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Cayenne is one of the chili peppers and has been used therapeutically for thousands of years. Cayenne pepper belongs to the genus Capsicum. It was first grown in Central and South America thousands of years ago and now grows naturally in subtropical and tropical climates. The medicinal properties are derived from the chemical capsaicin (kap-sey–uh-sin), […]

Sensational Sauerkraut

Naturally fermented foods have been around for millions of years. Foods were routinely fermented to help with digestion and to preserve them for long term storage. With the advent of refrigeration in the 1800s and up until today, the need to ferment for preservation has pretty much vanished.

Surprising Aspirin

Most have heard taking an aspirin a day will keep the heart attacks away, but did you know that aspirin can prevent certain cancers and treat other illnesses? Young adults can benefit from taking aspirin daily too, and studies have proven it. Research has shown a 37% reduction of death in those people who take […]

Omega-3s at a Glance

Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that are essential nutrients for health and life. They are needed to support numerous body functions such as blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain. Our bodies can’t make them so we must get them from the food we eat. There are three types of Omega-3s; the […]


There is a disconnection between us and the earth. We have little direct physical contact with the ground anymore. We wear rubber-soled shoes and our cars have rubber tires. We sit in front of computers, televisions, and we’re around electrical devices all day. Our bodies, mostly water, are a good conductor of electricity and build […]

Natural Pest Control

The man-made chemical compound called N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, also known as DEET, is found in most insect repellents. It’s been proven to deter insects such as mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, and fleas. Repelling these insects means a significant decrease in your chances of contracting malaria, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and many other insect-borne illnesses.

Eggstra Good!

Eggs, which received bad press in the past for their cholesterol content, are now gaining favor because of their nutritional value. Inexpensive and low in calories (about 70), one egg is packed with protein and contains iron, numerous vitamins such as A, many B vitamins like folic acid, choline and biotin. And they have one […]


Eating nuts every day as part of a healthy diet is a good thing. Studies have shown people who eat nuts are less likely to die of heart disease and cancer. Which nut you eat isn’t that important. Almost every nut is packed with nutrition, although some nuts have more heart-healthy nutrients and fats than […]