Roseroot May Have Potential as Alternative Treatment for Depression

A herb used in traditional European folk medicine for over 3,000 years could be a potential treatment option for depression, according to the results of a new study. Many common therapies for mild to moderate depression can have side effects such as nausea and sexual dysfunction. The study, published in Phytomedicine, was led by Dr. … Continue reading Roseroot May Have Potential as Alternative Treatment for Depression

Microgreens: Health Benefits and Growing Tips

Microgreens are a hot trend in the food and nutrition world. People wanting to improve their health and wellness through nutrition are sneaking microgreens in their smoothies, piling them on sandwiches, mixing them into salads, and even growing them at home. What are microgreens? Cilantro is a popular microgreen that is high in vitamins and … Continue reading Microgreens: Health Benefits and Growing Tips

7 Sure-Fire Stress-Busters

Why is reducing stress so important? Believe it or not, the American Association of Family Physicians reports that two-thirds of all doctor visits are due to stress-related ailments. It’s also believed that 80 to 90 percent of all diseases are stress-related. And if you’re female, stress may be even more damaging to your health. Study … Continue reading 7 Sure-Fire Stress-Busters

5 Steps To A Fresh, Clean Start

Whether you're embarking on an annual fresh start health regimen, or a quarterly change-of-season detox program or, perhaps a one-day-a-week energy and vitality booster, here are 5 simple tips to give you the very best results. It's not difficult to look and feel years younger than your age. It is simply a matter of choice. … Continue reading 5 Steps To A Fresh, Clean Start

Stress Ease Hot Cocoa – Traditional Medicinals

Hot Cocoa infused with our Stress Ease Cinnamon tea, featuring skullcap, one of our favorite herbal allies to relieve stress and promote relaxation.* Source: Stress Ease Hot Cocoa - Traditional Medicinals

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Reduces Lung Disease Risk

Research, published this week in Thorax, finds a link between eating greater quantities of fruits and vegetables and lung health. They found it lowered the risk of developing a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in former and current smokers. Consuming more fruit and veg might stave off lung disease. The health benefits of eating a range … Continue reading Eating Fruits and Vegetables Reduces Lung Disease Risk

Eating 10 Portions of Fruits and Vegetables Daily Best for Health

Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health. But according to a new study, the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. Researchers say eating 10 portions of fruits and vegetables daily is best for preventing disease and premature death. From an analysis of 95 studies assessing … Continue reading Eating 10 Portions of Fruits and Vegetables Daily Best for Health

What Does “Organic” Mean?

What is organic food? Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. It is produced without using most conventional pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, or sewage sludge-based fertilizers, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy … Continue reading What Does “Organic” Mean?

Smart Strategies to Eat Well and Spend Less

High costs for basics, from gasoline to clothing, make eating well on today’s stretched incomes a challenge. But with attention to how you shop, and by preparing more meals from scratch at home, it’s still possible to enjoy a healthy diet and maintain a healthy bank balance. You may find you’re eating better than ever! … Continue reading Smart Strategies to Eat Well and Spend Less

Your 12 Best Organic Bets

When considering your produce, remember that nine out of ten Americans do not eat the recommended 2 portions of fruit and 2 1/2 portions of vegetables each day. So your first step might be to simply incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. However, with all the headlines about pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and other … Continue reading Your 12 Best Organic Bets