Of all the carotenoids (found in green, orange and red foods), lutein is preferred for eye health. It is naturally present in the macula and the lens of the eye where it prevents photo-oxidation. Lutein and zeaxanthin are strongly associated with a reduced risk for age related macular degeneration (AMD). Regularly consuming lutein rich foods like cooked spinach and cooked kale could reduce the incidence of cataracts by up to 50 percent!
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in red onions, apples, broccoli, green tea and berries that has been shown to inhibit the release of histamine and decrease the production of inflammatory signaling molecules in the body, called cytokines.A supplement called EMIQ is a bioactive form of quercetin with 40 times greater absorption than regular quercetin and is an excellent anti-histamine without side effects.
February is Heart Health Month and although seemingly quite different from January’s Mental Health Awareness month, it is really a continuation as the two have much in common (and I’m not talking about the weather!)
The long winter can leave your skin feeling and looking less than vibrant. Try these natural solutions to improve the appearance of your skin. Nourishing the outermost layers of our skin with natural oils can help to restore that youthful radiance. Whether you’re looking for a natural reduction of fine lines and wrinkles or a moisture booster – both rosehip seed oil and argan oil are superstars...
Most mental health disorders appear in the form of anxiety states, depression and stress related disorders. Mental health disorders are multi-faceted - there is rarely any single one cause and we are all biochemically unique, with different life experiences, perceptions and coping skills.
The body and the mind are connected. A poorly nourished body (eg. one deficient in amino acids, omega 3 fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals) cannot have an optimally functioning mind. Conversely, a mind full of self-defeating, negative thoughts, a critical and judgmental attitude, full of fear, mistrust and un-forgiveness will then take its toll on the physical body.