Plant medicine: 28,000 medicinal plants have now been identified by modern scientists

Plant medicine: 28,000 medicinal plants have now been identified by modern scientists. New analysis from 128,000 scientists representing twelve countries has been made public by Kew Gardens at Britain’s Royal Botanical Gardens in London. Actually, since early times plants have provided the medicinal remedies of the human race. The whole structure of modern pharmacopeia is […]

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 […]

The various types of vitamin K and their many functions

The various types of vitamin K and their many functions may come as a surprise to many people. Obviously we have an alphabet of vitamins—A, B, C, D and E, but no vitamins F through J. So why K? Maybe it is because vitamin K, long known by Germans for its importance in natural blood clotting, was derived from […]

Have you ever wondered why licorice root is an ingredient in many whole food supplements?

Have you ever wondered why licorice root is an ingredient in many whole food supplements? Most people just think of licorice root as a chewy black candy. But licorice root is much more than that. It is a medicinal food. Today licorice root is recognized as a treatment for asthma, athlete’s foot, body odor, canker sores, chronic exhaustion, fungal infections, […]

Learning about the pioneers who brought us the food we enjoy

Learning about the pioneers who brought us the food we enjoy today is probably something we never thought of. After all, most modern populations are not known for their knowledge of history and geography. But food, like everything else had pioneers who paved the way for our comfort and safety, according to researchers of more than […]

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 […]

Ginkgo Biloba is the oldest tree on earth

Ginkgo Biloba today is known for the many medicinal benefits of its leaves and nuts. But not many people know that the Ginkgo Biloba is the oldest tree on earth. Scientists date the ginkgo biloba to 200 million years ago, existing side by side with the dinosaurs. “It is a living fossil,” says botanist Peter Crane, […]

What is so great about parsley?

What is so great about parsley? I was thinking about that this morning as I admired it popping up all over the garden like a weed. Many people consider it an afterthought, a garnish pushed aside after you eat your real meal. But the fact is, what is so great about parsley is that it […]

Earl Mindell’s ‘hot hundred foods’

Earl Mindell’s  ‘hot hundred foods’ are listed in a chapter of his 1994 book, Food as Medicine. I have owned this book since it was published and have referred to it many times over the years. As nutritional fads come and go, Mindell’s (R. Ph., Ph.D) hot hundred foods mostly remain the same or even […]