All About Papain and Bromelain

Papain and Bromelain are proteolytic enzymes extracted from fruits. In the past, Papain has been used for meat tenderising and in some natural cosmetics. In years past Papain has been used to remove overgrown warts and boils. Papain and Bromelain have long been used to improve digestion. Helping to break down tough and stubborn food…

All About Turmeric

In traditional herbal medicine Turmeric is known as the “warming plant”. Turmeric is extracted from the root of the Curcuma Long Plant Native to Indian. The active ingredient of Turmeric is called Curcumin. Turmeric is named after the Latin “Terra Merita’ which refers to the yellow/orange pigment found in earth. There is evidence that “army…

All About Manganese

Official recommendation for manganese were concluded in 1931 by Scientist Kemmerer. Manganese was first discovered by 1774 by chemist Carl Scheele. In 1970 the first case of manganese deficiency was recorded. Manganese is well known to promote bone health as it a vital mineral that makes up the bone structure. Manganese is mostly found in…

All About Miso

The Japanese have long known about miso’s remarkable health benefits. Recent research has found that the benefits of miso come not only from the nutrients in the soybeans, but also from other ingredients that arise from the action of aspergillum and other milds used in the fermentation and aging processes. Here are some health benefits…

All About Caffeine

The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7 trimethylxanthine. Caffeine is classified as an alkaloid of the methylxanthine class. Caffeine has a similar structure to DNA nucleotides, adenine and guanine. It is absorbed into the blood stream within 45 minutes. It remains in our bodies for 8-12 hours after consumption. In each cup of coffee there…

ADHD Basics

ADHD is defined as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Do you feel that you have struggled throughout your life with poor concentration, inattention, impulsivity, or getting organized? Have you wondered whether you might have attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Our society has become more aware of ADHD…

Know Your Cravings

While cravings can mean a number of things including psychological reasons, a strong craving usually indicates your body is low in a specific nutrient, vitamin or mineral. The craving is an indication that it wants to make sure it gets what it needs. The difficult part these days is we have so much processed, unnatural…

Daily Dose of Affirmation

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.  It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for…

Relaxation Technique Part 1

Relaxation techniques are therapeutic exercises designed to assist individuals with decreasing tension and anxiety, physically and psychologically. Strategies to assist patients with relaxation have long been a hallmark component of psychotherapy;¬†however, they can be utilized throughout healthcare environments as complementary therapies to treat patients experiencing various types of distress, including but not limited to anxiety,…

Emotional Freedom Technique

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is defined and described as a clinical procedure for the relief of psychological and physical distress. Frequently referred to as “tapping,” this technique combines the cognitive reprocessing benefits of exposure and acceptance therapy with the energetic disturbance releases associated with acupuncture and other energy therapies.¬† To simplify, EFT technique is…