Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a quite different perspective on the form, function, and health of the body, mind and spirit. Thousands of years old, TCM holds that a vital force of life, called Qi, surges through the body.
Found in plants such as grapes, berries, peanuts, and red wine, resveratrol is a biologically active compound that acts like an antioxidant, protecting the cells from damage due to toxins, aging, Type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
For over 2,0000 years, Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used as an herbal remedy for digestive, liver, kidney, and gallbladder conditions. The active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin, which can be extracted from the seeds of the plant.
Here’s a perfect dish for your fall picnic. Whether you’re looking to try your first vegan meal, or enhance your current recipes, farro is a healthy grain sure to please. In this recipe, the chewy, mildly nutty flavor of farro is spiced-up by the zest of smoked tempeh; the seasoned, roasted sweet potatoes and carrots are served over fresh mixed greens.
Healthy kidneys can efficiently process protein. However, over-consuming protein can add unnecessary strain on these organs. If you have risk factors for kidney disease, or have an undetected problem, the strain created by consuming too much protein could result in a serious acute or chronic kidney disorder.
Healthy kidneys are essential, not just for the urinary system, but for the entire body. They remove waste and help maintain the body’s internal environment, or homeostasis.
Several types of glycosaminoglycans or GAGs play important roles in the vitality of the joints. Though produced by the cells in the body, aging and injury deteriorate the viscosity of these compounds within the joint and contribute to OA.
There are blueberries that you buy at the market or grow in your yard and then there are wild blueberries. Truly wild blueberries are grown in glacial soil in northern New England and along the Atlantic Coast of Canada.
Nutrient-dense, home-cooked bone broth is easy and inexpensive to make. The key ingredient, of course, is the bones. Whether you choose chicken, duck, turkey or beef bones, select organic and grass-fed whenever possible.