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 [...]

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 [...]

Fibromyalgia – manage it or eliminate it

I had polymyalgia:  which means a combination diagnoses, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis AND fibromyalgia all at the same time...and now none of it!!! Did I mention I also had a deteriorating spine at the same time?  I used to take 3-4 Tylenol 3s with codeine 4-5 times a day to keep going (I used to [...]

By |2017-09-02T16:25:59+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Immune Issues, Inflammatory disorders, Medical, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia – manage it or eliminate it

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

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 [...]

Do you have dysbiosis?

There is no one issue that is causing all of today's health issues. From excess sugar, lack of nutrient, toxicities, unhealthy electro-magnetic waves, to low levels of glutathione; to dysfunctional mitochondria; to methylation cycles not functioning; and the list goes on and on. This article is dedicated to an arena that has received a terrific [...]

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

Salad bad for you? What now?

Oh dear. The old saying, 'the more man gets involved with your food, the more dangerous it becomes'...seems to get more data input daily. This time it comes in the form of salad, or more particularly lettuce. Now lettuce in and of itself can be an issue. The issue being is whether it has any [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:05+00:00January 27th, 2016|Allergies, Herbal Medicine, Immune Health, Immune Issues, Medical, Microbiota, Nutrition|Comments Off on Salad bad for you? What now?

Not all chemicals are toxic – understand the difference

We all repeatedly hear about how dangerous CHEMICALS are.  But like anything else...some are and some are not.  For instance, you body is made up of chemicals...all very necessary to your body's capacity to function. Dr Holly - real whole organic food and medicine The air you breath is made up of oxygen [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:23+00:00August 5th, 2015|Allergies, Anti-inflammatories, Anti-oxidants, Antibiotics, Antioxidants, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Emotional, Gut Health, Heart Health, Immune Health, Immune Issues, Inflammatory disorders, Medical, Microbiota, Pharmaceutical, Toxicity, Water|Comments Off on Not all chemicals are toxic – understand the difference

Fecal matter in your toothbrush?

The Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut found that using a shared bathroom may greatly increase the risk of fecal germs on your toothbrush.   The study utilized students who shared communal bathrooms.  (The study was presented at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in New Orleans). Now the investigators studied how toothbrushes were stored, i.e., [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:59:24+00:00July 1st, 2015|Anti-inflammatories, Immune Issues, Research, Urinary issues|Comments Off on Fecal matter in your toothbrush?