“Caffeine is the only addiction you’re allowed to joke about.” This sign at the local coffee shop gave me pause. Though a light-hearted jab, it does touch on an important point: caffeine is a drug, the least-regulated, but most popular drug in the United States. Millions of us turn to it each day to wake […]
Author Archive | Jackie Peters
What Is Herbal Tea and What Are Its Benefits?
A soothing cup of herbal tea can sure hit the spot after a hectic day. The beverage exudes comfort and relaxation. But, there’s more to this natural concoction than just its soothing effects! Herbal tea is carving out a top spot in the U.S. market as Americans focus more on healthy living and Eastern […]
Can BCM-95 Curcumin Help With Depression?
Curcumin is a biologically active compound that is found in the rhizome of the turmeric plant. This polyphenol has been extensively studied for decades and has shown therapeutic potential against a number of human diseases. However, curcumin’s poor bioavailability has been a longstanding limitation when it came to therapeutic use. Then, BCM-95 curcumin was developed […]
Does Natural Deodorant Work? These Do!
Natural deodorant has a bad rep when it comes to effectiveness; however, a handful of brands are offering perfected pure formulations that are causing the popularity of toxin-free options to explode here in the United States. A 2016 research report from Technavio shows that, “Consumers in the U.S. are showing greater preference towards natural and […]
What Is the Ketogenic Diet All About?
The ketogenic diet has become somewhat of a fad in the last year or so. If you’re like me, you may have heard the name and wondered about it, but never took the time to check it out. Well, I finally satisfied my curiosity byÂ exploring the topic, and here is what I learned. History of […]
Natural Cold and Flu Relief from the Olive Tree?
The olive tree has been good to humankind for millennia. Originating in the Eastern Mediterranean about 8,000 years ago (evidence of olive oil production dates back 6,000 years), the Olea europaea tree has long been a symbol of peace, unity, sacredness and health. The oils of the leaves, fruit and bark were valued both cosmetically […]
What Is Functional Medicine?
You may have heard more of the term “functional medicine” lately due to its growing reach. And, you may have wondered each time what exactly it’s all about. I was in the same boat, so I thought I would do some digging to finally get an answer. To do my due diligence, I took a […]
Last-Minute Gift Ideas with a Healthy Twist
It’s getting down to the wire! How is your Christmas gift list looking? If you still have a few people to cover, we have some great health-minded gift ideas that we’re sure the recipients will love. Why give “healthy” gifts? With the New Year just around the corner, over two-thirds of Americans will be making […]
Are Your Holiday Indulgences Giving You the Blues?
It all starts just before Halloween as we stock up on treats for the little ghosts and goblins who will make their ghoulish visits, and goes through the New Year’s holiday ? poor nutritional choices are everywhere we look. From the abundance of candy around All Hallows’ Eve and the traditional pies at Thanksgiving, to […]
What Is the Vitamin D/Vitamin K Connection?
Like most health-minded women, you’ve probably been faithful in taking your calcium and vitamin D supplements for your bone and heart health â if you aren’t consuming enough of these nutrients in your diet. Now, research is showing that we’ve been missing an important part of the puzzle: Vitamin K. As it turns out, […]