The Health Benefits of Papain

Papain is a powerful digestive enzyme commonly found and extracted from the papaya fruit (Carica papaya) , it is also referred to as papaya proteinase. The papaya enzyme papain plays a key role in digestive processes involving breaking down tough protein fibers. For this reason, it has been commonly used in its native South America … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Papain

The Weight Loss Benefits of Damiana

What is Damiana? Damiana, or turnera diffusa, is a flowering shrub found throughout Mexico, the West Indies, and parts of Central and South America. The leaves have historically been used as traditional herbal therapies for tonic and cleansing purposes. Indigenous people in Central and South America have used the leaves to make a tea, which … Continue reading The Weight Loss Benefits of Damiana

The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

There has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of flaxseed oil but many people don’t know exactly what it is and what it specifically does. Flax is a good source of plant omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber and other nutrients. It’s nutrient composition differs from that of other major oil seeds such as … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

The Benefits of Acupuncture

One alternative healing technique is the ancient practice of acupuncture. This technique involves the shallow insertion of specialized needles into the skin along the meridian points of the body. The needles have a very small diameter which makes them more easily tolerated than regular injection needles. Acupuncturists manipulate the life force or Chi energy of … Continue reading The Benefits of Acupuncture

Top Foods High in Biotin

Biotin is a water-soluble, B-complex vitamin. It’s found in all living cells and is essential for cellular metabolism.[1] Biotin is also known as vitamin H, coenzyme R, and vitamin B7. Confusingly, it is also sometimes called vitamin B8, but this is unofficial and relatively uncommon (B8 more often refers to inositol). Biotin is used by … Continue reading Top Foods High in Biotin

The Health Benefits of Avena Sativa (Oats)

Avena sativa is the name for the common oat, a common ingredient in many common foods. Oats are grown around the world and are a dietary staple for many, many people and with good reason. Oats are very nutritionally sound and are a “good fuel” for the body; they help to stimulate the immune system … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Avena Sativa (Oats)

The Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa is a crop that’s primarily grown in Peru. It’s often described as a grain although, technically, is not one and is actually more closely related to spinach and beets. It’s grain comparisons, however, are the result of its edible seeds, which are milled and used in a fashion similar to flour. Quinoa has been … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Quinoa

Juicing RAW Cannabis – Eating RAW Cannabis?

There’s no shortage of controversy surrounding the use of medical marijuana. Despite the copious amount of scientifically-backed data gathered over decades, if not centuries [1], which show that cannabis has tremendous therapeutic potential, many lawmakers remain hesitant to approve its use. Regardless, a growing number of dedicated researchers continue to investigate new therapeutic applications for … Continue reading Juicing RAW Cannabis – Eating RAW Cannabis?

5 Health Benefits of Sauna Use

If you’ve ever been in a sauna then you know first hand how rejuvenating and invigorating a good sweat can be. Sweating is a form of detoxification and there may be no better place to stimulate this process than in the sauna. Sauna therapy developed in the Scandinavian region, specifically Finland, and is used for … Continue reading 5 Health Benefits of Sauna Use

Support Your Digestive System with Aloe Vera

Gut health is a topic that’s getting a lot of press lately and I think it’s about time. It’s an understatement to say the importance of gut health is undervalued. The digestive system is where nutrients are absorbed and is the basis of a healthy body. If your digestive system is inefficient or your gut … Continue reading Support Your Digestive System with Aloe Vera