How peppers can fire up your health.

Peppers provide many health benefits

Whether fresh, dried, ground, or roasted, chili peppers add unrivaled pop to meals while delivering countless medicinal benefits to the body. Capsaicin, the compound responsible for chilies’ pungency and spice, has been credited with a host of health advantages, from killing cancerous cells to lowering blood pressure, preventing obesity, and reducing the risk of diabetes. … Read more

Keeping Your Kidneys Clear

Every day, the kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood in order to eliminate the waste products from your body through your urine. Unfortunately, the unhealthy lifestyle can lead to accumulation of these toxins, disrupting the function of the kidneys. So, in order to maintain the proper function of your kidneys, thus prevent … Read more

Olive leaf: the little known secret to fighting cancer, diabetes and more

The health benefits of olive leaf

Olive leaf is the leaf of the olive tree (Olea europaea). Although the health benefits of olive oil are well known, the leaf has been used medicinally for centuries. Olive trees are native to Asia, South America and Austrialia. They are cultivated in Mediterranean countries. The leaves were first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt and … Read more

2 Herbs to Relieve Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Anxiety

Herbal solutions for hot flashes

Because of the HRT-cancer scare, women have turned to supplements as a safer way to reduce menopausal symptoms. One herb that has dominated the conversation is black cohosh—it’s one of the most recommended herbs for menopausal women and has been historically used to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and vaginal dryness. Originally, researchers and … Read more

Mushrooms have more Potassium than a Banana…

Mushrooms are a great food to boost immunity

WHAT are they? Mushrooms are the spore-bearing fruits of a fungus. They are not categorized as a plant because they do not undergo photosynthesis, yet they still boast nutritional benefits of their own. They can be found in virtually any habitat, especially where it is warm and wet. Benefits Mushrooms pack the nutritional punch of … Read more

Heart Health Improved by these 5 Foods

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You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can … Read more

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut

When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot … Read more

4 Tips for Eating Indian Food

Much of Indian food is based on vegetables, beans, lentils, peas, whole grains, and spices, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s all good for you. While you can eat an extremely healthy diet of Indian food, be aware that India has many different regions, and they all have their own style of cooking. Some use … Read more