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Black Cumin: Tiny Seed, Big Potential

Posted by David Brady on

The kitchen spice rack sometimes proves as powerful as the bathroom medicine chest. From turmeric and ginger’s ability to modulate a healthy inflammatory response, to the antioxidant effects of rosemary and oregano, it’s a win-win when herbs and spices that enhance a meal’s flavor also bring with them beneficial effects for health. A new kid on the block to be added to the category of highly effective and evidence-based botanical medicine is black cumin seed.

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Kids & Probiotics: Let There Be Germs!

Posted by David Brady on

Let’s face it: the 20th Century was an unqualified success for modern medicine in eradicating debilitating and fatal diseases. No one can argue that ending the threat of terrifying conditions like polio and smallpox was a huge victory. Unfortunately, since every rose has its thorn, in our overzealous attempt to destroy every possible germ, virus, and speck of bacteria, we have now sterilized, pasteurized, and irradiated ourselves into a hyper-clean environment in which we have to go out of our way to introduce beneficial bacteria into our bodies.  But this isn’t just true for adults. Babies seem to know something we don’t. There’s a...

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