Fermented foods have provided beneficial bacteria and good health to humans for thousands of years

Fermented foods have provided beneficial bacteria and good health to humans for thousands of years. Fermentation of food dates back at least 6,000 years BC. Scientists and historians say that fermented foods were probably discovered by accident as ancient people sought ways to preserve fresh food for later use. They were adapted and perfected through generations […]

Broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of a Healthy Diet. Do you eat it?

Broccoli is sometimes referred to as the “Queen of a Healthy Diet.” Do you eat it? Do you prepare it for your family? If you don’t, maybe you should consider incorporating it as one of your regular foods. Here are a few things the “Queen of a Healthy Diet” contributes to your health: it is […]

Important nutrients are deficient in many modern women

Modern lifestyles, as well as food production and processing methods almost guarantee that important nutrients are deficient in many modern women. These deficiencies can result in a host of symptoms ranging from irritability and lethargy all the way to serious health problems and even death. Males and females of all ages share a need for the numerous vitamins, minerals and other nutrients […]

Vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men

Men and women are different and have somewhat different nutritional needs. This article is focused on vitamins and minerals particularly essential for men. Men don’t get enough of these vitamins and minerals in the modern diet. On average, men need to eat 350 percent more vegetables and 150 percent more fruit in order to ingest the […]

Complex of B-vitamins offers protection against air pollution

A small but extremely promising study offers hope for those living in areas with unsafe levels of air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, that’s about 90% of the world’s population. U.S. researchers have discovered that high doses of B-vitamins may “completely offset” the damage caused by very fine particulate matter. One of the […]

Thiamine (vitamin B1), “the morale vitamin”

Thiamine (vitamin B1), the “morale vitamin,” got its nickname because of its positive impact on our nerves. It is also referred to as the “anti-stress vitamin,” as it helps the body withstand the stress we are all subjected to at different times of our lives. So, how does thiamine (vitamin B1), the “morale vitamin,” work […]

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) is more important than you think

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), is more important than you think. It’s very difficult for  most of us to comprehend how vital each natural nutrient is to our health. All the B vitamins are essential for converting food to energy and helping the body metabolize fats and proteins. They are necessary for healthy hair, skin, liver and eyes. […]

Adrenal fatigue: The 21st century stress syndrome

Adrenal fatigue: The 21st century stress syndrome, is the title of the book by Dr. James L. Wilson, ND.,D.C., PhD. Mayo Clinic’s definition of adrenal fatigue is that it is a “collection of nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, low blood pressure, chronic stress, nervousness, sleep disturbances, weight loss or gain, and digestive problems.” The […]

The roles of Vitamin B3

The roles of vitamin B3 (niacin) in your body are many and varied. Vitamin B3 helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. It supports good circulation and helps suppress inflammation. Vitamin B3 (niacin) is important for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and metabolism. It is […]

Health benefits of barley grass

The health benefits of barley grass are well known today. Like its cousin wheat grass, barley grass is included in dried form in many superior (organic) whole food supplements. Both barley and wheat grass come from the young, soft green shoots that crop up on the grain plants. These shoots and other sprouts are far more nutrient […]