Entries by karen

Which Fitness and Diet App is Best for You?

Sticking to diet, fitness or other wellness goals can be made simpler by using the fitness and diet apps available on the market. A well-designed fitness app can help you stay motivated, track progress, and provide reinforcement for even the smallest successes. With thousands of apps available, the hardest part is figuring out which ones […]

From Ancient Herb to Modern Medicine

  Many of today’s modern medicines were first part of “folk” apothecaries, often handed down from the ancients. Take the heart medication digitalis (aka digoxin): it’s extracted from the dried leaves of the purple foxglove plant (digitalis purpurae) and used to strengthen heart muscle contractions. The medication was “discovered” when a physician had no treatment […]

Vitamin D Achieves Mainstream Medical Acceptance

It’s only within the last decade that the Vitamin D supplement achieved acceptance by the mainstream (conventional) medical community. Today, it’s one of the most highly regarded supplements in both natural and conventional medicine and viewed as essential to good health. Vitamin-D made the jump to mainstream medicine through quality evidence-based natural medicine research. Studies […]

Arsenic in Rice: Which Rice is Safest?

From Asian cuisine to gluten-free and other special diets, rice is a staple food for many people. Shockingly, depending on where rice is grown, it can contain one of the world’s most toxic elements: arsenic. It can be passed into the human body, building up in body tissue over time, leading to impairments in the […]

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Flourless, dairy-free and gluten-free, these chocolate avocado and black bean brownies will fool even the most die-hard chocolate treat lover. The avocado replaces butter, which gives you an amazing nutrition boost and creamy texture. These brownies have out-of-this world flavor and are healthy for you too!  Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time […]

Hydrotherapy Home Remedies for Fever

When an adult is struck down with fever, we make our way through the misery. When a child runs a temp that just doesn’t come down (or keeps rising), you want to have every reasonable remedy at the ready to help make the child comfortable. Hydrotherapy remedies are suitable for adults but our focus is […]

Diet Stalled? Keep a Diet Diary

Keeping a Diet Diary is a powerful tool for gaining insight about what, when, and why you are eating. Whether you need to monitor eating habits to manage a health condition or because you want to lose weight, the tips below will help keep you on track toward your goals. To often, we eat mindlessly, […]

Ashwagandha: Herbal Support for Stressful Times

For more than 4,000 years Ashwagandha has been a staple botanical treatment in Ayurvedic Medicine. Ashwagandha is known as an adaptogenic herb: one that helps the body adapt to physical and emotional stress. It’s also regarded as a strengthening tonic to support the immune system and promote healing during and after illness. Though Ashwagandha (Withania […]

Wild about Winter Greens!

If you want to liven up your salads, get wild about winter greens! Here’s a list of cold-weather hardy greens that are packed with nutrition, flavor, and color: Belgian Endive. Add kick to your salad with chopped-up endive leaves.Skip the crackers for your hummus or cheese spread by using a sturdy endive leave, raw or […]