3 Elderberry Benefits to Boost Your Wellness Elderberry, scientific name Sambucus nigra, comes from the elder tree, which is native to Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. It also grows across the United States and Canada. Many cultures have appreciated and relied on the elder tree for everything from musical instruments to food and medicine. In medieval Europe, the elder tree was revered as holy and reputed to have health-preserving and restorative properties.[1] For centuries, folk remedies in the form of teas, poultices, creams, and salves have all been produced from the elderberry and used to […]

What Are Fats? Are All Dietary Fats Bad? Fats are a highly varied macronutrient group and they’re present in both animal and plant-derived foods. At 9 calories per gram, fat is the most dense source of calories required by the human body.[1] However, not all fats are created equally and it’s crucial to pay attention to which types of fat you include in your diet.[2] Some fats are healthy, some are fairly neutral, while others are actively detrimental to your health.
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Cabbage Recipe with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Dressing I stumbled across this delicious vegan recipe on A Thought for Food. I gave it a try and it tasted so good, I had to share it. As a bonus, this cabbage recipe is perfect when performing a kidney or liver cleanse. But, ultimately, you can enjoy this cabbage recipe anytime, whether you are watching your diet or just want to indulge yourself with something delicious.
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Understanding the Chemistry of the Oxygen Element First identified in the 17th century, oxygen is a gaseous, non-metallic element that makes life possible. The chemist and physician John Mayow proved that oxygen was critical to lifeforms, and could be removed by a naked flame and respiration. A key indication of oxygen’s supreme importance was realized when researchers demonstrated that mice could survive longer in air heated by mercury oxide rather than air heated by using a flame [which consumes oxygen]. They were able to prove that the depletion of “eminently breathable air,” later termed oxygen, directly resulted […]

What Is Capsaicin? 9 Topical Uses and Benefits Capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) comes from chili peppers (Capsicum spp.) and gives them their heat.[1] Capsaicin has a lot to offer, and its analgesic properties are at the top of the list.[2] Analgesics are a type of pain reliever and include acetaminophen, a non-aspirin pain reliever, which is the active ingredient in brands like Tylenol, Paracetamol, and Panadol.


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