Entries by Jessie

While You Are Sleeping

The human body is a complex machine that needs oxygen, water, food and sleep to stay alive. There is no magic number for how many hours an adult should sleep, however it is generally thought to be around 8 hours. We think of sleep as a time to rest, but sleep is actually a time […]

Parsley for Health

Parsley is the world’s most popular herb and is native to the Mediterranean. It has been around for thousands of years and was used medicinally before being used for consumption. Today it is grown world-wide for its aromatic edible leaves which may be used fresh or dried in soups, salads and a wide variety of […]

Terrific Turmeric

The spice turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a tuber grown mostly in India. Turmeric has a long history of being used for medicinal purposes, especially in China and India. Curcumin, the major ingredient of turmeric, is what gives the spice its yellow color, and it has very strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Surprising Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. It comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree, and is grown in many tropical areas, including Java, Burma, China, Southern Asia and throughout South America. There are two main types of cinnamon: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) known as “true” cinnamon, from Sri Lanka Cassia (Chinese), from southern […]

Take a Nap!

Infants do it. Toddlers do it. The elderly do it. Cats and most in the animal kingdom do it. Taking a daily nap is important no matter what age you are. Most people don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep at night, so a nap can recharge your battery. Besides, who wouldn’t want to […]

Wonderful D

Vitamin D, considered by some to be a nutrient or hormone, is becoming popular as a wonder supplement. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones, preventing rickets in children. And not only does it have a role in preventing osteoporosis and bone fractures, it helps in preventing heart and infectious diseases […]

Lovin’ Lemons

When a Turkish friend of mine was finished squeezing a lemon, she rubbed the cut side of a fresh lemon over my hands. The result was great – my hands were so soft and scented wonderfully. Lemons contain cleansing enzymes which when rubbed on your skin after being cut, remove dead skin and make your […]