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25 Surprising Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

25 Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Everyone Should Know    Rheumatoid arthritis is an illness that’s widely misunderstood. I believe this is partly due to the fact that many confuse it with osteoarthritis (OA). This mix-up leads people to believe rheumatoid arthritis is caused by aging. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is in no way “normal” aging […]

Your Ultimate Hurricane Clean Up Guide

Your Ultimate Hurricane Clean Up Guide – From Your Home to Your Body   Now that most of Hurricane Harvey’s and Irma’s waters have subsided and we are left to assess the damage, an important time presents itself. Hurricane clean-up is more than gathering debris and clearing out the mud that remains, it involves protecting […]

8 Essential facts about Omegas -Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – Essential to Brain Health I’m often asked what are the few nutrients I think are absolutely imperative and essential for good health especially in this modern world. One of the top nutrients in my list is Omega Essential Fatty Acids. Every patient who comes into my practice gets their Omega 3 […]

Simple Guidelines for Preventing & Managing Diabetes

Interesting fact: The earliest known written record that likely referred to diabetes was in 1500 B.C in the Egyptian Ebers papyrus. It referred to the symptoms of frequent urination. Basically, diabetes is a disease in which the body experiences elevated levels of blood sugar (glucose) due to an inability to either produce or use insulin. […]

I Love Those Lentils!

Coming from an Indian heritage, lentils have been an important part of my daily meals all my life. I absolutely love them and really wanted to share their beneficial properties with all of you readers and foodies! Around the world, people enjoy the health benefits of lentils, part of a group of proteins known as […]

Have Diabetes? Try Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia)

A cousin of watermelon, cucumber and pumpkin, Bitter Melon is shaped like a cucumber, only larger with lighter green and more gourd-like skin. In tropical cultures, where it’s cultivated, bitter melon is used to support digestion because of its ability to break down carbohydrates. When using for medicinal purposes, the entire plant can be used, […]

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Hawthorn: The Heart Healthy Herb

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) Hawthorn, also known as Maybush, is a thorny shrub found on hillsides and in sunlit woodsey areas throughout the world. Over centuries, all parts of the plant have been used to prepare foods, beverages, and medicines. In folk medicine, Hawthorn was used for the treatment of diarrhea, insomnia, and asthma. In China, […]