Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the U.S: here are foods to help fight it

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women in the U.S. Here are foods to help fight it. ARUGULA is a cancer-fighting salad green, a cousin to broccoli. Arugula’s secret is it releases isothiocyanates, compounds that neutralize carcinogens in the body. Arugula is also rich in chlorophyll, vitamin C and beta-carotene. FLAXSEEDS are tiny, nutty […]

Wonderful watermelon is another example of Hippocrates’ teaching of food as medicine

Many, many foods in their whole and natural state serve as medicine for a healthy body. Wonderful watermelon is another example of Hippocrates’ teaching of food as medicine. Wonderful watermelon, as its name indicates, is mostly water—92 percent. But that juicy fruit is soaked with nutrients such as vitamins A, B6 and C, as well […]

Zinc level dramatically affects cardiac health, according to new study

A new study shows the relationship between the total amount of zinc in the body and cardiac function. This study builds on existing research demonstrating zinc’s importance in helping regulate essential metabolic functions. The study determined that when oxidative stress occurs, it is likely due to a shortage of zinc. The shortage can be determined […]

Eggs with salad increase vitamin E absorption, according to research

Eggs with salad increase vitamin E absorption, according to research from Purdue University. Vitamin E is the second most under-consumed nutrient in the average American diet, say the researchers. This is problematic because this fat-soluble nutrient has important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties,” said Wayne Campbell, a professor of nutrition science. Vitamin E is a powerful immune system […]

Babylonia and pomegranates—what did the ancients know?

Babylonia and pomegranates. What did the ancients know that science has confirmed today? In modern times we know that pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants and are anti-viral and anti-tumor. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and folic acid. Per volume they have three times as many antioxidants as red wine or […]

Introduction to Enzymes

Enzymes Support Healthy Digestion and Cellular Healing “A person’s lifespan is directly related to the exhaustion of enzyme potential.” —Dr. Edward Howell So what are enzymes? Probably not a subject included in the conversation of most people. Yet enzymes are in all living things and there is no life without them. Without enzymes, no seeds […]

Groovy garlic: Preparation tips to best preserve its high nutrient content

Groovy garlic has been used since since early antiquity as an antiseptic protection against the plague, infections and every other disease known to man and beast. Greeks and Romans used it to maintain health and give strength to their warriors. While it was shunned in western nations for many years as it was associated with the “lower […]

The five essential nutrients you should supplement daily

We live in a polluted and crowded world. Our lives are filled with stress. Most of our food is infused with chemicals–or, at the minimum, have chemicals covering the surface. Most people agree that nutritional supplements can help offset the side-effects of this modern living. But where do you start? If a person could boil […]

What is a ‘whole food’ supplement?

What is a ‘whole food’ supplement, and how is it different from any other supplement? A new survey conducted annually for 15 years now under the auspices of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, finds that 68 percent of U.S. adults take nutritional supplements; 50 percent regularly. But it is likely that many of them don’t […]

Eating garlic can prevent lung cancer, according to Chinese study

Eating garlic twice a week can cut the chances of lung cancer by almost half, according to research published online in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. In the study, Chinese researchers determined those who ate raw garlic at least twice a week cut the risk of lung cancer by 44 per cent. Moreover, the reduction […]