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, […]

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 […]

Simple tricks for more nutritious meals

There really are simple tricks for more nutritious meals, according to Dr. Deanna Minich, a lifelong nutritionist. One thing almost all scientists and nutritionists agree on is we all need lots of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risks of many ailments. The list of “diet related” ailments include: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, cognitive […]

Garlic makes men smell ‘more attractive to women’

Previously we’ve written about garlic’s superfood ability to provide antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal benefits… now it appears the consumption of garlic also makes men smell better to the opposite sex. The research seems counter-intuitive to those women who suggest their mates take a breath mint when they detect the ‘noxious’ garlic odor on their breath; […]

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

Yesterday we reported on the growing concern over antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” Superbugs, are super bacteria that created over time as a natural phenomenon due to overuse of antibiotics. Modern medicine faces a major challenge in treating these bacterial diseases in the future—because the resiliant bacteria have adapted to the modern antibiotics in use today. But now […]

California: Hard times ahead for fresh produce lovers?

Until the 20th century, the wettest in a thousand years, much of California was a barren desert. Now in the 21st century, it is in the process of returning to its former desert environment. California is running out of water. According to NASA satellites, the state has lost 48 million acre-feet of total water supply—snow, […]

Some top cancer-fighting foods

A considerable amount of research has been conducted in recent years studying and assessing large groups of people and their eating habits in order to identify the role of food in the development of various cancers. Generally it has been concluded that those who consume the most antioxidants and phytochemicals found in fresh fruits and vegetables have a much lower risk […]

All ‘superfoods’ not THAT super

‘Superfood’ has become a mainstream label that we advocates of ‘food as medicine’ have ….perhaps, been guilty of just a wee bit of overusing. It is thought that the term originated with Popeye, back in the 1950s, when the cartoon character impressed us all with his chant, “I’m strong to the finish ’cause I eat my spinach, […]

Researchers say olive oil could help reverse heart failure

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that olive oil could reverse a patient’s heart failure ‘immediately.” Oleate, the monounsaturated fat abundantly present in this miracle oil helps the diseased heart pump blood more effectively, researchers said, and use body fat as fuel. The common reason for heart failure is the muscle becomes damaged from […]

AFFORDABLE superfoods loaded with antioxidants

A diet high in antioxidants does more for your health than you ever dreamed. Anti-inflammatory antioxidants not only ward off cancer and heart disease, but they fight the free radicals responsible for arthritis and other joint diseases, as well as diseases of the lung, such as emphysema and bronchitis. Following are a few antioxidant-rich, affordable superfoods […]