Herbs

Herbs can be helpful to many people with many health conditions and ailments. These articles and tips will guide you.

Much attention and research is dedicated to understanding how we can better repair tissues of the human body. Whether it’s your bones, muscle or nerves, the body has some remarkable strategies to repair old or damaged tissues. Researchers have found that all the tissues of the body start from a general, non-specialized…

If your car didn’t have an oil filter, or if it wasn’t changed regularly, your engine life would shorten and cause other parts to fail – this is quite similar to part of the roles your kidneys play for your body. In this article, I’ll explain the importance of your kidneys to your overall health, risk factors and signs…

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Herbal teas have been used for generations for their many nutritional and natural treatment value. Use this list to help make your herbal tea choices at home.

Everybody is busy, busy, busy these days. There just isn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. Things pile up and you feel overwhelmed, frazzled and STRESSED OUT! The stress response is a natural and healthy reaction to any kind of demand. However, the purpose of the stress response is short-term survival, not…

The word “hepatitis” originates from the Greek ‘Hepat,’ referring to the liver; “-itis” refers to any inflammation, so hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. There are about five million Americans living with hepatitis with about 55,000 new cases annually. In Canada, estimates are at about 500,000. As a naturopath…

Imagine you have had a long stressful day and you are having a hard time unwinding. When someone is feeling stressed, anxious, tense and wound up, herbalists will often recommend a type of herb known as a calming “nervine”. This type of herb has a relaxing effect on the nervous system and can help to soothe your tensio…

Many of us seek to improve our outer appearance through dress, fragrance, hairstyle and whatever other fashion may dictate, for all good reasons of course. Freedom of expression, projection, confidence, comfort and pleasure to name a few. Between the folds of each successful outward projection is an underlying confiden…

While most of us know by now that certain plants have medicinal value, few of us have made the jump from using these plants to growing them ourselves. After all, they are readily available online, in bulk at herb stores, and in the supplement department of various chain stores around the country. Although it can be eas…

It’s BBQ season! Grilling meat is a summer past time for many, however truth be told, it does come with some health risks. In general, diets high in meat are associated with heart disease and when meat is cooked at high temperatures, cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are created. However, meat…