Monthly Archives: June 2011

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum)

St. John's WortWhen people whose only knowledge of herbs comes from popular media think about the properties of St. John’s wort, they see it as an antidepressant.  It’s not a new idea as the herb was used traditionally to drive away evil spirits and relieve melancholy, mental illness and epilepsy.

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Don’t Be “Full of It”

Man in a bad moodThe Link Between Colon Health and Mood

by Steven Horne, RH(AHG)

When a person has a foul mood, people often say that they’re “full of it.” Although they’re talking about the person’s emotional state, this phrase may be physically true.  A person in a bad mood may actually be constipated or at least have serious issues with the health of their intestinal tract.

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Soy to You and Me

SoyDon’t Judge this Wonder-Bean Too Quickly

by Tad Turgeon, Health Sciences Dept.

Soybeans (Glycine soya) are an important part of the food chain in many Asian countries. They have high protein content and have been consumed in times of food shortage. Humans can survive and thrive on soybeans when animal protein is scarce or not preferred.

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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

LicoriceWhen we talk about licorice, most people think of licorice candy. I remember when I was young going to the ice cream store and getting licorice flavored ice cream, too. It was blackish colored and one of my favorite flavors. Most licorice candy is made with anise these days,

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Bu Yin (Nourish Yin)

HY-CHY-C treats a deficiency of yin by replenishing fluids, relieving heat, and repairing organ damage, especially when caused by prolonged fevers or drug use.  It’s Chinese name, Bu Yin, means “nourish yin.”HY-C also normalizes hormonal imbalances thus regulating sugar metabolism,

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Hydrate Your Way to Better Health

Hydratedby Steven Horne, RH(AHG)

Water is the foundation of life, and next to air, the most important nutrient you need to stay alive.  Yet, when it comes to healing the body, people don’t often think of water as a “cure” for disease. Water, however, may be one of the cheapest and most important disease cures you’ll ever use. 

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Men’s Health Issues

X-ActionThe general topic of men’s health is quite broad and can include issues that are part of women’s health too. Good examples here are cardiovascular wellbeing and weight loss. However, prostate health and conditions such as erectile dysfunction (ED) are peculiar to men.

In men, vascular health and sexual function are very closely related.

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Liver Health – Why You Should Love Your Liver

Your LiverAs the second largest organ in the body, liver health plays a significant role in the body’s overall health. The liver is a part of the hepatic portal system, which controls essential glucagon and insulin secretion throughout the body, monitors metabolism and digestion, acts as a detoxifying organ and produces cholesterol as well as blood-clotting substances.

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