Editor´s Note: Dr. Andrew Weil discusses the health benefits of ginger and turmeric and tells us why everyone should toss a little ginger and turmeric into their daily meals. While research is ongoing, these anti-inflammatories can make a huge difference keeping one healthy.
by Andrea Beaman, HHC
It seems almost all cultures around the world have used some type of pickle or other fermented food; in Japan they ate takuan and oshinko pickles, and umeboshi plums; China is famous for it’s kimchee (Kimchi); throughout Europe, dill, sour and garlic pickles were the flavor; in Germany it was sauerkraut; Russian people ate kefir, pickled cabbage and beets; and people in the Mediterranean dined on olives and yogurt...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Every culture around the world eats some form of fermented food to help aid in digestion. Unfortunately, today in our fast paced world, many people have walked away from these traditions. Andrea Beaman talks about the benefits of fermented foods and provides us with a very easy recipe to make our own.
by Rose Cole, CNC, CNHP & Dr. Edward F. Group, DC, ND
Agave nectar hit the markets a while back and we all jumped on the healthy sweetener bandwagon. Since its emergence as an alternative to sugar, agave nectar has become all the rage...
Editor´s Note: Agave nectar is a natural sweetener, but like honey, the natural elixir should always be used in moderation. Rose Cole has posted on her website, Wellness With Rose, Dr. Edward F. Group's article telling the good news and the not so good news about raw, delicate agave.
by Carol Whitaker
Portion control is essential to master for a health and wellness. I'm often asked what to eat to lose weight and build muscle, my answer is always the same, to eat a small balanced meal every three hours to jump start the metabolism and balance blood sugar levels. Eating a small meal is just that - smaller portions...
Editor's Note: Let’s face it. The body loves lighter, healthy food. Carol Whitaker highlights how to eat less in her article with helpful tools incorporated into daily routines with portion control. With helpful tips on weight loss success, like closing the kitchen by 7PM, it’s easy to master goals and be rewarded with more energy, longevity and, of course, weight loss.
by Beverly Bell
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Today, Native communities throughout the US are reclaiming and reviving land, water, seeds and traditional food and farming practices, thereby putting the culture back in agriculture and agriculture back in local hands...
Editor´s Note: Native communities have always considered themselves "land based people" and have a passionate history protecting their agricultural heritage. This article reveals how they continue their efforts involving buffalo herds, seed saving exchanges and agricultural programs, reviving land, water and seeds. Read how local tribes throughout the United States strive to develop sustainable programs, maintaining biodiversity and renewing sacredness between land and people.
by Donna Gates
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), only 13% of mothers in the United States meet their recommendations for infant nutrition. What a woman eats and her health prior to conception affect both fetal development and breast milk...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Breast Feeding will benefit the child for a lifetime and can help prevent some of the devastating conditions adults are now facing. The once assumed choice for a child now has conditions and interference in becoming the way we first feed our children. Look at the benefits to consider. And even when the ability of breast feeding is not possible, there are very good recommendations to fill the child's need that surpasses the canned choices on the shelf.
by Susan Smith Jones, PhD
This is a continuation of a conversation with Susan Smith Jones and her holistic approach to these common conditions...
Editor's note from Sherri Carter: This is Part 2 of an interview with Susan Smith Jones, as she continues her discussion of the role food can play in either being the cause of, or help with the symptoms related to Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Many times the holidays include eating food which doesn't always support our health. Susan reminds us how to keep that in check at all times, not just during the holidays! See Part 1.
by Susan Smith Jones, PhD
Are depression and stress getting the best of you? If you answered yes, this information will help put you in the pink again...
Editor's note from Sherri Carter: This is Part 1 of an interview with Susan Smith Jones, highly respected professional and author for a Holistic and Integrative approach to wellness, she discusses the connected between Anxiety, Depression and food. This is great information to keep in mind- and implement- during the hectic, stressful holiday time!
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