In recent times, new soy products have flooded the US market. This dramatic increase can be attributed to new soy food categories being introduced, soy foods being repositioned in the marketplace, and new customers selecting soy for health and philosophical reasons. Read on to find out about what this increase in soy intake could mean for your health — in both positive and negative terms.
The majority of the English-speaking world is missing out on this powerful medicine! Black cumin, from the plant Nigella sativa, is just starting to make the rounds in the Western world, but this potent healer has been well-known and respected as an all-around remedy in African and Islamic countries for millennia.
Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure and is most commonly found in the outer lining of the lungs called the mesothelium. The majority of people who develop mesothelioma contract this cancer through breathing in asbestos fibers or being exposed to asbestos dust while on the job.
Research is still inconclusive in humans, but resveratrol does show very promising results as an effective antioxidant in that it inhibits free radicals in a test tube setting. However, when consumed, resveratrol levels are lower in humans, so effectiveness as an antioxidant is about the same as vitamin C.
Kale, the nutritious, dark-green member of the Brassica family, is one of the best values in the vegetable world in terms of nutrition-calorie ratio. Kale is truly a superfood that deserves more attention than it gets. The best way to consume it is to eat it raw (in salads etc) or lightly steamed (this keeps the nutrients available).
Goji berries, native to the regions of China, Mongolia, and the Himalayas in Tibet, have been used for over 6,000 years for various health reasons such as: protecting the liver, improving eyesight, improving sexual function, boosting immune system, and are notoriously known for promoting longevity. And who doesn’t want to live longer, right?
“The Elixir of Life” and the “King of Herbs,” the mushroom holds it own in the world of medicine and healing. A fungus native to the region of Japan, used for over 2000 years, mushrooms have been used to flavor foods and provide excellent sources of amino acids, proteins, and iron.
A growing number of Americans (and indeed people in most parts of the world) are increasingly using permanent hair dyes to get that perfect look for their hair. If you are also one of these increasing numbers, have you noticed the damage done to your hair by these chemicals-filled hair dyes, and to your health?
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a plant from the ginger family and is native to tropical South Asia. Turmeric is a potent natural treatment long used in Asian healing traditions as an anti-inflammatory medicine and also fights cancer, improves liver conditions, lowers blood cholesterol and may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
The truth of the matter is that most people are already aware that no single product or pill can hold the key to the fountain of youth. Rather, a balanced lifestyle that pays heed to nutrition, exercise, and the support of friends and family seems to be what helps us stay healthy and robust well into our senior years.