Green Tea Lowers Cholesterol

Green tea

There are so many ways green tea can improve your health, and cholesterol lowering is certainly one of them. Chinese cardiovascular researchers  recently compared 14 studies into the cholesterol-lowering properties of green tea, both the drink and the extract used in the supplement industry.  They found significant effects in lowering total cholesterol and LDL (the [...]

Earthing, Grounding and Electrosensitivity

earthing foot in sand

“Earthing”, a term coined by Clinton Ober, refers to “connecting ourselves to the surface of our planet by sitting, standing or walking barefoot on the Earth”. When we think of nature as healer we usually think of fresh, natural food, clean water and sunshine.  How many people realize that the earth herself is a powerful [...]

Coffee may delay onset of Alzheimer’s

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Coffee is no longer the nutritional bad guy it used to be. There’s scientific talk that it might reduce the risk of diabetes; possibly also endometrial cancer.  Apparently it can reduce the damage associated with a fatty liver, but the good news this week is that moderate coffee intake can significantly slow the onset of [...]

Tried Tai Chi?

Tai Chi Master

Many claim that this gentle martial art can help reduce stress, improve sleep, increase energy and improve balance and flexibility.  It involves a range of slow movements that that have been practiced for centuries. Tai Chi is not a religious practice although its roots date back to the ancient Chinese philosophy of balance and harmony. [...]

Poetry – the Quiet Health Booster

Feather Hand On Book

Poetry, like journaling, can be a very relaxing pastime but it’s also a great brain exercise. Write it, read it or just listen; it’s a free resource that many Longevityboomers might not have accessed for a long time, if ever. The world’s oldest person, the late Jeanne Calment, enjoyed the poems of her childhood right [...]

Chicken Soup for Aching Hearts

Thai Chicken Laksa Curry

No, this isn’t an excerpt from Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul.  It’s about chicken soup for the immune system. It’s great to have the support of emotionally sustaining stories,  but don’t forget to also nourish the white cells that help keep you physically well during difficult times. Severe emotional stress can definitely lead to [...]

Lemon/Maple/Cayenne Detox Drink

lemon

Another great longevity boosting “double whammy”. Try it as a daily “kick start”. It’s a good choice for a one day fast, when you would need at least 6 glasses during the day.  (Note: You might read about people embarking on long fasts using Lemon/Maple Syrup/Cayenne.  We don’t recommend fasting for more than 3 days [...]

Recipe for Home Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Only roast pumpkin seeds with the shells on. You can use seeds taken from a whole pumpkin but first wash them to remove pumpkin sinew and leave to air dry overnight.  Otherwise, buy raw (unsalted) pumpkin seeds.Many recipes suggest roasting pumpkin seeds at temperatures up to or above 200C (400F).  Unfortunately high temperatures and fats/oils [...]

Waldorf Salad

waldorf-salad

Waldorf Salad, diet secret of New Yorkers since the Belle Epoque Developed at the end of the 19th century in the kitchen of the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel by the maitre d’hotel, Oscar Tschirky.  His original recipe contained only apples and celery with mayonnaise (not out of a bottle – they made their own in [...]

Wild Greens Are Super

wild-greens-are-super

Did you know that the humble weed is really more of a super food?  The idea’s really catching on and is unlikely to be a passing fad. Scarce food resources will no doubt encourage more research into the nutritional value of these “plants of the field”, popularised in certain circles over two thousand years ago. [...]