Author: Jessica

Ashwagandha for Anxiety and Immunity

The sacred texts of Ayurveda in India predate those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Ashwagandha is mentioned in Ayurveda, we know that its usage dates back about four thousand years. It is mentioned in the sacred texts of Charaka and Sushruta Samhitas. It was originally used to promote longevity in life, and to provide energy for strenuous work. It possesses adaptogenic properties, meaning it is part of a species that increases tolerance to stressors, whether physical, psychological or chemical. Put simply, it is thought to help maintain homeostasis when the body has trouble doing so. It is also thought...

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Apple Cider Vinegar – Hoax or Real Deal?

Perhaps one of the world’s most ancient remedies, Apple Cider Vinegar is also one of the simplest and most fascinating. It is said that Hippocrates prescribed it along with a dose of honey for general good health, and this “elixir of life” has been used since about 3000 BC. Most modern day research involving the vinegar has focused on metabolism and joint pain, two common ailments that show promising improvement when treated with apple cider vinegar. While there are very complex debates about the exact origin of Apple Cider Vinegar, the best way to understand its origin is by...

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Medicinal Mushrooms: The Ultimate User’s Guide

Medicinal mushrooms have been around for thousands of years yet very few people know just how powerful they can be for boosting the human immune system and fighting diseases from cancer to the common cold. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the top 7 most popular and effective medicinal mushrooms including their benefits, scientific studies, and suggested usage. Reishi Mushroom Over 4000 years ago, rulers of Asia would send out servants to find the Reishi mushroom, which would often grow from the trunks of old plum trees. Servants were often unsuccessful, as the mushroom was said to have...

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The Perfect Roman Chair Workout

The roman chair (as exotic as it sounds) is also known as a hyperextension bench, among many other names. It is one of the most sought after home equipment exercise machines that offers the convenience and comfort to effectively exercise almost every part of your body, straight from your home. The roman chair can also be found in any gym or health club, and with the help of a personal trainer, you can further boost your use and amp up your routine for optimum results when it comes to strengthening your core. Believe it or not, you can even...

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Colostrum Supplement Benefits

Thousands of years ago in Scandinavia, farmers celebrated the birth of new calves by making a pudding with the first of its mother’s milk, or its colostrum. It was a celebration thought to bring good health, and by the 1700s, the Western World was beginning to take notice. Indian physicians have used the remedy for thousands of years, and until the development of penicillin, it was popular in almost all areas of the world for treating infections and boosting the immune system. Colostrum is also mentioned in many writings throughout Biblical times, and is even essentially called a necessity...

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