Pennyroyal Oil is an essential oil that has many benefits. Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) is a member of the mint family and thereby related to spearmint, peppermint, and thyme. It was reportedly useful against gout, headache, and stomach trouble, as well as repellent to snakes and insects when worn as a garland or in a satchel around the neck.
Oil of Oregano, or Oregano oil, derived from the “wild oregano” or Origanum vulgaris plant, is one of the most potent natural antibiotics on the market. Its most well-known use is as a digestive: simple oregano flowers from your garden, when put into boiling water and brewed into an infusion, can settle an upset digestive system in no time at all.
Many people have discovered that the low-calorie, low-in-fat fad that has made its way to every aisle in the supermarket has one major caveat: these foods don’t leave you feeling full for long. Here are some great naturally filling food and drink options that can be found in any grocery store.
For those of us who follow an organic or vegetarian diet, claims about the wonders of soy are everywhere. But one woman is stepping out to say that soy not only offered little benefit to her health — it was downright destructive. Learn more about what ‘The Hidden Dangers of Soy’ author Dianne Gregg experienced in her personal life, and beyond, with the so-called “wonder food” that is soy.
Another outsider has offered up public advice to ailing pop star Britney Spears; this time it was animal rights group PETA. The group believes that Britney’s eating habits are contributing to her erratic behavior – speculated to either be bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Most Americans have little concern about contracting parasites. However, the idea that parasites are only something to be worried about if you travel overseas is not entirely true. Parasites are becoming a leading cause of food borne illness in the United States, for which there was no shortage of in recent years.
Aloe Vera has long been known to be wonderful for healing cuts, scrapes, and burns. But did you also know that aloe vera is just as effective with wounded interior skin? Aloe Vera juice, when taken internally, can soothe the most irritated stomach conditions – even those as severe as peptic ulcers.
Over the past few months, I’ve noticed an influx of companies starting to develop food products geared towards those with gluten intolerance, which comes from a gastrointestinal condition called Celiac disease. Gluten is a natural protein that exists in grains such as wheat, barley, oats and rye.
Your body can secrete acid and alkaline enzymes to break down your food – but not at the same time. Protein digestion requires an acidic digestive environment, and carbohydrates require an alkaline one. Combining the two will cause confusion and putrification of your meal.
When is it time to call it quits with lunch? Is it when your entire sandwich, fries, salad and sides are gone? Is it when your belly starts to feel bloated? Most of us feel that it’s necessary to fill up in order for a meal to be satisfying. I was once even under the misconception that filling up meant my body was getting full nutrition.