Cupping: Seeing Spots (On the Backs Of Athletes)?

Cupping is a 2,500-year-old Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique. TCM is a healing system of Eastern medicine that incorporates therapies that are in some cases millennia older. In addition to treating illness, TCM focuses on strengthening the body’s defenses and enhancing its capacity for healing and maintaining health.

Cupping is one of TCM’s practices, and …

Do You Know Why Mint Is So Healthy? Find Out!

Curious about using mint in your recipes? Mint (Mentha) is a perennial herb indigenous to Europe, with over 25 different species across the globe. One of the most common varieties is peppermint (Mentha aquatic), which is more potent and typically associated with culinary and medicinal use. 

Menthol, the active ingredient in …

Why You Should Add Fennel To Your Summer Herb List

Want to add a Mediterranean twist to your summer vegetables? Try fennel! This aromatic herb is part of the Umbellifereae family and native to areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and the Near East. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is related to parsley, carrots and dill, with a taste similar to that of anise or licorice. …

Coriander: Summer Spice Of The Week

Derived from the seeds of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum), coriander is a culinary spice that is part of the parsley family. 

Coriander is notable for many health benefits, including:

It has also been used around the world to treat a variety of health concerns including …

Buying, Using And Storing Herbs: 4 Rules To Follow

Herbs and spices have a prominent position on my Anti-Inflammatory Diet Pyramid because these culinary staples offer not only flavor enhancement to foods, but some are also healthful compounds that can both lower disease risk and alleviate symptoms of existing health concerns.

When it comes to herbs and spices (herbs are typically the leafy, green portions …

Is The “Lemon Water In The Morning” Craze Justified? Find Out!

While many people opt to start their day with a cup of coffee or tea, drinking warm water with lemon juice first thing in the morning – before consuming anything else – may have benefits. A glass of lemon water may:

  • Help With Hydration. Since our bodies go about seven to eight hours without any

6 Reasons It May Seem Like You Are Always Hungry

Even if you just ate a meal, you can still feel hungry soon afterwards. Although an uptick in appetite is common after a big workout or during pregnancy, it might be worth understanding why you might be feeling constant hunger throughout the day. Read about six hidden causes of hunger that might be affecting you: …

Healthy Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy dessert to whip up?

The Dr. Weil staff loves this True Food Kitchen Chocolate Pudding recipe because it is not only delicious, but also vegan friendly and gluten-free!

Packed with potent antioxidants from dark chocolate and cocoa, this dessert makes a great addition to a barbecue and is a

Dr. Weil’s Favorite Foods: Asian Mushrooms


Beneath their humble exteriors, mushrooms are packed with healthy benefits. Many edible species contain polysaccharides – powerful anticancer compounds – which appear to boost both the activity and number of the body’s natural-killer cells.

The fungi listed below are readily available in grocery or Asian specialty stores, and are good sources of polysaccharides. They are …

4 Healthy Snacks That Can Ruin Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, twice-daily brushing and flossing is the best route, along with consistent dental exams. But you may also want to moderate certain foods that may be harmful to your teeth. 

  • Unsweetened Dried Fruit: While raisins, figs, and dried apricots can be a more healthful snack option than a