Honey as Sweetener and the Benefits

People usually blame sugars for excess calories that prevent them from staying fit, then again they cannot help but indulge in their favorite dessert. Sweet foods are exciting sources of readily available energy, and most of us need this energy throughout the day. Then unconsciously, we consume more calories than what we actually need by…

Herbal Remedies and Inflammation

Inflammation is a form of self-protection wherein the body detects stimuli that may be dangerous to the cells thus inducing a healing or inflammatory process. The body, when stimulated by irritating agents, tends to produce a biological response to eliminate these harmful stimuli, and that response shows the signs of inflammation – swollen, hot, painful,…

Allergies and Using Honey as Remedy

One of the immune response of the body to foreign stimuli is allergic response, but unlike other immune responses this can be damaging. An allergy is actually a hypersensitive response to stimuli such as pollen, dust, dirt, and so on. The body reacts through the action of histamine, a neurotransmitter released in allergic reactions. The…

Diabetes, Diet and The Right Food Choices

Food habits plays vital role in controlling blood glucose level in diabetes patient, so they should avoid eating foods which are rich in fats and contain high amount of calories. There are foods which are rich in fiber and contain low amount of calories, so diabetes patients can add those foods in their daily meal,…

Is Honey in Coffee a Good Idea

Anything in excess is not good for the health so learn to limit the foods that you take in and consume your favourite treats in moderation. Same goes for coffee lovers who cannot go through the day without a cup or two of their preferred blend. Coffee contains caffeine, an active stimulant that is responsible…

Skin Care and Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can do wonders for your skin and the most miraculous effect that it creates is that it makes you look young. Because of its antiseptic and antibiotic properties, it also helps get rid of infections on your face, in the ears and near or around the eyes. The rationale behind this is…

Peppermint Oil for Fever

With every order of essential oils from Young Living each month, I get a training CD to listen to containing various bits on how to use oils and other topics on healthy living. Yesterday, while listening to one of them as I worked out, I learned that you can use peppermint to help an infant’s…

The “No-Diet” paradigm

Many of you have probably heard about this new “no-diet” diet craze. Great–just what we need–another diet. This “new” diet really isn’t new. Anybody who has heard of Gwen Shamblin and her “Weigh Down Workshop” diet will remember that she had the same premise. You can eat anything you want, as long as you wait…

High fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup. It’s in everything these days. And, to quote Howard Beale, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this any more.” Well, that may be a bit overly dramatic, but still, I’m pretty darned annoyed. Today I was at the grocery store, and I needed barbecue sauce. I…

No Fry, No Breadcrumb, Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant parmigiana is one of my favorite dishes, but, I think I can honestly say, it is not the most healthiest of dishes.  Since eggplant soaks up oil like a sponge, frying eggplant uses tons of oil which we know is not something we want to consume a lot of.  I wanted to make a…