The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer

Source: The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer by Dr. Edward Group   Also known as pitta (or fire season), summer heat can lead to excess skin irritation, acne, rashes, sweating, and even heat stroke. To keep the body cool during the summer months, ancient Indian medicine (Ayurveda) recommends consuming spices that promote cooling. Spices are one of … Continue reading The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer

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Health Benefits of Ginseng Eleuthero

Source: Health Benefits of Ginseng Eleuthero by Dr. Edward Group  Chinese healers have prized eleuthero–or Eleutherococcus senticosus, also known as Siberian ginseng–for thousands of years. Though it’s not exactly a “true” ginseng, it possesses adaptogenic properties and has a well-established reputation as an energy enhancer and brain booster. Recent research reveals it does a lot more. Let’s take a … Continue reading Health Benefits of Ginseng Eleuthero

The Health Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng Root

Source: The Health Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng Root by Dr. Edward Group  If you’re familiar with natural health, chances are you’ve heard about ginseng. Bud do you know that there are different types of ginseng? Also called Panax notoginseng, Tienchi ginseng is just one type and it promotes health and energy in a similar fashion as American ginseng, … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Tienchi Ginseng Root

Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

Source: Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination by Dr. Edward Group  Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice held in high regard for its bountiful health properties and its culinary uses. It’s a favorite herb of Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine, and its therapeutic uses date back thousands of years. Numerous studies have found that turmeric root … Continue reading Turmeric and Black Pepper: A Winning Combination

10 Exciting Facts About Cayenne Pepper

Source: 10 Exciting Facts About Cayenne Pepper by Dr. Edward Group   Cayenne pepper is a hot chilli pepper named from the Cayenne region of French Guiana. Whether to complete cajun food or to add some heat to vegetarian chili, cayenne pepper is one of my favorite peppers for spicing up a dish. The heat is from a phytochemical known as … Continue reading 10 Exciting Facts About Cayenne Pepper

All You Need to Know About Cleansing With Cayenne Pepper

Source: All You Need to Know About Cleansing With Cayenne Pepper by Dr. Edward Group  Cayenne peppers have long been held in high regard for their powerful health-boosting properties. Popular cleanses, like the Master Cleanse, use cayenne because of naturally occurring compounds, like capsaicin, which help cleanse and detox the body at a cellular level. These cleansing … Continue reading All You Need to Know About Cleansing With Cayenne Pepper

Study: Indian Spices Linked to Lead Poisoning

Source: Study: Indian Spices Linked to Lead Poisoning by Dr. Edward Group  Lead paint in buildings. Lead paint on toys. Lead paint is almost everywhere. Just ask a parent. Now, according to the results of a new study published by Children’s Hospital Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health, there may now be additional cause for … Continue reading Study: Indian Spices Linked to Lead Poisoning

Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric in Fatty Liver Disease

Source: Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric in Fatty Liver Disease by Dr. Edward Group  Fatty liver is a condition that’s affecting more and more people every day and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most widely experienced. Obesity and diabetes, two major health threats, are conditions that drastically increase one’s chances of developing fatty liver. A new study … Continue reading Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric in Fatty Liver Disease

Best Essential Oils and Their Benefits

Source: Best Essential Oils and Their Benefits by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Essential oils, also called volatile oils, are scented oils extracted from plants. Historically, they’ve been used in medicine, cosmetics, perfumes, food, and, more recently, aromatherapy. Essential oils are “essential” because they contain the “essence” of the plant, meaning the taste or … Continue reading Best Essential Oils and Their Benefits

The Health Benefits of Cloves

Source: The Health Benefits of Cloves by Dr. Edward Group  Cloves are the dried flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree. While the tree is indigenous to the Maluka Islands of Indonesia, cloves are now found in India, the West Indies, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil, and Madagascar. For over 2,000 years, Indian and Chinese traditional medicine has made extensive … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Cloves