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 [...]

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

How many anti-oxidants are there?

Would you believe there are 1000s and 1000s.  I read somewhere, years ago, there are over 18,000 known anti-oxidants.  However, there is also alot of misinformation about anti-oxidants.  For instance, one acclaimed specialist sent out a blog claiming that while glutathione is the anti-oxidant for the liver, bilberry is the anti-oxidant for the eyes.  What [...]

By |2018-08-22T18:39:31+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Glutathione, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How many anti-oxidants are there?

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

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DRUGS DEPLETE NUTRIENTS OR   Click Here for PDF version   DRUGS NUTRIENT DEPLETED POSSIBLE MECHANISM WHAT THE NUTRIENT IS REQUIRED FOR (Includes some representative U.S. and Canadian Brand Names.) ANALGESICS/ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Glutathione Acetaminophen depletes endogenous glutathione. Glutathione is the Master Anti-oxidant; major chelator; required for both red and white cell development; regulates hormones; [...]

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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?

How to Absorb Vegetable Nutrients More Effectively

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/28814399/) claims that if we put soybean oil we will absorb nutrients like alpha-carotene, lycopene, phylloquinone, retinyl palmitate more effectively. The challenge with the study? Well number one, it was identified in old Ayurveda medicine, 1000s of years ago, that we absorb more nutrient with the [...]

By |2017-10-16T16:48:09+00:00October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Absorb Vegetable Nutrients More Effectively

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

Why is your gut function important

Historically, our only gut issue was the extent that it might “stick out”.  Then we were taught that that a “gut” provoked diabetes. Today, we know that 80% of those with weight issues don’t have diabetes. Times are changing fast and the information that is being discovered by NON-Big Pharma research is moving even faster. [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:57+00:00February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why is your gut function important