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Did you know that about 25 percent of the drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants? Of the 252 drugs in the World Health Organization’s essential medicine list, 11 percent are exclusively of plant origin. In fact, about 200 years ago the first pharmacological compound, morphine, was produced from opium extracted from the seed pods of the Continue Reading →
In 2013, the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet reported that poor diet generates more disease than lack of exercise, alcohol and smoking combined. The article also stated that up to 40 per cent of people with a normal body mass index (BMI) show metabolic symptoms typically associated with obesity, which include high blood pressure, high blood fat Continue Reading →
With additives in our food, pesticides on our crops, and pollution all around us, many might say we live in a toxic age.Sometimes all that toxic buildup can take its toll on the colon, which negatively affects digestion and overall health. When your colon is backed up with toxic material, your entire body becomes sluggish Continue Reading →
Are detox programs really good for you? There seems to be an equal amount of warnings and recommendations for detoxing, which can make it confusing for the would-be detox dieter. While it is possible to get it wrong, as long as you get it right you’ll be helping yourself in several different ways. We’ve outlined Continue Reading →
Triphala is an herbal concoction that’s been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Traditionally used as a bowel tonic, it’s often prescribed as a mild laxative. But while its laxative qualities are most widely known, the other benefits of this herb are perhaps even more noteworthy. To understand Triphala’s impact, you can look at Continue Reading →