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The Gift of Frankincense

The Gift of Frankincense 0

Frankincensealso known as olibanum, is often referred to as the “king of oils and its very name means “high quality incense.”
Inositol And Sleep

Inositol And Sleep 0

To many patients, adequate sleep might often be a low item on the priority list until the years of insufficient sleep and/or low quality sleep stack up, producing chronic fatigue, a weakened immunity and compromised health.
Black Cumin: Tiny Seed, Big Potential

Black Cumin: Tiny Seed, Big Potential 0

The kitchen spice rack sometimes proves as powerful as the bathroom medicine chest. From turmeric and ginger’s ability to modulate a healthy inflammatory response, to the antioxidant effects of rosemary and oregano, it’s a win-win when herbs and spices that enhance a meal’s flavor also bring with them beneficial effects for health. A new kid on the block to be added to the category of highly effective and evidence-based botanical medicine is black cumin seed.
Eating Insects

Eating Insects 1

From the creepy-crawly to the slimy and slithery, Halloween is filled with all sorts of scary and shudder-inducing creatures. But with the growing popularity of edible insects, it doesn’t have to be Halloween to find something with a crunchy exoskeleton and lots of legs on your plate.

Do Statin Drugs Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Do Statin Drugs Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? 0

Did you hear the one about statin drugs and an increased risk for diabetes? No, we’re not talking about a joke; we’re talking about a study that came out not long ago, which indicated an association between statin drugs (used to reduce cholesterol levels) and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
Balanced Foods for Balanced Bodies

Balanced Foods for Balanced Bodies 2

There is no one-size fits all diet. Some people thrive on high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, while others feel best fueling themselves with plant foods. Whether we fall into the low-carb, vegetarian, Paleo, or “everything in moderation” camp, one thing that benefits people in all the disparate diet camps is whole foods. That is, foods that are unprocessed, unrefined, and replete with their naturally-occurring nutrients.