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 [...]

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

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

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?

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

Do you love bread?

Most people love bread. But bread has got a pretty bad rap this past decade and for good reasons. But do you understand the problem? Do you know how to get around it? It is pretty easy... First off, let's understand the problems; then let's solve the problems! So we can enjoy our bread!! Most [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00September 21st, 2016|Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Diets, Hormone issues, Hypothyroid, Inflammatory disorders, Microbiota, Nutrition, Toxicity|Comments Off on Do you love bread?

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?