Archives for January 2014

The Health Benefits of Vitamin A

Vitamin A (retinol) is a fat soluble vitamin occurring in animal foods.  Beta-carotene comes from fruits, vegetables and whole grains such as carrots, kale, cantaloupe, liver, spinach, sweet potatoes and broccoli.  Beta-carotene is the second type of vitamin A. Vitamin A is especially known for its support of a healthy vision.  However, there are many […]

The Health Benefits of Kefir

Kefir means feel good in Turkish and this is exactly what can happen when you drink it.  Kefir is a fermented milk product.  It resembles a creamy yogurt like drink and some folks think the plain Kefir tastes like butter milk.  Kefir is available in several fruit flavors too. Kefir is a combination of kefir […]

The Health Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

The ginkgo biloba tree has been around since ancient times.  This is a tree which can live for over one thousand years and can grow over 130 feet tall.  The leaves of this plant were originally used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese cooking since the Ginkgo Biloba once grew only in parts of […]

Health Benefits of Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is a mineral that is important for the body to function properly.  Since only a very small amount of chromium is necessary it is considered an essential trace element.   Most people receive the necessary amount of chromium through their diet.  However, to add to a diet that is not providing enough chromium there are […]

The Many Health Benefits of Cherries

Eating cherries can increase the antioxidant activity in the body for up to twelve hours.  Cherries have vitamin A and C, protein and fiber.  They are low in calories with only 90 calories in a cup of cherries. There are many health benefits of both the tart or sour cherries and the sweet cherries. You […]

St. John’s Wort: Health Benefits

St John’s Wort has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years.  It is a perennial plant which is said to have first bloomed with its yellow flowers around June 24 the birthday of St. John the Baptist.  The plant was named for him.  In Old English the word wort means plant. For a […]

Garcinia Cambogia: The newest weight loss sensation

Garcinia Cambogia is the latest diet product which many people claim causes almost  magical weight loss.  The product has been featured on several talk shows and people have shown  fantastic results from its use.  Garcinia Cambogia is made from the rind of the of a small, green pumpkin plant which contains a large amount of […]

The Health Benefits of Cranberries and Cranberry Juice

Cranberries have long been known as one of nature’s super foods.  They are rich in Vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber while also containing vitamin K and manganese.  Cranberries can help protect the body from free radicals and may help with cancer prevention as well as assisting with easing inflammations, improving immune functions, lowering blood […]

The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

People in the South Pacific consume large amount of coconuts and are very healthy and live a long life without evidence of heart disease.  Many people all around the world eat massive amounts of coconut and are thriving. Coconuts have many health benefits and it is the coconut oil that is said to possess many […]

Choosing a Litter Box

If you share  your home with a cat or cats then  you know you also need to share your home with one or more litter boxes.  A good rule of thumb is to have at least one litter box for each cat in the home plus one extra.  If your home has multiple floors you […]