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 [...]

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

Baker’s cyst – what can I do?

What is a Baker's Cyst?  No, it is nothing that you bake...Dr. Baker was the one to identify it...but it is also known as a popliteal cyst. It has to do with a knee condition - that may be brought on in several ways... The knee joint has a number of components to it...one of [...]

By |2018-08-16T17:59:20+00:00August 16th, 2018|Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidants|Comments Off on Baker’s cyst – what can I do?

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 [...]

Asthma – Don’t suffer

Did you know that asthma has hit epidemic levels worldwide?  Shouldn’t be surprising when we stop and think a minute. With all the pollutants in the air (never mind the soil, food, hygiene products and cleaning products that we use)!! But did you also know that researchers claim that between 50-80% of asthma is due [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00September 19th, 2016|Allergies, Antioxidants, Diets, Glutathione|Comments Off on Asthma – Don’t suffer

A favorite herb – Hawthorne aka Crataegus oxycantha

There are many different herbs used for the cardio/heart system. Different herbs are used for specific issues, like the valves, electrical irregularities, blood pressure, arterial issues, etc. But Hawthorne is one cardio herb that is used for a variety of issues. Whether the issue concerns blood vessels as with congestive heart failure or chest pains [...]

By |2017-04-28T22:58:58+00:00July 26th, 2016|Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidants, Antioxidants, Blood health, Heart Health, Herbal Medicine, Medical, Supplements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A favorite herb – Hawthorne aka Crataegus oxycantha

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 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