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Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:30:12 PM
Can you eat your way to a better mood? More and more scientific research is saying so. Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is important for your general health, so why should it be any different for your mental health? From depression-fighting seeds to anxiety-zapping greens, read about the best nutrients for your mood. Related: […]
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00:38 AM
If I were stranded on a desert island and could only take one herb with me, it would be licorice. It is one of my favorite herbs, not only because of its unique taste or its profound healing powers, but also because it was one of the first herbs I ever used, and I believe […]
Friday, May 19, 2017 12:30:08 PM
If you’ve ever pulled weeds from your garden, you’re probably familiar with milk thistle. And attempts to remove it may not have gone so well because of its prickly stems and burrs that stick to clothing. Despite its outwardly pesky nature, milk thistle is one of the most powerful liver medicines available. While not a […]
Friday, May 19, 2017 3:00:32 AM
If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, can we alter our gut microbiome by altering our diet? Yes. Indeed, diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. Concern has been growing that recent lifestyle trends—most notably the high-fat and […]
Thursday, May 18, 2017 11:00:09 AM
I have lived in two semi-desert regions in Canada. Yes, Canada has desert regions! Even many Canadians don’t believe me when I tell them that there is desert in Canada, but the intense heat, dry landscape and small cactus plants dotting the mountainsides (and sometimes my shoes) support my claim. Unlike some desert regions that […]
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:00:04 AM
The human gut has “a diverse collection of microorganisms making up some 1,000 species, with each individual presenting with their own unique collection of species.” But it wasn’t known whether this variation is on a continuum or if people cluster into specific classifiable types until a famous study analyzed the gut flora of people across […]
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:05:14 AM
Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety, without serious side effects.
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:30:41 PM
Now there’s one more reason to enjoy your favorite curry dish. Turmeric, a spice commonly found in many Indian curry dishes, has been found to improve memory and cognition in as little as one hour. In an exciting study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the effects of one of turmeric’s active ingredients known as curcumin […]
Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:30:08 PM
Do you know which health conditions women in the United States are most likely to die from? The answer may surprise you. Keep reading to find out—and in honor of Women’s Health Week, learn what preventative steps you can take right now to lower your risk. 1. Heart Disease Accounting for one of every three […]
Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:30:01 AM
On a cool, crisp autumn afternoon hiking in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains, my husband, Curtis, remarked on the scent of juniper wafting through the pure mountain air. Thousands of juniper plants with indigo-blue berries blanketed the earth around our feet. With every step we took, the rich, clean aroma of juniper intensified. We stopped […]
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