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Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo announces its inaugural gala with a green approach

We are thrilled to share that Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) – a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into cheerful and uplifting spaces has announced it will host its Inaugural Fundraising Gala. The event will feature a much anticipated fashion show featuring San Francisco Fashion Star, Vasily Vein. When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Where: The Hotel Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. What: Fundraising event with  Fashion Show Through the contributions of individuals and corporations, RTR4C has been transforming clinical environments from drab and sterile to inspiring and healing. RTR4C’s vision and Founder Nancy Linebarger Ballard’s dream is to transform every chemotherapy room, in every hospital, in every city around the world until it reflects the beauty, strength and hope of the human spirit. To date, RTR4C has transformed 154 rooms in 15 facilities in the US and El Salvador into beautiful,...

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The many health benefits of eating black pepper

We always stress that eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Black pepper is a popular spice worldwide. It is used in almost every dish because of its perfect amount of heat and flavor. According to a paper from the University of Wisconsin, evidence shows that it has been used in virtually every civilization in human history. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of this organic food. Aids in digestion: When we eat organic black pepper, a signal is sent to the stomach to increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid, which aids in digestion. Hydrochloric acid is essential for processing proteins and nutrients that are difficult to digest. Cancer prevention:...

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The potent health benefits of thyme

We always stress that eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Thyme is a delicate and beautifully aromatic herb that is often used in meat, fish and vegetable dishes. In French cuisine it is often combined with bay leaves, sage, and other herbs to create a bundle called bouquet garni, which is used to prepare soups, stocks, and stews. Like many herbs, it also has potent healing properties. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of thyme. Antioxidant benefits: Organic thyme contains a volatile oil called thymol, which may be responsible for thyme’s antioxidant benefits. Thyme oil has been shown to significantly increase the amount of healthy fats in animal studies....

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Organic food has more nutrition and less pesticide content

Like we always say, eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods like vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These nutrients keep our immune systems in top shape so our bodies can fight disease. The antioxidants in foods also prevent oxidative stress and reduce signs of aging. There has been controversy surrounding whether organic foods are actually safer and more nutritious than conventional foods. A study from Newcastle University published in July 2014 may show that organic foods are in fact more nutritious than conventional foods. The study is thought to be the largest of its kind, as the research team analyzed over 340 international, peer-reviewed studies that observed the nutritional differences between organic and non-organic foods. The researchers found that organic foods had a higher concentration of antioxidants between the ranges of about 20-70 percent more than...

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