Although only eaten in the West in gingerbread and ginger snaps and ginger ale, ginger has been a staple in Eastern cuisine and traditional medicine for hundreds of years.
Here are some of the health benefits of Ginger:
1. Cancer Prevention : In certain type of cancer it works as a preventative. A study found that ginger can help treat ovarian cancer by destroying cancer cells through apoptosis or programmed cell death.
2. Fights Obesity: It helps suppress obesity and inflammation of fat tissues. It can reduce body weight and improving fat profiles
3. Joint-Pain-Relief: Ginger oil and ginger extracts led to significant pain reduction.
References for More Information:
Cancer Research 2006
Molecular Nutrition Food Research 2017
European Revue Medical Pharmacology 2017
Ginger is available in supplements and extracts.

by Earl Mindell


Purified Water is water that has been filtered or processed to remove impurities such as chemicals and other contaminants, such as bacteria, algae, fungi, parasites, and copper and lead, as well as other chemical pollutants.
Benefits: It may still contain trace minerals.
better tasting fresh, pure-testing drinking water.
Distilled Water Distilling involves boiling water and collecting the steam, which returns to water upon cooling.
Benefits: Removes contaminants from drinking water, such as pesticides, and bacteria.
Disadvantages: Removes all minerals and elecftorlytes
Water Filtration Systems For Home Use:
1. Charcoal Filtration System Connected to Your Tap Water.
2. Reverse Osmosis Systems They use a semipermeable membrane that removes impurities.
3. UV Light UV light disinfects water by killing potentially harmful bacteria and viruses.
My advise is to drink 8 to 10 glasses of clean water daily for optimal health.

by Earl Mindell

7 Super Foods That Should Be In Your Refrigerator

1. Baby Spinach Packed with vitamins/minerals, carotenoids and flavanoids, plus fiber.
2. Avocados Loaded with monounsaturated fats, which boosts brain and heart health. These beneficial fats, plus it’s natural fiber, helps lower bad cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar, as well as supporting weight management.
Eating avocados regularly improves your skin health, immune function and reproductive hormone balance.
3. Almond Milk It promotes smooth, vibrant, stress-free skin.
It’s high in Magnesium, which helps to relax muscles, and calm your nervous system.
4. Lemons Rich in antioxidant Vitamin C which boosts your immune system.
5. Organic Berries Blue berries, Goji berries I call them “brain berries”
6. Kale A nutrition dense, detoxifying food. Rich in vitamins and minerals, and amino acids.
7. Organic eggs Rich in all the essential amino acids, plus vitamins and minerals.
Open up your refrigerator door and take an inventory of how many of these super foods you have to feed yourself, and your loved ones.

by Earl Mindell

The Processed Food Cancer Link

According to a team of scientists from France’s Sorbonne University, who analyzed records of nearly 105,000 adults, those people who eat ultra processed foods, such as packaged breads, baked goods, instant soups, chicken nuggets and frozen meatballs showed a 12% increase in cancer risk. Ultra processed foods are loaded with sugar and saturated fats and have fewer vitamins and less fiber than fresh foods. Also these foods contain additives, such as nitrates,artificial flavors and colors, emulsifiers and sweeteners.
My advise is to buy and eat foods that do not have labels and are organic, which means that they are free of pesticides, insecticides and herbacides and should be GMO free.

by Earl Mindell


Scientists at Mayo Clinic analyzed 46 studies involving more than 1000 people and found that six hours of standing burns an extra 54 calories per day. In a year that could amount to a loss of 5.5 pounds. Those who continued for 3 years, lost 22 pounds.
My advise is if you sit 12 hours a day, by cutting this in half and standing for six hours, you can lose a significant amount of weight, without changing your eating habits.

by Earl Mindell


1. Jasmine It’s fragrance eases anxiety and encourages sleep.
2. English Ivy Clears the air of mold spores
3. Lavender Oil and bouquets are sleep inducers.
4. Aloe Vera It vacuums up unhealthy indoor chemicals
5. Boston Fern It removes formaldehyde from the air in the bedroom.
6. Snake Plant Another air cleaner. Very simple to care for.
For sleep inducing supplements see my book “New Vitamin Bible.”

by Earl Mindell


Shelled, all natural walnuts have a rich, delicious distinctive flavor. They are a source of dietary fats (good fats), protein, vitamins and minerals. 1 ounce or a dietary serving contains about 7 whole walnuts.
A 1 oz serving provides 4.32 grams of protein.
Walnuts are a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that reduces inflammation and the risk of degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
Walnuts are a good source of the B-vitamin, folate which is essential for the synthesis of red blood cells and DNA and helps prevent anemia.
Walnuts are a good source of vitamin B6, which is necessary for carbohydrate protein and fat metabolism. They also provide niacin, riboflavin and thiamine.
Minerals such as zinc. essential for wound healing, sense of smell, immune system and the function of many enzymes, are also found in whole walnuts.
Magnesium is also provided in whole, shelled walnuts.
There is a lot of research going on now about this new Super Food!
I especially love the Primavera brand of California walnuts because they are shipped fresh from the source. Try them as a snack food for your family, instead of the high fat, sugary and salty processed junk foods.

by Earl Mindell


The most important thing is to ask your physician if you really need an antibiotic. You see antibiotics treat bacterial infections, such a strept throat and sinusitis. They do nothing for viruses, which are the causes of colds and flus.
If you are prescribed an antibiotic here are some hints to support your body while taking them:
1. Make sure you take the complete prescription. A lot of people take a few days of the drug, feel better, then stop.
They think they can use the remaining capsules or tablets for the “Next Time”. This is a major mistake. The infection will come back in a short period of time and the bacteria can mutate so that it becomes resistant to the original antibiotic.
2. Ask the pharmacist if you should take the antibiotic with or on an empty stomach. Also is alcohol a problem when taking this antibiotic.
3. Reintroduce the good bacteria, called probiotics into your body, when taking an antibiotic regimen. Acidophilus and bifidus are examples of the friendly bacteria, that should be replaced when taking antibiotics. Otherwise digestive problems, such as gas, diarrhea, bloating and constipation can occur. Avoid starchy and sugary foods while on antibiotics, because they are harder to digest. If you are nauseated try ginger tea made from fresh ginger root.
Supplement such as Vitamins A and C and fish oil seem to increase the resistance of mucus membranes to bacterial infection.
4. Be careful of yeast overgrowth, which can cause vaginal yeast infections and stomach upset.Eating garlic, onions as well as drinking green-tea will keep the yeast in check.
(A breath freshener would be a good idea as well)
5. To prevent the problem of colds and flus in the first place, eat a balanced diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables and good sources of protein, such as chicken,beans,soy, wild salmon, halibut and nuts. Mushrooms such as shitake and maitake are powerful immune boosters. Taking extra Vitamin C and zinc in a lozenge or nasal spray also strengthens your immune system.
6. After using up all the antibiotics, to support your liver, take a milk thistle supplement (70% Silymarin) 140 mg, up to 3 times daily, as a liver cleanser.
See my books “New Vitamin Bible” and “New Herb Bible” for more information.
PS Check the humidity in your home, especially if you turn on the heat, which dries out the air. Believe it or not, cold weather has nothing to do with “Catching a cold”. In fact the common cold was unknown among the Eskimos, until the white man entered their world.

by Earl Mindell


These “new” super fruits are high in fiber and rich in antioxidant, therefore they make a better snack than most.
I have written about, Goji, Mangosteen, Maqui, Noni Nopal, Blueberries, apples and bananas before.
Here are some “New” ones:
1. PITAYA A supersweet fruit high in fiber and rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer and heart disease.. FROM LATIN AMERICA
2. BAOBAB FRUIT Is high in Vitamin C and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain and eye health
3. GOLDEN BERRY Has 2 Grams of protein per serving
4. MONK FRUIT Is a low calorie substitute for sugar
5. LINGONBERRY Has phytochemicals such as arbutus and anthocyanin that can help fight urinary tract infections.
6. GAC FRUIT Contains 70 times more lycopene, a heart healthy antioxidant, than tomatoes.
The average person reading this blog gets 2 servings (an apple is a serving) of fruit per day. I feel we need 5 servings of fresh fruits and veggies (10) total per day. In fact even the new regulations “The Plate” says that one-half of your plate should be veggies. Keep fresh cut veggies and fresh fruit in the refrigerator at eye level, so that it is the first thing you and your family sees, when they open the refrigerator.
Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the coffee table next to your sofa, so that you can see them while watching TV.
If you are a parent, remember children emulate what you eat. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

by Earl Mindell


Do you become a craving crazy. Well, it is not your fault. Actually your hormones cause you to crave food. When your stomach empties a hormone called ghrelin is produced which causes you to be hungry. The secret is to stay full, don’t let the “gremlins” attack.
Here are some foods that fight the hunger feeling:
1. Apples: Yes an apple a day helps balance your blood sugar. When your blood sugar drops at 10 am, 2,4,8 and 10 pm you crave a snack. Apples are good source of pectin, a fiber, that gives you a sense of being full, for 1 to 2 hours.
Try eating an apple before each meal with a full glass of clean water. This will cause you to eat a lot less.
2. Fiber Bran: either wheat or rice will do the trick
Dissolve 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of fiber in a large glass of water. This will fill up your stomach. At breakfast it the best time to drink this, or after dinner or before bed.
Fiber also helps you become regular with your bowel movements. Adults only get 50% of the fiber they need in their diets. No wonder constipation is so common.
3. Green Tea: It contains a plant nutrient called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which increases the hormone CCK
(Cholecystokinin) which is responsible for creating the feeling of being full (satiation). EGCG also stimulates your cells to burn energy, including fat.
4. Red Wine Vinegar: When you ferment red wine long enough it becomes red wine vinegar, It is a healthy appetite suppressing addition to any meal. Red wine vinegar also contains Resveratrol that has been determined to protect your heart.
You can add 2 tablespoonfuls mixed with sparkling water or use it as a salad dressing, or just garnish your food with it.
5. Walnuts: Are a great source of omega-6 fatty acids. Walnuts have been shown to increase the release of satiety hormones.
The fullness lasts about 30 minutes. They are a great snack on the go.
The real secret of weight loss is to stay full by eating foods that have a lot of fiber, so that you don’t have the cravings “munchies.”

by Dr. Earl Mindell