Mistletoe has a rich folkloric history. Most of us associate the plant with the celebration of Christmas and the winter holidays. And of course, kissing beneath the hanging sprigs…But the use of mistletoe goes back to ancient cultures including the Greeks, Norse and Druids, who revered the plant for its powerful health benefits and ritual symbolism.
Music and sound are some of the world’s first medicines, used by traditional healers to cure illness and regain one’s spirit. Learn how music can improve numerous areas of health, in an uplifting article by ecoNugenics founder and formulator, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc.
With cold and flu season ramping up, a healthy diet matters more than ever. Here’s a list of 10 foods and common kitchen ingredients to help supercharge immunity and boost overall wellness in the process.
The amazing health benefits of garlic.
Most of us in today’s fast paced world are dependent to some degree or another on caffeine and artificial energy stimulants, including sugar. In the cold winter months, these habits seem to intensify as we push through our to-do lists when all we want to do is stay home by the fire.
Most sore throats are caused by viruses, yet reports show that many people are mistakenly prescribed antibiotics for the pain and discomfort. Luckily, there are a number of natural remedies that can be used alone or with other treatments, to help fight both bacteria and viruses, while supporting the body's natural healing abilities.
We all know what’s in store as winter approaches: colder weather, shorter days, winter celebrations, holiday travel, maybe some quiet time by the fire. And for most of us, a few extra pounds also manage to sneak their way past the calorie counter. Here are some tips to keeping scales balanced.
Of all the food groups, fat is the most commonly misunderstood. We’re taught to believe that our obesity problems and related health conditions come from eating too many fats. However, fats are actually critical to numerous areas of health -- they just have to be the right kind. Here’s how to know the difference.
Many major health organizations recommend you eat a variety of fish and shellfish twice a week. These choices are swimming in heart-healthy fats!
Avoid "holiday madness" and give yourself the gifts of less stress and better health.
By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc. As fall’s cooler weather begins to set in and days become shorter, most of us are probably not as active as we were during…Read more
6 Healing Herbs
On our search for wellness it can seem that a new super food pops up on a daily basis. While we want to do the best for our bodies, these exotic ingredients can create a strain on our pocket books.
As summer winds down, our to-do lists pile up. It can seem like the peace and spaciousness we felt during the summer starts to slip away as we enter a new mode of productivity.
An 80 year American tradition - find out why you should shop local, and how.
Discover the benefits of these tiny nutrient powerhouses and how to incorporate them into your daily diet for maximum health.
Here the latest program to add to your detox regimen, the digital detox.
Of course you didn't plan on it, no one sets out to get sunburned.
Herbal antibiotics have long been used by healers to ward off colds and flu, clear infections and speed wound healing.
Simple tips on how to store produce for the long haul.
No one wants chemical residue on their food. Learn how to clean green.
These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
There are different ways to meditate, here is a simple guide to get started.
These recommendations for keeping skin vibrant and glowing can also support energy, vitality, and overall wellness.
Contrary to popular belief, detoxification doesn’t have to be a chore. It’s not like cleaning the garage or behind the fridge. A gentle, total-body detox can be like having your own luxury spa right at home – you can run an Epsom salt bath, light some beeswax candles, and drink a delicious green vegetable smoothie. When people learn just how easy detox and cleansing can be with the right foods, lifestyle practices and targeted supplements, it becomes a revolutionary way to revitalize long term health. There are a number of whole, natural foods that help cleanse and remove toxins from deep within. On the other hand, processed ingredients, caffeine, alcohol and trans-fats can increase toxic body burden, so it’s critical to eliminate these items. By emphasizing detoxifying, nutrient-dense foods, we help clear the way for optimal health throughout the year.
With the clocks moving ahead on March 9th, we are ready to "Spring Forward." It's a great time to start planning a seasonal spring cleanse. Spring is a time when people open doors and windows to air out their house and clean the excess clutter that has built up since Fall. The same can be said for your body.
One unconventional approach to seasonal allergies is eating local honey. But while many people swear by eating 2-4 teaspoons per day in divided doses for allergy prevention, the general consensus in the medical world is skeptical. Few studies have been published on the subject, and so far, the results are far from conclusive.