Beta-carotene has two important functions in the body: It functions as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage, and it can be converted to Vitamin A (retinol), critical to maintaining skin and eye health.
The benefits of garlic are far ranging. Garlic contains several vitamins and minerals that support heart health, including vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, and selenium.
A culinary superfood, avocados provide up to 20 nutrients including vitamins K, C and E, as well as folate, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. In fact, they actually have more potassium than bananas.
Here are three nutrients unique to flaxseed, all of which play a role in supporting good health. As an added bonus, check out my recipe for healthy and tasty flaxseed apple muffins!
DIM is a compound that helps balance the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. It is found in “cruciferous” vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Functional medicine and environmental medicine views mercury and other toxic metals as one of the major risk factors in the development of chronic medical illnesses.
From farmer’s markets to grocery stores, to shop with confidence about avoiding GMO foods you need to shop smarter. Here’s how.
Motherwort has the ability to calm without causing drowsiness, and it has medicinal effects on circulation and heart rate.
Did you know that FDA doesn’t even test genetically modified foods to make sure they’re good for you? According to them, it’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their GMO products are safe.
You might not want dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) grow across your lawn, but you definitely want to make them a part your healthy diet.