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Breastfeeding: 5 Herbs That Could Help Boost or Bust Breastfeeding

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Off the heels of Breastfeeding Awareness Week, the importance of breast feeding has not been lost on most new moms. From optimal nutrition to emotiona...

WATCH: A Truly Useful Hack For Preserving Herbs

Food52 | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Food52

You only need a few sprigs for your dinner, so what are you supposed to do with the leftovers?

Edible Flowers: Very Impressive and Nutritious

Sara Chana Silverstein | Posted 05.21.2015 | Taste
Sara Chana Silverstein

Edible flowers are a fun and an easy way to add color and flavor to all sorts of dishes.

The Spice Is Right: Nature's Organic Flavor Enhancers

Brian Sullivan | Posted 05.14.2015 | Taste
Brian Sullivan

Believe it or not, spices that we conveniently pick up at the market were once literally worth their weight in gold. Wars have even been waged over spices!

Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.

Meet the New Snake Oil, Same as the Old Snake Oil

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Like Mr. Stanley's miracle cure, most herbal supplements don't deliver the advertised miracles even if the industry is able to prove that the herb is actually in the pills. Americans would be better off spending their billions somewhere else -- like in the fruit and vegetable aisle.

So THIS Is How You're Supposed To Eat Parsley

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.02.2015 | Taste

Challenge: Think of one recipe parsley wouldn't make better.

A Botanical Tour of Boulder With Kids

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Mention the words "herb" and "Colorado" and the next thing that comes to mind probably isn't "with kids." But stay with us for a minute. That's all it'll take.

A Visual Guide To Cooking With Herbs

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.25.2015 | Taste

(No not that kind.)

Chaga's Moment: Alaska Businesses Ride Wave of Health Hype for Birch Fungus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Chaga may not look like much -- it's a lumpy, charcoal-colored bulb protruding from birch trees -- but this fungus is trending.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

Real Fish vs. Fish Oil: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Nowadays, we hear a lot from people that eating fish is good for us... but I also get a lot of questions from my patients on whether there is such a thing as too much fish.

How to Slow Aging Now: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usu...

Plague Plots: Dispatches From Geraldine Brooks

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.22.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

To escape present-day harsh realities, one might do well to turn to literary portrayals in which lives are elevated. In Year of Wonders, the lives of those who care for the afflicted, and comfort the dying, are elevated.

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Roasted Herb and Spice Chickpeas

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Taste
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This recipe makes them spicy, delicious, crispy and super snackable.

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

Michael Fenster, "Dr. Mike," cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. "This is a...

Is This The Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

Tasting Table | Posted 11.06.2014 | Taste
Tasting Table

Should you use white bread or sourdough? Fry it in butter, oil or something else altogether?

5 Unexpected Ways To Use Vinegar

Tasting Table | Posted 01.05.2015 | Taste
Tasting Table

Vinegar adds essential astringency to salad dressings, balances sauces and brightens all manner of flavors.

How To Chiffonade Basil (Or Any Leafy Herb)

Food52 | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
Food52

Chiffonade sounds fancy, but that's only because it's French.

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.

8 Herbs And Spices That Fight Off Disease

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Deborah Long | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You already know how important your diet is for health; you know to eat your greens and sample a variety of fresh fru...

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

5 Ways to Pack Flavor Into Your Summer Vegetables

Food52 | Posted 08.17.2014 | Taste
Food52

Here are a few simple tricks that will add complexity and depth of flavor to any dish.

Urban Gardening for All

Ali Rosen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Urban gardening often seems like an activity only reserved for the particularly ambitious among us. Without space, how can anything grow?