Category Archives for Reducing Inflammation

6 Reasons Why You Should Add Hemp Seeds to Your Diet

Hemp seeds are seeds that come from the hemp plant, also known as Cannabis sativa. Contrary to popular belief, they only contain trace amounts of THC, which is the psychoactive compound for which marijuana is known. What many people do not realize is that hemp seeds are incredibly nutritious and contain high concentrations of healthful […]

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Do Collagen Supplements Actually Provide Benefits

In the last 30 years we have heard a lot about collagen and how important it is to good, overall health.  Most likely we have heard about the two most popular collagen supplements – Chondroitin sulfate and Glucosamine sulfate.  These supplements have been marketed as beneficial to almost every problem known to occur.  I’m consistently […]

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Just what is turmeric and why is it good for me?

Turmeric is the main spice in Indian curry dishes and is often thought to be the most powerful herb known for fighting and potentially reversing disease.  The benefits of turmeric have been researched and written about in thousands of articles and research papers.  This herb is a phenomenal, natural ingredient to add to recipes and […]

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Are Turmeric and Curcumin Really That Effective?

Turmeric is the brilliant yellow spice, belonging to the ginger family, that is used in Indian cooking. The powerful effects of employing turmeric and curcumin to combat inflammation, pain, depression, obesity, aging, diabetes, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis have been investigated by many studies and supported by some trials on animals and humans; […]

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Inflammation – The Not So Silent Killer, and How to Reduce It

Inflammation is literally a killer. Most of us think of inflammation as something that happens when a wound gets infected, or a joint hurts. This is true, but it’s like comparing an ice cube to an iceberg. Inflammation is a persistent and constant companion that nearly all humans live with every day, though they may […]

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Turmeric—The Golden Spice and Its Value to Your Health

Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron or “the golden spice,” has been widely used across South Asia, the Middle East,and Africa for the last 2,000 years. Multiple cultures are known to have used it for various medicinal purposes as far back as 250 BC, but documentation of turmeric in religious practices in India dates back […]

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Detox Like a Champ… What Acai can do for You

Acai is one of the new superfoods that you have been hearing about. Pronounced “ah-sah-EE”, the Acai tree, which produces Acai berries, is actually from the palm family. The small berries are very juicy, and have been a staple of the Brazilian diet for many years. It has been over 40 percent of the diet […]

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Do You Get Your Daily Greens Requirement?

Do You Get Your Daily Greens Requirement? Most of us try to eat a healthy diet.  Even if you don’t, you at least feed yourself to assuage your hunger.  The problem is, just about every one of us is starving, literally all the time.  Starving is defined as “to suffer or die or cause to […]

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Ginger and Turmeric… a Smart Match!

Oftentimes, people focus on just one type of supplement that they have heard of which is the end-all and be-all—that one amazing food or supplement that will fix all of their problems. This is understandable, as when you read about health and supplements, articles tend to focus on one subject so as to go in […]

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