Apr 212014
Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is popularly used as a food source within Bangladesh, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. It is rich in vitamin C, and is often served with rice, curries, and other vegetarian dishes. It also has been internationally recognized within the pharmacopoeias of many countries as a valid, botanical medicine since 1884. It is used to . . . Read More »

Apr 182014

Lavender flowers are approved by the German Commission E for promoting both a healthy mood and healthy circulation. The scent of lavender has shown to have positive effects on mood within certain adult populations and can help to alleviate mild feelings of agitation or distress. As a spice, lavender is best known as an important . . . Read More »

Apr 162014
Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a member of the sunflower family native to a narrow area of the Mediterranean. It has since been naturalized throughout Europe and can commonly be found in Oregon and California where it is considered a common garden weed. Despite this unsavory reputation, milk thistle has quite a striking appearance, noted by the . . . Read More »

Apr 152014

Rosehips have a tart flavor and can be used to make jelly, jam, soup or oil, or can be alternatively used to flavor tea. During World War II, the British government used collected rose hips to make rosehip syrup as a source of vitamin C to replace citrus fruits that were impossible to get. Rosehips . . . Read More »

Apr 202013
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome is one of the most mysterious and controversial health conditions of our time. More than fifteen years after chronic fatigue syndrome was recognized and named, medical doctors still argue about its origination: Is it caused by a viral infection? Blood pressure abnormalities? Chronic infection? Food allergies? Chemical sensitivities? Some medical doctors wonder . . . Read More »

Apr 082013

Menopause is a transition period that may last from several months up to a few years. Misinformation about this topic instills fear in many women as they enter their forties and begin to think about menopause. A good example of this is Western medicine’s focuses on menopause as a disease that must be treated with . . . Read More »

Apr 052013

Headaches, one of the most frequently occurring disorders, are more prevalent than even the common cold. Most of us, including children and adolescents, have experienced headaches of various kinds and intensities, and most of us will continue to have them more often then necessary. With today’s fast paced society, the vast majority of headaches are . . . Read More »

Mar 272013
Immune System

The immune system is intricately connected to all other systems in the body. A weak immune system can present the body as a ripe environment ready to breed dis-ease. Psychoneuroimmunology or PNI, a term modern medicine has coined, is used to describe the connection between mind and body; how the brain passes messages via the nerves to . . . Read More »

Mar 252013

High levels of cholesterol in the blood are one of the many risk factors for various health problems and can cause a high risk in developing heart disease and stroke. Inhibited circulation can also cause gallstones, impotence, high blood pressure, and loss of mental awareness. However, not all cholesterol is bad. Your body does require . . . Read More »

Mar 222013

Depression shows no mercy. According to the World Health Organization, it affects people of all ages, races, and nationalities and is one of the most costly of all disorders, largely because it disables people who would otherwise be productive. Similar to other chronic illnesses, depression can be caused by several factors and may be characterized . . . Read More »