8 herbs and spices that fight off disease

herbs and spicesHere’s an interesting article about 8 common cooking herbs and spices that help the body fight off disease – cinnamon, oregano, black pepper, rosemary, allspice, turmeric, sage & nutmeg.  Certainly not everything I’d say about the benefits of these herbs, but it’s always good to get a bit of recognition from the medical community!  Read more…

Chili peppers for a healthy gut

cayenneResearchers report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal tumours.  Herbalists have known the benefits of cayenne for the gut but it’s good to see the “evidence” catch up!  Chili peppers also support circulation.  Read more…