tryptophan tyrosine blueberry prevent postpartum blues depression

An unfortunate 13% of women suffer through postpartum depression at the time of their lives when they hoped to feel the happiest. A common precursor to postpartum depression is short period of sadness called the postpartum blues. There’s no pharmaceutical treatment, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope.

healthiest way to drink coffee and tea

There’s a lot of different opinions out there about the best tasting coffee and the best tasting tea. But, from a health perspective, the consensus is getting clearer. Here’s how to drink the healthiest cup of coffee and the healthiest cup of tea.

artichoke extract lowers cholesterol and triglycerides

This herb is not much discussed. And, when it is, it is usually discussed for its powerful effects on the liver. But it turns out that there is lots of evidence that it’s great for your heart because of its power over cholesterol. It’s a powerful herb and a delicious food. Can you guess what it is?

green tea made in bottled water is richer in antioxidant EGCG

In a strange and unexpected study of green and black tea, researchers found that it makes a very big difference where the water comes from.

chocolate better than codeine cough syrup for treating cough

A group of researchers in England wanted to see which worked better, cough syrup or chocolate. That’s right, the choice for treating coughs was medicine or chocolate! Which would you pick? Well, the scientists say you should choose this one. . . .

New Canada Food Guide eliminates meat and dairy food groups recommends plant based diet

For the first time the Canada Food Guide was prepared, not by listening to industry goups like the meat and dairy industry, but by relying on high quality scientific studies. Look at what they say.

curcumin helps asthma

The number of people suffering from asthma is increasing dramatically. So is the number of people dying of it. In some parts of North America, the number of children struggling with asthma is four times higher than a quarter century ago. World wide, around 334 million people are struggling with asthma.

Safe, effective help would be welcome.

vegetarian diet better for health and environment

Human health and environmental health are both being threatened. We desperately need to find effective ways to improve both. Fortunately, one crucial change will save both.

aloe vera restores normal thyroid functionin women with subclinical hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's disease

Hypothyroidism is very common: it affects about 2% of people. One of the most common causes is Hashimoto’s disease, a condition in which antibodies prevent the thyroid from producing sufficient hormones. Safe, inexpensive, effective herbal help would be very welcome. So, welcome this common, versatile herb.

chamomile essential oil improves satisfaction with birthing experience

Giving birth is difficult, and anything safe that can help is welcome to mothers. So, this beautiful essential oil should be very welcome.

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