photo credit: stevendepolo The #1 contributor to premature aging? You guessed it: free-radicals, those tiny reactive oxygen particles that damage our cells’ membranes and DNA. Chemicals in our food, pollutants, drugs, and stress can all contribute to the burden of free-radicals that we encounter every day. When cells become damaged, they lose their ability to […]
photo credit: Robert S. Donovan Already renowned for its potent antioxidant, weight loss, and blood sugar benefits, now bone density support can be added to the ever-growing list of health benefits of green tea. Already Popular in Japan and China for thousands of years, green tea is rich in a group of plant compounds called […]
photo credit: graywolfx47 Aphrodisiacs derive their name from the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, who embodies the graceful beauty of the feminine and reminds us – all women – of our timeless sexuality. Plant aphrodisiacs can strengthen and naturally enhance the female libido and sexual response, including arousal and lubrication. They provide an abundant […]
For centuries, Bilberry has been used as both a food and a health supplement – and like many berries, it is “food as medicine” at its best! As a food, Bilberry is enjoyed in pies and jams much like its cousin, the Blueberry (in fact, it’s known as European Blueberry). Bilberries are rich in anthocyanins, […]
So named for its hooked thorns that remarkably resemble a cat’s claw, this South American vine has traditionally been used for its exceptional anti-inflammatory and rejuvenative properties. Cat’s Claw is one of our best-loved herbs for joint inflammation, especially that associated with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, conditions which have an autoimmune component to them. This […]
photo credit: ValentinaM- For soft lips and smooth skin, Shea Butter is one of nature’s best kept secrets! The thick ‘oil’ (butter) expressed from the nut of the magnificent Shea tree is a rich source of fatty acids. These have the unique ability to readily penetrate the skin and improve its ability to retain moisture, […]
From ginger snaps to ginger tea, there’s hardly another spice that imparts a more welcoming warmth than Ginger does! Ginger is especially beneficial for anyone with perpetually cold hands and feet… so if you “know anyone” who takes a hot water bottle to bed every night, they may want to give Ginger a try!
Happy New Year, everyone! We’re looking forward to sharing lots of great health tips and info with you here, for a healthier 2012! If you’re someone who makes New Year’s resolutions, perhaps one of them was to do a little cleansing after “holiday excesses”?