Category Archives: Foods & Herbs

Catnip is not just for cats. 

Catnip is not just for cats.  Catnip herb is useful for humans as a digestive aid, relieving menstrual cramps, and as a mild sedative.  It has antispasmodic properties which calm the muscles. When used for human consumption, Catnip is most often is prepared as a tea or tincture.

The herb Elderberry can help to combat flu viruses

The herb Elderberry can help to combat flu viruses by preventing the flu virus from attacking the body’s cells.  It strengthens the immune system.  It also can be used topically for skin infections, inflammation, and swelling. Elderberry has been used in traditional folk medicine for hundreds of years.

Nutritional counseling practitioners focus on the effect of diet upon the patient’s health

Nutritional counseling practitioners focus on the effect of diet upon the patient’s health. Diet modifications can help many ailments.

In natural medicine, the study of nutrition focuses on the effect of diet upon the patient’s health. A bad diet can increase the risk of serious health problems while modifications in diet can ease the symptoms or even cure a serious disease.  Use our holistic directory to find Classes, Books, or a Practitioner who offers Nutritional Counseling.  Our library section also has informative articles, blogs and videos too!

Herbs that help combat varicose veins

Herbs taken internally that help combat varicose veins include Horse Chestnut, Butcher’s Broom and Gotu Kola. Witch Hazel can be used topically on the skin to help.  To find more information on herbal products, books, classes or practitioners use our holistic directory.

Beets offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke.

Beets are highly nutritious and good for cardiovascular health. They offer protection against coronary artery disease and stroke, and lower cholesterol levels in the body. Beets also purify the blood, cleanse the liver, and have anti-aging effects. To find a practitioner who offers Nutritional Counseling, Books, Magazines, Articles, Videos or Workshops on nutrition search our holistic directory.

Coconut oil has many health applications.

Coconut oil has many health applications. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-fungal properties.  Coconut oil also has antimicrobial properties that promote intestinal health by killing harmful microorganisms, including Candida.

It also improves the LDL:HDL ratio in the blood, is good for bone health, helps with natural hormone production, and helps reduce belly fat. Coconut oil also boots brain function and helps with Alzheimer’s symptoms.

 

Used topically, Coconut oil stimulates tissue healing and wound healing.  It is a wonderful natural moisturizer for the skin and hair.

Kiwi fruits help protect the cell DNA from damage and mutation

Kiwi fruits help protect the cell DNA from oxidant-related damage and mutation. They also help with cardiovascular health, eye problems and cancer. They are rich in vitamins C, E and A, minerals and fiber.

Some herbs that help with digestion include ginger, black pepper…

Some herbs that help with digestion include ginger, black pepper, fennel seeds, lemon balm, peppermint and cinnamon.  Black pepper helps boost production of digestive enzymes. Ginger helps with nausea.  Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa helps reduce gas and bloating.  Fennel seeds also reduce gas and bloating.  Peppermint calms stomach spasms and gas, and is very helpful for those with irritable bowel syndrome.

Have you visited our Library section lately? We are always adding to it

Have you visited our Library section lately?  We are always adding Articles, YouTube videos, Blogs and Newsletters.  There is a lot of great information being added on a daily basis so check back often to see what new listings we have.

The Articles and Videos are grouped by categories or areas of interest.  The Blogs and Newsletters are alphabetical by title so scroll down to see all the ones that are available.

Turmeric, Gingko Biloba and Coconut Oil can help with Alzheimer’s disease

Recent studies have shown that the herbs Turmeric and Gingko Biloba are very helpful in Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment.  Coconut Oil is also very helpful and patients showed significant improvements with it as well.