Coconut oil contains a treasure trove of good-for-you nutrients, from its medium-chain fatty acids whic
The yellows and reds of autumn, as pretty as they may be, presage another change that comes this time each year: a much greater risk of catching the common cold or flu. But the truth is you don’t have to sit idly by waiting to get sick. Your body’s immune system defends against all manner of infections.
Most people have probably never given much thought to collagen, other than associating it with the “collagen lips” so often seen in Hollywood, but collagen actually plays a vital role in the structure of our bodies.
Coenzyme Q10 may have a perplexing name, but there’s nothing strange about what this vitamin-like nutrient can do. CoQ10, as it is commonly known, has fundamental and farreaching effects on health. Discovered in 1957, its role in cellular energy production formed the basis of the 1978 Nobel Prize in chemistry. That’s a pedigree that few other nutrients can claim.
You probably think of cranberries as the zingy accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey, but cranberries are a powerhouse all their own and deserve our attention year-round. Cranberries are native to the United States and Canada. They were used extensively by Native Americans as food, medicine, in ceremony and even as a natural dye.
We live in a chemical soup, made up of some 80,000 chemicals, most of which did not exist 70 years ago.1 Many of them end up in our food, our water, our homes, the air we breathe, and ultimately, our bodies.
The omega-3 polyunsaturated acid DHA is essential for perinatal brain and retinal development and maintenance of neurologic function throughout life. Because of U.S. dietary trends, DHA deficiency is becoming more common.
Lately, there seems to be an endless parade of ads for products that hint at improving digestive problems. Foods fortified with probiotics and fiber are all the rage and they are popping up in the strangest places: tortillas, hummus, candy bars, and drinks of all sorts. It appears that Americans have some serious digestive problems and are in need of some serious gut healing.
Cancer is on the rise, particularly sex hormone related varieties, such as breast and prostate. Most of us have been touched in some way by cancer and it is safe to say we all have a desire to avoid developing this devastating disease. Research is surfacing about the power of a natural substance in vegetables that may help lower your sex hormone related cancer risk. Vegetables you ask?
If you’ve ever experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) you know immediately the burning pain, the constant and intense urge (but inability) to urinate, and the uncomfortable ache in your lower abdomen. These infections are uncomfortable at best, and at worst can lead to severe pain and kidney infections.
The black elder tree, also called the elderberry tree, has a rich, longstanding history of folklore.
The purpose of an elimination diet is to discover symptom-triggering foods. Everyone’s body responds to foods differently. If we are sensitive to a food, there are a host of symptoms our body can respond with, such as headaches, skin rashes, joint pains, and digestive problems, just to name a few.