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 [...]

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

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

88% of Medical Diagnoses Wrong?

Wow!! That's huge and very scary. A Mayo Clinic study found that 88% of medical diagnoses are inaccurate or outright wrong. Even with cancer! The National Academy of Medicine reported that about 12 million people in the US, in 2015, were misdiagnosed. Now, we have to take a few things into consideration: 1) there are [...]

By |2018-03-13T11:36:00+00:00March 13th, 2018|Medical, Nutritional Health, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 88% of Medical Diagnoses Wrong?

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