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slide-fermented-food-for-health Studies Show Many Health Benefits from Eating Fermented Foods - Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the health issues being faced by our modern society are being created by damage caused to our internal flora. At the same time other studies along with human experience are showing the health benefits that come from undoing that damage through the consumption of fermented foods. The human body is made up of an estimated 10 trillion human cells and 100 trillion …

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slide-prickly-pear-cactus Prickly Pear: Discover the Healing Power of an Ancient Aztec Superfood - If you live in Latin America, or a semi-arid region of the United States, a wild superfood may be ripe for the picking in your own backyard. Known as prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp), the leaves and fruit of this desert plant can be harvested and consumed to treat a variety of conditions — including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Native to the mountainous areas of Mexico, prickly pear cactus has been used since ancient times as a potent medicine, as well as a daily food source. Many of the nutritional advantages of the plant are attributed to its growing habitat – namely, volcanic soil and high altitude. The …

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slide-keep-stress-away Top Ways to Keep Stress at Bay - A high level of stress is not good for anyone. When a person is constantly exposed to stress, the individual can develop anxiety disorders. People suffering from high levels of stress can exhibit uncontrollable behaviors related to acute stress such as anger and frustration. This should be avoided as much as possible. Fortunately, coping with stress is not that difficult anymore. There are foolproof ideas to keeping high levels of stress at bay. Relax The main combatant against stress is relaxation. While stressful events will guarantee that you cannot be relaxed voluntarily, there are several ways to make sure you get the relaxation you need. Stress-reduction techniques and an exercise …

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slide-diabetes-berries Berry Intake May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk - We’ve all heard about the big benefits of the common berry. Despite their small size, berries are typically rich in a number of antioxidants. These antioxidants are believed to counteract disease promoting free radicals, produced when cells are damaged during oxidation. They are also packed full of many other micro nutrients that have been linked to disease prevention. And disease prevention is needed now more than ever… Already accounting for well over half of the worlds deaths each year; chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes are on the rise. They currently impact more people across the world than ever before. Type 2 diabetes is of a …

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slide-vitamin-d Benefits of Vitamin D That We Should Be Talking About - Last week we looked at a few of the supplements that might be necessary to take if you consume a plant-based diet. One such supplement that I mentioned was vitamin D; the sunshine vitamin. This fat soluble hormone is typically known for promoting healthy bones, which it does well. But there is increasing evidence to suggest that it plays many other important roles in the body, regardless of dietary preferences. A recent podcast interview with biomedical scientist Dr.Rhonda Patrick brought to light some of these benefits, many of which are rarely talked about. Dr. Patrick’s latest study showed that vitamin D plays a key role in the synthesis of serotonin …

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