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 [...]

Are polyphenols important to your health?

There are over 8000 different polyphenols. They all have different types of medicinal benefits, although some benefits tend to cross all groups. As you will see, they are as important as your: vitamins, minerals, omega 3s, fibers, etc. Make sure you include them in your diet. They are grouped into the following categorizes: Flavonoids: the [...]

By |2018-08-30T20:45:25+00:00August 30th, 2018|Heart Health, Herbal Medicine, Immune Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on Are polyphenols important to your health?

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

Different cancer, different herbs

As with virtually all diseases, disorders, dysfunctions....different types of cancers respond to different herbs... I have included a few examples and some Western style scientific studies working with these herbs. Remember that they have been used successfully for 1000's of years. Unfortunately, what Western medicine does is isolate a given compound (nothing in nature operates [...]

By |2018-03-13T22:34:40+00:00March 13th, 2018|Cancer, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Nutritional Health, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Different cancer, different herbs

Depression at Christmas

One in two people suffer from depression at some point in their life - could it be you or a loved one? Are you aware of all the physiological issues that can cause depression? I practiced as a Registered Psychologist for 20 some years. But I left the College of Psychologists because they didn't agree [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00December 11th, 2016|Adrenals, Dental issues, Depression, Emotional, Herbal Medicine, Hypothyroid, Immune Issues, Research|Comments Off on Depression at Christmas

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?

A favorite herb – Marshmellow root aka Althea off

No marshmallow root is nothing like the candy marshmallows that you roast over an open fire. Althea officinalis or marshmallow root is a herb known for its mucilage that is full of polysaccrides. So what do those terms mean and how do they impact on our bodies? Mucilage is a thick, glue type substance found [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:59+00:00June 10th, 2016|Gut Health, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Marshmellow root aka Althea off

A favorite herb – Cassia aka Senna

Herbs have both formal terms and common terms. Cassia spp. is the formal name for the Senna plant. What does Senna do? It is absorbed by the stomach and the small intestine and leaves behind a compound called rhein anthrone. The bacteria in the small intestine degrade the rhein anthrone into sennidin. This second compound, [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:59+00:00June 8th, 2016|Gut Health, Herbal Medicine|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Cassia aka Senna