When it comes to nutrition, much attention is given to fat, carbohydrates, and protein. While these macronutrients are certainly important––antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other micronutrients are also tremendously important when it comes to health and wellness. Often thought of as merely a flavoring agent, herbs are actually a tremendous way to add much needed micronutrients and their accompanying health benefits to your daily diet. In honor of National Nutrition month, let's take a look at the top herbs and the way they can enhance your health and nutrition with their super powers.
Marketers would have you believe that sharing sugary, processed candy is the best way to express love at Valentine’s Day, but what if this year rather than overindulging in sugary candy, you showed your love by incorporating something that is actually good for you and your loved ones? English folklore believes yarrow to symbolize everlasting love, and in the Language of Herbs, yarrow means EVERLASTING LOVE. What better way to show your love than to include yarrow in your herbal regime this Valentine's Day and beyond?
It is hard to beat the warm, cozy deliciousness of a big bowl of soup. But soup is far more than simply a warm meal, it can also be a nutrient dense, healthy meal.
Loading soups with vegetables and lean proteins is a great way to get a complete meal all in one bowl. But did you know you can make soup even healthier by adding herbs and spices? Adding herbs and spices not only increases flavor without adding sodium; it is also one of the best ways to dramatically increase the antioxidant content of your meal. In honor of National Soup Month, take a look at two of the top herbs to make your soups better than ever before!
Cold weather brings with it snow, hot chocolate, and holidays. Unfortunately, with all the fun things that winter can bring along, it can also bring with it a host of respiratory problems. Thankfully, you don't have to suffer needlessly. Powerful respiratory support agents are available right from mother nature. This winter, arm yourself with peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Elecampane to enjoy optimal respiratory health and well-being.
Not many of us go for too much time in our busy lives that we don’t feel stress of some sort. There are so many ways to describe stress that I won’t attempt to do so in this article. I was working with a young lady not too long ago whose family has been through some very difficult and stressful times. I felt strongly to recommend she use the herb ashwagandha
“Drugging Our Water?” this was the battle cry for people who didn’t want fluoride added to their municipal water sources as a medicament. We don’t hear much about this anymore. According to a newscast in the last century the altruistic dentists who promoted fluoridating the water should all be out of business by now. Now that the dust has settled, we see that the cavity rate is not lower in fluoridated cities, and that maybe fluoride doesn’t prevent cavities. Interestingly we have more dentists than ever and they are all staying busy. Just try to get an appointment at a reasonable time.