The use of artificial dyes in food products has been a common practice since the days of ancient Egypt. As far back as 1500 B.C. substances such as red wine and mustard have been used to help improve the color of foods and fabrics, and the trade of such colors/herbs/dyes is a longstanding tradition. But…

Lemons – Good for Your Health and Your Skin – Most people know that eating lemons and/or lemon juice is good for your health. But did you also know that lemons can be surprisingly beneficial to the health of your skin?  Of course, it should be noted that lemons are not meant to be eaten…

Chocolate – Making Valentine’s Day Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, kindness, and all things heart-shaped. Bright red hearts can be seen everywhere this year, from shop windows to greeting cards, to dentist offices to postage stamps. It’s definitely the season of love, but did you know that it’s also the season…

The Dirtiest of All Dirty Words – Constipation Constipation is one of those taboo subjects that people feel very embarrassed to talk about with friends and loved ones, but it’s an extremely common problem that affects around 2% of the American public on a daily basis. Women and seniors are at the highest risk for constipation,…

Taking Back Antibiotics Did you know that a deadly form of bacteria exists that is completely resistant to drugs and antibiotics? It’s a terrifying concept, but it’s a problem that has arisen in recent years due in part to the over prescription of antibiotic drugs. Most scientists agree that antibiotics should only be used when…

How to Keep Your Holiday Appetite in Check ‘Tis the season of giving – and eating.  There is no season more notorious than the winter holidays for overindulging in favorite foods and drinks.  We’re all guilty of it, and having a little too much of a good thing is inevitable this time of year.  But…

Healthy Pet Food for a Happy Pet Because of the industrialized farm industry and the implementation of ingredients such as GMOs, artificial preservatives, pesticides, and hormones into our food, it is becoming increasingly important to watch what we eat as humans. However, many people do not realize that, while the USDA has guidelines which protect…

Apple Cider Vinegar – Nature’s Medicine Apple cider vinegar is a common household staple. Nearly everyone has a bottle of vinegar stashed away somewhere in the home because of its multipurpose function as both a tasty topping, as well as a powerful cleaning tool. However, the benefits of apple cider vinegar do not stop at…