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5 Common Kitchen Foods to Reduce Inflammation Naturally

5 Common Kitchen Foods to Reduce Inflammation Naturally

Our kitchens may hold the keys to combatting inflammation in a safe, natural, and effective way.

It has been established that inflammation is an underlying contributing factor in multiple diseases that afflict Western society. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet, as well as poor lifestyle choices such as inactivity, contribute to the wide-spread presence of inflammation in the population.

9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

9 Herbs and Spices With Proven Health Benefits

Even when our food choices aren't the best, herbs and spices do more than just improve taste. They give any meal a nutrition boost. And according to one study they may even reverse the damage from an unhealthy meal. 

Researchers from Penn State University cooked up coconut chicken, cheese bread and a dessert biscuit for six men. The subjects were aged 30 to 65 and overweight but otherwise healthy. On one day the meal was served plain. On another day researchers added two tablespoons of a blend of nine herbs and spices to the meal. 

After each meal the researchers drew blood from the subjects every 30 minutes for four hours. They found that antioxidant activity in the blood increased 13% after the spicy meal compared to the plain meal. 

Confirmed: Sweating Removes Deadly Chemicals From The Body

A promising study confirms that the simple act of sweating may go a long way in removing dangerous industrial chemicals from our bodies.

In a day and age where chemical and radiation exposures from industrial pollution are ubiquitous and virtually unavoidable, it behooves us all to find ways to minimize exposure to them as well as to reduce their complex toxicities.

Herbal Research Update for Women's Health

What's New in Women's Health?
Originally published in The Natural Path Newsletter

What does nature have to offer that’s new for women? Quite a lot! 

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Herbs from India’s Tribal Pouch: Ginger

Herbs from India's Tribal Pouch: GingerGinger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is the member of family Zingiberaceae, locally known as Adrak or Ada in India. This plant is small, rhizomatous, erect and perennial. It is cultivated commercially for edible rhizomes in many parts of India and it has been part of various medicine systems across the world for time immemorial. Tribesmen in Patalkot (Madhya Pradesh) and Dangs (Gujarat) largely practice Ginger and its parts in preparation of traditional herbal formulations (Acharya and Sancheti, 2005; Acharya and Shrivastava, 2008).

Ginger is used as medicine in asthma, as carminative, stimulant, in constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, scabies etc., and is attributed with anti-oxidant properties (Acharya and Acharya, 2007). Plant is used as an emmenagogue, in colic (Zamora-martinez and Pola, 1992), diabetes (Mahabir and Gulliford, 1997), abdominal disease, anemia, choleric diarrhea, chronic fever, heaviness of the stomach and phantom tumor (Lama and Santra, 1979).

How to Cook with Turmeric - Plus FREE Recipe E-Book!

How to Cook with Turmeric

Published with permission from skinnychef.com

Everyone now seems to know how good turmeric is for your body and mind, but how do you use it in cooking?

When it comes to eating healthy, spices are many times overlooked. So if you want to supercharge the health benefits of the foods you're already eating while adding more interest to your meals, head to the spice rack.

Is Ibuprofen As Deadly As Vioxx?

Is Ibuprofen As Deadly As Vioxx?

Our medicalized approach to pain may be putting us in harms way.   However, there are safe, natural approaches that can ease painful conditions.

Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits


Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits

Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years. It's typically served with steamed rice at every Korean meal. But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment 

Natural Alternatives to Deadly Prescription Opiates

Natural Alternatives to Deadly Prescription Opiates

Prescription drugs kill nearly fifteen times as many Americans per year than the casualty toll of domestic terrorist attacks from over thirteen years combined, but still natural alternatives are suppressed and maligned despite a growing body of evidence supporting their far greater safety and efficacy

Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients


Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients

Just because you consume a particular food or drink, doesn't mean all the nutrients make their way into the body, to the locations where they end up being used or stored. Sometimes they just pass right out of your gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed and other times they are broken-down immediately by the liver and excreted by the kidneys.

Nutrients have to make it through a variety of obstacles, starting from the moment they enter your mouth to the moment they are used or stored. The bioavailability of a particular nutrient refers to the ability of the nutrient to pass through some or all of these obstacles, so that they are absorbed into your body and become available for use or storage [1].

Sesame Oil May Heal Liver Damage

Sesame Oil May Heal Liver Damage

Sesame seeds are one of the most powerful healing foods on the planet.  For thousands of years they have been used by traditional peoples for food and medicine. Chinese medicine suggests this ancient food may help relieve the epidemic of liver damage from modern drugs. 

Hepatotoxicity is liver damage caused by chemicals.  It's a significant problem related to pharmaceutical use since the liver's job is to clear chemicals from the body.  That makes the liver particularly susceptible to injury from drug use. 

The Natural Benefits of Ginger


The Natural Benefits of Ginger

GINGER!

It is that time of year where having ginger around is extremely helpful! It warms the body, flushes toxins out of our system, boosts our immune system, instantly energizes us and can ease our nerves. We all appreciate it – and earth naturally provides it!

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