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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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?

What foods help with weight loss

There are a number of different reasons for weight gain. From mineral or vitamin deficiency to imbalances in your microbiota to adrenal fatigue to medications to belief systems and a huge number of other issues. AND 70% of obese people DO NOT have diabetes. Further, diabetes can be caused by a wide number of issues [...]

What too many health practitioners don’t understand

Your body is very dependent on every cell functioning optimally. Each cell has a number of "organelles" that need to function effectively for the cell to function. Many are familiar with the mitochondria that in addition to a variety of other functions, provides the fuel for each cell. Thankfully you don't need to understand the [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:01+00:00April 1st, 2016|Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Cholesterol, Depression, Diabetes, Diets, Emotional, Energy, Glutathione, Gut Health, Heart Health, Immune Health, Immune Issues, Inflammatory disorders, Microbiota, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on What too many health practitioners don’t understand

Obesity & Diabetes – it’s not what you were taught…

We have been taught, as have our physicians, that weight gain means diabetes. Let's look at the actual research, but first let's look at some basic facts: Diabetes is not a disease - it is a symptom Diabetes can in fact be reversed - it is not a life long, down hill process The most [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:02+00:00March 24th, 2016|Adrenals, Blood health, Diabetes, Herbal Medicine, Hormone issues, Immune Health, Microbiota, Nutrition, Nutritional Health|Comments Off on Obesity & Diabetes – it’s not what you were taught…

Health Tip #6 – Gut health

Welcome to our second month of Easy & Simple Health Tips. What shall we focus on this month? Well let's look at food and mental health. How can food impact on our mental clarity and mood? It can. And a lot. First of all, we have already discussed how the probiotics in your gut can [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:05+00:00February 1st, 2016|Gut Health, Health On A Budget, Immune Health, Inflammatory disorders, Microbiota|Comments Off on Health Tip #6 – Gut health