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7 Natural and Effective Blood Tonics

The classic text Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine says: “If the blood and qi (vital energy) aren’t harmonized, all kinds of diseases will arise.” What kinds of food can help to supplement blood production? Some people think eating only vegetables and no meat will cause anemia, but many plant-based foods act as excellent blood ...

Emma Lu

Grapes growing on a vine.

Top 10 Ranking Foods for Summer

During the summer, we should eat nutritious foods that will help to build our immune system and increase our immunity in preparation for the winter season. The top 10 healthy foods ranked in order from 1 to 10 1. Eggs Eggs are a complete nutritional food. They are rich in complete proteins (they contain all ...

Tatiana Denning

A plate of scrambled eggs.

6 Foods That Help You Guard Against Cancer

In modern society the incidence of cancer is high, raising the question as to what exactly causes it to be so prevalent these days. Whatever the reason, it has been noted that cancer patients who receive early medical treatment and adjust their lifestyles and diets have successfully eradicated the rogue cells and restored their health. ...

Emma Lu

Roasted pork with shiitake mushrooms and broccoli.

Top 10 Foods to Nourish Gut Bacteria and Boost ‘Happiness’

Have you ever experienced being in the company of individuals who are frequently moody and unpleasant? Unbeknown to most people, such unpleasantness and moodiness could be a reflection of the unsuitable and poor composition of gut bacteria. The state of one’s mind and body are closely related to one’s digestion and gut bacteria.  10 common ...

Emma Lu

Bowl of oatmeal with strawberries and milk.

Ditch the Supplements and Fortify Your Blood by Going Green

When we think of building up our blood, we often turn to iron supplements or iron-rich foods. But there are other nutrients essential for the formation of our red blood cells and these can be obtained by going green — namely, folate or vitamin B9. While iron is a crucial piece of the puzzle, without folate, ...

Emma Lu

Spinach, apple, oranges, avocado, lemon, and kale site on a table waiting to be made into a green smoothie.

3 Foods for the Stomach

The stomach is the digestive organ, which has the functions of digesting food and protecting the human body. For people suffering from stomach diseases, protecting this organ is very important.  Generally, there are three manifestations of poor gastrointestinal (GI) health. Manifestations of poor GI health 1. Weakness  When the function of the stomach decreases, it can’t ...

Helen London

A bowl of baby spinach.

6 Foods for Healthy Hair

Starting a diet for healthy hair today will mean a more gorgeous head of hair within six months to a year, depending on how fast your hair grows. Eat these foods for shiny, lustrous locks. Foods to eat for healthy hair 1. Spinach This leafy vegetable is excellent for your body for many reasons, not ...

Raven Montmorency

Best foods for healthy hair such as salmon, spinach, almonds, sweet potatoes, eggs, walnuts, cabbage, cheese, red pepper, banana and soy are sitting on a table with blocks spelling out 'hair food'.

Top 10 Foods for Beautiful, Vibrant Skin

Many women (me included) spend numerous hours and dollars striving for clear, healthy, and vibrant skin. While some lotions and potions go a long way to help, the types of food you eat play a big part in your skin tone and quality in the short and long term. Your skin is a reflection of ...

Sheridan Genrich

A lady with glowing skin.

6 Common Foods That Ensure Health

Hippocrates is much quoted for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There are many foods that ensure health. The idea of using food as medicine is also a common principle in Chinese cooking and dates back thousands of years. 6 foods that ensure health 1. Millet There is an ...

Audrey Wang

Spinach helps old people avoid constipation