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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.
Nutrients for Sun-Damaged Skin

Nutrients for Sun-Damaged Skin 0

Throughout the summer, many of us have spent endless hours outdoors, as nearly any favorite summer activity includes enjoying the warm weather and the brilliant sunshine, and there are, most likely, ample sun-filled days left to enjoy. However, summer’s coveted sunshine has a downside. Not only does it inflict more direct ultraviolet rays our way than in colder months, but these rays also cover a much greater surface area as we tend to expose our skin more during this season. The unfortunate result is damaged skin cells in need of nourishment and repair.