In the past few months a number of insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and mass media outlets have started to campaign against the use of vitamins and other health supplements, and in a few cases some have mislead the public by stating that supplementation is dangerous. It’s hard to blame media outlets for reporting stories put … Continue reading Vitamin Misinformation
What Causes Irritable Bowel? The causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are not well understood although it affects around 30 million people in the US (about 20 percent of the population), making it the most commonly suffered gastrointestinal disorder. Uncomfortable, embarrassing and often painful, IBS is characterized by poor digestive function, leading to diarrhea or … Continue reading Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The Magic of Daily Exercise We’ve all peered through the windows of local gyms, passed joggers and cyclists as we drive by, ogled people playing hoops, hitting tennis balls and any number of other physical activities. If we’re not one of those joining in, often we wonder what all this effort is all about —why … Continue reading The Magic of Daily Exercise
Beet, Carrot, Orange Sunrise Makes 2-3 servings 3 medium beets, washed 2 medium carrots, washed 4 oranges, peeled Juice beets, carrots and oranges in the juicer, and serve immediately.
White Bean Chili Vegan – Serves 4-6 Football fans are ready to cheer on their teams, and few things suit a proper tailgating party better than a warm hearty bowl of chili. This recipe is vegan at its base, but feel free to feed meat to your clan, and add in nearly anything you like— … Continue reading White Bean Chili
Stop Worrying – Prevent Busy Brain Worrying has become the modern-day human condition. Sometimes we worry about circumstances that are right on top of us; things we have to deal with immediately such as a flat tire or notification of a health concern. However, the majority of worrying takes place as our brains occupy themselves … Continue reading Keep Away Anxious Thoughts
Creamy Lemon Vegetable and Quinoa Soup (Vegan) Soups can be great in the summer even when you’re hot and wanting something light. This lemon vegetable and quinoa soup is the perfect light meal to savor as the warm weather takes over. No eggs or dairy are used in this recipe, but a creamy consistency is … Continue reading Creamy Lemon Vegetable and Quinoa Soup (Vegan)
Chemical-Free Living The Importance of Chemical-Free Alternatives There are many steps that you can take to reduce the number of potentially toxic chemicals in your home. These can range from simple common-sense steps to significantly changing what you buy! Chemical-Free Household Staple products such as vinegar and baking soda can really help with cleaning around … Continue reading Chemical-Free Living
What’s in Your Dish Soap? According to the EPA, our greatest danger for exposure to toxic chemicals occurs right in our homes. Take a peek at the label of your favorite dish soap, for instance. You probably can’t pronounce most of the ingredients, let alone identify their effects on your family and the environment. What … Continue reading What’s in Your Dish Soap?
Homeopathy: Origin and Benefits History of Homeopathy Over two hundred years ago, Homeopathy, as introduced by German physician Samuel Hahnemann, was believed by many to be another form of quack medicine. That was in 1796. It has now come full circle and the “inventory” of substances – about 2,000 so far – is used for … Continue reading Homeopathy: Origins and Benefits