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Rooibos Tea

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Native to South Africa.   Benefits Contains 50% more antioxidants than green tea Rich in minerals – calcium, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, and magnesium Rich in Polyphenols – anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help conditions of the heart and blood vessels (cholesterol, diabetes, atherosclerosis) Improves heart health – a study in 2012 found Rooibos…

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Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice

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This Pineapple Ginger Cleansing Juice is loaded with anti-inflammatory, digestive-boosting and liver cleansing properties. đŸ”șPineapple is a good source of vitamin c (which helps support the immune system) and magnesium (which is essential for proper nerve and muscle function). Pineapple contains a nutrient called bromelain which is a  proteolytic that provides cleansing benefits and helps…

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Let’s Talk About Sleep

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All of us know we should get 7-9hours of sleep every night, yet, majority of us don’t reach that goal. And if we do, we might not be fully refreshed. This could be due to hormone imbalances or stress, such as pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test/paper. These lead to continuous release of…

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Dr. Humaira’s Health & Wellness Tips for College Students

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Students are busy with exam, papers, and maintaining an active social life that they often neglect their health. It is important to create a plan/routine that you can use throughout the semester to keep your health in check. Here are a few tips to help ensure you stay healthy and illness free throughout the school…

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Signs & Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

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Approximately 80% of adults are magnesium deficient. The Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA) for men is 400mg and women is 310mg.    Magnesium is required for Protein synthesis Blood sugar regulation Energy metabolism Blood pressure regulation Nerve function Neurotransmitter release Decrease constipation   Deficiency Can Result In: Insomnia – magnesium is important in the function of GABA, a neurotransmitter that…

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Hydration in The Summer

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With all the traveling and walking around in this summer heat, one needs to be hydrated. Drinking 1/3 to Âœ your body weight in ounces is the key to hydration, however, many only drink an ounce of water per day. Severe dehydration has serious health consequences, but even mild dehydration may cause damage. Dehydration is…

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Lavender

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  Some info about lavenderÂ đŸ‘‡đŸŒ đŸ”čJournal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice found lavender to decrease anxiety and emotional stress đŸ”čStudy conducted in 2014 found lavender to be protective against diabetic symptoms such as weight gain and blood sugar dysregulation đŸ”čIn 2012, Swiss journal Molecules, found lavender to improve brain function via it’s antioxidant content đŸ”čLavender oil has sedating effects and helps to improve sleep and insomnia . Other…

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GLYPHOSATE: EFFECTS ON HEALTH

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As seen on Naturopathic Doctor News & Review: DOCERE Who would ever think we’d be consuming herbicide/pesticides in foods other than fruits, vegetables, and grains? Well, think again. Glyphosate, an herbicide contained in the popular product Roundup, and used to eradicate unwanted vegetation, has shown up in one of America’s favorite ice cream brands –…

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Flu Prevention

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We’ve come into one of the deadliest flu seasons yet! Here’s what you need to know:   The flu is highly contagious disease. It is caused by an influenza virus which is spread through the air from person to person or through contaminated devices (remote control, doorknob, etc.). It won’t be fixed by antibiotics because…

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Natural Humidifiers

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đŸ”șWintertime dry skin is one way to tell your home is too dry đŸ”șNaturally humidifying your space is  money-saving and eco-friendly alternative. Plants can moisturize your home through a process called transpiration. đŸ”șAccording to the United States Geological Society, once a plant is watered, moisture will travel through the plant from the roots up to…

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