Food as Medicine: Turmeric, a Potent Example

Food as Medicine: Turmeric, a Potent Example

Turmeric, a brightly colored spice common in Indian cuisine, has become more widely known and heavily researched in recent decades.  Its health benefits are wide ranging, as indicated by thousands of research studies, including human trials.    Research is revealing its mechanisms of action in many chronic conditions and multiple forms of cancer.   Turmeric is […]

How does Candida affect Health?

Candida is a naturally occurring, yet “opportunistic” fungus. Certain factors contribute to excess growth of Candida:  antibiotic use, chronic stress, a diet high in carbohydrate, sugar, frequent alcohol consumption, use of hormonal birth control, and imbalance of bacteria in the microbiome.  For people who struggle with fungal overgrowth, it is never just one issue. When […]

Is Your Home Contributing to Health Problems?

The Environmental Working Group reports that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more toxic than the air outside.  Toxins commonly found in homes include PBDEs (flame retardants), VOCs including formaldehyde, phthalates and perfluorinated chemicals (nonstick cookware). If your home contains sources of toxins, it is very difficult to maintain your health.  Making sure the […]