Want to Lose Weight? Drink a Smoothie!

If you’re trying to lose weight (and even if you’re not), it’s imperative your diet is in check. That means lots of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables are a must and making smoothies can be a great way to ingest them. What are Smoothies? Smoothies usually contain blended or puréed fruits and/or vegetables. Sometimes ice … Continue reading Want to Lose Weight? Drink a Smoothie!

The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

Selenium (Se) is a trace mineral with a very important role in human nutrition. Many of the human body’s normal physiological functions require a small, but vital, amount of selenium.[1]Selenium rich foods are fairly common, so obtaining a sufficient amount from diet alone is not a challenge for most people. However, supplements are popular for those … Continue reading The Selenium Element and Its Role in Human Nutrition

Benefits of the Agaricus blazei Murrill Mushroom

Agaricus blazei Murrill is an edible Brazilian mushroom with a low calorie content and high nutrient density. The mushroom, which originates in a small Brazilian village called Piedade, contains minerals, fibers, vitamins and amino acids. In 1960, a Japanese researcher named Takatoshi Furumoto discovered the mushroom and sent it to Japan to be evaluated. Analysis shows … Continue reading Benefits of the Agaricus blazei Murrill Mushroom

6 Benefits of Tongkat Ali for Women’s Health

Hormone imbalance is a common health for many women today. Exposure to toxins that exhibit estrogen-like effects — and there are plenty — can throw a woman’s hormone production off kilter. Common symptoms include fatigue, slowed metabolism, low libido, and brain fog. Herbalists and believers in traditional medicines have long used Tongkat ali, commonly known as … Continue reading 6 Benefits of Tongkat Ali for Women’s Health

4 Benefits of Tribulus terrestris for Women

Tribulus terrestris is a flowering plant that has long been a part of herbal medicine due to its reputation as a wellness booster. A lot of attention has centered around the benefits of tribulus terrestris for male sexual health; but not many know that Tribulus terrestris offers a lot to women as well. Studies show that … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Tribulus terrestris for Women

4 Benefits of Suma Root for Women’s Health

When conventional medicine fails, many people often look to traditional healing therapies, such as Ayurveda or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A variety of herbs and plants are used in traditional medicine modalities, usually in the form of an extract. Suma root, a therapeutic herb originating from the jungles and rainforests of Central and South America, is … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Suma Root for Women’s Health

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

4 Health Benefits of Avena Sativa for Women

More than likely, you are probably familiar with oats and may also be slightly aware of their many health benefits. Something you may not have heard of, however, is oat straw, or the green stem of the oat plant. Deriving itself from the Avena sativa plant, oat straw has been passed down from generation to generation as … Continue reading 4 Health Benefits of Avena Sativa for Women

3 Benefits of Catuaba Bark for Women

The Tupi Indians of Brazil have a long history of cultivating and utilizing various traditional herbs, and Catuaba is one of the leading therapeutic plants used in their culture. This plant is so popular that the tribe has included its name in many of the songs and myths of its people, exclaiming their gratitude for its existence … Continue reading 3 Benefits of Catuaba Bark for Women

4 Benefits of Muira Puama for Women

Known as “potency wood” to indigenous cultures of Brazil, Muira Puama has a long history of remedying many female-related health issues. While the entire plant can be used, the root and bark are the most commonly-employed components. This native Amazonian plant has shown promise for boosting female libido, decreasing stress, and some research indicates that the plant may … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Muira Puama for Women