as recommending that they be prescribed to everyone over the age of 50. But what about the 1 in 5 users that suffer potentially devastating side effects? Reducing cholesterol naturally lowers your risk of developing heart disease…

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

Thinking about bringing a little one into your life?  If the answer is yes, you will want to be in the best shape you can possibly be so that you have a healthy pregnancy and produce a child brimming with vitality and ready to meet the developmental challenges of life.  Here are tips to make sure you and your…

Why We Must Fight GMOs

  If you shop in any of the traditional grocery stores, you are eating genetically modified food (GMO).  This is laboratory created food, not food the way it was designed by nature.  GMO is very different from food that comes from hybridized plants.  GMO is the result of mixing plant and animal genes. The jury is still…

Banish Depression Once and For All

  More than eight percent of the U.S. population reports being affected by depression, according to PBS’s Out of the Shadows statistics. By the year 2020, depression will be the second most common health problem in the world, yet it is also one of the most treatable illnesses. Through several methods and approaches, up to 90 percent…

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,…

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…

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,…