For the Love of Hemp Seeds

For the Love of Hemp Seeds

  Hemp is thought to be one of the earth’s most nutritious plants. Hemp seeds are an ideal source of protein for vegans and vegetarians, including those who eat a raw diet. Essential fatty acids are abundant in hemp seeds, as are magnesium, iron, potassium, and fiber. Hemp seeds…

Why and How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Why and How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

  Many people think of apple cider vinegar as a seasoning to be used in cooking, or as a ingredient in homemade cleaning products. Those are definitely wonderful uses, but are you aware of all the amazing health benefits apple cider vinegar possesses?  Apple cider vinegar has…

Top 6 Reasons to Use Stevia Instead of Sugar

Top 6 Reasons to Use Stevia Instead of Sugar

  Stevia is a natural sweetener, not lab-created, which originates in South America. It is available in different forms; as a granular powder, dried leaves, or as an extract. Obesity is on the rise in the USA, so more and more people are turning away…

Put Your Aloe Vera To Use

Put Your Aloe Vera To Use

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant species which has been used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. Aloe Vera is widely used in the cosmetics and holistic health industries due to its healing and rejuvenating abilities. If you are thinking about introducing a new houseplant…

Top 6 Reasons to Include Figs in Your Diet

Top 6 Reasons to Include Figs in Your Diet

One of my favorite snacks is dried figs. I buy my dried figs at local ethnic grocers, or at Whole Foods.  I also enjoy fresh figs, but these are harder to come by here. There are many varieties of figs, which are grown in warm,…

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe

  Summer is here and it is a hot one in the southern states! One of my favorite foods to bring along on summer picnics is cantaloupe. It is so easy to dice up and toss into a bowl to take along. Or better yet, thread…

Top 4 Health Benefits of Saffron

Top 4 Health Benefits of Saffron

  One of my favorite meals is Paella. I love yellow rice. Saffron is the spice that gives the rice its color (“saffron” means “yellow” in Arabic) and flavor in this yummy Spanish dish. Saffron has been prized throughout history for its medicinal properties, and…

Top 10 Health Benefits of Spirulina

Top 10 Health Benefits of Spirulina

“Superfood” is a buzz word that flies around these days like crazy and is used to classify a lot of different foods. The Oxford Dictionary definition states a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. There are really…

Top 6 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 6 Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is an edible oil that is consumed throughout the world. The health benefits of coconut oil can affect your entire body, inside and out. Studies have shown that coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Due to the…

The Most Beneficial Fruits & Vegetables

The Most Beneficial Fruits & Vegetables

By Dr. Mercola Eating more fresh vegetables is one of the simplest choices you can make to improve your health and ward off countless chronic diseases. Virtually anyvegetable is good for you… but some are better than others. To a large extent, the best vegetables for you are…