The Greatness Files

Your handy guide to holistic wellness

Applications of Herbal Medicine

Applications of Herbal Medicine

Excerpts from “My Home Pharmacy: How Foods and Herbs Can Be Your Medicine” by Tracy Gibbs, PhD Although many respond...

The Keys to Getting Some Zzz’s

The Keys to Getting Some Zzz’s

Excerpts from “A Good Night’s Sleep: Simple Effective Ways to Overcome Insomnia” by Barbara Wexler, chronic disease epidemiologist and medical...

The Skinny on Sleep Deprivation

The Skinny on Sleep Deprivation

Sure, sleep deprivation can leave you feeling grumpy, listless, and unable to focus, but did you know that lack of...

20 Essential Supplements to Boost Overall Health

20 Essential Supplements to Boost Overall Health

Excerpts from “20 Essential Supplements” by Woodland Publishing Co. Not so long ago, vitamins, minerals and herbs weren’t mainstream supplements....

Turmeric: The Ancient Key to Spicing Up Your Modern Life

Turmeric: The Ancient Key to Spicing Up Your Modern Life

Excerpts from “Turmeric: Spice Up Your Health,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH   A Culinary Treasure Even if turmeric isn’t in...

Shining Some Light on Vitamin D

Shining Some Light on Vitamin D

Excerpts from “Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH Vitamin D You know that old expression about something...

Resveratrol, Because Life's too Short to Rest

Resveratrol, Because Life's too Short to Rest

Excerpts from “Resveratrol: Live Long, Live Well,” by Matidle Parente, MD What even is Resveratrol? Resveratrol is a phytochemical, a...

Natural Alternatives for Fighting Fibromyalgia

Natural Alternatives for Fighting Fibromyalgia

Excerpts from “Fibromyalgia: A Nutritional Approach,” by William Hennen, PhD Introduction Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal...

Kickin' it with Kombucha - What You Need to Know About Everyone's Favorite New Brew

Kickin' it with Kombucha - What You Need to Know About Everyone's Favorite New Brew

  Excerpts from “Kombucha Health-Promoting Brew” by Diana Allen, MS, CNSThere’s a new drink in town, and it’s making a...

The Secret that Beats the Fountain of Youth? It Could be Hyaluronic Acid

The Secret that Beats the Fountain of Youth? It Could be Hyaluronic Acid

  Excerpts from “Hyaluronic Acid: Powerful Anti-Arthritic and Anti-Wrinkle Supplement,” by Martin Stone, MH As a society, we are obsessed...

How Cinnamon Can Spice Up Your Health Routine

How Cinnamon Can Spice Up Your Health Routine

Excerpts from “Cinnamon: Stimulate Health,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH Beyond being a sweet scent that signifies something delicious is baking...

The Tea on Tryptophan

The Tea on Tryptophan

Excerpts from “Tryptophan: Powerful Serotonin Booster,” by barbra Wexler, MPH Chances are you’ve heard of L-tryptophan, the biologically active form...

Freakin' Out for Flax: The Benefits of Flaxseed and Oil

Freakin' Out for Flax: The Benefits of Flaxseed and Oil

Excerpts from “Flax: Seeds and Oil,” by Kate Gilbert Udall Flaxseed: Triple the Benefits Flaxseed is one of the few...

Getting to The Root of Ginger's Health Benefits

Getting to The Root of Ginger's Health Benefits

  Excerpts from “Ginger: Spice Up Your Health,” by Barbra Wexler, MPH. While it’s beloved for its culinary diversity, as...

A Natural Path to Healthy Skin

A Natural Path to Healthy Skin

Excerpts from “Healthy, Vibrant Skin: A Naturopathic Approach,” by Jane Semple, MA ND We have all tried a miracle pill...