Green Tea and the weight loss connection

| January 3, 2011

Tea has been used medicinally for over five thousand years and dates back in Chinese medical text to 2737 BC. In 1211, the founder of Zen Buddhism, Eisai Myo-an, highly encouraged the consumption of tea for good health and long life. In 2001, the World Health Organization determined that citizens of Japan possess not only […]

Green tea for optimum health

| January 2, 2011

Anyone living in modern society can benefit from the antioxidants in green tea. Antioxidants help the body protect itself from toxic damage and help the body function at optimal levels. Green Tea contains a group of constituents known as polyphenols which have a powerful antioxidant effect in the body. In Japan, where they consume an […]

Cinnamon

| June 27, 2009

Cinnamon Bark – a delicious spice for a healthy life. Cinnamon has been used in many different cultures for everything from digestive health to good circulation. It is a valuable herb for colds and the flu when you feel predominantly cold. It helps to increase good circulation that will warm you up and helps your […]

Coffee (Coffea)

| March 27, 2009

I have loved coffee since I was a child when my grandma let me have sips of hers on Sunday mornings after church. At first I loved the taste, then I learned to love how it made me feel. Coffee is known to promote alertness and uplift the spirits and current research has helped coffee […]

Vitamin D

| November 17, 2008

The importance of vitamin D in connection with calcium absorption was discovered over 75 years ago when rickets was a major public health concern in the United States. Rickets was a common skeletal disease that weakened bones in children in the 1930’s, but was essentially eliminated after the fortification of milk with vitamin D. Vitamin […]

Chocolate

| October 30, 2008

I’m sure you have all heard by now that chocolate is actually good for you! Scientific evidence has found that chocolate contains a group of nutrients known as flavonoids, potent antioxidants that normalize body function and protect us from toxic substances. These flavonoids help to protect the body from cardiovascular disease and increase longevity. They […]

The Vitamin E “Extended” Family

| August 3, 2008

Now more than ever it is important to distinguish “natural” vitamins from some of the isolated forms commonly used in supplements. Why? Because headlines questioning the health benefits of the popular antioxidants A, C and E have been causing confusion among doctors and patients alike.