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How to Improve your Gut Health with Vitamin D

Worldwide interest in the health protective benefits of Vitamin D has increased exponentially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Low Vitamin D status has a strong association with serious, chronic health conditions including infectious disease while high Vitamin D promotes good gut health and a strong immune system. As

Celery: A Surprising Medicinal Herb to Add to Your Diet

Crunchy, delicately salty by nature, and packed with hydration, celery stalks are a great snack to pair with your favorite summer dip. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of celery, who should add celery to their diet, and how to mitigate the risks of pesticides when eating celery.

Not Just Fish Food: The Health Benefits of Kelp

Most people are surprised to learn kelp is a food staple — and not just for fish and whales! Kelp has several nutritional benefits, as it is abundant in several vitamins — including vitamins C, B, A, E and the mineral iron. Consider these other reasons to include kelp, also

Minimize Outdoor Allergy Symptoms with This Herbal Tea

If you love to be outdoors, but are irritated by seasonal pollen, consider the herb Stinging Nettle to help reduce the sneezing and itching symptoms of hay fever. A well-established remedy in Western botanical medicine, Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) leaves are recognized for their anti-inflammatory properties and other actions that

The Health Benefits of Apricots

Though some will argue the apricot’s place of origin — China, Persia, India, or Armenia — there’s no denying the worldwide appeal of the tangy flavor packed in this little fruit. Now widely grown in the Americas, apricots make a healthy and versatile food choice, great for cooking, as well

How Spending Time in Nature Can Transform Your Health

Feeling sluggish? Unmotivated? Stressed? Depressed or anxious? Before you reach for medication, consider a remedy that exists just beyond your front door: nature and nature therapy! Compelling scientific evidence shows the less time children and adults spend in nature, the greater the detriment to our well-being. So how can spending

Coriander or Cilantro: What’s the Difference?

Cilantro and coriander both come from the same plant species Coriandrum sativum. But in different parts of the world, the very same plant is referred to differently. Coriander or cilantro: what’s the difference? Is there one? For Americans, cilantro refers to the leaves and the stalks, both of which are

Good Carbs and Good Fats

When it comes to dietary fats and carbohydrates, the advice has varied greatly — to say the least! Apparently fats are bad, but some are good, and carbs are terrible for you except when they’re not — so how are we supposed to know what’s what? But the good news

4 Health Benefits of Lavender

Today’s video is about a personal favorite of mine: the fragrant lavender plant. (If you’re not already following us on YouTube, check out our videos!) We all know that lavender smells incredible and has been used for centuries to help induce sleepiness; that’s why a nice sachet of lavender under

How To Spot Imposter EVOO

Most people are aware that preparing food with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) has many health benefits, but few know how to properly select EVOO. Even more surprising: grocery store shelves are filled with imposter EVOO! So how can you tell the difference? Never fear, I’m here to help teach

3 Ways Gardening is Good for Your Health

Today over on our YouTube page we’re talking about why gardening is so good for your health. (Yes, we’re on YouTube! Give us a follow if you don’t already.) You might be asking: Dr. John, is gardening really good for your health? What’s so good for me about digging around

Why You Should Go Outside

This week’s video is all about Nature Deficit Disorder. But some of you might be asking, just what exactly is nature deficit disorder? How do you catch it? Do you have it right now?! The bad news is, if you live in or near a city, you’ve got Nature Deficit Disorder.