Those of us who go back a few years likely remember the line about parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme in the huge Simon and Garfunkel hit song about two ill-fated lovers, “Are You Going to Scarborough Fair”. Many have speculated that the reference to the four popular herbs was due to their use in Medieval Europe to help cleanse the air and ward off the infamous black plague. Others have thought that the reference to the four herbs was because the combination may have been used as a love potion.
Whatever the reason for their inclusion in the popular song, the many health benefits of those four popular spices make them a herbal health quartet worth loving and singing praises about in their own rights.
What can be so important about your liver? You’ve probably heard that this particular organ is vital to your optimum health. But exactly why is it so essential? Because your liver performs more than 500 bodily functions and chemical reactions every day of your life to keep you alive.
To cleanse your system, your liver must get into high gear so it can… (more…)
There are certain nutrients in our diet that prevent us from accumulating fat in places we definitely don’t want it, like our liver.
These nutrients are called lipotropic factors and their major role in our body is to enhance fat metabolism and avoid fat build-up in our essential organs.
At the same time, they can help you win the battle against a widening waistline and make you feel more comfortable in your “skinny” jeans. To get them, you have to eat the right foods on a regular basis (and, by ‘right’, I mean whole eggs and unprocessed foods), and benefit from supplements that contain them in ideal proportions.
Vitamin B-12 has many functions in the body, and many can be relieved of their health problems with simple B-12 supplementation. Please take time to read this website and see if you could benefit from B-12! (more…)
Here’s a great idea for the next Indiana Jones movie that could also help to save your life.
Indy is barreling through India, fighting his way from Calcutta to New Delhi, fending off poachers and thieves who are trying to rob him of a valuable golden powder that is reputed to have ancient healing powers.
Our hero manages to stash his treasure in an ancient recess deep in the Taj Mahal, only to have it discovered by tourists who think it is powdered gold.
After convincing them that the satchel contains poor man’s saffron, Indy delivers his treasure to a local medicine man who uses it to cure an entire village.
Seem far-fetched? Perhaps, but only the Indiana Jones part!
It turns out that there actually IS a golden spice that used to be considered a less expensive version of saffron, but is now heralded as “Indian gold,” due to its amazing proven healing powers for conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and possibly even cancer. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3iMjyEZ3zA]