Farm subsidies provided by the federal government are supposed to help agricultural producers manage the variations in agricultural production and profitability from year to year - due to variations in weather, market prices, and other factors - while ensuring a stable food supply. In reality, this support is highly skewed toward the five major "program" … Continue reading Farm Subsidy Primer.
New research indicates that curcumin - a substance in turmeric that is best known as one of the main components of curry powder - may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis. In Asia, turmeric is used to treat many health conditions and it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and perhaps even anticancer properties. Investigators found that by stimulating human … Continue reading Curcumin May Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.
Fish, flax and borage oils all contain essential fatty acids or EFAs, but they are not created equal and differ in their health benefits. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, whereas borage oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA, is … Continue reading Fish, Flax and Borage Oils.
Generic Name: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Brand Names: Mercola Krill Oil, Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil, Neptune Krill Oil, Red Whale Krill Oil What is Krill Oil? Krill (Euphausia Superba) is a small crustacean with an appearance similar to shrimp. They are found in the colder waters of the ocean. Krill primarily serve as a … Continue reading Krill Oil.
Cod liver oil, as the name suggests, is the essential oil extracted from the livers of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). The oil is commonly taken as a dietary supplement. It is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and contains relatively high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D. … Continue reading Cod Liver Oil: Health Benefits, Facts and Research.
An analysis in CMAJ expresses reservations about recommendations to raise fish consumption for health benefits. Dr. David Jenkins and his team, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, say such advice may not consider environmental issues, and that further research to explain the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids is required. http://www.cmaj.ca/press/pg633.pdf. Around the world, the medical community and … Continue reading Environmental Issues Not Considered When Analyzing Fish Consumption Guidelines.
Fish oils come from fatty fish, also known as oily fish, specifically the tissue of fatty fish, such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon. Fish oils are of interest to nutritionists and health care professionals because of two main ingredients: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) - both types of Omega-3 fatty … Continue reading Fish Oils: Health Benefits, Facts, Research.
Based on the fact that about two-thirds of our bodies are comprised of water, it may seem obvious that consuming water is important for our health. But a new study finds that by increasing plain water consumption, we can control our weight and reduce intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat. The study, published in … Continue reading Drinking more water reduces sugar, sodium and saturated fat intake.
Create a haven for beautiful winged visitors with this garden of colorful herbs. Hummingbirds and butterflies can't resist sipping nectar from bright tubular blooms, like those of anise hyssop, calamint, and bee balm. Host plants meet the dietary needs of the caterpillars: Swallowtail larvae, for instance, feed on dill, parsley, and rue while monarch caterpillars prefer … Continue reading Garden For Birds And Butterflies – Themed Garden.
Inspiration usually strikes at the oddest hours for me, usually, around 4 am when insomnia has her way. We have a portion of our yard that has been under a plan of attack for some time; but what to do that is appealing, useful, and calming? A Spiritual Retreat Garden came to mind, especially with having a … Continue reading Spiritual Retreat Garden – Our Ideas For A Chakra Garden.