Alfalfa, the ancient health treasure

It’s humbling to acknowledge that alfalfa, the ancient health treasure, was recognized as such by civilizations thousands of years before we modern humans woke up to its value as a human nutrient—not just animal food. Dried alfalfa leaf has been found in Turkish and Iranian ruins dating back 6,000 years, and in Turkish medical writings 1300 BC. In […]

Garcinia Cambogia, another traditional health food from afar

A THM Feature Article Garcinia cambogia is a small, exotic fruit similar to a tiny pumpkin. It has become quite well-known is western countries in recent years due to its weight-loss properties, but it has been in use for thousands of years in India and Asia in a number of health-supporting roles. Its traditional uses […]

Is ‘counting chemicals’ better than counting calories when it comes to weight management?

Most of us have a rough idea of the number of calories in common foods we eat. It’s part of our conditioning where we’ve learned that to lose or maintain weight, we either carefully count our calories… or increase our amount of exercise. But Natural Society posits that there is a third factor that may […]

Ancient and modern cooling foods for summer

An important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the consumption of appropriate foods for the season. And now that summer has hit many regions with a vengeance, we are in the time of the TCM element ‘yang,’ which signifies heat, fire and maximum activity expansion. It is the season when the sun’s rays reach out […]

Ayurvedic Medicine Oldest, Most Holistic System on Planet Today

India’s traditional, Ayurvedic Medicine focuses on life,  prevention and longevity, and has been practiced for many thousands of years. It was first put into complete written form over 5,000 years ago, and its holistic approach continues to guide millions of people around the world to better health today. According to an article by P.F. Lewis in Natural, […]