Antioxidants are compounds in foods that search for and neutralise free radicals produced by the ever present process of oxidation in the human body. Therefore, antioxidants are vital to prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals. Oxidation, a natural chemical process happening all the time in the body, occurs on the cellular level [...]
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I have been interested and practicing earthing or grounding by walking barefoot on the grass or sand (beach sand is awesome!) for some time, and was planning to write a post on it but I found this great article by Dr Mercola that explains the benefits of it very well. According to his article, studies [...]
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is one of the top three most prescribed digestive and liver herbs in my dispensary, the other two are milk thistle (Silybum marianum) and globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus). I prescribe dandelion in many forms either on its own or in herbal mixes with great clinical results. The dandelion plant is one of [...]
Nutrition and oral health are closely linked throughout your lifetime. The mouth is the mirror of your body, say holistic dentists, and they are right - you can’t be healthy until your mouth is healthy! The mouth is the gateway to the respiratory and digestive systems, so if you think breathing, sleeping and eating is important [...]
Most of us know parsley as a tasty addition to meals but the truth is this green leafy herb packs some powerful health benefits (both the leaves and roots have medicinal properties). In fact, parsley has so many nutrients that eating it is almost like taking a multivitamin, antioxidant and mineral supplement - one that [...]
Sweet, juicy, delicious and shiny bright red - strawberries are one of the most mouth-watering and loved fruits of all time. Not surprisingly we are now discovering why they are so good for us as the many benefits of eating strawberries on a regular basis are being researched extensively. The most active component of strawberries [...]
Green smoothies include a variety of fresh or frozen produce, including green leafy vegetables. They are a great and easy way to increase the amount of raw fruits and vegetables in your diet. Consuming just one smoothie each day provides an enjoyable and easy alternative to a plate of vegetables or a bowl of fruit. [...]
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient we can't do without but it's often overlooked by both health practitioners and patients which may result in a deficiency that is not corrected sometimes for a long period of time. In fact many unexplained and difficult to resolve chronic health problems are associated with low levels of this [...]
Overuse of antibiotics is a real issue these days resulting in, among others, gut damage impairing digestion and absorption as well as, paradoxically, also causing damage to our immune system located in the gut (about 90% of the immune system is found in the gut). Fortunately, there are a number of herbs, plant compounds and [...]
Kumquat jam rocks! Are you familiar with kumquats? I certainly wasn't until a few weeks ago when I came across this gorgeous tree in the neighbourhood showing off plenty of small oval shaped bright orange fruits that were very popular with the local birds. Here’s the photo of this beautiful tree. The kumquat tree originates [...]