Since learning about cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum & Cinnamomum cassia), this commonly used household spice has furthered my love for plants and their power. The inner bark of the cinnamon tree is used for its medicinal properties. Cinnamon doesn’t just smell good and taste delicious in desserts, it actually has several other actions: Carminative: aid with… Continue reading Botanical Spotlight: Cinnamon!
Protein is one of our major macronutrients. Recall, carbohydrates, fats and proteins are macronutrients, this is where the body gets energy from. But why do we even need protein in our diets anyways? While carbohydrates and fats can provide us with energy, proteins are the main building blocks of our bodies. Proteins make up muscles,… Continue reading Non-Meat Protein Sources
Uterine fibroids also known as leiomyoma’s are common benign smooth muscle uterine tumors that occur in 20-25% of women (Hudson, 2008). African-American women have a higher incidence of this condition than females from other ethnic backgrounds. Although the full pathophysiology behind uterine fibroids remains unclear, there are several theories that link the growth of these… Continue reading Green Tea for Fibroids
Superfoods have recently become very popular. Many food companies have been making a tremendous profit by adding this 9 letter word on many food labels. But what in the world does a superfood really mean and what makes them so super? Despite not having an actual medical or legal definition, the idea behind a superfood is… Continue reading S-U-P-E-R-F-O-O-D-S
After attending a seminar about naturopathic medical schools I knew that I had found a profession that was meant for me! As a friend of mine might even say, it was KISMET! Prior to attending the seminar I wasn’t 100% certain as to whether I wanted to attend a traditional medical school or go into… Continue reading The Healing Power of Nature