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Virginia Tims-Lawson

Black cumin: 7 modern benefits of an ancient seed

King Tut, Cleopatra, and Hippocrates relied on black cumin seed for an array of conditions, including malaise, weakness, coughing and skincare. When something is carried down over the years as a “remedy,” especially as long as black cumin seed, there’s got to be something to it. But when the research agrees, it’s even better.

Virginia Tims-Lawson

The honey+ ancient seed combo that may speed COVID-19 recovery

My family and I were hit with what I still call “the COVID” early on in the pandemic. A lot has changed since then, for the better, but the potential for infection from SARS-CoV-2 or one of its variants is still a possibility But thanks to ground-breaking research there may be a natural way to dramatically speed recovery time…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to turn fat into a healthy advantage

Most of us think of the fat on our bodies as a bad thing. After all, it’s the stuff that spills out over our waistbands, makes it difficult to zip up our favorite pair of jeans and makes those numbers on the scale go up and up. But the truth is some fat fights disease. […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

12 immune-boosting foods to help guard against mutant COVID

After all we’ve been through, reach around and pat yourself on the back. You deserve it. You’re a survivor and that means you’re looking ahead… Because the mutant variants of COVID will keep coming. If you haven’t made it a priority to ramp up your immune system, there’s still time…

Carolyn Gretton

The plant that’s stepping up against chemo-resistant cancer

Colorectal cancer is most commonly treated with chemotherapy. But the most widely used chemotherapeutic agent is only effective in less than 30 percent of cases. More and more researchers are turning to nature to try to broaden the array of effective therapies, and one plant is stepping up to the plate…

Carolyn Gretton

Is your immune system causing your depression?

When you hear the words “immune system,” you probably think immediately of your body’s defense against seasonal maladies like cold and flu. A strong immune system is definitely an asset in protecting you from these and other invaders. But it turns out the immune system does a lot more than protect against microbes and infection.