Beautiful flower gardens have been a part of our world for thousands of years. Yet, flowers don’t provide us with food, clothing fibers, or any other item considered necessary for survival. So, why do we spend so much time planting and caring for flowers? A recent study conducted at Rutgers University, the State University of
Anybody who suffers from anxiety and depression understands how burdensome these conditions can be. Minor cases may not have that much of an impact on daily life, but those with moderate to severe cases can experience a substantially reduced quality of life. In this day and age, it’s almost as if the first course of
When you have gluten intolerance, it helps to have a gluten free grocery list as a reference. The good news is that many foods are naturally gluten free and you probably already eat many of them. Grains – You’ll want to avoid wheat, barley, and rye. But that leaves many grains that are good including
The word inflammation comes from the Latin word inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system, heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer, you can see how inflammation normally occurs.
If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is just how bad being overweight is for the immune system. The first reason is that the fat we hate on our belly, butt, and thighs is not just ugly flab. Scientists believe that excess fat in the body
With all the news about gluten and gluten-free diets, you may be wondering if gluten intolerance can lead to weight gain. The answer is yes. If your body can’t process gluten, you may have many problems, including weight gain and inflammation. Additionally, both of these problems may negatively affect those who are already suffering from rheumatoid
If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is just how bad being overweight is for your body and its ailments. The first reason is that the fat we have on our belly, butt, and thighs is not just ugly flab that weighs down your joints and
For years, we’ve been taught that eating whole grain foods – from bread to pasta – builds good health. We’ve also learned that whole grains are a lot better than refined versions: they contain more vitamins and a lot more beneficial fiber. Many would say there is more flavor there to enjoy, as well. But recently,