Hunger suddenly strikes. You need food, and you need it now. You rummage for that long-lost candy bar buried somewhere in your desk—anything to get a sugar fix. That rapid rise in blood glucose, along with the attendant release of the “feel-good” hormone serotonin, may make you feel better in the short term, but when … Read more The one plant that Indians have been using for thousands of years to reverse diabetes
By Dr. Mercola Very quickly gaining in popularity in the U.S. as an “incredibly healthy” herb with centuries-old medicinal qualities, ashwagandha has a long list of attributes to its credit. One of the best known is its use as an adaptogen, meaning that it helps you manage stress. Ashwagandha is translated in Sanskrit as “smell … Read more How Awesome Is Ashwagandha?
Fennel Fanfare Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare Thought to have originated in Southern Europe and Mediterranean regions, fennel is an herb with a mild but distinctive licorice flavor and fragrance. Although it still grows wild in surprising places, fennel is cultivated extensively in the U.S., France, India, and Russia. It has three parts, each with its … Read more What Is Fennel Good For?
I’m all about thinking big. Yet if you’re going to take your business, relationship, or whatever to that next level, you need concrete strategies to make that happen. Resolutions are easy to make, but unless you’ve got an action plan to make them happen, they simply remain resolutions. I have my own resolution: Create some fab … Read more Eat these 7 herbs to improve heart health and REVERSE inflammation
Herbal supplements have the ability to provide a whole host of benefits—from boosting energy to aiding sleep, from enhancing memory to supporting the body’s many complex functions—but if you’re quick to reach for the off-brand bottle of your desired herb, you might want to reevaluate before you head to the checkout. Maybe you’ve seen the … Read more Warning: These 4 “Natural” Supplements Are Actually Filled with Fake Ingredients
Lavender Tea WHAT IT IS: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an herb with a very strong scent. It is common in lotions, baking, detergents, perfumes, and tea. WHAT IT DOES: The beauty of lavender is that it can be used for a multitude of purposes. All over the world lavender is used for helping or treating … Read more Prevent Cancer and Reduce Inflammation with These 6 HEALING Teas
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 2 Herbs to Relieve Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Anxiety
House plants do a lot more than just brighten up a room—they also help remove the toxins that cause indoor air contamination. Former NASA scientist Bill Wolverton harnessed his knowledge of the purifying powers of plants with his recent invention of a high-tech air filter that looks just like an ordinary potted plant (www.phytofilter.com). However, … Read more 5 Houseplants that Detox the Air in Your Lungs (And Home!)
COMMON NAMES: Commonly known as turmeric, turmeric and curcumin. LATIN NAME: Curcumae Longae HISTORY: This root is highly revered in Ayurvedic medicine, as well as general South Asian cuisine. Native to Southern Asia, the name curcuma comes from the Arabic word “kurkum”, or “saffron”, and is an indication of its relationship to the vibrant orange … Read more How To Grow Your Own Super-Powered Organic Turmeric to Reverse Inflammation and Cancer
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known in India as the ‘king of spices.’ Its delicious pungency and powerful curative properties have earned ginger the reputation in Ayurveda as the universal medicine. Ginger has been used since ancient times to aid digestion and treat stomach upset. The ginger plant grows to almost a meter high, but it … Read more Make a detoxifying Ayurvedic rice and ginger meal in under 60 minutes (recipe included)