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Archive for April, 2015:

Food Bites with Dr. Hyman – Coffee

Coffee has become a staple in the American diet. Some studies swear that coffee is healthy; a “superfood” of sorts. Is that really true? Dr. Mark Hyman doesn’t think so. Hyman feels the addictive nature of coffee, its ability to drive cravings for sugar and refine carbs, and a drinker’s tendency to replace real food with coffee are reason enough … Read more.

Chronic Illness Responds to Glutathione

For anyone suffering from chronic illness, this article may be of interest. Treating chronic illness with glutathione is not new, but it is becoming more popular. Glutathione is made in your liver, and is also sold as a supplement. Glutathione is part of your neuroimmune system, which is your brain and immune system working together. If you don’t have a … Read more.

6 Reasons to Give Up That Shrimp Cocktail

The little shrimp can cause big problems for your health and the planet. These little guys might be tasty but there are definite, unsavory problems with shrimp. Things such as not being regulated and being “cleaned” with radiation. Here are six reasons to think twice about your shrimp: The farms that produce shrimp actually feed the shrimp more seafood than … Read more.

Green Apples and Your Brain

Suzy Cohen, the well-known pharmacist and natural-remedies guru, has written a wonderful article about the benefits apples have on the brain. In this article, Suzy mentions that not only do apples have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, as well an anti-fungal properties, but they can also help prevent/reverse Alzheimer’s. Apples help with Alzheimer’s by producing a bioflavonoid called quercetin, which helps veins and capillaries. We … Read more.

Strawberries

Most people think of the strawberry as a humble fruit, but the strawberry is actually quite a powerhouse of nutrients, ranking as the third best U.S food when compared in serving sizes. This tasty berry packs a punch with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They are great for cardiovascular health, and have anticancer benefits as well. They also help relieve inflammation … Read more.

What’s New and Beneficial about Black Beans?

Recent research has given us a new look at this legume, especially at how it can give special support to our digestive tract, and in particular, our colon. The indigestible fraction (IF) of black beans is larger than in lentils or chickpeas. This outstanding IF can lower our risk for colon cancer, according to researchers. There is widespread support for … Read more.

Why Our Brains Crave Sugar in Stressful Times (and How It’s a Problem)

There’s a small study that suggests eating sugar can quiet stress signals in our brain. Whereas some of us like this feeling of de-stressing and therefore eat more sugar, this is not a healthy way to handle stress. Plus, it creates a habit that’s difficult to break.       In the study, 19 women were given three drinks per day over a … Read more.

Natural Remedies That Help From Head to Toe

Suzy Cohen, RPH, has been a pharmacist for over 25 years, and she know the good, the bad, and the ugly of medicines. It’s a Catch 22 situation. We need the medicines but, at the same time, they can do as much damage as they do good. So in response to this problem, Suzy has devoted a great deal of time … Read more.