Is herbal medicine safe?

Herbal medicine (also called herbalism, phytotherapy, botanical medicine or herbology) is a method of medical treatment that relies primarily on the use of plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is commonly associated with other types of holistic health practices, such as aromatherapy and a holistic diet. Since the use of herbs…

An introduction to herbalism

Herbalism is an ancient practice that actually predates our recorded human history. Excavations of burial sites that are over 60,000 years old have suggested an early understanding of the use of herbs for medicine. As far as written records, Herbalism has been documented as far back as Sumerian practices, which…

Is kojic acid safe for your skin

Kojic acid is a popular treatment for hyperpigmentation disorders (like melasma, acne scars, skin blemishes, etc.). Although it’s a naturally occurring substance, it’s only been used by the cosmetics industry for about twenty years. Has it proven itself to be safe, or is it too soon to know? Understanding Kojic…

How do calories affect you?

Calories can be defined as potential energy for the body.   In fact, anything we eat is considered to be potential energy for our body. This energy can take the form of fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates or proteins, and each of these has a respective number of calories. For example, four…

Basics of a proper diet

Everyone wants to eat healthier, however many of us barely understand what that means, let alone where to start. We wrote this article to try to take some of the mystery out of it, and help put you on the right track. By definition, a healthy diet is defined as…