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.
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out our informative article on breast cancer prevention, written by our founder and formulator Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc.
Infographic: Top Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention
Broccoli is a veggie that can help keep breasts healthy! Crushed red pepper brings the heat in this Spicy Chile and Garlic Broccoli recipe. Serve this healthy side with lean beef or chicken for a well-rounded and delicious meal.
From Eating Well: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/grilled_salmon_tomatoes_basil.html
6 Healing Herbs
Traditional healers have taught the benefits of easing illness with a healthy lifestyle and the use of herbs and botanicals. But don’t think you have to get all your herbs from a jar. Many remarkable healing herbs are growing in your yard. Herbs and spices can be picked a few steps from your front door and used to perk up your cooking and your health.
Try this nutrient-rich salad with a number of superfoods and antioxidant ingredients, for an extra boost to your vitality. From Eating Well.
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.