The UN once declared Spirulina the “best food of the future”. Is it just sensationalism? After all, it’s only a microscopic, blue-green algae. Used by the Aztecs and Mesoamericans since the 16th century, few know that its history goes even further back to 9th century Chad. Presently, it is cultivated and eaten in over 70 countries as a dried powder or pill.
So many of the natural health practitioners readily expound upon the benefits of lemon and honey. Often a home remedy given by mothers and grandmothers, they pack a one-two health punch when used in conjunction, whether in water or tea. As an herbal consultant, they are my go-to remedy in colds and flus, but they have so many more benefits in store for us.
Apple cider vinegar is a combination that many use when they’re trying to drop a few pounds. What you might not know, however, is that this sweet and sour combo is a remedy for many conditions of the body. The wide-range effects of apple cider vinegar can be attributed to its abundance of nutrients.
Yellow verbena or lemon verbena, native to South America, has quite a few health benefits packed into this pungent herb. The plant looks very similar to your average mint plant — perhaps like the common lemon mint — and a tea can be made out of its leaves just like any other mint plant.
The Holy Basil plant, also known as Tulsi, is a bountiful herb, entrenched in the culture of India as an Ayurvedic healing wonder and a Hindu object of prayer. It lives with tradition in India and has been a physical and spiritual cure-all. Tulsi is a nutrient rich herb that also conducts improved absorption of nutrients into the body from other foods and herbs as well.
Easing the suffering of eczema must go beyond just relieving its painful skin outbreaks. Medicines and ointments bring immediate relief but do not correct the problem. Applying natural solutions not only relieves the outbreaks, but also works to correct and eliminate the precursors to eczema. A home remedy for eczema is always a viable option.
There is a lot of value in simplicity. The simple act of walking is so valuable for your health. Walking is a relaxing, enjoyable way to exercise your body and improve your health. Every part of your body benefits from walking, and your spirit does too.
Native to parts of Europe, Asia and India, the caraway plant belongs to the carminative family containing Dill and Cumin. Carminatives are herbs that help ease gastrointestinal distress, including gas and bowel spasms. Documented since the Middle Ages, caraway seeds and oil have flavored various dishes and been prepared as medicinal remedies.
Overeating burdens the body and is the prelude to illness. It also causes you to age prematurely. Sincere effort is required to control overeating and achieve satisfaction by eating just enough food to nourish you. The joy and satisfaction of eating does not have to be sacrificed to overcome overeating. Much to the contrary, improved health and a purer appreciation for food can be achieved.
Lactose is present in more than 20% of prescription drugs and about 6% of over-the-counter medication, especially in birth control pills and, ironically, those that treat stomach acid and gas. Compared to milk and foods measured in grams, medications contain small amounts of lactose measured in milligrams, which is why most pharmacists claim that none or an extremely small reaction will occur.