Let your skin glow - nourish and hydrate it from the inside! Let me introduce you to some herbs that assist. Add garden herbs, ginger, and turmeric to your food – and try in addition our lotion, loaded with natural herbal ingredients to moisturize your skin. Get 50% off with coupon 'blog'.
I always recommend using whole herbs and not extracts. White Willow Bark for pain, Green Tea, and Cranberries for urinary tract infection are just three examples. Let me explain why.
The medicinal effects of plants have been known for ages and all around the world – evidence bases, passing on the knowledge from generation to generation. Nowadays we know that there are active constituents in every plant that provide the medicinal efficacy. But using only these active constituents - extracted - may harm your body. Whole herbs mostly have other parts that counteract side effects.
Learn more and see examples.
There is a lot of talk in the media on the health benefits of turmeric. And yes: there is encouraging research about that. Turmeric has anti-oxidant, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties and may even prevent cancer. Best way to make use of it: add turmeric to every meal you like as an constant ingredient in your diet.
Learn more - see latest research - and try one of our recipe ideas.
Yes, we have heard that before: Eating more fiber is good for our body and health; it speeds up the passage of food and waste through your gut. But there is more. New research confirms that greater fiber intake lowers the risk of both cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. In a Meta Analysis researchers of the University of Leeds, UK, found that the likelihood of a heart event steadily declines with increased fiber intake.
They looked at fiber in general and then more closely at insoluble fiber and soluble fiber.
Sources of soluble fiber are: oatmeal, oat cereal, flax seed, legumes, fruits, and berries.
Sources of insoluble fiber are: whole wheat & whole grains, seeds & nuts, brown rice, and vegetables.
They found that you need all: Soluble fiber reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Insoluble fiber lowers the risk of coronary heart disease.
So make sure you add fruit to your morning high fiber cereal, and veggies and whole grain to other meals throughout the day.
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It's easy and healthy using more herbs: 'Living With Herbs' is a blog giving little tips, recipes, and information on herbs.
Dr. Angela C. Fritz