The Natural Goodness of Ginger

Ginger has been used for thousands of years in chinese medicine to treat stomach disorders like persistent nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, loss of appetite or anorexia.  But it also treats mild lung disorders, like upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis or a simple cold and cough. It is anti-bacterial, which explains why ginger is always served with sushi – to battle the bacteria in the raw fish.  Because of its warm nature... Read More

What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

Even as someone with considerable knowledge of nutrition and a degree in biology, it wasn’t immediately obvious to me just what an antioxidant was or why I was being told to dose up on them so heavily.  But after brushing up on my organic chemistry, I’ve compiled this simple little guide of everything you need to know about antioxidants.   The chemistry Oxidation is a natural process carried out by oxygen or other oxidizers.  They... Read More