Libido Lift: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem that affects up to one in five men and in even more women during some stage in their life. It is often linked to relationship issues, professional or personal stress, hormone imbalances, or life-changing events such as pregnancy and childbirth. It can also

Osteoporosis Diet: Best Foods + Herbs for Brittle Bones

OVERVIEW Osteoporosis is a progressive condition that diminishes the mineral content of bones and weakens their structure, thus making them porous and highly susceptible to fracture. It's known to affect 1 in 3 women in developed countries. Declining estrogen levels after menopause are directly related to an increase in osteoporosis in older women

Arthritis Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are inflammatory conditions affecting the joints and surrounding tissue, causing swelling, stiffness, and pain. However, the two conditions have very different causes. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative, sometimes debilitating condition, where joints gradually lose their cartilage (the gel-like substance which protects adjacent bones from rubbing together). It

Depression Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Depression can be a devastating mental health condition, impacting one’s life on physical as well as a mental and emotional levels. Depression not only affects a person’s inner landscape, it can impair the ability to function in daily life. Depression can take many different forms, ranging from an unshakeable long-term ‘low mood’

Dental Diet: Foods That Fight Cavities

OVERVIEW While not everyone brushes or flosses as much as they should, it’s widely known that these are an essential part of dental health. What’s not so widely known is the impact our diet has on our dental health. In 1939, Dr. Weston Price published a book called Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, in

Heart Healthy Diet: Best Foods for Heart Health

OVERVIEW There are many types of heart disease, with a condition called atherosclerosis being the most common cause. This is typified by a build-up of plaque in the arteries which thickens and stiffens the artery walls making it difficult for blood to flow freely to the vital organs and tissues. Atherosclerosis can be

Constipation Relief : Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Constipation affects many people and may be indicative of an underlying health condition, induced by IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or simply a result of poor nutrition choices. Ideally you should have two to three bowel movements a day, or at the very least one regular bowel movement. Most doctors agree that a

Fertility Diet : Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Unexplained infertility is fast becoming one of the most frequent diagnoses for couples failing to conceive. Experts now believe that nutrition and lifestyle are two of the most important factors for successful conception but many women are unaware of what constitutes an ideal diet to get pregnant. Research at Harvard University found

Asthma Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airways) that causes swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways. It can arise at any age, but approximately 50% of asthmatics will start to develop symptoms before the age of 10. Asthma is often more common in boys as opposed to girls as

Eczema Diet: Best Foods & Supplements

OVERVIEW Atopic eczema is a common type of chronic dermatitis. It’s not contagious and is characterized by inflamed, itchy, red, dry, scaly or cracked areas of skin, which in severe cases, may blister or ooze. It’s usually found on the face, scalp, hands, wrists and in the folds at the back of the