Sweet Potato Health Facts

Several years ago, a family in our church left for several weeks to visit distant relatives. The father of the home, however, could not leave his job for such a stretch and was alone for a week before joining his wife and children. Consequently, we had him join us for supper one evening. We learned […]

Coconut Water: A Must-Add to Every Grocery List

A good friend of mine recommended that I try drinking coconut water after finishing up an intense workout last month. I am not a huge fan of water and I don’t trust all the artificial additives in sports drinks. However, I just couldn’t seem to detach myself from an image of lounging off on a […]

Herbal Vaporizers: An Introduction

Ingesting herbs is becoming a popular way to gain some incredible health benefits. Where traditional smoking causes all kinds of health concerns with the inhalation of harsh smoke, an herbal vaporizer will extract the active ingredients of an herb and “vaporize” it into a smooth thin mist. What Exactly is an Herbal Vaporizer? It’s no […]

Benefits of Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is one of six important vitamins that the body needs to stay healthy; vitamins A, B, C, E and K are the other major vitamins that the body needs to function efficiently. Just as there are several types of vitamin B, there are also a couple of types of vitamin D. Although the […]

Elderberry Benefits For The Flu

A few weeks ago my husband’s co-worker dropped a box of tissues on his desk as she hustled past. When he looked up, puzzled, she shrugged and said, “It’s flu season.” Many choose to get a flu shot, but here is a much safer method. A Healthy Alternative Each year, in preparation for flu season, we […]

Cinnamon As A Treatment For Diabetes And Digestion

While waiting in line at the pharmacy, recently, I noticed that next to the supplies for diabetics—glucose tablets, lancets, and alcohol wipes—they displayed cinnamon capsules. “Why?” I wanted to know. A quick search in my library turned up that cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) can be used to lower blood glucose levels. According to a study discussed […]

The Health Benefits of Bilberry

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is a small perennial shrub that is reputed to have many valuable health benefits. Although scientific research is often sketchy on the “proven” health benefits of bilberry, one recent study conducted at an Italian University indicates that bilberry extract may actually help to prevent eye conditions such as glaucoma. About the Plant […]