High blood sugar levels lead to decreased blood flow to the hippocampus, the part of the brain that forms and stories memories.
Suffering from a hangover? Get relief from your hangover symptoms with these natural remedies.
Loaded with fiber and antioxidants, oatmeal offers many health benefits, from protecting our hearts to preventing cancer and diabetes.
Packed with antioxidants and other healthy substances, apples boast a variety of health benefits, giving credence to the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, asparagus offers a lot more than a tasty side dish. Check out these health benefits of asparagus!
Banish bad moods by eating right, exercising and changing your daily habits. Follow these five steps to improve your mood!
Take advantage of the health benefits of sweet potatoes with these tips.
Diet affects mood. While an unhealthy diet can take its toll on our mental health, a healthy diet can make you feel happier. Try these five foods for mood!
Researchers have discovered even more proof that drinking black tea is just plain good for you. Read on to learn more.
The Lemon Verbena Lady goes back to her tried-and-true favorite, lemon verbena, and makes sure to stay prepared for the upcoming fall and winter season. She offers ways to preserve that wonderful lemony flavor so that you can savor it all fall and winter long.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares the pros and cons of using stevia as a sugar substitute.
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares four ways to reduce daily sugar consumption.
Although we should limit our sugar consumption for health, coconut sugar is a healthier alternative to refined white sugar.
Learn how to process sugar from sugar beets and make your own beet sugar body scrub.
The list of health benefits of black tea seem to have no end. Check out this article to learn more.
Undo summer’s damage with S.O.A.P.’s new Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub.
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
Treat your skin to the wonderfully delicious scent of vanilla with this luxurious vanilla sugar scrub from Garden Apothecary.
John Masters Organics has you covered (literally) with its line of citrus and vanilla-scented body wash, body lotion and hair treatment.
New research suggests lowering blood pressure may be as easy as eating foods with isoflavones.
Love the pumpkin spice latte? Then try this dairy-free, sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe that calls for real pumpkin—not just flavoring!
I make the cookie-of-the-month for my brother-in-law, and he loves it.
Fearing a sugar shortage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would defy a District Court judge's ban on Roundup Ready sugar beets.
Loaded with coconut, banana, carrot, cinnamon and zero refined sugar, this coconut banana carrot cake recipe will quickly become a family favorite.
The Corn Refiners Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup on food labels to corn sugar.
A new study shows that olive leaf extract may lower blood pressure.
Check out this list of herbsl supplements that can interact negatively with heart medications.
A psychology study at the University of British Columbia found that looking at sick people can trigger our bodies to step up their immune defenses by releasing infection-fighting substances.
Avocado, the main ingredient in guacamole, contains many vitamins and minerals that do a body good.
Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center discovered that celery is high in 3-n-butylphthalides, a compound that can naturally lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and blocking stress hormones.
Try guest blogger Jennifer Robins coconut flour pancakes recipe for a breakfast treat that is gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!
Slough off dead winter skin with homemade skin scrubs. Try one of these recipes that use ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Herbal remedies often work as well as traditional medications, but when it comes to your heart, don't combine the two. If you're taking heart medication, avoid these 13 herbal remedies.
Discover a few health benefits of watermelon, a favorite summertime treat.
October marks the beginning of pomegranate season. Dig in and enjoy the health benefits of this superfruit.
Every year—every day, in fact—we learn something new. During my time working for The Herb Companion I have learned a lot. Here are 10 of the most interesting things I learned about herbs in 2010.
Maintaining good heart health doesn’t have to be a chore! Incorporate these three steps into your life to have some fun while keeping your heart healthy.
Hormone fluctuations the week before your period can lead to cramps, bloating fatigue and mood swings. Prevent PMS symptoms by monitoring your diet and avoiding these six foods.
For an extra burst of energy in the morning, indulge in this citrus-scented Sun Shower body scrub from The Orange Owl.
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with Hugo Naturals Sea Salt and Sugar Scrub in Sea Fennel and Passionflower.
Fish oil supplements are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which do an amazing array of wonders for the body. Just check out these health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids!
Packed with antioxidants and other important nutrients, beets offer a lot of benefits for our hearts, brain and overall health. Just check out these six health benefits of beets!
Trouble with unsightly varicose veins? Try these herbal solutions and natural home remedies for varicose veins.
Consuming too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, yet most Americans consume more than the recommended amount. Reduce your sodium intake with these seven simple steps.
Hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension, according to some studies. Make this delicious hibiscus tea recipe to better your health.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from poor nutrition to hormonal imbalance. Learn how to combat acne naturally with these home remedies for acne treatment.
A proper diet is crucial in promoting good heart health—so make sure you’re eating the right stuff! These seven foods are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants to protect your heart.
High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. Reduce your risk for hypertension by incorporating these eight steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Stuck indoors? Brighten up a rainy summer day with these fun, green activities.