COMMENT:HIGH FAT HEALING

In the last five years it has become virtual dogma that a low fat diet is a healthy diet. The same people who 20 years ago used to urge us to eat plenty of meat and cheese now encourage us toward ...

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Figs

Figs (Ficus carica) are members of the Moraceae (Mulberry) Family. Native to the area of the Middle East and Mediterranean, they are mentioned frequently in The Bible. Buddha became enlightened while...

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ALTERNATIVES:ETHNIC FOODS THAT HEAL

Most of us are conditioned to think that alternative medicine requires specially prepared remedies a natural alternative to a drug. But many cultures around the world make use of a variety of loca ...

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Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal

Mentha pulegium Labiatae Habitat:A common wild or garden plant, in America, Britain, France andGermany. Collection: The stems should be gathered just before flowering inJuly. Part Used: Aerial parts...

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Melanocortin System and Obesity

You can’t just dive in and lose weight? Having trouble with being a little overweight? It seems so simple. Eat less and exercise more! Well, not so easy. Which is why we are all getting fatter. Have you ever heard of the melanocortin system? I...

Elements of a Strong Foundation – Part 2

Continuing on from last month’s column, "Elements of a Strong Foundation - Part 1", let's look at three more foundational pieces that are essential to not only feeling well, but truly being well and healthy: Reaching and maintaining an ideal weight;...

Balance Your Diet, Control Your Weight

Our Standard American Diet (SAD for short!) is anything but nourishing. High in carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, sugars, preservatives and other toxic chemicals, this diet virtually guarantees obesity and ill health. We’ve actually sacrificed our...

The Scary Truth About Sugar

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate found naturally in many foods, including fruits and grains. If the only sugar we consumed were in natural, whole foods, we’d all be just fine. But the average American diet is full of refined, nutrient-depleted foods...

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