Marijuana – The cannabis controversy continues

The cannabis controversy continues. Though nine states have legalized cannabis for recreational use (i.e. for getting high), and 29 have legalized it for medical purposes, in Washington, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sees it as a sinister threat. Sessions put this bluntly when he was a senator, saying, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Sessions would rather … Continue reading Marijuana – The cannabis controversy continues

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Key Foods on a Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Berg talks about the key foods on a ketogenic diet. We want to base this around nutrients. Vitamin C is one, so consume bell peppers, sauerkraut and lots of vegetables. Omega 3s from wild caught salmon and fatty fish is good. Then you have vitamin B1 from sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast. Potassium and magnesium … Continue reading Key Foods on a Ketogenic Diet

Health Benefits of Perilla Frutescens

Source: Health Benefits of Perilla Frutescens by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Perrilla frutescens, commonly referred to as perilla, is a food and traditional medicine in Asian countries, particularly Japan and China. A member of the mint family, the leaves are used in Chinese herbal medicine for symptoms of asthma and cough and contain … Continue reading Health Benefits of Perilla Frutescens

The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer

Source: The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading The Top 8 Cooling Spices for Summer

What Is Restharrow Root?

  Source: What Is Restharrow Root? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Nature possesses an intelligence that provides for the therapeutic needs of its inhabitants. A fantastic example of this relationship is man’s use of therapeutic herbs. Many herbs are gaining prominence in today’s natural health movement. And, for many, historical use has aligned with modern … Continue reading What Is Restharrow Root?

The History of Gravel Root

Source: The History of Gravel Root by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Gravel root is a powerful therapeutic plant that’s popular in traditional medicine. Generally a mauve- or white-colored flowering perennial, gravel root can primarily be found along the East Coast of North America and Canada. Gravel root can sometimes be found as far south as … Continue reading The History of Gravel Root

Top 5 Natural Antihistamines

Source: Top 5 Natural Antihistamines by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Are you among the many seasonal allergy sufferers each year? Are you tired of the negative side effects many over-the-counter antihistamines provide? Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that can provide relief without inducing drowsiness, dizziness, or headaches — symptoms usually accompanied by most … Continue reading Top 5 Natural Antihistamines

Mucuna pruriens and Parkinson’s Disease

Source: Mucuna pruriens and Parkinson’s Disease by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Physical instability, tremors, and muscle rigidity are symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and they’re difficult problems to endure. Although symptoms manifest physically, the disease itself results from an insufficient production of dopamine and the degeneration of brain tissue. With Parkinson’s disease on the rise, more … Continue reading Mucuna pruriens and Parkinson’s Disease

What Is Vanillin?

Source: What Is Vanillin? by Dr. Edward Group  There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh vanilla. Not only does vanilla add great flavor to cookies and cakes, it can also be used as a natural perfume or cologne. Vanilla beans are highly prized in culinary circles, and many foodies consider it an essential ingredient for any … Continue reading What Is Vanillin?

Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol

Source: Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Plants and herbs hold a tremendous amount of energy and beneficial compounds within their cells. But how do you access that? Ingesting raw plant materials is one way of tapping in, but it’s not practical to eat 3 … Continue reading Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol