According to the Beverage Marketing Association, over 40% of all bottled water sold in the U.S. is just tap water that’s been purified. However, did you know that more than 24,000 hormone disrupting, cancer causing chemicals were found in a single bottle of water?
Biologically, Iron is a mineral that is essential to the human body. Maintaining proper levels of iron is necessary for overall health and required for your body to function correctly. Though the amount of iron your body needs can depend on a variety of factors such as age, sex and weight, generally speaking your body does not need a lot of iron, but some is absolutely essential for the production of energy, transportation of oxygen, hormonal synthesis, growth and development of cerebral functions, cellular health and immunity.
Essential oils carry biologically active volatile compounds in a highly concentrated form that can provide therapeutic benefits in very small amounts. One such oil is thyme oil, which is derived from steam distillation of fresh thyme flowers and leaves.
Thyme, a member of the mint family, has a sweet, earthy flavor that lends itself well to cooking. Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” counted thyme as a culinary herb,1 although it was used also used as a form of medicine in ancient times, particularly for respiratory conditions. According to the American Botanical Council:2
“The ancient Sumerians and Egyptians used thyme as a medicine and to embalm the dead. The ancient Romans used thyme to flavor cheese and alcoholic beverages, burned it to deter wild animals, and bathed in it to ‘provide vigor.’ Medieval women embroidered thyme on gifts for knights.”
Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing tree native to South Asia and now found throughout the tropics. Its leaves have been used as part of traditional medicine for centuries, and the Ayurvedic system of medicine associates it with the cure or prevention of about 300 diseases.
Moringa, sometimes described as the “miracle tree,” “drumstick tree,” or “horseradish tree,” has small, rounded leaves that are packed with an incredible amount of nutrition: protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium… you name it, moringa’s got it. No wonder it’s been used medicinally (and as a food source) for at least 4,000 years.2
The fact that moringa grows rapidly and easily makes it especially appealing for impoverished areas, and it’s been used successfully for boosting nutritional intake in Malawi, Senegal, and India. In these areas, moringa may be the most nutritious food locally available, and it can be harvested year-round.
Personally, I grew a moringa tree for two years and I can attest to the fact that it grows like a weed. For those living in third-world countries, it may very well prove to be a valuable source of nutrition.
Is a Coconut a fruit, nut or seed? Interestingly enough it is all three. It is a fruit because it is a fibrous drupe, it is a seed because it is the reproductive part of a tree and it is a nut because the basic definition of a nut is a one-seeded fruit. Regardless, the Coconut tree gives us a very nutritious food, water and oil that we can and should incorporate into our lives for a variety of reasons. Whether you are an athlete looking for a great tasting energy drink, a traveler looking to boost immunity or someone looking to loose weight and/or look younger… you should consume coconuts.
Lemon essential oil is one of the most powerful oils you can use for your health. In fact, the oil has been used for at least 1,000 years to treat a variety of health conditions and ailments. Lemon essential oil can change your life in many ways.
Titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, modified food starch, hydrogenated palm oil, modified corn starch (GMO), Red No 40 Lake, Blue No 2 Aluminum Lake, Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake are all found in the most popular brand of supplements.
It is the multi-vitamin Centrum. What most people don’t know is that this multi-vitamin is probably killing you. Take a look at the health dangers of Centrum.
Originally created during the 1930’s as a way of saving time for busy home cooks, General Mills (under the label Betty Crocker) created a shortcut for making biscuits by combining many of the ingredients needed into one simple mix… they called this quick biscuit mix Bisquick.
As a parent, I’m sure you can share my relief that school is starting again. As much as we love to spend quality time with our kids, entertaining them and managing them day in day out over the course of the summer can be taxing. On the other hand, there is one huge drawback to school starting, especially if you have young children… colds and flu’s.
The strong and distinctive smell of patchouli has made it a common ingredient in perfumes and deodorants for years. It shares familial roots with herbs such as lavender, mint and sage. By distilling the leaves and flowers of the plant, a very beneficial essential oil is generated with amazingly healthy properties you should be taking advantage of.