February is Heart Awareness Month

This month is Heart Awareness Month and a great time to talk about keeping your heart healthy through diet and lifestyle.  With Cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke being the leading cause of death in the United States according to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, we want to be sure you know…

Make Eating Colorful Easy

Eat By Color By Melissa Roberts Health Magazine Colorful Produce For a More Nutritious You Eat bright colored foods If you’re looking for an easy way to optimize your diet, go for color. Fruits and veggies of all shades contain phytonutrients—plant compounds that work together to protect your health. “These phytonutrients include antioxidants like carotenoids…

Links Between Cancer & Soda

Cancer Cells Seem to Love Your Sodas By Naturopath Suzann Wang  We’ve spoken about how high fructose corn syrup has been found to be loaded with mercury, a toxic heavy metal, in a previous post. In that article, we talked about how mercury can damage the brain. Now, new research is even more damning of…

Healing with Turmeric

Healing Foods Turmeric This beautiful gold hued earthy spice aids in digestive health while delivering strong anti-inflammatory health benefits. Turmeric is a common spice used and seen most frequently in indian dishes. Turmeric goes way back and has been used in many ancient Ayurvedic treatments for all types of arthritis, and digestive issues. The healing…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

BPA’s & What You Should Know

Ask the Doc Plastic Panic Should you say no to BPA? BY Neal D. Barnard, MD Q: What is BPA? And is it dangerous? A: BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical used in some hard, clear plastic products, such as reusable bottles, and in the resin that lines food and beverage cans. Manufacturers like to…

Extra Virgin Olive Oil For Cooking & Baking

Extra virgin olive oil adds a delicious character and depth of flavor and richness to any meal. If you haven’t been using the heart healthy oil consider using it in your cakes, cookies, and baked goods, as well.  If you are vegan it makes a perfect vegan cooking and baking oil. Olive oil has so many…

Saffron

Saffron has been around since the eighth century, and its major exporter is spain.   Saffron is very costly selling for as much as $50 per ounce because it takes 200,000 dried stigmas from over 70,000 flowers to produce just one pound.  A very little bit goes a long way as it is a very potent…