GARLIC. What comes into your head when you read that word, gratuitously typed in all caps? Bad breath? Farts that smell even worse? 14th century witch doctors getting sent to the crucible? Something that's very good for you in spite of all these things? Probably yes, yes, yes and YES! I'm not much of a shaman, so I'll stay away from that. But I do know a thing or two about herbs. And garlic might be useful if you have an achy, breaky heart, among other things.
Rhodiola's a very useful herb for toning down your mood, putting some extra pep in your step, and living life with a little more clarity. I also wish the 10 year old me had known more about it, for reasons I'll elaborate inside.......
A customer asked me about the best supplements to take for someone with Parkinson's. Two and a half month's later, I have an answer. Hey, punctuality has never been my strong suit. Just ask my exes. And that Parkinson's stuff? It's about reducing inflammation, balancing your redox state and removing toxins.
To continue with our on-going discussion about using natural remedies to alleviate mood problems, let us now turn our attention to the problem of anxiety. The best combination of vitamins and herbs that'll reduce the panic.
Vitamins are simple, boring, and they seem to be around us everywhere. But despite their lack of novelty, they can pack more punch than meets the eye. Vitamins in their purest form are incredibly remarkable substances. You can almost think of them as gifts from mother nature. They exert powerful effects on your body. They're completely harmless. And with the right approach they can be quite effective in healing your body if you get some details right. Here's how to use some extremely common vitamins to promote better sleep and mental clarity.
Testosterone is the blessing and curse of being a man. It makes us difficult. Brutish. Bad communicators. Aggressive. But hey......it's what makes us men! If you're a dude life just isn't worth living if you don't have testosterone coursing through your veins. But most guys start seeing their testosterone levels steadfastly drop year by year once they hit 30. Sad. But avoidable. Age-induced testosterone decline isn't destiny, it's just a result of bad health. You too can be like Clint Eastwood in old-age, as long as you follow a few important tips.......
Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in the world. A depressing fact about depression is that if you're depressed, it's likely to occupy 8 years of your life. That's a long time to be depressed! Lots of people are prescribed antidepressants, including people who don't technically have the condition. These drugs can be very useful, but they have different effects on different people. Some of them for better, some of them for worse. For people who might be looking for a natural alternative to mood regulation, look no further. Let's open the hood and see what kind of remedies mother nature has provided us to alleviate our mood.
Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and recreational marijuana legal in 2. There's a lot of chatter about those numbers getting larger in the coming years. It's hard to consume information about marijuana use that's devoid of stereotypes. The people who use it are either stoners or sinners. The way it makes you feel are obvious but there's surprisingly few guides about what risks or benefits come from inhaling it regularly. The truth is a little surprising.
It was a running joke that that all the wine the French drank helped them live longer. It was always used to demonstrate the irony of good health until it turned out to be true.
Wine, and grapes by extension, have remarkable effects on the health of your heart, blood, cell walls, and DNA. It might seem magical, but with a closer look the workings of red wine are pretty simple. And concentrated. Most of the good stuff from red wine comes from the seed of the grapes, and from there it executes a very simple reaction in your body over, and over, over.
Simply put, grape seeds exert their force by acting as the Robin Hood of electrons inside your body.
Getting enough anti-oxidants shouldn't be difficult or expensive. They're all around you, waiting to be conveniently added to hot water and your favorite dishes. The trick is just knowing where to find them, and how they get removed from your diet. With that in mind, here's a close look at two of the most potent sources of cellular goodness in the whole wide world: green tea and cocoa.