Category Archives: Healthy Living

Gout Friendly Banana Bread

Easy and Healthy Paleo Banana Bread Recipe Description A delicious banana bread recipe for anyone looking for a healthy option. Anyone who suffers from gout can use this dessert to satisfy their sweet tooth without risking a gout flareup. This recipe also works for people on a paleo diet plan. Ingredients 2 Cups Almond Flour…
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Pumpkin Seed and Your Prostate

By age 50 about half of men suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, commonly known as enlarged prostate.  This condition can cause urinary frequency, getting up in the night to urinate.  Chronic night time urinary frequency disturbs the ability to get a proper night’s sleep.  This can increase the risk of other health problems such as…
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Menopause Benefits of Wild Yam

Also primarily known as Dioscorea Villosa, Wild Yam has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine.  Its applications are varied.  Mostly known for treating menopausal symptoms, the Wild Yam has also been used to treat inflammation, abdominal cramping, menstrual cramps, nervous conditions, high cholesterol, gallstones, urinary tract issues and liver problems.  Wild Yam is not…
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Niagen, Promising for Anti-Aging

Nicotinamide Riboside is a naturally occurring chemical substance (co-enzyme) produced by the human body.  Until recently this substance was not well known or understood.  Current studies have shown that Nicotinamide Riboside has some significant and strong benefits for application in the “treatment” of aging. (more…)
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Kudzu for Menopause

Also known as Pueria mitifica and a number of other names, Kudzu has been used in Chinese medicine since at least 200 BC.  Over the centuries it has been used to treat alcoholism, hangover, gastric distress, high blood pressure and other circulatory problems, colds, flu, diabetes, skin rashes, kidney disease and diabetic retinopathy to name…
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Lemon Balm and Healthy Living

Officially known as Melissa officinalis, Lemon Balm has been used traditionally for reducing stress and anxiety and improving cognitive skills.  Lemon Balm (aka bee balm or garden balm) has been used in Eastern Europe for centuries and particularly in Croatia.  It has been cultivated in the Mediterranean are for 2000 years.  There is documented history…
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Why is Black Cohosh Popular for Menopause?

First, what is menopause?  We know menopause is begun when estrogen levels begin to drop.  Because the ovaries are slowing in their production of estrogen, many body functions are affected.  Hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain and sleep disturbances can be quite annoying and disruptive to daily life. Why does this happen?  The…
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Surprising Benefits of Horseradish

Horseradish appears to have originated in Western Asia and Southern Europe and was well known in Egypt.  Its value as an important and powerful medicinal root has been known for thousands of years.  The early colonists in North America brought horseradish to their new land. By the mid 1800s the potash rich Mississippi river bottom…
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The Power of the Blueberry

Blueberries can help you live longer!  Recent research has uncovered some remarkable properties of blueberries.  Not only do they enhance longevity they are also effective in helping to increase cognition and memory. Eating blueberries can improve insulin resistance and improve blood sugar spikes, hypertension and cholesterol related abnormalities.  The properties in blueberries have a direct…
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