G is for gallbladder – a storage organ for the bile produced by the liver. Bile is important because it emulsifies fats that we eat and aids in elimination of cholesterol from the body. Bile increases the normal action of the intestines and helps prevent parasitic infection. Bile also carries the toxins gathered by the liver out of the body.
Gallbladder function can become impaired for a variety of reasons. Read more
Friday, October 17, 2014
Margaret Durst describes the symptoms that indicate your gallbladder needs cleaning.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
People tend to ignore their eyes until they develop a problem. These four herbs can help alleviate eye problems or keep them from every developing, according to Michael Paladin.
Sight is one of our most precious senses. We read, work on our computers, and entertain ourselves by using our eyes. Possibly because we use them so much, eye problems of one kind or another are common. Eye problems often develop slowly over the years and may be well-advanced before any symptoms are noticed. Therefore, it's a good idea to give the eyes some extra care even when the yes seem healthy. One way to keep eyes healthy and vision sharp is to use medicinal plants. These four herbs have long been used to maintain eye health. Read more
Friday, October 10, 2014
The liver is the only internal organ that regenerates itself, and it deserves a good cleaning to stay healthy, says Margaret Durst.
The liver is the body’s largest gland. It is the only internal organ that will regenerate itself if part of it is damaged. Up to 25 percent of the liver can be removed and within a short period of time, it will grow back to its original shape and size.
The liver is the body’s most important organ, functioning as a living filter to clean the system of toxins, metabolize proteins, control hormonal balance, and produce immune-boosting factors. Read more
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Edward Group says many people unknowingly eat these seven dangerous excitotoxins on a daily basis.
If you’ve ever felt compelled to take another bite, despite feeling full, the problem may not be a lack of self control. In fact, the issue may not even be with you at all as it’s very likely that an excitotoxin is the culprit. These non-essential amino acids stimulate or “excite” the umami or savory taste buds making food seem more flavorful than it really is. These compounds are abundant in most processed foods and restaurant meals, and many people are unknowingly consuming these compounds in large amounts on a daily basis. Read more
Friday, October 3, 2014
Sarah C. Corriher reveals why zinc should be taken daily and how not all zinc supplements are created equal.
According to many pharmacists, zinc is the single greatest dietary supplement. Chemists, pharmacists and doctors alike glorify zinc supplementation. Some of them maintain that zinc will ward off all sickness. While this is not entirely true, zinc does nonetheless fight the rhinovirus, which is responsible for about a third of the common colds in adults, along with many other illnesses which exhibit flu-like symptoms. Zinc boosts the overall immune system to fight infections and speed recovery times. It is therefore a useful supplement for almost everyone. Deficiencies of zinc have been shown in studies to lead to decreased thyroid hormone levels, and hypothyroidism. Zinc supplementation is absolutely vital for pregnant women. If zinc was given to every mother-to-be, then a large portion of birth abnormalities, pre-eclampsia occurrences, and deformations could be avoided. Give zinc the same respect that you would give to folate (the superior version of folic acid) and calcium during pregnancy. Read more