Citric acid is what makes fruit have that sour taste, and it was first derived from lemon juice in 1784 by a Swedish researcher. Some examples of these fruits include grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, oranges, and tomatoes. All the ones that make your mouth pucker when you eat them. Citric acid is predominately used as a flavoring and preserving agent for food and drinks. It can also be used to preserve medicines to protect them from viruses and bacteria. Did you know these sour-tasting foods have significant benefits for your immune system? Let’s take a look at some of the health… Read More »

Having troubles with anxiety and difficulty sleeping can ruin your life. Especially if you have both of those issues in your life. It often happens that one causes the other and vice versa. Being able to stay calm and receive a good night’s sleep is probably among the most important thing you can do for a healthy lifestyle, along with proper diet and exercise. And it seems like many people are not able to achieve those, because they lack specific minerals in their chemical composition. You might find it weird, but a lack of magnesium in your system can be… Read More »

In the 21st century, technological advancements occur at an amazing rate. However, one of the things that remain constant is the medicinal properties of plants. Several plants serve medicinal purposes for humankind, and here we take a look at one of them, the dandelion. Dandelions, specifically the roots, have been used for quite a while as a traditional method of treatment and is even recommended by health professionals to patients. There have been several means of administering the roots, with people consuming them as soups and as a liquid extract. Health Benefits May Include: 1. Weight loss Obesity is a… Read More »

Considered one of the richest sources of isoflavones – water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens – red clover is excellent for both men and women. Many known health benefits come from this wonderful plant and colorful flower. These benefits range from supporting bone health to improving blood flow for a healthier heart. Natural Benefits Let’s get into some of the most common benefits that red clover provides to people around the world. Healthier Blood & Heart It is also suitable for both genders in the reduction of cholesterol, production of urine, improved blood circulation, decrease the possibility of blood clots and… Read More »

Sunshine does more than lifts spirits and tans the skin. It also gives us the power of Vitamin D and all its benefits. We will cover those benefits below along with what supplements you could use to get your daily dose of Vitamin D if you can’t get outside. Dosage Recommendations from the US Institute of Medicine suggest that an average daily intake of 400–800 IU, or 10–20 micrograms, is adequate for 97.5% of individuals. It is possible to take to much of vitamin D, so please speak to a health professional before taking more than the recommended dose. Deficiency… Read More »

Do you suffer from the most common cause of heel pain? Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-Itis) is a self-limiting condition, is a common cause of heel pain in adults. It affects more than 1 million persons per year.  The pain begins in the morning after getting out of bed. The cause of the pain is that the tissue connecting the heel to the toes gets inflamed from overuse.   Research published in American Family Physician, show that 90 percent of patients can resolve their Plantar Fasciitis using only noninvasive and conservative methods. So, what can you do now to start relieving the pain? Continue reading as we go… Read More »

The yellow spine has been used in folk medicine as a natural solution to reduce fever, treat rheumatism, liver problems, minor burns, or even as digestive ailments. Known as berberis laurina, yellowroot is a thorny shrub that measures 1-2 meters in height. Native to South America, it is a common species in Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay, which grows on the edge of mountains and hills, in sunny areas of meadows, thickets, and forests. How to distinguish the yellow root? When their leaves come out, they turn a reddish color, and then they become green as they grow. From autumn… Read More »

The Burdock, also popularly known by other names such as Lampazo, Arctium lappa, is a biannual herbaceous plant of the Compositae family. It is native to Europe and can reach two meters in height, with large elongated leaves and very characteristic and identifiable violet flowers. For its medicinal properties for home remedies, the leaves, seeds, and roots are mainly used (because they are more abundant in active principles). Health Benefits Of Burdock Root The Burdock root has inulin, phytosterol, and phenolic acids, among other compounds. It is known to include many health benefits such as being antiseptic, alkalizing, a laxative,… Read More »

What are Nootropic Supplements? Nootropics, also called smart drugs and memory enhancers, are natural or synthetic substances that can improve our mental abilities. They are capable of increasing both our memory, alertness, and concentration, as well as many other brain functions. Nootropics can enhance our mood, help us relax and make us function better under pressure. They are especially popular among those who seek to improve their productivity. Students and professionals usually use them from various fields. Take these effect claims in light of research precedents for individual ingredients or compounds. Often, nootropics are “stacked” with other things to make… Read More »

Blood pressure is not something we often think about if our health is not adversely affected by it. But we should be aware of it nevertheless. It refers to one of the most essential processes, which occurs in our body continuously. It’s what forces out blood to move around in through our veins and arteries, delivering oxygen, hormones, white cells, antibodies and nutrients to our organs, propagating the existence of life itself. Not only does it provide, but it also takes away the waste our body produces when it filters food and liquids through the liver and kidneys. It is… Read More »

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