Posted on 6/17/2019 12:26 PM By Dr. Linquist
Peppermint offers benefits to the respiratory system, including for coughs, colds, asthma, allergies and tuberculosis. Inhaling the peppermint aroma may offer memory enhancement, stress relief and so much more.
Posted on 6/12/2019 10:53 AM By Dr. Linquist
The properties of rose essential oil as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogic, cicatrizant, depurative, emmenagogue, hemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic, and a uterine substance are well documented.
Posted on 4/24/2019 3:08 PM By Dr. Linquist
The uses of apple cider vinegar range from soothing sunburns to giving your gut health a boost. Some even suggest that ACV cures cold symptoms and seasonal allergies as well as acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has much potential for a multitude of uses and many health benefits, making it important to keep on hand.
Posted on 4/9/2019 12:55 PM By Dr. Linquist
There are a number of a surprising health benefits from using bergamot essential oil as a natural remedy. Bergamot oil has antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. It can be used to improve the health of your skin, while also aiding digestion, improving your mood and killing bacteria.
Posted on 3/27/2019 12:10 AM By Dr. Linquist
Healthy Focus: The Microbiome
What is a Microbiome?
The collection of microbes that live in and on the human body is known as the microbiota.1 The microbiome refers to the complete set of genes within these microbes. Microbial genes significantly influence how the body operates and even outnumber human genes by a ratio of 100:1.2
Posted on 3/26/2019 11:58 PM By Dr. Linquist
Health Focus: Prebiotics
What is a Prebiotic?
Although the term “prebiotic” is fairly new (coined in 1995), prebiotics themselves are nothing new.1 Prebiotics are an indigestible form of fiber found in some (but not all) fruits, vegetables, and starches. They act as a food source for the friendly bacteria in the gut. It is important to note that though every prebiotic is a fiber, not every fiber is a prebiotic. To be considered "prebiotic" in nature, a fiber must meet the following criteria:2
Posted on 3/26/2019 11:04 PM By Dr. Linquist
Health Focus: Gut Health
Gone are the days where our understanding of gut health was purely about digestion and absorption. The majority of health-related research over the past couple of decades has been focused on the gut and is proving how influential the gut and its inhabitants are on overall health. Your gut is filled will a lot of bacteria that have countless roles throughout the human body. This colony of bacteria is called the gut microbiome.
Posted on 3/26/2019 4:15 PM By Dr. Linquist
How to Make organic Ginger Tea