The Spice Drawer Challenge: Discover the Superpowers in Small Jars

Spring brings a sense of renewal and freshness and a desire to shed the layers of heavy coats and sweaters, extra pounds of sluggishness, the winter debris from the yards, and the old clutter from our homes. One little space that tends to get overlooked in the grand ...

Using Turmeric to Fight Inflammation An Ancient Herb Gains Modern Respect

Inflammation is quite the buzzword these days and there are good reasons for that. Most modern-day Western diseases are rooted in excess inflammation in the body. This may include diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders, asthma, ...

5 Healthy Habits to Help Prevent and Heal Chronic Inflammation

Muscle aches. Joint pain. Gastrointestinal discomfort. Stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. What do they all have in common? Chronic inflammation.How do we get chronic inflammation? When the body’s first line of healing refuses to turn off due to constant ...

Lowering the Pressure: A TCM Approach for a Common Cardiovascular Issue

Are antihypertensive medicines helping or harming our bodies? Recently, the benefits of treating high blood pressure with antihypertensive medicines have been called into question. Research published in JAMA Internal Medicinein October 2018 found that treating mild ...

Busting the Cholesterol Myth: Sugar and Inflammation More Harmful than Dietary Fat

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes one in four deaths in the U.S. At least one half of Americans have one or more of the major risk factors of developing CVD, which are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. The term CVD encompasses a wide ...

How Inflammatory Foods Affect Our Pets

Just like inflammatory foods can wreak havoc with chronic medical conditions in people, the same goes for pets. Inflammation is a natural response to an injury, virus, bacteria or irritant to the body. It’s the body’s way to help heal an area by increasing blood flow to ...