Doing Good for Others is Good for Your Health

Lower stress, higher self-confidence, and enhanced social relationships - sounds like the health benefits of exercise, right? Surprise! Those benefits also come from volunteering. Whether you're working at a food shelter, giving time as a literacy mentor, or helping out after a natural disaster, the many ways of doing good for others is also good [...]

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Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever wondered how the macronutrients in food - fats, carbohydrates and proteins - get where they need to be in your body? This is where digestive enzymes come into play: they move macronutrients, vitamins and minerals out of the digestive tract and into the bloodstream where they participate in functions such as growth [...]

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Peppermint for Home and Health during the Holidays

Aromatic peppermint (Mentha piperita) has been used for centuries to add flavor or fragrance to foods, cosmetics, toothpaste and mouthwash, soaps, candles, and scented products for the home. Several different cultures also use peppermint leaves, oil, and fresh or dried powder in holistic health preparations. As a traditional remedy, peppermint is used to awaken the [...]

By |2018-12-04T11:16:33-07:00December 4th, 2018|Herbs|Comments Off on Peppermint for Home and Health during the Holidays

Gingerbread

Who doesn't love this old-fashioned favorite holiday dessert? Just thinking about the aroma of warm gingerbread wafting through the air is bound to put you in a festive spirit. Enjoy gingerbread after your meal or with your morning tea. Ingredients for Bread 2/3 cup dark brown sugar 2/3 cup molasses 2/3 cup boiling water 1/4 [...]

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Holiday Digestive Support: Ginger

Around the holidays, or anytime you've over-indulged, consider sweet and zesty ginger for nourishing the digestive organs. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a knobby, horn-shaped rhizome with a long history of supporting metabolism, aiding digestion and reducing inflammation. It helps heal upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, motion sickness, and morning sickness. Current research indicates that ginger stimulates [...]

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Mindful Gift Giving: Tips for the Holiday Season

For many of us, gift giving is the biggest stress of the holiday season - from finding time to shop, to selecting the right gift, to getting the best price. We struggle emotionally knowing gifts often hold symbolic meaning for the recipient; yet, not having other ideas, we go to our default mode of shopping [...]

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