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Gut Microbes and Diet Interact to Affect Obesity

Gut Microbes and Diet Interact to Affect Obesity

Gut microbes from lean people helped prevent mice from becoming obese—but only if the animals ate a healthy diet. The research could point the way to new treatments for obesity.

What is Natural? Veganism or Radical Sustainability?

What is Natural? Veganism or Radical Sustainability?

On Vancouver Island, in the temperate northwest of North America, the Coast Salish people were very healthy in the early 20th century. What did they eat? Fish, grease (whale, fish, bear, seal etc.), sea mammals, shellfish, berries, deer and a variety of seasonal plant foods. They prized grease, guts and flesh as their most vital foods...

Are You Irrationally Impatient When You're Hungry?

Are You Irrationally Impatient When You're Hungry?

"I'm hun­gry," I declared. "I need to eat something." Time passed; I got hungrier and hungrier. All the while I was acting like a lunatic, there was a part of me, my still-reasonable self, observing my behavior and thinking to myself: What is going on? It felt as if I had been...

Would You Eat This Burger?

Would You Eat This Burger?Ezra Klein talks with Bruce Friedrich Senior Advocacy Director of Farm Sanctuary about the ethical and environmental implications of lab-grown meat.

From Small Seeds to Mighty Well-Being and Health

From Small Seeds to Mighty Well-Being and Health

Seeds are where it all begins. They promise the start of things. They’re superconcentrated sources of energy. While vegetables still have their detractors (why? why?), anyone can chomp on a handful of seeds. If you’re struggling, they’ll support you nutritionally and offer a sprinkle of badly needed cheer...

Healing Yourself with Herbs: Physical and Etheric

Healing Yourself with Herbs: Physical and Etheric

If you make a commitment to yourself and to the herbs, and if you are consistent, you will be richly rewarded on your journey with them. This is also true when working with the spiritual energies of herbs and...

Common Sense Your Diet

There are so many diets out there -- and everyone suggests that their way is the best! It may be that each diet has something that makes sense, but is one better than the other? And is that "one" the same for everyone? Dr. Vijay Vad presents some common sense information and recommendations that can be applied to all of us.........

Will Wild Mustangs Be On Your Menu?

Will Wild Mustangs Be On Your Menu?

Last month - news broke that nearly 50,000 tons of meat supplied by two Dutch meat processing companies and sold across Europe since January of 2011 may have contained horse meat. The discovery startled Europeans and people across the globe - and many Americans began worrying if they might be eating horsemeat in their hamburgers.

Lavender in Your Garden: For Health, Fragrance, Well-Being

Lavender in Your Garden: For Health, Fragrance, Well-Being

Lavandula angustifolia, known as true lavender or English lavender, was until recently considered the hardiest and most fragrant species. Lavender essential oil is the one most widely used in aromatherapy to...

Communing with Nature and with the Wisdom of Plants

Communing with Nature and with the Wisdom of Plants

While I first heard the voice of an herb deva in my kitchen that morning, shortly thereafter, they appeared in my garden. They sent me off running to my computer, so I could type the messages they were so insistent on delivering...

Eating like a Gorilla is Good for You???

Eating like a Gorilla is Good for You???We can learn a lot from gorillas. Humans and gorillas share nearly identical DNA and digestive systems. A gorilla's wild diet is much healthier for people than the standard American diet...

Are Your Kids Hooked on Advertising? And Can You "Just Say No"?

Are Your Kids Hooked on Advertising?

Author and activist Anna Lappé (daughter of Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet) takes on the billion-dollar business of marketing junk food, soda, and fast food to children and teens. With diet-related illnesses...

Caveat Emptor: Entering The Era Of Buyer Beware

So here's the ultimate irony. The administration keeps on going around and saying that this new model, this new inspection model is going to be able to reduce salmonella, and yet all of the evidence points the other way.

Jamie Oliver Fights Obesity One Family at a Time

Jamie Oliver Fights Obesity One Child at a Time

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Salt? You May Be Getting More Than You Bargained For!

Salt? You May Be Getting More Than You Bargained For!

The expression "salt of the earth" means "the best" or a "worthy person" perhaps implying that salt is the best and a worthy additive? Salt has become a "can't do without" ingredient... We can't seem to cook without it and it's in most of the foods we buy...

Diet and Food: Is The Food You Eat Providing You With Energy?

Diet and Food: Food Is Energy

Our conventional diet is deteriorating in quality because our farming has depleted the soils and polluted the waters in which they grow. Adding a few vitamins to "enriched" white bread, cornmeal or white rice doesn't replace the minerals that have eroded from...

The Hunter-Farmer Food Types: Which One Are You?

The Hunter-Farmer Food Types: Which One Are You?

There are two types of people: Hunters and Farmers. Why are there two types of metabolisms that need two different diets? The idea of being a Hunter or a Farmer shouldn’t be taken literally...

Are These Things Addictive? Salt, Sugar, Fat

Are These Things Addictive? Salt, Sugar, Fat

You may have jokingly said, as you weren't able to put down that bag of chips or cookies, that those darned things were addictive. Well, it turns out you were right all along.

Can We Trust the Organic Label?

Can We Trust the Organic Label?

"...findings illustrate a larger point: Independent of choices we make as consumers — whether we buy milk in glass bottles or microwave food in plastic containers — processing is taking place beyond our view that can contaminate our food with endocrine-disrupting chemicals."

Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder?

Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder?

What follows are possible early warning signs of an eating disorder or behaviors that, when repeated, can indicate an ongoing eating disorder. Be gentle with yourself as you examine the things you consider normal and routine, but which may indicate a serious problem.

What Kind of Fish Are You REALLY Eating?

 

According to a study conducted by Oceana, a non-profit organization working to protect the oceans, the seafood sold in stores and restaurants in the USA is often mislabeled. You think you're buying wild salmon, but are actually eating farm-raised salmon. OK, maybe we suspected that at times... But what about...

What Is a Demitarian and Why Do More People Need To Become One?

 

What Is a Demitarian and Why Do More People Need To Become One?

Halve meat consumption, scientists urge rich world. People in the rich world should become "demitarians" – eating half as much meat as usual, while stopping short of giving it up – in order to avoid severe environmental damage, scientists have urged, in the clearest picture yet of how farming practices are destroying the natural world...

Gluten Affects Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

Gluten Affect Moods and Can Lead to Depression & Anxiety

I once had a patient who came in and announced calmly, "I had a brownie yesterday, and then I felt really suicidal." For a moment, my conventional reaction was to think she was losing touch with reality. She was one of my least dramatic, most levelheaded clients and usually she understated rather than overstated everything.

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

Healing Starts with the Gut and Gastrointestinal Lining

We have over one hundred trillion bacteria living in our digestive system. We need these bacteria to be healthy. People with inflammatory bowel diseases have lower numbers of friendly bacteria. To repair your gut, increase absorption of nutrients, and overcome many health challenges...

The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Startling Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Chocolate has gotten a bad rap. People say it causes acne, that it's junk food. But these accusations are not only undeserved and inaccurate; they falsely incriminate a delicious food that turns out to have profoundly important healing powers...

Are Processed Foods & Sodas Making You Fat?

The Fructose Connection: Are Processed Foods Making You Fat?

Research from Princeton University showed that fructose can make you fat... “Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn’t true..."

We Are What We Eat... Are You a Funnel Cake?

We Are What We Eat... Are You a Funnel Cake?

Our children are the first generation in human history predicted to have a shorter life span than the previous generation. Even with all the miracles of modern medicine, the kinds and the amounts of food we are giving our children, combined with a lack of exercise, is killing them...

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

Write Off Your Sugar Habit & Your Weight — and Shed Twice as Much!

When it comes to weight loss, the pen is mightier than the scale. Begin to keep careful track of everything you put into your mouth, including beverages. Being accountable to yourself in this way will be an eye-opening experience, because it will force you to come face-to-face with...

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Weight Loss Visualization: See It, Feel It, Make It Real

Emotional eaters often have negative thoughts about their bodies, weight, eating behaviors, and themselves. By using creative visualization, you can set goals and use the power of your imagination to create what you want rather than...

Food Cravings, Nutritional Deficiencies & Emotional Healing

Food Cravings, Nutritional Deficiencies & Emotional Healing

Emotional healing is the hardest thing to face because it isn't tangible or quantifiable. You may have to address the fact that you're eating extra food for comfort or out of boredom. Some foods may have seemingly addictive qualities. For example, when you eat...

Eat More Chocolate! It's Good For You!

Eat More Chocolate! It's Good For You! by Stasia BlissThe truth is, chocolate is very, very good for you. Honestly. Chocolate in its raw form contains a long list of key nutrients qualifying it as a 'superfood.' Chocolate's greatest benefits are delivered when taken in its natural form, the cacao bean, or the...

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Compulsive Eating: Are You Eating Your Heart Out?

Emotional overeating involves eating large quantities of food in a short period of time, feeling out of control during these binges, eating rapidly, eating without physical hunger, choosing to eat alone, grazing (nibbling at food all day), and/or feeling depressed about overeating.

Allergy Prevention in Babies: Preparing Yourself for Breast-feeding

Allergy Prevention in Babies: Preparing Yourself for Breast-feeding

Breast-feeding is thought to help in preventing allergies in babies, particularly a bad reaction to cow's milk. There is a great deal of controversy about how much difference breast-feeding makes, so the advice given here is based on the best evidence available at present.

Weight Problems: Cause of Preventable Deaths?

Weight Problems: Number One Cause of Preventable Deaths

The more weight our bodies carry the more stress there is on our joints, muscles and spines. Each additional 10 pounds equates 50 pounds of pressure to the knees and 100 pounds of pressure to our backs. There is also...

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

Trouble Losing Weight? Eight Ways to Pick up the Pace

According to the Mayo Clinic, after some initial weight loss, most of us will hit a plateau unless we change a few behaviors--for instance, by eating less and exercising more. Here are eight changes you can make to your routine so you can reach your long-term goal more quickly.

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease?

Saturated Fats: They Are NOT Causing Heart Disease

The much-maligned saturated fats — coconut oil, butter, and fat on meat — are not the cause of heart disease but actually protect against it. The fact is that rates of coronary heart disease, rare before 1920, have...

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

Eating Enough Protein to Get Rid of Toxins?

Your liver needs very specific nutrients in order to process fat-soluble toxicants so they can be removed from your body. And one of these is protein. At one point in the process...

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

Sprouting & Dehydrating: Seeds, Nuts and Sprouts

by Louisa L. Williams, M.S., D.C., N.D. Nuts have numerous enzyme inhibitors and are best soaked or partially sprouted to make their nutrients most nontoxic and assimilable before eating. Therefore, raw nuts are significantly easier to digest if...

What Is The Paleo Caveman Diet?

What Is The Paleo Caveman Diet?

Based upon commonly available modern foods, the Paleolithic or caveman diet is a diet that seeks to mimic the diet of the hunter-gatherer. The diet consists of foods that can be hunted and fished and can be gathered.

Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk: Calcium and Other Myths

Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk: Calcium and Other Myths

by John Robbins. The dairy industry has been waging war against soy milk, suing the manufacturers of soy beverages for using the word milk and claiming that the dairy industry alone has a right to use it...

About Cannabis: Its Role in Herbal Medicine

About Cannabis: Its Role in Herbal Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture

The very basic idea of plant-as-medicine dates back to before recorded history. Cannabis has been a medicine since at least 2800 BCE, and until the 1940s, it was listed in America’s pharmacopeia. In the past few decades, we have seen a return to herbal remedies and treatments. Despite the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts at...

Taking a Stand Against S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)

Taking a Stand Against S.A.D. (Standard American Diet)

by John Robbins.

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Nutrition and Health says that two-thirds of U.S. mortality is diet-related. At a certain point, one decides that the evidence is sufficiently complete and convincing to warrant action. To my eyes, when it comes to the health advantages of...

Is There Such A Thing As Brain Food?

Brain Food?

People who eat baked or broiled fish at least once a week may be protecting their brains from Alzheimer’s disease and other brain problems. Cyrus Raji of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and colleagues conducted brain scans on...

Helping The Economy: Buy Local On The Rise

Buy Local Food Sources

Buying food that is grown and raised locally has many advantages. One is obviously the fact that you're supporting your local farmers, businesses, neighbors, the parents of your children's friends, etc. So you're definitely helping your local economy, as well as...

Beware of Honey Laundering

Chinese Honey

You would think that food safety would be a top priority since much of our food is grown somewhere else and most of us have to eat out of the grocery stores. But it seems that is not the case. For instance, ever wonder why the ongoing collapse of US honeybee populations hasn't caused a scarcity of honey or a spike in prices?

What About Detoxification?

A study released in January 2011 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives revealed that essentially 100 percent of the 268 pregnant women tested were contaminated with highly toxic synthetic chemicals.

Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

Gluten and Grains: Good or Bad?

 

Our forebears began eating grains only about 10,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture. Grain had several clear advantages: You could store it for those times when animal food and seafood were in short supply, and the grains themselves were the seeds needed to plant new crops.

Common Sense & Your Diet

 Common Sense and Your Diet

There are so many diets out there -- and everyone suggests that their way is the best! It may be that each diet has something that makes sense, but is one better than the other? And is that "one" the same for everyone? Dr. Vijay Vad presents some common sense information and recommendations that can be applied to all of us...

Transformation Through Fasting

by Dayna Macy. “You’ll fast for three days”. I’ve run from hunger my whole life, and now I’m going to turn and face it. Dayna Macy shares her experience and insights during a three day fast and reveals...

The Practice of Food: New Routines & Measuring Portions

The Practice of Food: Routines, Portions, Honesty

by Dayna Macy. "Am I fat?" I’ve never actually asked this question of another human being — until now. I’m sitting in the office of Dr. Linda Bacon, a nutrition professor in the Biology Department at City College of San Francisco and author of Health at Every Size. “Yes.” I want to make sure I’ve heard correctly. “You just said I’m fat, right?” She nods and...

Fried Rice with Nori

Recipe for Fried Rice with Wild Nori.
Our nori goes excellently with all cooked grains, especially rice. Simply roast it and crumple it on, or sprinkle on our pre-roasted Nori Granules Sea Seasoning. For something a little creative with rice try this recipe from Montse Bradford.

Gluckastan Recipe

This recipe came from the Pacific Northwest where the Tsawatainak Indian tribe would harvest their local laver (nori) each year and cook it up with corn. Traditionally they undoubtedly did not use dairy products, but by the time Judith Cooper Madlener came on this recipe, they had started using a local brand of creamed corn. Take your pick.

Meatless Gunga: Pigeon Peas and Rice

Recipe for Gunga (Pigeon peas & rice). Let's see how this favorite Bahamian dish can be cooked... without meat! The recipe was excerpted with permission from the book: "The World In Your Kitchen" (out of print) by Troth Wells, ©1993.

Heavenly Rice and Spinach Recipe

Recipe for Heavenly Rice and Spinach. Leave standard potatoes or plain cooked rice behind! This adventurous side dish has an extraordinary rich flavor. This recipe was excerpted from The Garlic Cookbook, ©2000.

Curried Squash and Apples with Couscous

Recipe for Curried Squash and Apples with Couscous.
Here's a delicious curried squash recipe from Susan and Richard Strafursky's Savannah Inn, 330 Savannah Road Lewes, Delaware 19958.

Anorexia and Bulimia

Unfortunately many girls, in order to look like a supermodel, need to develop an eating disorder and spend a lot of time being concerned with their food and their weight. Bulimia nervosa is a form of compulsive eating where you binge and then purge. Types of purging may include...

Aliens R Us

The material contained in this article is not for the faint-hearted, and many may find it highly disturbing. These reports concern an alien civilization that perpetuates sinister and barbaric practices against beings on their own planet. It has been a solemn reminder to me, that although there are many loving beings in the universe, there are also many who do not respect life and are plainly deceitful and sadistic, and not to be trusted.

Bones R Us: Food and Our Bones

Calcium is essential for blood clotting, nerve transmission, muscle contraction and growth, heart function, general metabolism, and various hormone functions. Lack of enough calcium prevents bone deposition and contributes to thinner bones. Too much calcium can encourage kidney stones and gallstones.

Are You Eating Frankenfood?

Genetically altered food is being quietly slipped into our markets and supermarkets without proper labels, and without having passed adequate safety tests. Furthermore, genetically engineered food confers no advantage to consumers: it doesn't look better, taste better, cost less, or provide better nutrition. In Europe they call it "GMO food." Here, we use a new term: "genfood."

Eating Disorders

When an eating disorder exists, it is recognized by certain behaviors, the most noticeable being an obsession with food and weight. This obsession can take the form of binge eating, starving, vomiting, compulsive exercising, or other behaviors focused on eating, getting rid of, or avoiding food.

SUGAR: Like A Kid in a Candy Store

Sugar is not only the most prevalent addiction in our society, but it's also the least recognized and one of the hardest to kick. Yet almost no one calls sugar an addictive substance. What's truly frightening about it is that sugar is found in practically every food product on the grocery store shelf. Are we a society of unknowing addicts? Perhaps.

Mediterranean Diet

by Marissa Cloutier, MS, RD. and Eve Adamson. Is it really possible to eat well, savoring and relishing delicious food, and at the same time increase our wellness? In fact, it is possible, and also surprisingly easy to accomplish. We need only look to the Mediterranean lands...by Marissa Cloutier, MS, RD. and Eve Adamson. Is it really possible to eat well, savoring and relishing delicious food, and at the same time increase our wellness? In fact, it is possible, and also surprisingly easy to accomplish. We need only look to the Mediterranean lands...

The Vegetarian Diet: Why Vegetarianism

The Vegetarian Diet: An objective answer to those who want to know the nutritional, spiritual, and moral advantages of vegetarianism. A vegetarian is one who eats no animal products. Also he or she uses a minimum of leather, only where necessary.

Calorie Counting... Down the Scale

My diets always consisted of severely cutting down on calories. I got results, but I suffered! I would lose the weight, but how I missed my dear friend, delicious food! I would get down to my "skinny" clothes for the date I needed to look my best, and then I would go home and reward myself with a feast of all the glorious treats I'd been missing. Of course, I would vow to get right back to a "healthy" way of eating so that I would not destroy all the progress I had made.

Grains & Sea Vegetables

Whole grains are unrefined, exceedingly nutritious, and contain more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than their lighter, whiter, and fluffier counterparts found in commercially packaged goods.

Diet - A Four-Letter Word (2)

The word diet simply defines the food we ingest each day. But it has become a four-letter word or a badge of honor, sometimes even a badge of martyrdom. Dieting has become a national pastime, with everyone waiting in line for the next diet of the month, guaranteed to make us all fit and trim.

Diet - A Four-Letter Word

The word diet simply defines the food we ingest each day. But it has become a four-letter word or a badge of honor, sometimes even a badge of martyrdom. Dieting has become a national pastime, with everyone waiting in line for the next diet of the month, guaranteed to make us all fit and trim.

Herb Gardening

An herb garden can be as simple as a few pots of chives, mints, and basils at the edge of a sunny patio or balcony.

Eat Great, Lose Weight

I've tried every diet in the world. The shakes, the calorie counting, the packaged foods, the fasting, the grapefruit, the cottage cheese, the celery... What I really wanted was to find a way to eat healthy, nutritious, yet flavorful foods in substantial portions and still lose weight. And I'm happy to tell you I have found it.

Food Combining

Our digestive system has to break down into their useful component parts a variety of different 'feedstocks' each requiring a different process. The foregoing consideration leads to the concept of eating food in batches, which require the same chemical and mechanical treatment in the digestive tract. It is known as the principle of proper food combining.

Herbs And Cooking

Herbs And Cooking When cooking herbs there are certain things you need to remember. The food will taste as good as the mood you are in and whatever herbs you use to spice up the meal is according to one's own personal taste. Experimenting with herbs is fun and adds a bit of pizazz to one's daily meals.

Foods That Fight Pain

by Neal Barnard, M.D. Foods have medicinal value -- this has long been accepted in the medical traditions of China, India, Native America, and other cultures around the world, and is now being confirmed by the latest Western medical research. Foods can also fight pain. This idea is drawn from a wealth of new research from prestigious medical centers around the world.

Juices & Sprouts

Minerals are essential to keep our chemistry in balance and to supply our bones, blood, and tissues with the elements necessary for normal function and growth. Minerals are needed in the tissues for tone and as conductors of electromagnetic light waves, which link the chromosomes of the cells to the finer energies of Nature.

From Eating... to Obesity

Everything we know about our prehistoric ancestors is that they were lean. If they finished lunch hungry, they had a choice. Go off for an hour or two and find more food or have a siesta during the heat of the day. You had to really want the food to go to the effort of getting it. Today of course, in the affluent countries, we are surrounded by food.

Gradually Becoming Vegetarian

If you decide to become a vegetarian for loving reasons, such as loving your body, your spiritual gifts, animals, and the environment, you'll enjoy the transition more. However, if you are motivated by fear -- such as wanting to lose weight to please someone else -- you're apt to struggle with food cravings and dissatisfaction.

What is the Zone?

For generations, every male on my father's side of my family suffered from a similar fate: a premature heart attack that cut their life short decades too early. I knew I couldn't change my genes, but I was determined to find a way to lead a normal, healthy life span...

How to Use Essential Oils as a Healing Modality

How to Use Essential Oils as a Healing Modality

Knowledge has been handed down through the ages regarding the contributions that essential oils can make in our lives. Some of the stories originated in our grandmothers' tales, some were told by wise sages, while others were revealed by those deeply in touch with the plants. Essential oils are established and revered as a reliable and resourceful healing modality.

The Elusive Fountain of Youth Is Made of Anti-Oxidants

The Elusive Fountain of Youth Is Made of Anti-Oxidants

Contrary to what Juan Ponce de Leon thought when he searched for it in the 16th century, the fountain of youth is made of anti-oxidants, not water, and it's a lot easier to find than the famed explorer thought. Research on aging from the University of Florida shows that anti-oxidants slow down aging process...

FDA Supplement Guide

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which set up a new framework for FDA regulation of dietary supplements, requires consumers, as well as manufacturers, to be responsible for checking the safety of these products and determining the truthfulness of their label claims.

Why Is Garlic A Most Versatile Natural Remedy?

Why Is Garlic A Most Versatile Natural Remedy?

Garlic is among the oldest and most versatile of the documented natural remedies. When Hippocrates, the father of diagnostic medicine, was busy noting which treatments worked for the Greek people he treated, he listed garlic. A total of twenty-two ancient Egyptian remedies were found to use garlic, as noted in the Ebers Papyrus dating from the sixteenth century B.C.E.

Aloe Vera: Nature's Miracle Household Plant?

Aloe Vera: Nature's Miracle Household Plant?

Aloe Vera called Nature's Miracle has been associated with myth, magic, and medicine since pre-biblical times. All over the world today, Aloe Vera is a common household plant. It is one of the most talked about, yet most misunderstood plants in history.

Complexity of Obesity and Holistic Weight Control

Complexity of Obesity and Holistic Weight Control

Obesity and weight loss has become an obsession, such as with anorexia, bulimia, constant dieting and bingeing, when the issue of weight is clearly out of perspective. While weight control is a feminist issue, it is also a health issue. Obesity can endanger the internal organs through ...

Zinc Triggers Body Defenses

Cold sufferers take heart: A University of Florida study offers new evidence that zinc—the latest rage in cold remedies—may provide immediate protection against disease. "We were startled that the response in people was so dramatic and so rapid," said...

Harvesting & Storing Herbs

In early America, almost every Colonial home featured an herb garden, but somewhere along the line we lost sight of the value of herbs in cooking. Some things you need to know, about caring for herbs, center on how to harvest them...

Herb And Plant Dyes

The leaves, flowers and roots of many herbs may impart dye colors such as red, blue, green, yellow, brown and gray. The herbs can be either fresh or dried however the or dried however the fresher the herb... the brighter the color.

Herbal Medicine Guide

Herbal medicine and the medicinal benefits of herbs have been known for centuries. Records of Native American, Roman, Egyptian, Persian, and Hebrew medical practices show that herbs were used extensively to cure practically every known illness.

Herbal Guide

An A to Z guide for herbs with content, uses and sources.

Saw Palmetto Berries: A Reproductive Tonic for Men

Saw Palmetto Berries: A Reproductive Tonic for Men

Saw Palmetto Berries is an herb which is needed in the U.S. today. The average male over age 50 may suffer from a variety of reproductive ailments, such as prostate problems, low back pain, and diminishing sexual vitality — this herb can help in alleviating some, if not all, of these symptoms. Likewise, women who may experience...

Natural Approach To Prostate Health

It appears that common diseases among men over 50 involve the prostate sex organ (and the colon and cardiovascular system). The modern lifestyle of stress; long hours of sitting, driving or TV watching; stuffing food and emotions; eating fast food, flesh and milk products; regular intake of sugar, caffeine, and alcohol; and...

Taking Herbal Baths

Herb baths were popular around the 3rd century B.C. Bathhouses, both private and public, were used in ancient Greece. and Rome. Baths were enjoyed both for their healing and beautifying properties. There are different types of baths such as mineral, oil, steam, massage, or friction baths...

Eating Raw Foods for A New You

There are dozens and hundreds and thousands of diets, diet books and diet experts in the world today. For one reason or another, many people have decided to adopt some restrictions. The greatest value of the raw food diet is its transformative value.

Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili recipe

Chipotle chilies are dried smoked jalape?o chilies. They are often canned in adobo sauce, which is made with ground chilies and spices. They add a distinctive smoky flavor to this robust chili.

Answers About Healthy Foods

More than ever, American shoppers are motivated by health concerns, especially about fats and cholesterol, and are turning away from meats and toward meals that are based on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Whenever I tell people that I am a vegetarian, I invariably get lots of questions.

Acid and Alkaline Balance

For optimal energy and to maintain health, a balance between the acids and the alkalis of the body is essential. The acid-alkaline balance varies with the individual and his or her stress level. Generally it ranges between 75 percent and 85 percent alkaline-producing foods to between 15 percent and 25 percent acid-producing foods in the diet.

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