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 moreThe 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 moreHow 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 moreWhat 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 moreEat 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 moreWarning: 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 morePrevent Cancer and Reduce Inflammation with These 6 HEALING Teas
Curcumin, native to India and Southeast Asia, is the most important component of the spice turmeric. It is the active ingredient, creating that vibrant yellow color found in curry. But aside from brightening our food, curcumin plays an important role in our health. In fact, it’s been used in both ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine … Read moreHow to Use Curcumin to Prevent Cancer and Diabetes Naturally
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 more2 Herbs to Relieve Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, and Anxiety
Swap your meds for these natural and effective alternatives. Athletes often joke about relying on “vitamin I,” aka ibuprofen, to get through the aches and pains of training. But they’re not the only ones who depend on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief. Every day, more than 30 million Americans take NSAIDs like ibuprofen, … Read more7 ‘natural painkillers’ that don’t come with side-effects
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 more5 Houseplants that Detox the Air in Your Lungs (And Home!)