December 2006

When you’re sharing a loving and exciting intimate relationship with your partner, you feel fulfilled and energized. Sex also has other physical benefits that help you feel better. However, there are times when you may feel too exhausted or stressed to maintain a good sexual relationship. Many factors contribute to low sex life, such as […]

Maintaining healthy natural nails is not as complicated as many may think. As with hair, nails are usually their healthiest in their natural state, requiring a bit of nail polish for protection and regular applications of hand cream as a moisturizer. In fact, many argue that using natural nail strengtheners, which chemically crosslink the nail […]

Foot massage is one of the most unbelievably relaxing treatments that you can give yourself or others. The ultimate study of foot massage is reflexology. Foot reflexology is “pressure therapy” and involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot to cure or prevent disease. Foot reflexology is based on the […]

What is milk? Milk is the nutrient fluid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals. The female ability to produce milk is one of the defining characteristics of mammals. It provides the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they are able to digest more diverse foods. The early lactation milk is known as […]

Scurvy is a deficiency disease that results from lack of vitamin C, which is required for correct collagen synthesis in humans. The scientific name of vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is derived from the Latin name of scurvy, scorbutus. Scurvy leads to the formation of liver spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from all […]

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word comes from the Hungarian “paprika”, which derives from the Serbian and Croatian “paprika”, which is a diminutive of “papar”, which in turn was derived from the Latin “piper”, for “pepper.” It’s scientific name is Capsicum annuum In the United States, the term paprika simply means any non […]

Recycling paper is one of the many steps towards forest conservation and environmental regeneration – we all talk about it, but how many of us really get down to doing anything about it? Ancient Egyptians took the first steps towards inventing paper when they made, what we call today, Papyrus. Papyrus scrolls were made by […]

Ginseng is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. Its use as a medicinal plant in diverse parts of Asia (specially China and Korea) dates back thousands of years. It’s botanical name, Panax quinquefolius, means “all-heal” in Greek, and was applied to this genus because of its wide use in Chinese medicine. American ginseng, Panax […]

Tekka is a mineral rich miso condiment made with ground sesame seeds, finely minced carrots, burdock root (cocklebur), and lotus root. Slowly cooked with unrefined sesame oil and hatcho miso. Strongly concentrated and best used sparingly. History of Tekka This nutritious table condiment was specially formulated by the founder of modern macrobiotics, George Ohsawa (1893-1966). […]