• Nutrition

    Ginger: The Science Behind Its Therapeutic Properties

    Have you ever heard that ginger can help with sluggish digestion? Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used as a spice and medicinal herb by many traditions across the world for thousands of years. The rhizome (or underground stem) of the ginger is the usable portion of the herb. Native traditions such as Ayurveda, Native Americans, and Traditional Chinese Medicine used ginger for a broad range of symptoms in the body such as stomachaches, diarrhea, and nausea. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ginger is considered a warming herb and has been used for at least 4,000 years for treatment of nausea, common cold, flu, arthritis, migraines, and poor circulation. In modern times,…

  • English,  Food as Medicine,  Nutrition,  Women's Health

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): What it is and how it can be treated

    According to the CDC, PCOS is a condition affecting 6% to 12% of women in the U.S. in their reproductive years, and is one of the most common reasons for infertility in women. 1 That means that 1 in every 10 women have PCOS, which is a condition that includes hormonal imbalances as well as metabolism problems.             The name Polycystic Ovary Syndrome comes from the many small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form, what looks like a chain, in the ovaries. As the ovaries are the organs that produce and release the egg each month as part of a menstrual cycle one of the symptoms of this condition are irregular…

  • English,  Heart Health,  Nutrition

    9 Heart Healthy Tips

    Heart disease is the world’s number 1 killer of men and women, according to the World Health Organization. Luckily, you are never too old or too young to begin taking care of your heart through the day-to-day small steps. A heart-healthy diet and lifestyle are the most proven ways to fight your heart disease. Get phytonutrients such from fruits and vegetables Flavonoids are compounds naturally from many fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants and helps the body get rid of everyday toxins, they’re found in citrus fruit, tomatoes, cruciferous vegetable (broccoli, kale, spinach, etc.), and herbs like ginger and onion. Consume fiber-rich foods We know that soluble fiber…

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