Curcumin Benefits: Understanding This Powerful Antioxidant

Curcumin is the primary active ingredient in turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow-orange spice well known as a prominent ingredient in Indian cuisine and yellow mustard, but it also offers potent therapeutic benefits. Curcumin is the pigment responsible for both turmeric’s brilliant golden color and many of its health benefits. Curcumin soothes irritated tissue, is a … Continue reading Curcumin Benefits: Understanding This Powerful Antioxidant

8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone

Since bovine growth hormone received FDA approval in 1993, three disturbing health trends have emerged. Cancer cases continue to increase, obesity has become an epidemic and early onset puberty has become the norm. [1] [2] [3] Related? Maybe, maybe not. You can be the judge as you read through the following 8 facts about the substance known as BGH, … Continue reading 8 Shocking Facts about Bovine Growth Hormone

Indian-Inspired Green Lentil Salad with Spiced Carrots

Carrots are rarely the star of any dish, but in this green lentil salad recipe from One Green Planet, the spiced carrots really shine. You can spiralize your carrots, but I recommend using a peeler to get thin, pretty ribbons for your salad. If you can find red, purple, or yellow carrots, give them a try! … Continue reading Indian-Inspired Green Lentil Salad with Spiced Carrots

20 Health Benefits of Fasting for Whole Body Wellness

Fasting has been recognized for its many health benefits dating back to Hippocrates. These benefits extend to everything from better weight management, improved cardiovascular health, healthier blood composition, and better cell recycling, among many others. Although there is not an abundance of research on fasting in humans, a growing number of health experts believe that … Continue reading 20 Health Benefits of Fasting for Whole Body Wellness

7 Dangers of Plastic

Recently I talked about the dangers of lead and how, at one time, lead was used as heavily as plastic. Not anymore. Lead was discovered to be highly toxic and the use of it in products like paint, toys, and electronics drastically declined. There is concern now that we’re in a similar position with plastic. Let’s look … Continue reading 7 Dangers of Plastic

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland

The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the “third eye,” a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ known as the pineal … Continue reading Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

With over 25 million sufferers, sleep apnea is on the rise in the U.S. [1] The disease can put you at risk for many health issues, so it’s crucial you keep it in check. Some people who suffer from sleep apnea don’t even know they have it; it’s only when health concerns pop up do most people … Continue reading 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

55 Foods with Manganese: Essential for Enzyme Support

Manganese is a nutrient that is critical for the production of several different enzymes. Your body uses many of these enzymes to support antioxidant activity,[1] nutrient absorption,[2] bone development,[3] metabolism,[4] and the healing of wounds.[5] Like any other mineral, manganese works best when it’s obtained from natural, whole-food sources. Foods that are rich in manganese include nuts, seeds, grains, vegetables, legumes, … Continue reading 55 Foods with Manganese: Essential for Enzyme Support

10 Powerful Thyme Herb Benefits for Your Health

There are few things a sprig of thyme won’t make immensely better. This versatile herb blends well with a myriad of flavors and is packed full of health-promoting compounds, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Thyme belongs to the genus Thymus which is part of the mint family and closely related to oregano—another powerful herb. Native to the Southern … Continue reading 10 Powerful Thyme Herb Benefits for Your Health

10 Shocking Facts about Mercury Amalgam

Mercury is toxic to humans and dental amalgam fillings, which uses a 50% mercury base combined with other metals, is one of the most common types of exposure.  Research proving the extensive damage mercury can cause to human tissue and brain function is why I advocate discontinuing their use and, if you have them, their … Continue reading 10 Shocking Facts about Mercury Amalgam