Sugar is Essential for Health

Sugar is Essential for Health Sugar has enjoyed bad publicity in the past few decades with the increase in diabetes. Is sugar really bad for our health? Or is this a total misconception? The body needs lots of energy for it to perform thousands of functions in the cells, and for us to perform our…

Dangers of Artificial Sweetener Aspartame

Sugar became the villain a few decades due to the ever increasing cases of diabetes and obesity. Now people choose on a daily basis, products that are “sugar-free” and still sweet. Few ever question the source of that sweet taste. A very dangerous chemical, present in almost all diet drinks and foods, is the highly toxic…

What is Stress?

Have you noticed that everyone talks about stress? It is not fashionable talk. People are seriously stressed. Stress is now recognized as a major contributor to chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease, depressive conditions, arthritis, cancer, chronic lung problems and muscular problems, lower back pain, etc. Stress in itself is not the cause of disease,…

Chronic Pain is Real

September is the month dedicated to pain awareness. It is the time when people are made aware of the existence of chronic pain and its underlying causes. This helps people to understand their friends and relatives who may be suffering from chronic pain. Pain is a warning sign that there is a problem that needs…

12 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Health Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric or turmeric is native to southern Asia. The ground deep-orange-yellow powder is commonly used as a spice in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. It is also used for dyeing, and to impart color to mustard condiments. Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurveda practices, to treat a variety of internal…

Health Benefits of Echinacea

According to the American Botanical Council, “Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 7.9% in 2013, reaching six billion dollars for the first time!” Herbal sales have steadily climbed for the past 10 years! Would you believe that Echinacea leads in herbal sales! Echinacea used to be known as an alternative…

Parsley Tea Clears the Skin

Parsley has been used medicinally for centuries. Some of the best known parsley health benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification. It is said that parsley has phyto-chemicals that detox the liver. I have just learned that parsley tea clears the skin of dark blemishes. So what does the liver have to do with blemishes? Apparently…

The Effects of Acidosis on Health

Eating acid-producing foods makes the body acidic. I learned this the hard way when I suffered for years from burning urine. Sometimes the laboratory test showed there was no urinary tract infection, but the urine was highly acidic. Acid was basically burning my urinary tract, probably destroying my kidneys slowly. That is now in the…

14 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Like all vegetables, cucumbers are full of health benefits. The cucumber is one of the best vegetables because it is eaten raw. As you know raw food keeps 100% of nutrients and enzymes whereas cooked food loses some of its nutrients and enzymes through heat.  You can eat cucumbers in salads or in a smoothie…

The Protein Myth!

Each time I tell people that I no longer eat meat and dairy, they raise the issue of protein. “So where do you get your protein?” They ask. “From all the fruits and vegetables that I eat.” I say. There is this general misunderstanding that protein is only found in animal products. Of course we…

Acidosis

Acidosis is that state of health in which the body has become too acidic. An acidic state is the playground of infections and cancers and inflammations. It is to be avoided through diet…

Why I Eat Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds

Health Authorities Recommend Fruit, Vegetables, Nuts, Seeds Here are excerpts about what is considered a “healthy diet” from various authorities. Center for Science in the Public Interest: “A diet based more on plant-based foods than meats and dairy can lead to extra years of healthy living.”  American Heart Association: “Cut back on foods high in…