Dherbs - Herbal Supplements, Herbal Remedies, Natural Healing Remedies, Full Body Detox https://www.dherbs.com Buy herbal supplements, natural remedies, and herbal remedies from Dherbs, the #1 alternative medicine product store. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:30:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Natural Remedy That Is So Abundant But Hardly Usedhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/a-natural-remedy-that-is-so-abundant-but-hardly-used/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/a-natural-remedy-that-is-so-abundant-but-hardly-used/#comments Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:30:42 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77430 Have you ever come across a natural remedy that works for almost anything? Well, we did, and we want to share it with you. See what it is!

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People have been using parts of the olive tree for thousands of years. Historically, the olive branch has been a used as a peace offering. Even today, the emblem for the World Health Organization is surrounded by olive branches, which emphasize its peaceful, healthy nature. Olive trees are grown around the world, with a large concentration of them thriving in the Mediterranean. Because they are abundant, we should be using them for more than the typical culinary applications.

 

Olive leaves don’t get a lot of attention, but they should. The polyphenols in olive leaves have potent antioxidants and have displayed anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties in recent studies. One of the primary antioxidants, oleuropein, may work to decrease blood pressure, which may be beneficial for those with hypertension. Additionally, olive leaves also work to inhibit oxidation, ultimately lowering bad cholesterol levels.

 

Certain types of cancer have lower rates in the Mediterranean, when compared to other areas around the world. This primarily has to do with the Mediterranean diet, which has been proven to decrease cancer risk by 61%. The Mediterranean diet is high in fresh herbs and spices, fiber-rich foods, whole grains, large amounts of fruits and vegetables, legumes, mild wine intake, and high intake of monounsaturated fatty acids from olive oil.

 

Fun Fact: In ancient times, herbalists mashed olive leaves into a poultice to help treat skin rashes and boils.

 

If olive leaves are so magnificent, how much is safe for one person to consume at once? According to research, an effective amount to consume in one sitting is one teaspoon of dried olive leaves. The dried olive leaves are readily available and contain about 6-15% oleuropein, the active antioxidant in olive leaves. Brew them into a tea with one cup of hot water. Let the leaves steep for about 10 minutes before consuming the tea.

 

More research needs to be done on the olive leaf, but all of the current research points to it being an amazing herbal remedy. It has many applications and can be used to help reduce fever, relieve rheumatic pain, soothe stomach pain, benefit those with dermatitis, and much more. Try consuming olive leaf tea and let us know how you feel.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4227229/

http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2139008

http://www.healthymatesideas.com/herbs-oils/recipe-written-bible-powerful-3500-year-old-remedy-cure-diseases/

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Mint Kiwi Lemonadehttps://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/mint-kiwi-lemonade/ https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/mint-kiwi-lemonade/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:45:02 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=77117 We gave the classic old school lemonade recipe a healthy twist, making it even more delicious than it already was. Try it out and see!

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Kiwis are loaded with vitamin C and the mint and lemons work to promote healthy digestion. We used raw agave for this recipe, but you can use stevia if you want to; you’ll just have to use a different measurement because stevia can be powerful. A little goes a long way.

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5 Superfoods To Keep Your Colon Healthyhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-superfoods-to-keep-your-colon-healthy/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-superfoods-to-keep-your-colon-healthy/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:03:24 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77396 Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer. Keep your colon and digestive tract healthy by regularly consuming these superfoods.

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Having an unhealthy colon is anything butt a joke. Ahhh…there’s nothing like starting an article off with a great pun. Anyways, the colon, also known as the large intestine, is the last portion of the digestive tract. Many of the body’s organs and systems are connected to the colon, meaning that an unhealthy colon can trigger inflammation, diseases, or problems in other areas of the body.

 

What Does The Colon Do?

When food particles reach the colon, most of the nutrient absorption has already happened. The colon’s job is to absorb residual nutrients, salts, and water and compact the rest of the waste into fecal matter. This is then eliminated via bowel movements. You can actually look to your stools to gauge how your digestive system is functioning.

 

The average American can carry up to 20 pounds of waste in his or her digestive tract. The last thing you want is built up bacteria in the colon. This can lead to gas, constipation, cravings, abdominal strain, chronic inflammation, fatigue, or a hormonal imbalance.

 

You can help to improve the health of your colon by eating the right foods. We have some of the best foods that contribute to a healthy colon. Start incorporating them into your diet and let us know how they work for you.

 

Turmeric:

The active ingredient, curcumin, in turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which fight inflammation in the colon. When you consume turmeric, it works to clean out carcinogens before they damage your cell DNA. Always try to purchase fresh turmeric root because fresh is best!

 

Flaxseeds:

Did you know that flaxseeds contain two types of dietary fiber? Roughly 20-40% is made up of soluble fiber and the other 60-80% is made up of insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber works to slow digestion and increase consistency of contents in the intestine. All of that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Now, insoluble fiber allows water to bind to stools, increasing their bulk and resulting in softer excrement. This helps prevent constipation.

 

Garlic & Onions:

Containing sulfides, which work to remove carcinogens and cause apoptosis in cancer cells, garlic and onions are beneficial to consume for a healthy colon. According to a recent study, women who consumed one or two cloves of garlic per week were 32% less likely to develop colon cancer compared to those who didn’t eat garlic. Imagine what would happen if you ate garlic and onions almost every day!

 

Fermented Vegetables:

Fermented vegetables help to break down the foods and the undigested waste, which may be trapped in the intestinal walls. The enzymes in fermented vegetables, cultured sauerkraut in particular, help the body absorb the nutrients from the foods we eat more efficiently. Because fermented vegetables are natural probiotics, they work to improve the overall digestive process.

 

Milk Thistle Seed:

Commonly used as a liver cleansing herb, milk thistle can also benefit the digestive system. It helps to stimulate digestive enzymes and break down fats in the foods you eat. Milk thistle can sometimes have a soft laxative effect, especially if you eat a diet that is rich in fat.

 

These foods are amazing for keeping your colon healthy, but they aren’t the only ones. Eating a lot of cruciferous vegetables (kale, spinach, chard, or collards), fresh fruit, legumes, sprouts, and nuts and seeds can also help to maintain healthy digestion. Let us know how you feel about these foods in the comments below.

 

Sources:

https://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com/Superfood_Evolution-top-colon-cleansing-superfoods.html

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/foods-that-fight-colon-cancer/

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Time For A Cook Off! It’s National Chili Day 2018https://www.dherbs.com/articles/time-for-a-cook-off-its-national-chili-day-2018/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/time-for-a-cook-off-its-national-chili-day-2018/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:30:28 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77334 Chili is comfort food, but it can be hard to digest if you aren't using the right ingredients. Check out our homemade vegan chili recipes!

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It makes sense that National Chili Day is the fourth Thursday in February because it is the perfect time of year to enjoy a warm bowl of chili. Some people like it hot, others like it mild, and there are the select few that like to put chili inside ice cream (they’re weird…we know). While there are various chili seasoning packets, which are high in sodium and other added flavorings, we encourage you to make your own chili spice blend!

 

Chili has many roots in different cultures, which is why there are many variations of this classic cook-off dish. For instance, a lot of Southwestern chili recipes will use green chilies for a little kick. Here’s an interesting fact: one green chili contains as much vitamin C as six oranges!

 

Chili Fact: If you make your chili extra spicy with hot peppers, it actually helps to increase the speed of your metabolism by triggering a thermodynamic burn.

 

Chili Powder:

The active ingredient in chili powder is capsaicin, which helps to boost the metabolism and burn fat. Despite the fact that many people associate chili powder with an upset stomach, it has been known to inhibit acid reflux and kill bacteria, which cause stomach ulcers. Chili powder also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which help to increase blood flow and decrease swelling in stiff/sore joints.

 

To help you celebrate National Chili Day, we have two of our favorite chili recipes below. Let us know what you think if you make them!

 

Roasted Sweet Potato Vegan Chili:

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The subtle sweetness of the potatoes is the perfect balance to the array of vibrant spices that go into this chili. Then the roasted heat from the poblano hits your palate and you wonder, “Where has this been all my life?” Well, it’s here now and here to stay.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

A Vegan Chili That Will Boost Your Chili Game:

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This recipe boasts bold flavors that continue to entice your taste buds with every bite. Don’t be afraid to add whatever toppings you feel would go well with the chili. Cilantro is a great go-to option!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-chili-day-fourth-thursday-in-february/

http://www.nationalchiliday.com/chili-history.html#.Wo3FAxPwaV4

http://www.everythingzoomer.com/health/2014/08/23/spice-life-benefits-chili-powder/

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Dherbs CEO Talks Cleansing With The Ladies Of The Realhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/weight-loss/dherbs-ceo-talks-cleansing-with-the-ladies-of-the-real/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/weight-loss/dherbs-ceo-talks-cleansing-with-the-ladies-of-the-real/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:20:12 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77306 A.D. Dolphin, the CEO of Dherbs, appears on The Real to talk about cleansing and how to reclaim your health. He's got some amazing tips!

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Sometimes you need to take it back to basics when it comes to your health. We have overcomplicated our diets to the point where it is detrimental to our overall health. That’s why A.D. Dolphin encourages the raw foods diet when it comes to cleansing. By giving your body foods that it was designed to process, you can efficiently absorb nutrients and help rid your body of waste. When you participate in the Dherbs Full Body Cleanse, you give your body a much needed tune-up and experience more energy, better sleep, clearer thoughts, and an improved immune system. Oh, we forgot to mention that you can lose up to 10-30 pounds during the 20-day cleansing period!

 

Tune in to watch A.D. on The Real today (February 21st, 2018). Check your local listings for channel and show times. You can see the clip below.

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar Morning Detox Drinkhttps://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/apple-cider-vinegar-morning-detox-drink/ https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/apple-cider-vinegar-morning-detox-drink/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:15:31 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=76638 This drink can help you naturally detox your body, lower blood sugar levels, and help you burn fat in the process. It is so easy to make!

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Apple cider vinegar is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be used to help balance pH levels, boost the metabolism, or remove toxins and waste from the body. You’ll be amazed at the results several days after continued consumption.

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Weather The Colder Months With These Warming Herbshttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/weather-the-colder-months-with-these-warming-herbs/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/weather-the-colder-months-with-these-warming-herbs/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:15:37 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77238 Wouldn't it be great if you could stay warm on a raw foods diet by just eating certain herbs? You can! And we have the top 5 right here.

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While it may not be cold across America, many states are experiencing some brisk temperatures. The cold temperatures, and the fact that cold & flu viruses are making the rounds, are not conducive to remaining healthy. Sometimes we tense up in the colder temperatures, but this is not good for your muscles and joints. It’s best to take a natural approach and warm up internally.

 

In case you haven’t noticed, the colder months are often associated with fragrant and comforting herbs/scents. These herbs work to bring the blood to the surface of your skin, which helps to warm the body by acting as a radiator (to some degree). Warming herbs also work to improve digestion and regulate blood sugar levels. Try to incorporate the following herbs into your life and let us know if you warm up!

 

Ginger:

Ginger is a natural antioxidant and antiseptic that works to improve circulation throughout the body. Regularly consuming ginger can help to reduce inflammation, fighting off stiff or achy joints. Pouring boiling water over freshly sliced ginger root to make a tea is one of the best (and warming) ways to consume ginger. You can also add ginger slices to a hot bath and absorb the benefits through your skin.

 

Cinnamon:

If you are someone who is always cold, you need cinnamon in your life. Cinnamon works to dry excess moisture in the body, while stimulating circulation in the process. It is also beneficial for healthy digestion, boosting the immune system, and regulating blood sugar levels, which helps to reduce cravings.

 

Garlic:

Although you may not want your breath to smell like garlic, it is certainly a powerful, immune-boosting herb with antibacterial and antiviral properties. Garlic is a natural vasoldilator, which means that it helps to widen blood vessels and prevents blood cells from clumping. In case you were wondering what else garlic does, it works to improve the health of your heart and lowers glucose metabolism in those with diabetes.

 

Cardamom:

Cardamom is actually a member of the ginger family and it helps to keep you mentally alert. The warming effect of cardamom actually promotes sweating. It also helps to clear mucus from your airways, improve your ability to digest starches, and may be beneficial for relieving headaches.

 

Cayenne:

Abundant in vitamin C (it actually has more than oranges), cayenne pepper helps to relieve chills, congestion, or coughs. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in this pepper and it works to slightly raise the body’s core temperature. It also helps to boost the metabolism!

 

Sources:

https://www.honeycolony.com/article/warming-herbs-winter/

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-6791/5-Warming-Herbs-to-Weather-the-Winter.html

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Use This Alkaline Concoction To Flush Your Guthttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/use-this-alkaline-concoction-to-flush-your-gut/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/use-this-alkaline-concoction-to-flush-your-gut/#comments Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:39:54 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?p=77226 If you could improve your digestive system by doing one simple thing before your meal, would you? Now you can with this easy home remedy.

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If you have been a little more lenient than usual with your diet, you may want to consider cleaning out your digestive system. Maybe you overindulged over the weekend or maybe you just need a little help flushing out excess waste. This may not be the first time you feel this way, but we hope it is the last; and we’ve got just the recipe to help you out.

 

Feeling sluggish or fatigued can be a sign of an ill-functioning digestive system. It is most always a diet-related issue, primarily caused by the hard-to-digest foods that are in the Standard American Diet. Luckily, there are natural ingredients that work to flush out whatever has built up in the digestive tract.

 

According to Ayurveda practices, one of the best ways to stimulate the digestive process is to do so before you eat your meal. It has been documented that eating a fresh slice of ginger root with a few drops of lemon juice before a meal helps to activate the digestive system. Once this happens, it is best to drink a glass of filtered, room temperature water. If you do suffer from digestive issues, sipping room temperature liquids during the meal may be beneficial.

 

Why Ginger?

Ginger is an amazing spice that has amazing medicinal properties, which have been used for over 2,000 years. Ginger is commonly used to flush water weight from the body and relieve gas and bloating. When you consume ginger, it actually helps you to better absorb the nutrients in the foods you eat!

 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3-inch piece of ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

  • Pour the lemon juice into a glass jar with a lid. Peel the ginger and slice it into 1/8” thick pieces. Add them to the jar and then stir in the sea salt.
  • Seal the jar and store it in the fridge for up to one week. Consume one or two slices of the soaked ginger root before each meal to assist in the digestive cleansing process.

 

Sources:

https://www.guthealthproject.com/5-ways-ginger-benefits-digestion/

https://nouveauraw.com/raw-recipes/smoothies-juices-nut-milks/alkaline-ginger-lemon-gut-flush-raw-vegan-gluten-free/

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5 Ways To Fall Asleep Fasterhttps://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-ways-to-fall-asleep-faster/ https://www.dherbs.com/articles/5-ways-to-fall-asleep-faster/#comments Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:20:44 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/uncategorized/13-ways-to-fall-asleep-faster/ If you have trouble falling asleep then you need this information. Try these helpful tips and you may actually sleep better every night.

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There are about 50-70 million Americans with sleep disorders and about nine million American adults use prescription sleep aids to help them fall asleep. Not only are sleeping pills unsafe, but they can also create a dependency and a need to have them in order to fall asleep regularly. What most people don’t realize is that sleep difficulty or sleep disorders can be the result of things like hypertension, diabetes, stroke, depression, or other chronic diseases.

Take our short quiz to see if you are sleeping properly. Click here to take the quiz. If you are not getting a healthy amount of sleep, your body might be suffering. Use the following tips to help you develop a healthier sleep pattern.

Try Progressive Muscle Relaxation:

This technique was developed a little over 100 years ago and it involves tensing all of your muscle groups and then relaxing them. This method has been known to reduce fatigue and promote overall relaxation. Most importantly, patients who have practiced this method have shown improvement in the quality of their sleep. Tense your muscles for ten seconds and rest for ten seconds.  Try this for five minutes about an hour before bed.

Meditate:

Meditation may be the right practice for you to help release stress and negative energy from your body. According to a 2009 study, people with insomnia benefited from meditation. The subjects who meditated slept longer than those who did not. Before you go to bed, try to meditate for ten minutes. Find a quiet, calm area (light some candles if you want) and give in to relaxation. If silent meditation is not your speed, there are many online guided meditation videos that may be more suited for you.

Take A Warm Bath:

Taking a warm bath or hot shower about an hour before bed has been known to help improve sleep. When you are in a hot bath/shower, your body temperature raises, but exiting the tub results in a rapid decrease in body temperature. This signals the brain that it is time for bed. This regular practice can help you fall asleep more quickly and improve the overall quality of your sleep.

Aromatherapy:

This may not be for everyone, but using lavender essential oil on its own, in eye masks, in bath scrubs, or as a scent for your pillow may be helpful in promoting better sleep. Lavender’s natural aroma helps to calm the mind and promote relaxation. Choose whichever method works best for you. If you have insomnia, lavender has been known to be beneficial.

Cut Caffeine Earlier And Switch To Herbal Tea:

This may seem obvious, but too many people indulge in the late afternoon or early evening caffeinated beverage. It’s important to know that caffeine has a five hour half-life. This means that half of the caffeine content is still in your system five hours after you’ve had your last caffeinated beverage. Depending on the size of the beverage and the amount of caffeine in it, you may be wide awake when you should be sound asleep. Instead of drinking caffeine, try to opt for herbal teas in the evening. Many of them often have properties that promote healthier sleep (think chamomile or valerian).

 

Sources:

https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/sleep-studies

www.huffingtonpost.com

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Raw Banana Mango Puddinghttps://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/raw-banana-mango-pudding/ https://www.dherbs.com/recipes/recipe/raw-banana-mango-pudding/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:15:42 +0000 https://www.dherbs.com/?post_type=recipe&p=76945 Whether you are looking for a sweet mid-afternoon snack or a guilt-free dessert, this banana mango pudding is the recipe you need.

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This is a yummy dessert or pleasantly sweet snack to satisfy that sugar craving you might have while cleansing. You may want to double the recipe so you can portion it out into little jars for your lunches.

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