Natural Health Remedies

Sleep helps prevent Alzheimer’s

A new study shows that lack of sleep helps set the stage for Alzheimer’s. Of course, Alzheimer’s is a complicated disease, with a strong genetic component. But, thanks to some new studies, we now know there’s no doubt—if you don’t get enough sleep, you’re at much greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s, along with other types […]

Forgetfulness or dementia? How to tell

As we grow older, we all have to contend with a tough fact of life—our memory and cognitive function will begin to diminish. We’ll forget where we put the keys more often, confuse names of people, and forget that last ingredient we need to buy for dinner. That’s nothing to get upset about—it’s unfortunate, but […]

Tzatziki: Savory Greek Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt is not just for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, yogurt is great as a thickening protein source in a smoothie or as a binder for a bowl of fruit, but yogurt is also great as a savory ingredient. Savory tzatziki is a tangy Greek sauce for meat, rice, and bread. It’s a better addition […]

Neurological treatment for inflammation

Like so many new pathways to health, promising new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, depression, epilepsy, and more got their start as a surprise. A research team studying the vagus nerve—which links all of our major organs to the brain—found that the nerve had an unexpected ability to prevent inflammation, in unexpected places. Hello, vagus nerve, […]

Quinoa, Amaranth, and Blood Sugar Problems

Food has fashions, just like clothes. Lately, gluten-free carbohydrates and high protein foods are all the rage. You may have heard of the “superfoods” amaranth and quinoa, which fit these trends to a tee. It might come as a surprise that you can over-eat these superfoods. If they’re so super good for you, shouldn’t they […]

Artificial Sweeteners Hurt Blood Sugar

It’s a classic flip-flop that pretty well debunks the long-standing promise that switching from sugar to non-sugar sweeteners—Aspartame, Splenda, Sweet ‘n’ Lo, and the rest—can help you lose weight. This is like when fat was once wrongly blamed for all sorts of health problems—then forgiven and given its proper respect. But this time it’s about […]

Creamy Quinoa Bake

Creamy Quinoa Bake
Sometimes the best way to introduce a new food is to blend it with an old food. If you or your family members have been nervous to try quinoa, this creamy, cheesy casserole should be a delicious, gentle introduction. Ingredients 1 teaspoon + 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, smashed or finely sliced (omit […]

Dangerous Bedsheets

wet laundry drying in the sun with the mountains on the background
You spend about one third of your life laying in bed. And, while getting enough sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health, you’ve got to be careful where you do it. Because, believe it or not, the majority of bed linens contain dangerous chemicals, rubbing directly against your body, […]

Probiotic Flush Benefits

Everyone should be taking probiotics daily. In our modern diets, the foods that naturally contain the beneficial bacteria your gut needs—fermented foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi—are truly good for you, and they help. But your stomach acids kill most of the beneficial bacteria before they can get to your small intestines, where they do […]

Natural Pain Relief for Leg Cramps

You know that getting the proper amount of sleep is essential for your health. Without it, your body can’t recover from the day, your muscles can’t build, your brain can’t clean out the detritus that is brought about by electrical activity, and your organs never get a chance to rest, clean, and reset. That’s why […]
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