Polyphenols and herbs and YOU!

Last article we talked about the different types of polyphenols in foods...this time we are going to talk about them with regard to herbs. In general, phenolics have a benzene ring which makes them aromatic and contribute hugely to color, taste and flavor of foods and herbs. medicinally, they hare recognized as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and [...]

How your kitchen can protect you against anti-biotic resistant bacteria

Long before we the age of artificial synthetic antibiotics or man made laboratory created antibiotics  ...nature provided us with some awesome antibiotics that still work!!! 1. Spices like garlic support our immune system and act as anti-microbials 2. Real cinnamon (especially Sri Lanka cinnamon) is anti-microbial 3. Spices like oregano, rosemary and thyme are antimicrobial [...]

By |2018-08-24T17:23:38+00:00August 24th, 2018|anti biotics, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, Herbal Medicine, Immune Health, Inflammatory disorders, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How your kitchen can protect you against anti-biotic resistant bacteria

Know your herbs?

Know your herbs!!! We know we need to eat our fruits and vegetables so our bodies can accomplish the millions of processes they do: at organelle, cellular, tissue, organ, & system levels. But are you aware that herbs/spices are usually more nutrient dense than fruits and vegetables? Let’s look at just four. Did you know [...]

How many anti-oxidants are there?

Would you believe there are 1000s and 1000s.  I read somewhere, years ago, there are over 18,000 known anti-oxidants.  However, there is also alot of misinformation about anti-oxidants.  For instance, one acclaimed specialist sent out a blog claiming that while glutathione is the anti-oxidant for the liver, bilberry is the anti-oxidant for the eyes.  What [...]

By |2018-08-22T18:39:31+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Glutathione, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How many anti-oxidants are there?

Autism – what causes it, what eliminates it

We certainly know that Autism has had a significant increase in the last few decades.  Worldwide the prevalence of autism is about 1-2 per 1000.  However, in the US, 1 per 68 are diagnosed with Autism as of 2014!!  Reasons for the increase have been attributed to: changes in diagnostic criterion government-subsidized financial incentives prevalence [...]

By |2018-08-22T18:19:34+00:00August 20th, 2018|Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Detox, Glutathione, Microbiota, mitochondrial, Nutritional Health, Supplements, Toxicity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism – what causes it, what eliminates it

8 Glasses of Water a Day?

This is an urban myth that has no substance or science behind it!!!  Interestingly enough, I fought this myth when I was in Naturopathic College - and believe it or not, to no avail!!!  But that is all that it is - a myth!!! I am a scientist...so I always look for the evidence.  Now [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00October 18th, 2016|Anti-oxidants, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, pH, Water|Comments Off on 8 Glasses of Water a Day?

Are Essential Oils of any Benefit?

What are essential oils? Are essential oils of any benefit? Are they just for topical use or can they be used internally? Are different types beneficial for different skins? Does it matter where they were grown or how they were processed? What benefits do the different oils have? Lots of questions, let’s go through them [...]

A favorite herb – Cinnamon aka Cinnamomum verum

Herbs have both familiar common names and formal names. Cinnamon is the kitchen pantry name for the spice Cinnamomum verum. Most of us love the cinnamon spice and we use it in familiar recipes for: cinnamon buns & breads cinnamon cookies pumpkin pie French toast chai tea But cinnamon is used for a lot more [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00September 26th, 2016|Anti-oxidants, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Cinnamon aka Cinnamomum verum

A favorite herb – Hawthorne aka Crataegus oxycantha

There are many different herbs used for the cardio/heart system. Different herbs are used for specific issues, like the valves, electrical irregularities, blood pressure, arterial issues, etc. But Hawthorne is one cardio herb that is used for a variety of issues. Whether the issue concerns blood vessels as with congestive heart failure or chest pains [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00July 26th, 2016|Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Blood health, Heart Health, Herbal Medicine, Medical, Supplements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Hawthorne aka Crataegus oxycantha

Which is better for you? Flax, hemp or chia seeds?

Flax Versus Hemp Versus Chia I often hear people claiming that one is better than the other. They are all excellent sources of nutrients depending on what you are looking for. My suggestion is that you buy a bag of each, make sure the flax is ground, and put them together in a large glass [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:59+00:00June 28th, 2016|Anti-inflammatories, Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Herbal Medicine, Immune Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on Which is better for you? Flax, hemp or chia seeds?