Category Archives: Herbs and Spices

Plants are Nature’s Pharmacy

Plants have been used for thousands of years across every continent as medicine.  But with the development of modern technology a lot of people have abandoned herbal medicine in favor of modern chemical medicine. Many people believe that herbal medicine ‘doesn’t work,’ ‘takes too long,’ or ‘is dangerous.’  While Modern medicine are ‘advanced,’ ‘dependable,’ and ‘have been tested properly.’

This couldn’t be further from the truth! Research shows that side effects from modern medicine can cause you more harm than the illness itself!

Herbal medicine is focused on treating the whole person while modern medicine is more focused on the disease.

Prevention is a key component in Herbal Medicine.  Instead of waiting until you get sick to be healthy focus more on an overall healthy lifestyle.

The amazing thing is that we have the power to prevent many illnesses from occurring just by the daily choices we make.

Stay tuned for some healthy plant suggestions to incorporate into your diet!

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP

Top Breast Cancer Fighting Herbs and Spices

Issac Cohen, a doctor of oriental medicine, licensed acupuncturist and one of the leading authorities in the field of cancer treatment and Traditional Chinese medicine, reported in the book Breast Cancer: Beyond Convention, that several Chinese herbs including ginseng, show good anti-cancer activity against breast cancer.  He also points out that over 60% of chemotherapy drugs are made from natural products.

Research has also shown that the spice rosemary protects against the initiation of breast tumors.   When rats were given rosemary before the administration of breast cancer inducing chemicals, they developed 74% less tumors that the rats that were not given rosemary.

And according to researchers at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, extracts of several weak estrogenic herbs including hops, black cohosh, and vitex also inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells in the laboratory.

Using these herbs and spices in our foods will help us increase breast cancer fighting properties.

There are lots of herbs and spices on the market.  In the next post I will share with you some more beneficial ones to add into your diet!

Be Well,

Tammy Kohlschmidt RDH, CCT, CBP