Category: Herbs

Top Five Benefits of Natural, Whole-Body Cleanses

Toxins are everywhere. They’re in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe—and the list goes on. Every day new toxins are introduced to our bodies, and there’s only so much the body can do to rid itself of them. Thus, the importance of an occasional …

Recover from Germ Phobia by Building Your Immune System

by Steven Horne, RH(AHG) I must confess that I feel frustrated by how germ phobic most people in our society are. Everywhere I turn people are concerned about killing poor defenseless microbes. They seek to sanitize this and sterilize that, all in the belief that the reason we get sick …

The Truth Behind Stevia Based Sweeteners

In 2007 the FDA banned the use of Stevia as a food additive (or sweetener); yet new Stevia-based “sweetener” products continue to pop up on grocery store shelves nationwide. How can this be? The most likely answer—the FDA is caving into pressure from artificial sweetener manufacturers who fear they will …

Mind Your Minerals for Better Health

by Steven Horne, RH(AHG) When we think of health, we usually don’t think of dirt. But dirt, or soil, is the primary factor in maintaining our nutritional health because all of our food comes from the earth. Since our bodies are literally composed of the “dust of the earth,” meaning …

Flu Season Survival

by Kim Wellborn I have been inundated with calls about the fear of flu; my feelings about flu are no different this year than any other! (For my views on flu vaccines see the Q&A section of my website). It’s true that this year the media has emphasized that several …

Anger and Liver Chi, what do they have in common?

I’ve always been intrigued by the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy and I’ve also had great results from therapies that use these philosophies. These therapies have ranged anywhere from foods I eat to acupuncture and herbal remedies. However, one of the most challenging aspects of TCM is that for many …

Herbs: Dandelion

Dandelion-is a member of the sunflower family. Its name is a corruption of the French dents de lion, meaning “teeth of the lion.” Herbalists consider this plant one of the most nutrient-rich in the plant kingdom. The whole plant is edible—the flowers, the leaves and the roots. Dandelion supports digestion …

After-Thanksgiving Cleanse

Happy Thanksgiving day-you’ve eaten till you couldn’t anymore, ruined the healthy eating plan that you were on- what do you do now? Try The Dieter’s Cleanse-It’s a complete 7 day cleanse program. What’s even better-This kit includes TWO programs in case you want someone else to do the cleanse with …

Ginkgo Biloba May Ease Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Abstracted by Susan Sweeny Johnson, PhD, Biochem, April 7, 2006. from Susan K. Johnson, PhD, Bruce J. Diamond, PhD, Sara Rausch, MS, Michael Kaufman, MD, Samuel C. Shiflett, PhD, and Linda Graves, MD , THE EFFECT OF GINKGO BILOBA ON FUNCTIONAL MEASURES IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A PILOT RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. …

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