I use turmeric in many of the meals that I cook at home. I also purchase hair products that contain this healing spice to promote a healthy scalp. Turmeric is an ancient healing spice that has been used for centuries. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. Turmeric can help reduce inflammation, which is the major cause of most chronic diseases and even cancer. Unfortunately, the body does not easily absorb curcumin, which makes it difficult for our bodies to get all of the great benefits of this pungent and colorful spice.
It turns out we should be using ground black pepper to help our bodies absorb all of the health benefits of turmeric. Black pepper contains a bioactive compound piperine, which allows curcumin to get absorbed in our bodies Guido, et al. (1998). Piperine is an anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor spice that can also help enhance the production of serotonin. The next time you use turmeric in your meals, remember to use some ground black pepper from a pepper mill to...
Most of us take at least one or two prescription drugs each day to sustain our health or to manage a chronic condition. If you or a loved one have a chronic disease like high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, or diabetes you may need insulin or have to take more than five to eight pills each day. The cost to maintain your health can become really expensive when you have several prescription drugs to take. The senior population is especially vulnerable! Some retired seniors live on a fixed income and are forced to go without taking their medications or forgo paying other expenses in order to be able to pay for their prescription drugs.
It is clear the health care system in the United States is broken. With surging drug prices and medical costs, too many people are forced to go without the prescription drugs they need and without health insurance to help lower their drug costs. Let’s say you were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and need insulin to manag...
If you are currently in cancer treatment and had lymph nodes removed due to a cancer diagnosis, you may have experienced swelling and pain from lymphedema. Lymphedema can be very painful, which can make it hard for you to feel well enough to return to work or perform your daily activities. Compression garments such as compression sleeves and lymphatic massages can be effective ways to help treat pain and swelling associated with lymphedema. A lymphatic massage can help promote the movement of lymph fluid.
Dry brushing is an old Ayurvedic practice you can do at home, just prior to taking a shower to help stimulate your lymphatic system. All you need is a natural bristle brush with a long handle to help reach your back and lower limbs. It may seem weird to use a brush on your dry skin. However, dry brushing is a great practice to help increase circulation, promote lymph flow and drainage, and provide a gentle exfoliation for removing dry and flaky skin.
These fats are considered the “bad fats” and are linked to increased LDL levels (bad cholesterol), which can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Tran’s fats are found in so many foods such as margarine, muffins, bread, pizza, cookies, cake, and donuts. Don’t be fooled by labels that have zero grams of trans fat.
Decoding facts: Stay away from partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and hydrogenated oils.
Dozens of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes have hit the grocery store shelves and we all need to steer clear from using them in our foods and beverages. Here’s why! Some of these artificial sweeteners have been linked to cancer and they tend to be much sweeter than white sugar. They also have been linked to weight gain and can disrupt your gut health. Artificial sweeteners can be found in sodas, gum, candy, desserts, yogurt, snacks, and a bunch of other processed foods.
Decoding facts: Avoid consuming products with aspa...