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The Amazing Power of Selenium
A single nutrient that holds great power for the prevention of disease and disability A remarkable study on Selenium was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association in 1996. It reported a group of 1312 people in Arizona who were not deficient in selenium. Half were given 200 microg
13 Ashwagandha Benefits For Your Health
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years. It is popular in Ayurvedic medicine because of its anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, neuroprotective, and thyroid-modulating properties.
Cleanse Yourself and Do Body Detox for Better Health
Detoxifying Body for Healthy Life Summary: Detoxification of the body is essential for eliminating toxic elements from the anatomic system and for leading a healthy life. In recent times of indiscriminate use of fast food and various processed food has resulted in various ailment.
Infographic: Health Benefits Of Teas And Tisanes
Due to the wide range of different tea types it can be sometimes confusing what the health benefits are. Find out about the health benefits of different teas and tisanes in the infographics below! …
Real Food Recipes
Salt: what Homer called 'a divine substance' and Plato described as 'especially dear to the gods.' The English word 'salary' is even derived from the Latin word that was used to designate the allowance provided to Roman soldiers for buying salt, which was an extremely valued commodity. Oh, and let's not forget the whole Gandhi salt march. The man walked 240 miles just to get his hands on this tasty crystal, for goodness' sake! Yes, yes, it wasn't so much about the salt as it was to stick it…
Is Raw Honey Good For You? 50 Benefits of Raw Honey
Honey has always been praised as having health benefits but did you know that there are over 50 benefits to raw honey specifically? Learn about them here!
Chia Vs. Flax - PositiveMed
They are both healthy for you, but have slightly different health benefits. I had no idea chia seeds were for anything but growing cute critters! I cannot believe how many good things are in both, I use flax seed on a regular basis, have not found chia seeds in the store yet where I live, […]
Mugwort – Health Benefits and Side Effects
Botanical Name: Artemisia vulgaris The plant is named after the ancient Greek goddess Artemis, a goddess of virginity, animals, hunting, and childbirth. The species name vulgaris means common. Its English common name derives from the Old English word muggiawort, which means 'midge plant'. Other Common Names: Common wormwood, felon herb, wild wormwood, naughty man, chrysanthemum weed, old uncle Henry, cingulum Sancti Johannis, common artemisia, sailor's tobacco, Chinese moxa, old man and St…
Yarrow Herb – Health Benefits and Side Effects
Information on the Side Effects, Benefits and Health Properties of the Herb Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and Its Common and Traditional Uses
Gentian – Health Benefits and Side Effects
Botanical Name: Gentiana lutea, Gentiana scabra Gentiana acaulis L. Gentiana purpurea, Gentiana pannoica, Gentiana punctata and Gentiana acaulis are smaller European gentians with similar medicinal properties and are used arbitrarily with each other and with Gentiana lutea. Other Common Names: Yellow and pale gentian, bitter root, feltwort, bitterwort, gall weed, stemless gentian (Gentiana acaulis L.) Habitat: Gentiana lutea L. belongs to the large plant family Gentianaceae. It is believed…
Wormwood Herb – Health Benefits and Side Effects
Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium. Other Common Names: Absinthe, grand and common wormwood, green ginger, madderwort, old woman, absinthium, ajenjo. Habitat: Wormwood is indigenous to the temperate climate zones of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. Currently, it is cultivated commercially in many parts of the world including central and northwestern United States. Plant Description: Wormwood is a perennial shrub-like plant of the aster family (Asteraceae). The roots or rhizomes…
Lemon essential oil is one that I think smells UH-MAZING!!! The oil is obtained straight from the peel. Lemon essential oils are often used in cosmetics for their clarifying and cleansing qualities and it's a great oil for brittle nails. It even promotes microcirculation which is supposed to help prevent the formation cellulite! Originally…