Food

Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods. Unlike other carbohydrates, the body can’t digest fiber. Instead, fiber passes through the body, performing important functions in the process. The type of function performed depends on the type of fiber consumed. Plant foods contain two types of fiber—soluble and insoluble.Soluble Fiber – This type… Continue reading Fiber

Food

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables (or brassicas) are thought to play an important role in cancer prevention. These vegetables contain phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates. These phytochemicals change the way estrogen is metabolized or broken down in the body. This, in turn, decreases the risk of hormone- or estrogen-related cancers like breast and uterine cancer. Isothiocyanates are activated by… Continue reading Cruciferous Vegetables

Health Info.

Essential Oils

Their chemical constituents and their aromas, have a powerful, immediate effect on the brain, the nervous system and on the release of neurotransmitters. Anatomically, the sense of smell has immediate access to the cerebral cortex, initiating a cascade of beneficial responses that quickly influence areas of the brain dealing with memory, emotion, metabolism, glandular stimulation… Continue reading Essential Oils

Acupuncture

Helpful Tips for Reducing Stress

Acupuncture: Rubbing acupuncture points with your finger for 30-60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body, restoring health and well-being. Here are two common acupuncture points to reduce stress and promote health and well being. Conception Vessel 17 Location:  In the center of the sternum (breastbone) between the nipples… Continue reading Helpful Tips for Reducing Stress

Food · Nutrition

Minerals in Fresh Juices

Minerals found in foods are quite different from those found in supplemental mineral pills. Minerals are always combined with specific amino acids; sometimes with vitamins. The process of bonding mineral to amino acid or mineral to vitamin is called “chelation.”  Chelated minerals are preferable to synthetic minerals because the body easily recognizes and uses minerals… Continue reading Minerals in Fresh Juices