Healing Foods + Supplements for Multiple Sclerosis

OVERVIEW Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative, inflammatory, autoimmune disorder, whereby the immune system appears to attack the protective sheath (myelin) that covers the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, affecting communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Also with neurodegenerative diseases such as MS the brain is known

Best Anti-Aging Foods + Herbs to Stay Strong + Vibrant

OVERVIEW Let's start by dispelling a common myth about aging - Very few people actually die of old age; rather they die of diseases associated with old age, such as Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal disorders and various cancers. This need not be the case. Neither do we have to accept

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

Candida Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Candida is an opportunistic yeast/fungi that occurs naturally in the intestinal tract. It forms part of our gut flora, along with trillions of friendly gut bacteria, collectively known as microbiota. Problems can arise when the gut flora becomes imbalanced (dysbiosis) and the candida population starts to proliferate, potentially resulting in a multitude

Insomnia Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Many people are affected by insomnia, with many of them just accepting a lack of adequate sleep as normal. Insomnia can be a symptom of a number of easy to miss health conditions or situations. Nutrition and lifestyle factors, illness, medication, physical pain, too much stimulation before bedtime, or an insufficiently dark

Acne Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Acne is a multifactorial, inflammatory skin condition which occurs when the sebaceous glands at the base of the hair follicles on the skin secrete too much sebum. When this excess sebum backs up, it forms hard oily plugs that block the pores and cause the spots and skin eruptions typical of acne.

Adrenal Fatigue Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Good nutritional choices are key for maintaining good health and good energy, and the right nutritional choices can help sad, tired adrenals bounce back. Cortisol, one of the main adrenal hormones, has many different roles in the body, including regulating immune function, assisting detoxification, and regulating blood sugar. Where insulin does more

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

Detox Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Why detox? Don't our bodies naturally detox for us? In a nutshell, we need to detox when our intake of toxins exceeds our body’s capacity to detoxify them. Most people could benefit from an occasional detox, considering how many toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis (think