Native to Europe, North America, and the western region of Asia, Eyebright has been used since at least the 1300s and continues to remain a popular and effective choice for treating eye infections or vision problems. The eyebright flowers are usually white or purple with a yellow tinge, getting its name from the flowers that look like eyes.
It’s hard, if not impossible to think of a better gift you can give your child than the gift of health. The choices you make for your child on a daily basis have the power to help or hurt him or her when it comes to well-being and vitality. Beyond the impact of healthy choices, each step towards healthy living you make towards raising a healthy child, lays the groundwork to empower your child to make a lifetime of healthy choices.
Eggplants offer an impressive array of many vitamins and minerals, such as fiber, folate, potassium and manganese, as well as vitamins C, B6, K, phosphorus, thiamin, copper, niacin, magnesium and pantothenic acid (B5). Click here for this delicious recipe--compliments of Chef K.
Mustard is one of the most commonly used condiments around, but did you know that the tiny mustard seed used to make mustard holds within it considerable benefits for your health? Its mighty powers were first documented as many as 5,000 years ago, and it’s benefits continued to be researched and documented to this day.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 medium diced yellow bell pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups fat-free, less-sodium vegetable broth
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped mild green chiles
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 medium winter squash
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, chipotle chile powder, and oregano. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover and cook 10 more minutes.
2. Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out and discard seeds, pierce with a fork a few times, and put in a microwave-safe dish with 1/4 inch water. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave on HIGH 8 minutes or until tender. Let cool; peel with a small sharp knife, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Stir squash into bean mixture; cook 5 minutes. Stir in salt. Serve warm.
Recipe by Health.com
Photo: Yunhee Kim
For all of the miracles of modern medicine, sometimes it can seem as though today’s researchers are only seeking to reinvent the wheel when we stop to take a look at the multitude of benefits ancient herbal medicine has offered us for centuries. While Western medicine has its place, it is worth taking the time to learn the healing advantages centuries of wisdom and experience herbs can provide for us. One such herb with potent and impressive results worth learning about is...
Once disparangingly called poor man’s saffron, because of its brilliant deep yellow hue, turmeric is now considered Indian Gold. The reason for turmeric’s status as a spice superstart: the good health of the people who eat it daily, and its emerging scientific reputation as on of nature’s most powerful healers.
Turmeric owes its preventive and curative skills to its active ingredient, curcumin. A compound so diverse and powerfully rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that is has been sow to protect ad improve the health of virtually every organ in the body.