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Category: Herbal Medicine

Astragalus: The King of Herbs

  • Autoimmune
  • Diabetes
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Hormone Health
  • Men and Woman's Health

Astragalus, also known as Milkvetch or huáng qí in Chinese, is an herbal medicine that has been used for hundreds of years, with its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. One of the few all-purpose herbs used, it is believed to support a wide array of biological functions. Despite the fact that Astragalus has over

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Veggies Boost Probiotic Benefits

  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Gut Health
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Men and Woman's Health
  • Weight Loss

Taking probiotics with a Big Mac might not do you any good at all, according to an article published by the Division of Immunology at Harvard Medical School. In fact, The Western diet, very low in dietary fiber, has shifted our gut microbiota to become less diverse than more traditional diets, which is wreaking havoc on

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Dive into the Gut – Brain Connection

  • Brain & Emotional Health
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Hormone Health

In an 1817 study on Parkinson’s disease (PD), James Parkinson noted that many of the patients with PD had gastrointestinal issues, and that up to 80% of these patients suffered from constipation. Even 200 years ago, we knew about the gut-brain connection. Currently, the literature demonstrates that the microbiome does, in fact, affect the function

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INFERTILITY ON THE RISE?

  • Acupuncture
  • Fertility
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Men and Woman's Health

In the United States, approximately 10% of couples are infertile, and the number could be as high as 8-12% worldwide. With rising infertility rates, and the culpability pointing to factors such as environmental toxin exposure, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and water contamination, the data looks grim for the next generation. But that’s not the whole story.

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A Roller Coaster in the Bloodstream

  • Brain & Emotional Health
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Diabetes
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Hormone Health
  • Pain Management

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels can be complex and unyielding. In addition to food and beverages, our blood glucose levels fluctuate in response to a variety of other factors. Exercise, emotional stress, the previous night’s rest, and genetics all play a role in the body’s attempt to tightly regulate the levels of glucose circulating in

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Create Calm With Adaptogens

  • Brain & Emotional Health
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Pain Management

At some point in our lives, we all experience some degree of anxiety or stress. It seems almost inevitable. Because stress can be at the root of many health issues, its management or alleviation is critical. Intuitively, people know that being in a calm state is the best foundation for a healthy life and, throughout

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Sage is All the Rage

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Weight Loss

There is a laundry list of traditional foods and tasty recipes associated with the holiday season. Yet it’s the seasonings—the herbs and spices—that really make them pop. Sweet potatoes and cinnamon, for example, are a match made in heaven. And while poultry and butternut squash come alive when paired with any number of seasonings, Salvia

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7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Dark Chocolate

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Weight Loss

Chocoholics rejoice! The amount of evidence in favor of eating chocolate is increasing, so there’s no need to miss out. Most of the health benefits of chocolate are believed to be because of its key ingredient – cocoa. More and more studies are linking regular cocoa consumption with a slimmer waistline, improved heart health, increased

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Thyme For Gut Health

  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition

More often than not, we associate thyme with the culinary world. The beloved, leafy herb that accompanies chicken or other savory dishes, we think of it flavoring a stuffing, sauces, stews and soups. The history of its use, however, reaches way beyond a cookbook, and back to the ancient Egyptians who used it for embalming, or

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Diabetes Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

  • Diabetes
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Hormone Health

Research suggests that diabetics under age 50 have a seven-times higher risk of succumbing to sudden cardiac death compared to nondiabetics.* Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions and the organ suddenly stops. The 10-year Danish study looked at the medical records of all Danes in two groupings: those between the ages

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11 Largest Nutrition Lies in the Media

  • Diabetes
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Hormone Health
  • Men and Woman's Health
  • Weight Loss

Every week there seems to be a new nutrition topic covered in the media; new fads, new solutions for weight loss, and new foods that are “bad” for you. Many of the claims are often discredited, upon further research, yet their impact on dietary choices remains. That is the case with several of the long-standing nutrition

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Vitamin C Plays Protective Role Against Degeneration Associated with Osteoarthritis

  • Anti-Aging
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Pain Management

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major cause of functional disability as we age. When comparing the chronic diseases suffered by the elderly, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis are known to be the most common conditions. The prevalence of co-morbid conditions makes treating the elderly osteoarthritis patients different from other populations. Many of these

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