Digestive enzymes not only break down the food you eat, they also help eliminate excess fat. These enzymes are a catalyst for your metabolism and can help your body increase its rate of burn. A deficiency can cause the body to become unbalanced and slow down your metabolism. If you have problems with blood sugar, low grade inflammation in the digestive tract, leptin imbalance, acid reflux, gas, constipation and bloating along with constant stress, these
For some, the word charcoal kindles thoughts of the barbeque grill. For others it is an artistic medium for drawing. But charcoal has a myriad of diverse uses. Charcoal is the black remains of fire consisting of carbon and ash. It is obtained by burning off the water and other volatile constituents from animal or plant substances. Ash consists of the noncombustible contents of whatever was consumed by the fire. It is high in minerals
Many times, we realize the very cleaning supplies we are using to clean or sanitize our homes are more toxic than the actual “unclean” environment. Lets empower you with realistic, affordable and practical ways to make your own cleaning supplies using natural ingredients, as well as recipes and tools to enable you to take control of your toxic overload while saving loads of money in the process. In a 2004 Red Cross study of , 10 newborn’s umbilical cords, a total of
Stones are formed from calcium, high levels of uric acid, excess cysteine intake, and struvite stones are the result of constant infections. All of these causes can be prevented by switching from an animal based diet to a plant based diet that can even be high in calcium, protein and cysteine yet not cause stone formations. If we then include garlic, onions and cranberries, we can prevent struvite stones from forming. Diets rich in animal
Nettle, also known as stinging nettle, is often overlooked as a nutritive or medicinal plant. On the contrary this wonderful floral specimen is a very resourceful plant. If you’ve ever had the experience of coming up against the leaves and experiencing the sting you’re more likely to curse the plant than to praise it. This plant is very much worthy of praise because of the abundance of medicinal and nutritive properties it has to offer.
Over 80% of your immune system is based in your gut. More and more of our microbiomes in our guts are being destroyed due to the increasing food and chemical toxins that are infiltrating our everyday products. There are over 80,000 chemical substances used in our daily life products and less than 4% are tested as safe for use in or around humans. As we ingest GMO wheat, corn and soy; sugar, prescription medications, body
The botanical name for Hawthorn Berry is Crataegus laevigata – American Hawthorn and Crataegus oxycanthus – the English Hawthorn. Hawthorn is also know by, Haw, White Thorn, May Day Flower and May Blossom. The genus name, “Cratagus” comes from the Greek word, “Kratos”, meaning hardness, strength or power. The berries of the Hawthorn are collected in the fall after they turn a dark purple. Hawthorn berries are high in vitamins B1, B2, C, calcium, iron
Americans spend 35 billion dollars a year on eye care, 42 percent of Americans develop myopia while Aborigines average less than 3 percent in myopia incidence. Most eye problems are caused by environmental conditions and not genetics. We can be exposed to 9,000 different chemicals that are created at the rate of 6.5 trillion pounds per year and 7 billion pounds of 650 pollutants are released annually into our air. There is a herbal formula for the
Once you’ve seen mullein growing and you know what it looks like you will be able to spot it anywhere. It has velvety, long leaves that form a rosette the first year of growth. The second year it sends up a stalk that grows up to eight feet high with leaves attached and at the top the small yellow flowers bloom and grow. You rarely see one plant. Mullein likes to grow in dry rocky
In our hectic culture today, it’s very common to deal with pain by popping a couple of Tylenol, only one of many over the counter pain medications containing acetaminophen. We often feel we don’t have time to deal with the source of the pain, so our main objective is to dull it quickly so we can carry on. However, researchers at Ohio State University found that acetaminophen reduces not only our own pain, but our
I really don’t like the time of year when the time change comes along, especially when we “spring forward” in time. I really wish they would leave it alone. It seems like it takes me a week or more to feel normal again. Why would just an hour shift in time affect me so much? Just an hour can throw our body rhythms off and it takes time to reset them. Body rhythm….it is a real
Horsetail extract can improve bone density, according to a study of the University of Maryland Medical Center. A clinical study also indicated that horsetail can regenerate bone tissues. In addition, researchers of University of Maryland Medical Center revealed that this plant contains a substance named silicon that keeps bones strong. It can repair bone density thanks to the presence of silica and calcium in it. For this treatment, you should take 2 horsetail extract capsules every day.