About Protein

While getting an adequate amount of protein is important, daily requirement amounts can be misleading. As with other nutrients, the amount needed depends a great deal on body size, how active the person is, how much stress the body is under and other variables. In general, it’s safe to say that anyone eating a diet consisting of a wide variety of whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits doesn’t need to give extra thought to whether they’re getting enough protein (unless they’re body builders, do some heavy physical labor, or are pregnant or nursing).


Relieving Sinusitis

Make a towel tent over your head and the bowl, and breathe in the steam for 10 minutes. Take care to not burn yourself with the steam. Repeat twice daily.

Learning From Different Cultures

The tribes of centenarians (people who live to the age of 100 or more) inhabiting there have been the subject of many studies. These studies have shown that these mentally alert, sprightly, and generally very slim centenarians eat an average 1,700 to 1,900 calories a day, and that the younger adults eat 2,500 to 3,000 calories a day.

Beet Borscht – Russian Recipe

Borscht has many forms but is always made with beets. It is sometimes made as a hearty stew that is served hot. This borscht is a light, cold soup which makes a light, refreshing dish to serve on hot days.

Low Calorie Diets

When anyone goes on a low-calorie diet, the body doesn’t know that it’s been receiving less calories because the person is trying to get rid of fat. Instead, when the body suddenly starts receiving fewer calories than usual, its emergency alarm systems go off and the body gears up to cope with harder times ahead.

Understanding Thiamin: Vitamin B1

The body goes through an amazing complex series of steps to turn food into energy. All of the B vitamins are involved in every one of those steps, alone or working together. One particular step needs an enzyme called thiamin pyrophosphate, or TPP, to work. Without thiamin, we can’t make the enzyme, and without the enzyme, the whole process stops.

Herbal Options For A Healthy Mouth

 Tooth Powder This old-fashioned tooth powder doesn’t have the consistency that most people associate with toothpaste, but it leaves your teeth feeling clean, If you like a sweet tooth powder, add ½ teaspoon of stevia powder. ½ cup baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons myrrh powder ½ teaspoon stevia powder (optional) 20 to … Continue reading

How Amalgam Fillings Effect Health

This low-level (but continuous) mercury exposure may contribute to a variety of health problems if the immune system is compromised. Studies have shown decreased kidney function and an increase in antibiotic – resistant bacteria in the intestines.

Essential Oils To Avoid

There are a number of essential oils that are best to avoid using altogether. These oils can be toxic and have little value for the average person.

Keeping Insects Away With Herbs

  Essential Oils aren’t the only way to keep bugs away. Crush 2 cups of one or a combination of these fresh herbs with a mortar and pestle:   Lemongrass Lavender Lemon Thyme Mountain Mint Orange Peel Citronella Patchouli Vetiver Sandalwood   Place the herbs in a glass quart jar and cover with 2 cups … Continue reading