Summer Sun Safety

The warm weather is here and now is the time to go out and enjoy the summer sun!  Due to the increased time we spend outside, we will be exposed to more sunshine.  Sun exposure is necessary because many of us benefit from Vitamin D and sun exposure is a primary...

The Options of Herbal Medicine

Behold the power of nature!  Many herbs or medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years dating back to the ancient times.  Herbs are a well-known addition in cooking and an essential part of many culinary dishes.  Many do not know the health benefits from...

Probiotics- Your Questions Answered

Probiotics are a nutritional supplement that are often found in clinical practice use or personal use at home.  People often ask the following questions:  What are probiotics? Is there a benefit to taking probiotics?  Is there any harm in taking probiotics? Are there...

Astaxanthin: The King of Antioxidants

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid found in nature, primarily in marine organisms such as microalgae, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, and other shellfish.  Carotenoids are considered antioxidants because of their ability to fight the aging process and...

The Popularity of Patchouli

Patchouli was very popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s so much so, that it was named the scent of the Hippie movement.  Now we are seeing a resurgence of this plant mainly in the form of an essential oil.  Patchouli is a bushy medicinal plant that grows mainly in warm...