Because of its amazing health benefits, this ancient oil is today referred to as a super-food. I found it restored my hair growth and color.
Is mudcloth - the African fabric - really made using mud?
Your cooking oils have many more healthy uses other than just cooking. The oils can be used for massages and much more.
Can't wait to start that demolition job or renovation project? Just know that you can be jeopardizing your health. In fact, the dust created is a known and very serious health hazard.
Those bon voyage parties are a thing of the past. No longer can we board a ship to see off family and friends. But one cruise ship line has brought back that old tradition and I had the pleasure of testing it out.
Yes, the toilet lid must be put down after use. It may seem like a silly rule, but it makes sense: when you flush without the toilet lid down, bacteria fills the air.
Camphor has been used for ages for a variety of purposes, including its use in cold medicine. However, the term 'camphor' is now being used for products that have been adulterated and are shown to be toxic. New York...
Yet another ancient herb is being used in the U.S. for it's powerful antioxidant compounds. The King of Bitters has a long history of use in Indian and Chinese medicine.
Just what is a vinegar pie? Why would anyone think of making a pie with vinegar? What's it taste like? How can I make one?
What is mamajuana - and why is it recommended for men? It is a surprising drink, with healthy benefits that is making its way to supermarket shelves. But exactly what is it?
Can't sleep at night and want to avoid toxic drugs? Nature has provided everything we need to be healthy, including lettuce. This simple tea recipe actually works for insomnia in a very pleasant and gentle way. The...
There were 10 of us in Beijing who went to see four TCM doctors. Each absolutely accurate exam was done with a doctor looking at our tongue and putting his fingers to our pulse. There was no need for x-rays or blood...
Did you know that wool fabric is highly flame-resistant? This is why it is so often used to make clothes for firefighters and soldiers. Wool also has antibacterial properties, is resistant to dirt, and has many other...
Why does the European Union (EU) ban foods that are permitted for consumption in the United States? And what does the U.S. do with the millions of pounds of beef that are recalled? I contacted the USDA for an answer....
Will a daily tablespoon of olive oil help you lose weight? I find if I don't do this each day, or run out of olive oil and don't replace it for weeks, I do become aware of my stomach seeming to be larger. One thing is...
Raw fats should be a part of every healthy diet. But too many of the fats we consume have little or no nutritional value because of processing. Knowing what raw fats are and adding them to your diet is a simple way to...
Did you know that asparagus can not only detoxify our system, reduce inflammation and help prevent birth defects, but is also considered an aphrodisiac? All these health benefits are designed by nature - no pill...
They may be called dried plums today but they are still prunes. They are also one of the highest scoring fruits on the ORAC scale.
You are what you eat and if you have belly fat, you are endangering your health with your food choices. Research has shown that it is not just about endlessly exercising, but also about changing what you eat and moving...
Did you know that we are in the 20 year cycle of the number 8? This is why China wanted the Olympics to open in Beijing on August 8, 2008.
So you think just eating one donut won't pack on the calories. Just wait until you see how much energy you have to expend to burn off the calories!
Kimchi not only provides the beneficial bacteria needed to help balance the body's microorganisms, but also a whole host of other healthy benefits. Kimchi also has the added benefit of providing probiotics through the...
Shirataki noodles, while long enjoyed in Japan, are now becoming popular here in the West. Mainly because of their health benefits. Keep in mind that all noodles are not the same. Which is why noodles like Shirataki...
The great fountain at Haiyantang in Yuan Ming Yuan, China, was decorated with 12 zodiac animal statues. These statues, however, were looted during the Second Opium War (1856 to 1860). China is now on a mission to...
If you dropped food on the floor, would you pick it up and use it? You may get away with picking it up and using it if you don't have a guest watching you. But it depends on the food - and the floor.
Your guy used to dance you say, but he won't dance now and you're wondering why? Well, there are many reasons for this - most of them laughable.
That not-so-innocent roll of toilet paper may very well be the cause of you itching until you feel like screaming. If you have tried a new brand - like the mistake I made using a so-called 'earth friendly' brand - well,...
With banks continuing to go out of business, what happens if you had a safe deposit box? Or what if items are missing from the box? You need to know exactly what to do in both cases.
So just what does a food taster do? If you have been wondering, well, wonder no more. A food taster has agreed to an interview.
How is it that people who have never had chicken pox are not susceptible to getting shingles? And what is shingles anyway?
Shea butter has been used to soothe and heal the skin for thousands of years. Often when I use it I see immediate results. But you have to make sure you buy the right kind.
Thinking about coloring your hair again, or for the first time? To be safe, it pays to be an educated consumer and know exactly what you are purchasing. The word 'natural' does not mean a product is safe.
Are you still wondering why it's called an officetel? Here's the one I lived in while in Seoul, S.Korea, and many of your questions will be answered.
Looking for some good luck in the new year? You may need a jade bok choy.
Did you know that hemp growing was once legal in the US? In fact it was required by law and even two presidents benefited from growing it?
Will a salt crystal lamp really help detoxify the air in your home? There may be something to those negative ions.
Consuming oils will not make you fat. This is a myth but it is important to pick the right oils and quality oils.
A bean pie? Sure, why not. I think they are delicious, but a friend of mine thinks it is a weird idea for a pie. Yet she likes chess pies and my cousin bakes vinegar pies. Seems Americans are game to try many kinds of...
True bamboo leaf's tea is not to be confused with other teas of the same name. This tea is actually made from the leaves of the bamboo plant.
Asian cuisine is becoming more and more popular in the US. If you are planning to try your hand at some of the dishes, be prepared to use the right seeds, nuts and fruits.
Thinking about writing a love letter to the object of your affections? Well, there are at least 15 things you should not do.
If you want to try your hand at preparing Asian cuisine, it's a good idea to stock up on the basic seasonings. See an overview of the basic herbs and spices below!