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Nutrition

Benefits of Anise Oil

 December 10, 2018

Anise oil has a licorice-flavored taste that offers body-wide benefits that were used by many ancient civilizations. Many of today’s pharmaceuticals take advantage of anise’s benefits by adding this herb to some drugs, like cough syrup and throat medications. These drugs are neither all natural nor safe according to pharmaceuticals. It needs to be used […]

What’s the Deal With Burdock Root

 November 29, 2018

Arctium, or better known as burdock, is a flowering plant that has been a major part of various cultures for more than hundreds of years. Its root is known in Japan as gobo and used in their cuisine. The North America Iroquois tribe dried and preserved the root for food during the winter. The burdock […]

Omega-3’s Return on Investment

 October 31, 2018

According to a recent European study, young people have an inexpensive and bullet shot at preventing the development of high blood pressure by increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acid, a high-octane nutrient. This study was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Scientific Session. This study involved measuring the amount of omega-3 fatty acids […]

Hot vs. Iced Coffee: Is One Better Than the Other?

 October 26, 2018

Did you know over half of Americans say they prefer hot coffee? Only 9 percent favor iced, and 19 percent say it depends on the season. But what if the temperature of your coffee plays a role in its nutritional profile? In this blog post, we will determine whether iced or hot brewed coffee is […]

Relationship of Brown Toast & Potatoes to Cancer

 October 24, 2018

According to the U.K. government scientists, you should cook your toast and potatoes to a golden color, not browned, in order to reduce the intake of a chemical that may increase the chance of having cancer.  Acrylamide is a natural byproduct of the cooking process and not deliberately added to food. Acrylamide is formed when […]

Is Ben & Jerry’s Protecting the Environment?

 October 12, 2018

Their ice cream sure is good but are they contributing to destroying our environment?  This ice cream icon started in Vermont in 1978 and claims to be as devoted to stewardship to the environment as it is to creating new ice cream flavors.  The friendly image propelled the brand into one of Unilever’s (their corporate […]

Alcohol, Caffeine & A-fib!

 October 10, 2018

And exactly how do alcohol and caffeine affect someone with A-fib?  Danielle Dresden published an article that was reviewed by Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CNE, COI, on this exact subject.  Those suffering from A-fib describe it as feeling like their heart could flop out of their chests while some feel about to pass out.  Still, […]

7 Worst Fruits and Veggies for Your Waistline

 August 20, 2018

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know some fruits are chock-full of sugar? How about how some vegetables can go straight to your hips? This seems like nature’s evil joke, tricking us into believing that we are eating healthy when really, we are consuming too much sugar, starch, and carbohydrates. […]

Broccoli Helps Prevent Cancer

 August 20, 2018

Here it comes again! Another reason you should eat your broccoli. There has been research in the past that suggests sulforaphane, a compound present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, can help us prevent or slow cancer’s progression. There has been another new study that may have discovered how. Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have […]

The High-Protein and Gluten-Free Amaranth Grain

 July 25, 2018

Amaranth is the general name for more than 60 different species of Amaranthus. Cultivated as a grain for 8,000 years, amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal grown for its edible starchy seeds. However, it is not in the same grain family as wheat and rice. Top Benefits of Amaranth Here are five reasons to eat […]