Health Food

Chicken soup  is considered a food/medicine. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Chicken Soup for Your Soul

Do you remember that time when you came home after a really bad day? The weather was bad, you felt down, maybe your heart was broken. Then you got a whiff of mom’s cooking in the kitchen, and you felt…

Black buckwheat is a type of buckwheat grain that has several nutrients, including protein, oleic and linoleic acids (unsaturated omega-9 and omega-6 fatty acids), a wide range of B vitamins, in addition to dietary minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Five Black Foods That Are Good for You

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green, red, yellow, white, black) are linked with many properties of…

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Health Benefits of Apples

Some physicians refer to apples as the “fruit of comprehensive health” or the “all-purpose doctor.” Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that apples help produce saliva, quench thirst, moisten the lungs, alleviate anxiety, strengthen the spleen and heart, nourish the stomach and…

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Chicken Soup for Your Soul

Do you remember that time when you came home after a really bad day? The weather was bad, you felt down, maybe your heart was broken. Then you got a…

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5 Incredible Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and starchy, sweet potatoes grow all over the world and come in various colors like orange, purple, and white. People in Okinawa, Japan, are well-known for living longer than…

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Are Green Smoothies Good or Bad for You?

I remember coming home from a full day of dance training, muscles exhausted and mind fatigued, but not tired enough to lie down and nap. I really wanted to feel…

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10 Reasons to Eat More Bananas

Nutritious and delicious, bananas are a perfect food. They are ideal for students or young people on the go; they even come in their own packaging. So, why are they…

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Five Black Foods That Are Good for You

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, according to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) doctrine, the natural flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, acrid, salty), five colors of food (green,…

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5 Signs of Aging and What You Can Do About It

Lately, you’ve looked in the mirror and realized something isn’t the same. And at dinnertime, you can’t eat the same things as before. No need to panic — you’re just…

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Health Benefits of Apples

Some physicians refer to apples as the “fruit of comprehensive health” or the “all-purpose doctor.” Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that apples help produce saliva, quench thirst, moisten the lungs, alleviate…

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The Healing Power of Apricots

Dong Feng was a renowned physician of traditional Chinese medicine during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 B.C.). People sought him out for medical advice and treatment everyday, and he often…

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Eating the Right Foods for Your Eyes

Because of the time people spend on computers, cell phones, and watching TV, the number of cases of macular degeneration, a condition that causes progressive damage to the retina resulting…

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7 Foods to Help Improve Your Mood

Certain foods, along with exercise and meditation, can help improve your mood. Serotonin is the key chemical element behind your mood. It is a neurotransmitter that’s been called the “happy molecule” for…

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20 Detoxifying Foods

In China, foods have historically been considered to have medicinal qualities. Here are 20 detoxifying foods that will help make you healthier.

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2 Common Foods That Improve Hypertension

In traditional Chinese medicine, garlic is useful in expanding blood vessels, and reducing blood pressure and blood sugar. Two garlic cloves with honey taken everyday on a long-term basis can…

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Life Hacks to Help Prevent Dementia

Dementia is one of the most terrifying worries for older people. Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with…

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

At 115, Chang Tong-Chin is still strong-bodied with perfect vision and normal hearing. She has two sons and four daughters; her first grandchild is 77 years old. Except of an occasional…

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7 Immediate Effects of Healthy Eating

Eating healthy is always a choice, but when you’re surrounded by fast food, chocolate bars, and cupcakes, it’s hard to see past their appeal. Usually, we regard diets and a…