As men age, we become increasingly aware of health issues that are specific to us, stemming from that walnut-sized gland located under the bladder: the prostate. It can become infected and inflamed, causing prostatitis; increase in size, causing benign prostatic hyperplasia; and/or it can become cancerous. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer… Continue reading Eating Well for a Healthy Prostate
When we show our face, we are exposing a part of our innermost selves to the world. While the outermost layer of skin is composed entirely of dead cells, the condition of the epidermis is the result of not only what happens on its surface, but also what is happening inside the body. Our skin… Continue reading Skin: Healthy From the Inside-Out
Your summer vacation may be over, but the heat from summer still lingers. Some of the internal heat may be from the barbecued food and alcohol you might have indulged in, perhaps leaving you with a few unwanted pounds (Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!). Even if you resisted temptations this summer the beginning of… Continue reading Cool Off With Mung Beans
Fermented foods can be found in the gastronomic traditions of practically every culture around the world. Sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kombucha and whole grain, slow-fermented breads are all delicious foods in which beneficial bacteria have been carefully nurtured for flavor and nutrition. Through the process of fermentation, bacteria have a special role to play, somewhere between… Continue reading Why Eat Fermented Foods?