Infographic: 5 Herbs Your Liver Will Love

Infographic:  Herbs for Liver Health
With our daily contact with and exposure to chemicals and toxins in the environment, in our food and drinking water and in the personal hygiene and household products we use, it is especially important to regularly detoxify the liver.

A healthy liver is vital to good health because it is responsible for so many important metabolic processes in the body, including regulation of blood cholesterol levels and fat metabolism.

Poor liver function is linked to a variety of degenerative diseases and chronic conditions, including obesity and weight gain and weight loss difficulties.

Regular detoxification of the liver, kidneys and gall bladder are essential to weight loss and healthy weight management as well as to optimal health.  Studies have shown that certain herbs, spices and vegetables are very beneficial to proper liver function and can be powerful detoxifying agents.

This infographic entitled Five Herbs Your Liver will Love - Detox, Boost Function and More illustrates five herbs that are widely known and accepted as excellent natural remedies to detoxify, heal and promote healthy liver function:

✿ Artichokes
  • stimulates bile production
  • aids in regeneration
  • protects liver cells
✿ Burdock Root
  • strengthens the liver
  • protects against abnormal growths
  • blocks cellular damage
✿ Dandelion
  • aids in clearing liver congestion
  • stimulates liver function
  • excellent blood cleanser
✿ Milk Thistle
  • prevents absorption of toxins
  • protects liver cells
  • enhances regeneration
✿ Turmeric
  • reduces inflammation in the body, including the liver
  • blocks absorption of chemicals and toxins
  • is thought to kill liver cancer cells

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Infographic Source:  Natural News 

Infographic: Six Super Spices

In many cultures throughout the world and throughout the ages, spices have been recognized and used as potent natural herbal medicine.

Ayurveda is no exception.  In fact, for thousands of years, many of the Ayurvedic health treatments and remedies are centered around the use of herbs and spices to prevent and/or treat various health conditions.

As modern science begins to catch up with "folk medicine", the health and healing benefits of various spices and herbs are being confirmed in an ever increasing number of studies.

This infographic illustrates six Ayurvedic "super spices", all of which we are now becoming familiar with in the West:
❤ Cinnamon
❤ Cumin
❤ Ginger
❤ Dried Red Pepper (flakes or powder)
❤ Nutmeg
❤ Turmeric

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Infographic: 6 Food Based Medicines that May Save Your Life

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." 
- Hippocrates

Indeed, scientific research and studies continue to reveal and confirm the powerful and natural healing and health benefits of certain foods, herbs and spices.  It seems that nature has provided natural medicine to both humans and animals - we just need to become informed.

This infographic entitled "Six food-based medicines that may save your life" illustrates a few of such foods (there are many more):

✿ Almonds (Raw or Sprouted)
✿ Apples
✿ Chia Seeds
✿ Garlic
✿ Honey (Raw)
✿ Spirulina

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Infographic Source: Natural News 

Infographic: Benefits of Chia

Benefits of Chia [Infographic] from
Chia seeds are tiny black and white seeds that come from a flowering desert plant (herb) in the mint family and are native to Central America.

"Chia" means strength and historic evidence shows that it was cultivated as an important food crop by the Aztecs.

Today we regard Chia seeds as a superfood because of its high concentrations of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, antioxidants, iron, calcium, potassium, and other important vitamins and minerals.

These tiny, nutrient dense seeds are thought to have many health benefits, including:

Combating diabetes by slowing digestion and improving blood sugar levels

Improving heart health by
increasing healthy cholesterol while decreasing bad LDL and triglyceride cholesterol

Supporting digestive health and intestinal regularity (high fiber content)

Improving brain health (high omega-3 fatty acids content)

Aiding in weight loss by helping to regulate appetite (Tryptophan content)

Fighting belly fat by helping to stabilize blood sugar and fighting insulin resistance

Helping to build and maintain strong bones and teeth (calcium, phosphorus and manganese content)

Providing energy (plant-based complex carbohydrate content)

Boosting strength and endurance (plant-based protein content)

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Natural News - Chia

Infographic: 26 Amazing Benefits of Yoga

A regular yoga practice confers so many more health benefits than just toning and strengthening muscles, enhancing flexibility and improving coordination.  There are many other important physical, as well as psychological and biochemical benefits associated with yoga.

This infographic identifies 26 of those health benefits.

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Mind-Body Yoga of Butler, PA

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The Gluten Summit - Free Online Event

The Gluten Summit - Free Online Event
The Gluten Summit is a free online event organized by Dr. Tom O'Bryan.  It will feature 29 presentations from leading medical doctors, clinicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other health and wellness professionals on the subject of gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, degenerative disease, brain health, functional medicine and many other related issues.  The event will take place from November 11 - 17, 2013.  For more information and to register, go to The Gluten Summit.

Before Marsh III: Why the Early Stages of Celiac Disease Must be Taken Seriously
Michael Marsh, MD, DSc, FRCP - Renowned Celiac Disease Researcher
  • Understanding the stages of villous atrophy
  • Identifying celiac disease before it is full blown
  • Exploring the pathology of celiac disease
  • The causes of intestinal permeability
  • Genetics and celiac disease
  • Immune function of the intestinal mucosa
How Sensitivity to Gluten Can Impact Your Heart and Cardiovascular System
Mark Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH - Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
  • Exploring the predominant factors involved in cardiovascular disease
  • The influence of gluten on cardiovascular disease
  • Understanding HDL cholesterol and blood work
  • Defining translational vascular medicine
After the Diagnosis: Supporting YOU With Making Sense of Labels, Dining Out With Confidence and Transitioning Smoothly to a Gluten-Free Diet
Cynthia Kupper, RD - Executive Director, Gluten Intolerance Group, N.A. (GIG)
  • How to support celiac adults and children
  • Understanding labeling regulations and standards
  • Dining out gluten-free
  • Identifying hidden sources of gluten 
 Eliminating Gluten as the 1st Step in Preventing Brain Conditions
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM - President, Perlmutter Health Center
  • Gluten sensitivity and neurological issues
  • The role of inflammation in degenerative disease
  • Exploring gluten sensitivity and cross reactivity
  • The top complaint of gluten-sensitive individuals 
Why Creating the Healthiest Intestinal Environment Possible Can Arrest Your Vulnerability to the #3 Cause of Getting Sick and Dying
Alessio Fasano, MD - Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children
  • Understanding autoimmunity and gluten sensitivity
  • The evolution of wheat and gluten
  • Epigenetics and the development of disease
  • The three mechanisms that contribute to autoimmunity
  • What triggers celiac disease?
  • Why no human can digest gluten
The Surprising Ways Gluten Sensitivity Can Affect a Child's Health
Rodney Ford, MD, MB, BS, FRACP - Gluten Food Allergy Expert, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
  • The many manifestations of gluten sensitivity
  • How gluten-free diets can help non-celiac patients
  • Understanding tests for gluten sensitivity
  • Gluten sensitivity and chronic diseases
  • How gluten affects the neurological tree
  • The wrong way to go gluten-free
How the Right Diet Can Address Symptoms Throughout the Body
Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN - Academic Director of Nutrition, Maryland Univ. of Integrative Health
  • Understanding the immune system
  • The consequences of intestinal permeability
  • Diets that heal the gut
  • Exploring the foundations of intestinal health
  • Nutrition and autism
Properly Testing for Gluten Sensitivity and Why Current Methods Fail
Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, MT - CEO, ImmunoScience Laboratories
  • Understanding tests for food sensitivities
  • Exploring memory immune reaction
  • Why rotating problematic foods doesn't work
  • Identifying autoimmunity without symptoms 
A "Functional Approach" to Lifestyle Can Transform Your Body
Mark Hyman, MD - Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Why whole wheat is NOT healthy
  • The role of blood sugar in the development of disease
  • Eating gluten-free on the road
  • How minute exposures to gluten affect the body
The Critical Nature of Gut Health and its Impact on Children's Brains
Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, MMedSci - Author; Creator, GAPS
  • The important role of nutrition in supporting autistic patients
  • How learning disabilities develop
  • Identifying the manifestations of brain toxicity
  • Exploring psychiatric disorders in adults
  • Why food allergens are problematic
Designing a Brain-Optimizing Gluten-Free Diet the Whole Family Will Enjoy
Erica Kasuli, MS, RD, CDN - Director of Nutrition, Amen Clinics
  • What to eat on a gluten-free diet
  • Mastering your mindset
  • Overcoming emotional eating
  • Nutrition for optimal body function
  • Understanding your unique body language
  • How food impacts blood flow to the brain
  • The Four Circle Approach to health
Gluten-Related Disorders: Time to Move from Gut to Brain
Prof. Marios Hadjivassiliou, MD - Professor of Neurology, Educational Associate, Association for Historical Dialogue & Research
  • The role of gluten in the development of ataxia
  • Understanding the language of gluten sensitivity
  • How gluten sensitivity manifests outside of the intestines
  • Gluten and irritable bowel syndrome
Your body is not a bank account. It's a chemistry lab.
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS - Fitness and Nutrition Expert; Best-selling Author, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days
  • The 7 foods to eliminate for vibrant health
  • Why the body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account
  • Nutrition strategies for the road
  • How to avoid hidden allergens in restaurants
  • The single most important factor for weight loss success
The Perfect Storm: Gluten Plus Gut Flora Imbalances Plus Environmental Toxins
Tom Malterre, MS, CN - Co-Owner/Nutritionist, Whole Life Nutrition
  • Gut irritants that are in your environment right now
  • The effect of mercury on your health
  • The direct effect of gluten on the gut
  • The impact of bacteria on overall health
  • Why food sensitivities are becoming more common
  • The shocking truth about pesticides 
The Secret to Safely Avoiding Gluten While Dining Out
Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN - Nutrition Coordinator, Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • How to thrive with gluten sensitivity
  • Practical resources for the gluten-free beginner
  • Overcoming the challenges of gluten-free dining
  • Navigating the grocery store for gluten-free options
  • Supporting the celiac child 
How Gluten Can Affect the Brain, and How to Optimize Brain Function!
Daniel Amen, MD - Double Board Certified Psychiatrist; Author, The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
  • How brain health affects overall health
  • How to improve your brain function TODAY
  • Brain imaging scans: the missing link for supporting the brain
  • The truth about healing the brain
  • How going gluten-free can benefit ADHD and Asperger patients
Proline-Rich Polypeptides/Colostrum
Andrew Keech, PhD, DSc - Author of Peptide Immunotherapy - Colostrum a Physician's Reference Guide
  • The little-known benefits of colostrum
  • How colostrum can help heal a leaky gut
  • How colostrum benefits autistic and Alzheimer's patients
  • The immune balancing affects of colostrum
  • Using colostrum to reset the immune system
  • How colostrum can help with autoimmunity
  • Why colostrum is tolerated by people on a dairy-free diet
  • Why sourcing quality colostrum makes a difference
Gluten, Brain Development and what Really Helps Brain Growth
Nora Gedgaudas, CNS, CNT - Nutritionist; Author, Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life
  • Understanding our evolutionary makeup
  • The truth about eating meat
  • Exploring the role of insulin in inflammatory processes
  • How sugar and dietary carbohydrates contribute to aging
  • The macronutrient thing that fuels cancer
  • How the body metabolizes different macronutrients
  • How to become an efficient fat burner
  • The startling truth about low-cholesterol diets
  • The impact of agriculture on the human brain
How Cross-Reactivity, Molecular Mimicry and Mold Toxicity Can Seriously Impact Your Health
Peter Osborne, DC, CNCB - Founder,
  • The 3 common links between diet and autoimmunity
  • Understanding the role of cross reactivity in intestinal permeability
  • Uncovering the most common cross reactive foods  
  • Understanding the difference between molecular mimicry and cross reactivity
  • The 3 tissues most commonly affected by molecular mimicry
  • Why gluten-free dieters should limit corn
  • The 3 rules to live by if you want vibrant health
Wheat Germ Agglutinin: How a “Monster Molecule” Could Affect Every Cell in Your Body
Loren Cordain, PhD - "Godfather of the Paleo Diet"
  • Why ALL grains are toxic to humans and other mammals
  • How wheat germ agglutinin affects the body
  • Why gluten isn't the only problematic component of wheat
  • How wheat interferes with the absorption of vitamin D
  • How grains contribute to nutrient deficiencies
  • The startling truth about vegetarian diets
OMG - GMO And Its Connection To Gluten
Jeffrey Smith - Founder, Institute of Responsible Technology
  • Clarifying the difference between genetically modified and hybridized foods
  • The startling toxin in the blood of 93% of pregnant women
  • The 9 genetically modified foods in the food supply right now
  • The truth about how Bt toxin affects your health
  • The alarming dangers of genetically modified corn
  • How non-GMO diets help alleviate symptoms and promote health
Nutrition For the Soul: Moving Beyond a Gluten-Free Diet
Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS - Founder, Food & Spirit; Nutrition/Health Expert
  • Non-food sources of hidden gluten
  • Cultivating a gluten-free lifestyle
  • How NOT to go gluten-free
  • Understanding and implementing Lifestyle Medicine
  • Overcoming the obstacles to going gluten-free
  • Gluten-free support for your whole family
The Critical Role of Wheat Lectin in Human Disease and the Role of Gluten in Cultural History and Consciousness.
Sayer Ji - Founder of, Author of The Dark Side of Wheat
  • The history and evolution of wheat
  • The drug-like affects of wheat on the brain
  • How wheat may be contributing to your food allergies
  • How wheat lectins compromise immune function
  • The truth about wheat and the blood-brain barrier
  • How wheat germ agglutinin wreaks havoc on our health
  • Identifying lectin sensitivity
Modern Wheat: It's MORE than wheat.
William Davis, MD - Best-selling Author, Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back To Health
  • The startling connection between wheat and cardiovascular disease
  • Wheat and the diabetes epidemic
  • The remarkable benefits of going wheat-free
  • Why the wheat in the Bible is NOT the wheat of today
  • The negative health consequences of eating grains
  • The truth about LDL cholesterol
  • How to indulge on a gluten-free diet
5 Secrets for a Happy, Healthy Lifestyle Without Gluten
Jaqui Karr, CSN, CVD - Certified Nutritionist & Healthy Lifestyle Expert
  • How raw foods can increase energy and performance
  • The downsides of eating processed foods
  • How raw foods are the super heroes of a balanced diet
  • Transitioning into a gluten-free lifestyle
  • 5 ways to stay gluten-free and thrive!
  • Dining gluten-free with friends and family
Biohack Your Own Brain to Optimize Health and Performance
Dave Asprey - Entrepreneur and Writer of BulletProof Exec Blog
  • Why gluten intolerance may be holding you back from better health
  • Biohacking your way to better health
  • The truth about how Frankenfoods affect the nervous system
  • How the foods you eat may be triggering your food cravings
  • The startling anti-aging affects of intermittent fasting
  • How grass-fed butter can reduce inflammation and help heal the gut
  • The link between fat and fertility
Hidden Sources of Gluten in Your Vitamins and Medication
Suzy Cohen, RPh - America's Pharmacist; Columnist; Author; Speaker
  • The catastrophic problems associated with medication
  • Determining if medications are gluten-free
  • How acid-suppressing drugs can worsen gluten sensitivity or celiac disease
  • The shocking truth about proton pump inhibitors
  • How going gluten-free can help with autoimmune thyroid disease
The Reality of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and its Many Manifestations
Umberto Volta, MD - Director of Coeliac Disease Simple Unit, St.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Exploring the onset of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Understanding food allergy testing
  • How individuals without wheat allergies react to wheat
  • The link between gluten and brain fog
  • The prevalence of non-celiac gluten sensitivity
  • Understanding immune response to offensive foods
  • Extraintestinal symptoms of food sensitivities
  • Why commercial gluten-free foods may be problematic
Are You Developing an Autoimmune Disease Years Before Symptoms?
Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP - Head of Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center
  • Understanding the immune system
  • Defining autoimmunity
  • The role of predictive autoimmunity in preventative medicine
  • The connection between gluten and multiple sclerosis
  • How autoimmunity may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk
  • The role of antibodies in unexplained miscarriages
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