The History of Honey

Honey is considered one of nature’s oldest and most powerful remedies due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  It has a long history dating back to several ancient civilizations. The Egyptians used honey topically as a dressing for wounds and...

The Wonder of Ginger

Ginger, or the Latin name Zingiber officinale, is a common herb.  We see ginger as a spice being added to sweets including gingerbread cookies, pumpkin pies, pickled in vinegar or sherry, consumed in ginger tea, candy, soda, sugar or eaten raw on the sides of sushi...

Culinary Herbs : Medicinal Plants

There are hundreds of extraordinary medicinal plants that are effective at treating many health conditions.  Many of these plants are so common that you can even find them in your pantry.   The use of medicinal plants is an important part of our history.  Modern...

Best Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

Let’s face it…winter is coming and with it is comes cold and flu season.  One of the best places to contract bacteria and viruses is in your work environment.  Often times, a person is indoors and around a lot of people whom may be getting sick.  Being prepared to...

Insomnia

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep? A recent survey of approximately one million Americans found that those who reported sleeping around seven hours per night had the lowest rates of mortality compared to those whom were sleeping 4 hours or less.  In addition,...

Marshmallow

At some point in your life, you probably have sat around a campfire and roasted marshmallows or made S’mores.  Perhaps you tasted marshmallows in a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace on a cold day.  This simple, sticky treat is typically thought of as an...