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Nutrition

All About Astragalus

 December 28, 2018

Astragalus oil is from the root of a plant known as Astragalus membranaceus, that has various names like Huang Qi, Bei Qi and Hwanqqi and is native to northern China and the elevated regions of the Chinese provinces like Yunnan and Sichuan. The astragalus is a member of the pea family and coined Huang Qi […]

Health Fads?

 December 26, 2018

  These health fads may not be all that healthy! According to an article by Dennis Thompson, from HealthDay Reporter, there are actually some popular health fads that suggest they could be detrimental to a good diet. Juicing may be one of these as well as coconut oil, which is loaded with saturated fat but […]

Vitamin C Adjunct to Cancer Treatment

 December 24, 2018

One of the most well established antioxidants known is vitamin C and it’s health benefits have been demonstrated over time for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. It has also been shown through research that vitamin C is cytotoxic to cancer cells when administered by IV in high doses, and has a number of […]

Colonoscopy After 75

 December 20, 2018

Have you heard that the ’70s are the new 50’s? That’s what I have been reading lately. That’s great news if we do the things to take care of ourselves. Time Magazine recently came out with an article explaining the Blue Zones where people live to be in their 100’s. When you have time, look […]

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 […]