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Oats For Everyday

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Oats are great for kids as they contain phosphorus, which is needed for brain and nerve development in children. Oats are also one of the best sources of silicon, a trace mineral that promotes the health of your bones and […]

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Pass On The Passion Fruit

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The passion fruit does not only make a refreshing juice in the warm months. It is also highly nutritious. This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin A and C. It is also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. […]

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Sunflower Seed Special

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If your daily diet is a very typical western one, then you need to pay special attention to sunflower seeds. This is because sunflower seeds contain many nutrients lacking in a typical Western diet. Cultivated and consumed by indigenous people […]

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Endive Essentials

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The endive is a dedicate vegetable with white and pale green leaves. Normally harvested by hand, it comprises 95% water and is extremely low in calories. Endive contains vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and fiber. Purple endive […]

Limelight On Lemons

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Rich in vitamin C, lemons can give a powerful boost to your immune system. Though they are extremely acidic, lemons are rapidly converted to an alkaline pH in the digestive tract. As such, the fruit makes a powerful healing agent […]

String Bean Special

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

When it comes to string beans, the pods are just as edible as the beans themselves. In fact, the pods are picked before the inner beans reach maturity, which greatly increases the vitamin C content of this bean vegetable. String […]

Grapes: Small In Size By Gigantic In Nutrients

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Grapes are a rich source of manganese, potassium, vitamins B6 and C, thiamine and riboflavin. Grapes contain a phytoalexin, resveratrol, which protects the fruit from environmental stressors. In your body, this compound server as a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer […]

Zucchini daZe

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

In the hot summer days, zucchini (with over 75% water content) hydrates your body and can help you deal with the heat. Rich in fiber and is a good addition to your raw salad, zucchini contains plenty of vitamins A […]

Mouth-Watering Watermelons

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Watermelons are perfect thirst-quenchers for a hot summer’s day. Containing 90% water, it is perfect as a diuretic and for dealing with heat-related illnesses. This juicy fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like potassium. […]

Watercress: A Wonderful Vegetable

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Watercress is a refreshing vegetable to add to your meals. It is a good source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, as well as vitamins A, C and K. It aids in digestion and can act as a diuretic. It contains […]

Cinnamon Cure

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cinnamon is actually the bark of the cinnamon tree. The bark curls into quills when it is peeled off the tree. With methylhydroxy chalcone polymer as its main active ingredient, it is found that the essential oils found uniquely in […]

Perfect Peaches

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Fresh peaches contain large amounts of potassium, carotenes, flavonoids, and natural sugars. A medium-sized peach weighing 100g provides 49 calories, 0.9g of protein, 0.3g of fat, 9.5g of carbohydrate, 1.5g of fiber, and 8.4g of natural sugars (sucrose, glucose and […]

Life-giving Lettuce

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Lettuce comes in many varieties – there’s the iceberg, romaine, butterhead and more. Whatever the type of lettuce, they are a good raw food addition to any diet as they can help offset acid-forming foods like meat and dairy. All […]

Healthy Hemp

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Hemp is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products. However, because the Cannabis plant is seen to be a source of psychoactive cannabinoid compounds, hemp is considered illegal to grow and produce in […]

Cucumbers Are More Than Just Cool

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cucumbers are considered cooling, and hence are ideal especially on a hot summer day, or after you have eaten something heaty, like deep-fried foods. But cucumbers are good for more than just its coolness. Cucumbers are good for joint, muscle […]

Love For Lentils

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Lentils are one of the easiest legumes to prepare as they are small. And they are highly nutritious. Lentils are good sources of protein, folic acid as well as trace minerals. The fiber found in lentils is known to reduce […]

Mineral-rich Molasses

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Molasses is the syrupy dark liquid that is derived from processing raw sugar into its refined form. While fully refined sugars (eg. white sugar and corn syrup) are quite devoid of any nutrients except glucose, molasses is rich in minerals […]

Brilliant Button Mushrooms

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Button mushrooms include white mushrooms and cremini mushrooms (such as the portobello mushroom). As fungi, these button mushrooms are extremely rich in selenium (important in the treatment of some cancer), copper, potassium and zinc. These mushrooms also contain some protein […]

Cholesterol-friendly Cocoa Butter

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Extracted from the cacao bean, cocoa butter is extremely beneficial for a healthy cholesterol profile. Cocoa butter is not only a cholesterol-neutral saturated fat. Containing plant sterols known as sitosterol and stigmasterol, cocoa butter can actually help to reduce your […]

Burdock Root Benefits

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Burdock root is used by many cultures (eg. Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indians, Hawaiians) both as a food and as a medicine. Burdock root contains phytochemicals, known as polyacetylenes, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties. The root also contains hyaluronic acid, […]

Mangosteen Madness

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Mangosteens are tropical fruits with a hard purple-brown shell and soft white inner flesh. Though not particularly known for containing high levels of vitamins or minerals as compared to other fruits, mangosteens are nonetheless prized – for their other health […]

Raspberry Rush

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Raspberries are fantastic fruits because they are full of vitamin C and anti-cancer compounds. Raspberries contain ellagic acid, which is a powerful cancer-fighting phytonutrient. The berries, which may come in colors other than pink, like yellow, also contain anthocyanins – […]

Fantastic Fennel

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Fennel is a very popular herb among healers of different cultures. It is rich in nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, folate, magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and molybdenum. Eating fennel or drinking fennel tea can help if you have an upset […]

Brilliant Bananas

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As one of the richest natural food sources of potassium, bananas can help protect you against heart diseases as well as stroke. Besides potassium, bananas are also great sources of vitamin B6 and C, riboflavin, magnesium, biotin, silicon, and phosphorus. […]

Amazing Amaranth Grains And Greens

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The Amaranth grain is a highly nutritious grain. The ancient Greeks believed that this seed bestowed the gift of immortality, and hence named it “amarantos”, which meant “unfading”. World health workers found that in areas of Africa and Latin America […]

Bitter Can Be Bad For Illnesses

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Bitter foods are sometimes good for health and battling illnesses. An example is the bitter melon. This melon has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes in India, South America, Japan, China and Philippines. Amazonian healers and Ayurvedic […]

Alluring Adzuki Beans

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Often used for making red bean paste, the dark-red colored adzuki beans are not just nutty and sweet in taste. They are also highly nutritious. These beans are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. They also contain large quantities of […]

Weight Reducing Wakame

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Wakame is a brown sea vegetable that is rich in nutrients. This seaweed is rich in calcium, iron and natural sodium. It also contains a bit of vitamin C. More importantly, wakame contains fucoxanthin. This compound, a carotenoid, has been […]

Terrific Turnip

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Turnip, a member of the cruciferous family, has the wonderful health properties of cancer-preventing cruciferous vegetables. Sometimes eaten as a starchy vegetable, turnip root contains only a-third the calories of a baked potato, and so much more dietary fiber, which […]

Grapefruits Are Great For Inflammation

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Grapefruits are citrus fruits that can be very beneficial to you if you are suffering from inflammatory problems. Patients suffering from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other inflammation-related problems have reported a decrease in symptoms after consuming grapefruits […]

Wondrous Wolfberry

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Small but one of the most nutrient-dense plant foods around, wolfberries originated from the ancient soils of inner Mongolia and Tibet. These bright-colored berries are extremely high in antioxidants (in fact, their antioxidant values are off the charts!) and considered […]

Reliable Rye

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

For those who are gluten intolerant, rye is a flavorful grain that can be relied on. High in fiber, rye actually helps keep your body sugar levels steady. The fiber also helps to clear away waste and harmful substances in […]

The Secrets Of Sage

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Sage is often added to food for flavoring. But sage does more than bring taste to your food. When added to sausage, it actually helps in your body’s digestion of meat. With antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, the herb can be […]

Awesome Oregano

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Oregano is not only strong on the taste, it is also strong against microbes. Besides being great on pasta, oregano’s antibacterial properties can help you fight an infection or beat a cold. This herb’s anti-yeast benefits apply to yeast in […]

Ghee Is Great

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Ghee is a type of clarified butter produced by simmering butter and removing the residue. With casein and lactose removed in the process, this food is considered by the Ayurvedics as one of the best types of fat you can […]

Beneficial Basil

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

A member of the mint family, basil is a culinary herb that brings multiple benefits. With antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it is particularly good for eliminating harmful bacteria on food. Hence, some people add basil leaves to their salads for […]

Syrup That Is Healthy

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Harvested by driving tomahawks into maple trees to extract a rich fluid which is then concentrated, maple syrup is one syrup you can count on for health benefits. There are however different grades of maple syrup. The lower the grade, […]

Millet : A Marvellous Replacement For Rice Or Potatoes

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Consumed by the Chinese in ancient China as an alternative to rice, millet is an unrefined grain that is rich in nutrients and brings many health benefits. It is rich in thiamine, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. It […]

Marvelous Miso

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you have poor digestive health, miso is a fermented food taste made from soybeans, rice and mold that could be beneficial to you. One of the foods made from soybean that is widely considered healthy (not all soybean foods […]

Chickpea Charms

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

You might have seen the chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) that are used to make the Middle Eastern dip known as hummus. But do you know that these little beans are actually very nutritious? Chickpeas are rich in protein, […]

A Shining Star In Fruitland

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Shaped like a star when cut crosswise, the starfruit not only makes for beautiful presentation when served, it is also a wonderful source of many nutrients. This uniquely shaped fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, B (eg. folates, riboflavin, […]

An Artichoke Affair

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The global artichoke is an unusual food. A member of the thistle family that is cultivated as food, it is one of the world’s oldest cultivated vegetables. Artichokes are used in many parts of the world both as food and […]

Head Over Heels For Olives

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Olives are often used for flavoring or garnishing food, while olive oil is often used to cook other foods. However olive is eaten, it has high nutritious value. These black or green nut-shaped fruits have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can […]

Honeydew Melon For The Holidays

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Honeydews make great snacks this holiday season. Not only are they rich in nutrients, they can also help your body with some cleaning up after the holiday feasting. Honeydews are rich in B and C vitamins, as well as copper. […]

Cashews For Christmas

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cashew nuts make a great snack gift this Christmas. They are not only tasty as a snack, they are also nutritious. And they can make you feel really good! This is because cashew nuts are high in the amino acid […]

Precious Jems In Pumpkin Seeds

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they are highly packed with nutrients. They are especially good for guys, and here’s why. Pumpkin seeds are extremely rich in zinc, magnesium, manganese, protein, omega 3, iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins E and B […]

What Purple Eggplants Can Do For You

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The eggplant (sometimes known as brinjal) is an unusual fruit vegetable because of its vibrant purplish color. But it is this color that gives the vegetable its unique health property. The skin of purple eggplant contains a powerful antioxidant called […]

Coconuts From The “Tree Of Life”

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Known in the Philippines as the “tree of life”, the coconut palm is an amazing source of food and medicine – virtually all parts of the tree can be used in one way or another for nutrition or healing. The […]

Magnificent Mango

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Considered by Ayurveda to be the “king of fruits”, mangoes are tasty, juicy fruits that are highly nutritious. This fragrant and sweet fruit is rich in carotenes, vitamin C, copper and vitamin A. It is also a good source of […]

Miraculous Maca Root – A Wonderful Solution For Your Glands

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Shaped like a turnip but the size of a beet, the maca root was considered by ancient people to be a magical food. Used by the ancient shamans of Peru, the root is known to enhance the stamina of warriors […]

Cruciferous Cauliflower For Cancer … And Others

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that contains phytochemical sulforaphane, which helps the liver produce anti-carcinogenic enzymes. This makes cauliflower an important anti-cancer food to eat. Filled with stress-relieving B vitamins, the cauliflower is one of the best vegetarian sources of […]

Chayote Craze

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The chayote is widely eaten in many parts of the world. Native to Mexico, but is now found in many countries including India, Philippines, Indonesia and Hawaii thanks to early explorers, the chayote plant offers a variety of culinary and […]

A Taste For Tamarind

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The brown fruit pod of the tamarind has been used in traditional cooking in many parts of the world. It gives food a sour, acidic flavor, like what you might experience with a Tom Yum soup or a Thai-styled pad […]

Why Xylitol Is Often Found In Natural Toothpastes

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

A naturally occurring compound extracted from the fiber of plants like the birch tree, raspberry, plums, born and other fruits and vegetables, xylitol is tooth-friendly yet sweet to the taste bud. Confirmed by research to reduce plaque, it appears that […]

In Awe of the All-purpose Aloe Vera

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Aloe vera has been used for centuries for such a wide variety of medicinal purposes that it is sometimes known as a miracle plant. When used externally, aloe vera can help your wounds heal faster as well as alleviate your […]

Kale: Green Food Power

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Kale is a green food that has much nutritious value to offer. A member of the cruciferous vegetable family, kale is rich in phytochemicals like indoles, glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, as well as antioxidants like carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which can […]

Don’t Despise Durian Just For Its Smell

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Some people find durian a put-off because of its smell. But many of those who have actually tried this thorny Asian fruit often cannot put it down. Tasting like rich delicious custard, durians are actually rather nutritious. The fruit is […]

Consume Pears To Keep From Constipation, Clogging Cholesterol And Cancer

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As sweet and juicy fruits, pears can offer you a whole lot of goodness. Rich in soluble fiber, a single pear can provide you with a quarter of the dietary fiber you need each day. In turn, high fiber intake […]

Amazing Asparagus For All

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Asparagus is a health-promoting food for many groups of people. Rich in proteins, potassium, vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as folate, riboflavin and thiamine, here’s the health benefits this non-leafy green brings. The high folate levels in […]

Tomatoes: Too Good To Miss

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Tomatoes are so commonly found that many may not think much about them. But they are actually very nutritious. In fact, tomatoes are sometimes considered a super-food. Here are the reasons why. Tomatoes are high in phytonutrient lycopene, which has […]

Terrific Tempeh

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Tempeh is a hearty-tasting staple food used in Indonesia for over 2000 years. Made by fermenting soy beans, this food is high in nutritional value. Tempeh is rich in proteins, and hence makes a tasty meat replacement for vegans or […]

Pay Attention To Papayas

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Tropical fruit papaya is not only sweet to taste, it also brings many health benefits. It is definitely a fruit worth knowing, especially if you often encounter digestive issues. This is because the fruit contains a powerful enzyme known as […]

Pomegranates Are Powerful

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Pomegranates and their juices are rich in antioxidants that can protect you against many diseases, including atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer. If you suffer from arthritis, pomegranates and their juices can help you find relief from […]

Natural Sweetness With Zero Calories And Zero Glycemic Load

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Do you know that there is a natural sweetener that gives you zero calories? It can even help keep your blood sugar level steady. And unlike other artificial sweeteners like aspartame, it does not harm your body but in fact […]

Figs Are Fine

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Figs have long been used in the Mediterranean for their healing and nutritional benefits. Figs are rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper and manganese. Great as a healthy energy-giving snack, figs can help those with constipation (just […]

More Than Just Sweetness In Dates

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Dates are more than just a natural, unprocessed alternative to sugar. Dates are highly nutritious and can be very much beneficial for your health. Unlike many sweet foods which are acidic to the body after consumption, dates actually leave an […]

Greatness In Guava

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you are looking for a fruit that would give you high-impact goodness in many ways, then you need to try the guava. The guava is rich in vitamin C (5 times as much as an orange) and high in […]

Little Known Goodness In This Fuzzy Fruit

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The fuzzy fruit kiwi is a rich source of vitamin E and A, folic acid, minerals (like magnesium, copper, phosphorus), pectin fiber and potassium (20% more than bananas). Highly packed with vitamin C, eating this fruit daily can give your […]

The Goodness In Plums

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

With over two thousand varieties of plums available, these fruits are packed with vitamin C and fiber. This makes plums a natural cure for constipation. Plums are also a good source of vitamin B1, B2 and B6. Plums are also […]

Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The saying is no cliche. Apples can indeed do a great deal for your health if you include them in your regular diet. The skin of this fruit contains antioxidant quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. This means that […]

A Sweet Snack For Diabetics

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Many diabetics can’t resist sweet snacks, even though they know that the sugars in these foods can bring them serious problems and complications. Well, here is a naturally sweet food that will not only satisfy the taste bud of diabetics, […]

More Foods For A Cholesterol Profile That Would Impress Your Doctor

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Besides reducing your intake of sugars and simple carbohydrates, as well as replacing your unhealthy snacks with “good cholesterol” promoting nuts, here are more foods you can eat for a cholesterol profile that will amaze your doctor. * Garlic. Just […]

Nuts About Cholesterol

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Contrary to conventional knowledge that nuts are unhealthy because they are rich in fats, nuts can actually be good for helping you achieve a better cholesterol (and cardiovascular) profile. Nuts have been found to contain significant levels of plant sterols, […]

Don’t Cut the Fats If You Have High Cholesterol

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Contrary to conventional wisdom, cutting your intake of fatty foods may not actually help you lower your cholesterol levels. In fact, there are those who have actually lowered their blood cholesterol levels while still on a high cholesterol diet. This […]

6 Things To Do If You Suffer From Asthma

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Here are 6 natural remedies you can try if you (or your loved one) have asthma. Keep a diary of your symptoms Keep a daily record of your asthma symptoms and condition on a daily basis, to help you better […]

This Oil Could Help You With Your Menopausal Symptoms

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As my mum approached her 50s, she started experiencing some uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, such as anxiety and hot flashes. In fact, many women around her age also come to suffer from similar or other menopausal symptoms, which could include […]

What To Do If You Are Plagued By Eczema

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you or your loved ones are troubled by eczema, below are some natural remedies you could try out. These remedies originated from a natural health practitioner who specializes in energy healing, flower essences and essential oils. Topical relief for […]

Cellulite is a bigger health problem than you think

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cellulite is not just a matter of ugly fats – its appearance actually signal a bigger overall health problem in your body. And this sign should not be taken lightly. Cellulite often results from the buildup of toxins (including waste, […]

6 Early Signs Of Cancer You Cannot Ignore

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Cancer is an illness with poor outcomes and high death rates. So any early signs that one’s body might be coming down with this life-threatening disease would be greatly valuable. The following are some important warning signs of cancer that […]

Are Mammograms Doing You More Harm Than Good?

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Mammograms have conventionally been touted as an effective means of detecting breast cancer. But some research and health experts are suggesting that mammograms may not be as useful as many think. In fact, they could bring you more harm than […]

Use This Herb To Support Your Liver In Today’s Toxin-Filled World

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Why does your liver need help? The liver is a major organ of detoxification in your body. And today’s world is so polluted – there are so much toxins, whether in the air you breathe in, in the water you […]

What To Eat If You Have Anemia

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you have anemia, especially anemia brought about by iron-deficiency, below are some foods that will benefit you. (Check out the later sections if you are a vegetarian). Meat Meats like beef, pork, mutton, fish and poultry are some of […]

Foods That Help You Fight Acne

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Here are some foods to top up on if you are suffering from acne problems. Pumpkin seeds, ginger root, pecans, brazil nuts, oysters, shellfish, fish, and other foods rich in zinc. Zinc is crucial for the healing of your skin […]

Millet: A Healthy Alternative To White Rice And Potatoes

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

This morning, my family tried something new for breakfast, as an alternative to our regular Ezekiel bread and buckwheat porridge. Today, we had millet porridge. Our millet breakfast was simple to prepare. We boiled 1 portion of the grains with […]

6 Good Reasons To Eat Forbidden Fruit Avocado

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

What does a fruit like the avocado, which is high in calories and fats, have to offer? Isn’t it a forbidden food to avoid if one wishes to maintain a healthy diet? The avocado is often misunderstood to be unhealthy […]

7 foods to help you lower your cholesterol levels naturally

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Do you have an unhealthy cholesterol level and are wondering what you could do about it without resorting to drugs? Here’s a very simple solution – eat more foods that help to lower cholesterol in your body. Below are 7 […]

The 30 names of MSG no one told you about

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you consume processed foods regularly, or eat out very often, it is very likely that you are feeding your body a substantial amount of MSG. And this amount might be a lot more than you are aware of. This […]

7 safety facts about MSG in your food

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is found in many processed foods, as well as is used by many restaurants. How safe is MSG for consumption? Are the assertions that MSG is harmless in small amounts accurate? Can we trust the claim […]

Should you be taking TCM herb Eucommia? 6 instances when the answer is “Yes”.

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Considered a power-herb just second to Ginseng, Eucommia is a Chinese herb that has a wide variety of health and medical properties, and has been used by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners for thousand of years. It is only recently […]

A 4-minute exercise for burning fats

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Looking for a quick and effective exercise to burn your fats, lose some weight and tone your body? My hubby and I found something you might be interested in. It involves only 4 minutes of intense exertion, and you need […]

Why exercising doesn’t help you lose weight

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Do you exercise regularly and watch your diet, yet still see fats accumulating on your body, especially your thighs, butt, tummy and maybe arms? Those who suggest that you exercise to lose your fats really have no idea what you […]

Home remedies for dealing with nausea

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

I woke up this morning feeling nausea. My stomach felt like it was filled with water, even though I hadn’t drank any water since the night before. At several occasions, I felt the urge to throw up the contents in […]

6 Alarming Facts You Don’t Know About Fluoridated Water

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

There is more to fluoridated water than you may be aware of. Many of us have been brought up to think that fluoride in our waters protect our teeth from tooth decays and keep our teeth and bones strong. What […]

Ladies: Rebalance your hormones naturally using simple strategies

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you suffer from infertility or menstrual issues (e.g. menstrual irregularity, delayed or missed periods, extreme menstrual cramps), it is very likely that you actually have some form of imbalances in your sex hormones (e.g. estrogen and progesterone). Many women […]

6 Important Reasons For Eating Black Sesame Seeds

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The black sesame seed may be small, but it is a powerful food which the Chinese have learnt to use for many health-promoting and anti-aging benefits. Learn about their health secrets, and find out ways to incorporate this little treasure […]

Are you pregnant and getting enough good sleep?

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you are pregnant, then you might want start making sure that you are getting sufficient good quality sleep. Why? Because research has found that insufficient and poor quality sleep during pregnancy can bring about many problems for the mother-to-be […]

4 powerful sources of probiotics you may be unaware of

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Have you heard that probiotics can help you improve your digestion as well as immunity? If you have not, well, these friendly bacteria are crucial for keeping the harmful bacteria in your gut in check. By maintaining a healthy flora […]

A delicious and blood-nourishing Chinese soup

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

For today’s dinner, my family had an extremely tasty yet nourishing Chinese soup – the black bean soup. We love it. And the wonderful thing is that the soup is extremely simple to prepare. Here’s what you need to make […]

Our quinoa and buckwheat breakfast

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

My husband’s struggle with systemic candidasis issues has been driving him to look for healthy everyday foods to nourish his body without feeding the yeast in his gut. His search has led us to two wholesome “grains” – buckwheat and […]

How to age gracefully with good nutrition

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As recent as the early 1900s, the average person did not live past 50 years old. Today, in many developed countries, life expectancies have risen substantially. On the average, people can expect to live to their mid- or late- seventies. […]

So what do you do if you are deficient in zinc?

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Did you read my previous post on some of the possible symptoms of zinc deficiency, and how I could be deficient in this essential mineral myself? Well, I promised to share what I found to be some useful food sources […]

Are you deficient in zinc?

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

I have been bothered by cracks on my heels for some time, so one day I did a search over the web for likely causes of this ugly condition. My search led me to the possibility that I could be […]

5 powerful foods to protect you against sunburn this summer holiday

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

As you have fun out in the sun this summer holiday, the last thing you would want in your way is pain from being sunburnt. How dampening it would be if you have to stay indoors (while all others are […]

6 powerful superfoods to prevent illnesses, including cancer

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Why are superfoods so special? Not only are they complete and densely packed with nutrients, their nutrients are also easily absorbed and used by the body. This makes them great for preventing illnesses (yes, including cancer!), maintaining good health, and […]

Are you taking good care of your soul’s earthly home?

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

Many spiritual leaders and wise people have spoken about the importance of keeping one’s body in good health. “A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.” ~ philosopher and scientist, Francis Bacon (1561 […]

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Oats For Everyday
Oats are great for kids as they contain phosphorus, which is needed for brain and nerve development in children. Oats are also one of the best sources of silicon, a trace mineral that promotes the health of your bones and connective tissues. ...

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Pass On The Passion Fruit
The passion fruit does not only make a refreshing juice in the warm months. It is also highly nutritious. This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin A and C. It is also a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Potassium found in the fruit ...

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Sunflower Seed Special
If your daily diet is a very typical western one, then you need to pay special attention to sunflower seeds. This is because sunflower seeds contain many nutrients lacking in a typical Western diet. Cultivated and consumed by indigenous ...

posted 9:12:58am May. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Endive Essentials
The endive is a dedicate vegetable with white and pale green leaves. Normally harvested by hand, it comprises 95% water and is extremely low in calories. Endive contains vitamins C and A, as well as calcium and fiber. Purple endive also ...

posted 3:08:42pm May. 07, 2015 | read full post »

Limelight On Lemons
Rich in vitamin C, lemons can give a powerful boost to your immune system. Though they are extremely acidic, lemons are rapidly converted to an alkaline pH in the digestive tract. As such, the fruit makes a powerful healing agent for those ...

posted 8:25:53am May. 05, 2015 | read full post »

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