A 1000 Year Old Food and Medicine

Ginger, or Zingiber officinale as it’s scientifically known, has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. The flesh of the ginger rhizome can be yellow, white or red in color, depending upon the variety. It is covered with a brownish skin that may either be thick or thin, depending upon whether … Read moreA 1000 Year Old Food and Medicine

What the color of your urine says about your health

The color of your urine can vary every time you go. Sometimes it will be clear, other times it will be more yellow or even a dark amber color. What most people ignore, or don’t realize, is that every time you pee, you have the chance to learn something about yourself. Your urine is a … Read moreWhat the color of your urine says about your health

How to Strengthen Bones and Boost Heart Health With Magnesium

By Catherine Guthrie What’s not to love about magnesium? The mineral juices every cell in the body and has a hand in more than 300 biochemical reactions. Subtract it from the bodily equation and nerves stutter, insulin goes haywire, and the heart’s steadfast beat loses its rhythm. And that’s only the half of it. A … Read moreHow to Strengthen Bones and Boost Heart Health With Magnesium

Why You NEED Vitamin D to Maximize Your Heart Health

By James Keough Researchers and mothers alike have long known that vitamin D builds strong bones, but who would have thought the sunshine vitamin played a critical role in heart health as well? A recent German study found that high-dose vitamin D supplements decreased the levels of an inflammation-causing cytokine and boosted concentrations of interleukin … Read moreWhy You NEED Vitamin D to Maximize Your Heart Health

Celery for High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a problem for many people; in fact, in America around 76.4 million adults suffer from high blood pressure, the American Heart Association notes. High blood pressure can greatly increase your risk for a life-threatening stroke or heart attack. So what do you do about it? Simple, celery. Use celery for high … Read moreCelery for High Blood Pressure

Natural Ways to tame Menstrual Cramps

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If you don’t experience menstrual cramps, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us, “that time of the month” involves a clenching pain that causes us to miss more than our share of work and school days. To some extent, cramping is a normal part of the menstrual cycle, but the pain shouldn’t be (and … Read moreNatural Ways to tame Menstrual Cramps

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting out lettuce. In 2012, cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I came together to write a book, The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan That Will. We believe that a weird admixture of misinformation, … Read moreEating for a Healthy Heart