- Fen-phen: The Birth and Death of a Dangerous Diet Fad
- Eating Disorders: The Need for Emotional Nourishment
- 2014 Healthy Food Trends: Intermittent Fasting and Veganism
- Paleo Diet: Good Sense or Marketing Ploy?
- Natural hiccup cures that actually work
- Is Local Honey A Cure For Allergies?
- Raw Diet: The Feel-good Fad?
- Culinary Caviar: The real deal, the substitute, and the Faux fun stuff
- Pregnancy Diet
- What is Gout
Monthly Archives: January, 2011
Have you heard that drinking a glass of wine a day is good for the heart? Or that eating after 6 pm can make you fat? Perhaps you have read in the newspaper that a low salt diet can reduce your risk for heart disease or that infants should avoid eating solid foods ...Continue reading
Maybe you have heard of the grapefruit diet for losing weight or a friend has mentioned that bananas make you fat. You may have been told that Spenda is a healthy alternative to common sugar substitutes or that you should avoid eating onions or mushrooms. Whatever food advice you have received, before you ...Continue reading
Vitamins are essential for health and wellness and are essential for growth. A deficiency or an excess of vitamins can lead to disease. Here is a list of three commonvitamins that can be toxic to the body if taken in excess. Folic acid: This important vitamin is essential for energy production and the ...Continue reading
So you've just finished a dinner that is high in fat, a hamburger, a cheese pizza, or fried chicken. You wouldn't think to eat like this all the time....but even so....what happens after just one high fat meal? Immediately.......... 1) Your triglyceride levels (a measurement of fat in your bloodstream) are rising. 2) Your cholesterol levels are ...Continue reading
I have a friend who is almost 60 years old. Everyone who has ever met him is shocked to find out his age. He looks barely a year over 40. His skin is bright. His energy is terrific and his endurance is that of a younger man. I had to ...Continue reading
Comfrey leaves have similar properties to the roots. The roots tend to be more potent and the leaves are usually more palatable. They can both be used in slaves, ointments or poultices. I have found when using comfrey in a poultice, after several days, the area in contact with the poultice can ...Continue reading
Massage is as much (or more) about feeling as it is about doing. In fact, without really doing anything you can still give a good massage. Through simple touch alone, you can have a profound effect on somebody else. When I was in massage school, during the very first day of class, ...Continue reading
In my garden grows a very use full plant that is considered to be an effective healer by many herbalists and a danger by many scientists. The comfrey plant is extremely controversial. There are as many proponents as there are opponents and the benefits are considered by many to outweigh the potential risks. ...Continue reading
There are basically three different groups medications that are typically used to treat the common cold. Antihistamines, decongestants and expectorants are different types of medications that provide vary different results with the same objective relieving the symptoms of the common cold. Many cold symptoms are due to the body’s overproduction of histamines. When you get ...Continue reading
The holidays are usually filled with family and food. Unfortunately, if you suffer from gout, the holidays can also be full of pain and frustrations. Gout is a systemic disorder that causes elevated blood levels of uric acid. Uric acid is a waste product of the body. The overproduction of uric ...Continue reading