Echinacea: The (Almost) Cure For the Common Cold

echinacea

Cold season is upon us. I personally dislike cough syrup and try to avoid medication when possible.

Echinacea is touted as a cure for the common cold, but I’m sad to say……it doesn’t really hold up when put under the microscope.

It’s useful as a general immune booster, but not as a targeted treatment for anyting….including the cold.




Ch-Ch-Chia! Health Benefits and Recipes of The Super Seed

chia seeds

Chia seeds are here baby, and in a biiiiiig way.

I eat them myself, and am a fan. But not a fanatic.

They’re very nutritious…..but still not all that different from flax seeds and stuff like that.

Never the less you might be wondering:

What do they taste like? How are they good for you? Have any good recipes?

Here’s the 411.







De-Mystifying Ginseng: What It Does, What It Doesn’t, and Why It’s Awesome

different types of ginseng

Some people think taking Ginseng will help you lose weight, run faster, fight disease and a whole other bunch of gnarly stuff.

Not quite….but it is a nice pick me up. I myself take siberian ginseng in the morning with my tea.

Ginseng itself comes in 5 different flavors and about 4 different forms.

Should you supplement with it? Are there significant differences between the different types?

Here’s the very abbreviated encyclopedia on what ginseng does, how to shop for it, and lots of other good details.







Bilberry: Nature’s Eyeglasses and Acupuncture Agent

bilberry plant

For many years bilberry has been used to help prevent blindness and improve macular degeneration. Pilots used it in WWII to help prevent night blindness.

It’s a close relative of the blueberry, and we all know how good those are for you.

Here’s a detailed overview of the different cellular and medicinal benefits of this blue fruit, and practical information on how much of it to take and where to buy it.







Acerola Cherry: Can It Fight Disease?

acerola cherry

Today’s topic for discussion: Acerola cherry!

Specifically, what can it be used for with regards to treating illness?

Can it be used to treat illness?

We’re going to take a close look at its different health properties and determine what it may or may not be good for.

Buckle up!







Suma Root: Where And How To Buy, Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

Suma root

Here are some answers I’ve gotten recently about Suma Root.

Is it useful for fat loss? Gaining muscle? Where should you buy it? How much should you take?

All that and much more inside.