Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part IV

Herbs with an Antioxidant Punch Bilberry The bilberry is related to the blueberry and blackberry. The leaves of the plant help keep capillaries and red blood cells healthy, which can lower blood pressure. Bilberry also protects the eyes; inhibits bacterial growth; has anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties; and helps to lower blood-sugar levels.  The collagen-stabilizing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of bilberry […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part II

ANTI-AGING ANTIOXIDANTS Acetyl-L-Carnitine Acetyl-L-carnitine is a form of amino acid that increases the use of fat as an energy source. It performs the very helpful task of transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, which are particularly susceptible to free radical damage. It also increases levels of acetylcholine, which is an important neurotransmitter needed for memory and learning. As such, it […]

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Antioxidants and Where to Find Them – Part I

Every day, the cells of your body burn fuel (taken in as food) for energy. As a result, fragments of molecules called “free radicals” are produced internally.  Once released within the body, free radicals can do great damage. By definition, a free radical has an unpaired electron. In order to stabilize itself, it will scavenge another electron from wherever it […]

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Cleansing Stomach Detox

So many “foods” today are just not good for your body. From wheat products (bread, crackers, chips, pasta, etc.) to chemical additives, neurotoxins like MSG and aspartame, and virtually everything with added sugar, your body needs a break. This detox is formulated to help your digestive system 1) have a break from solid food, which is a good thing, and […]

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The Skinny on Fats

“Heart disease and stroke can be prevented through healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke. Individuals can reduce their risk of CVDs [cardiovascular diseases] by engaging in regular physical activity, avoiding tobacco use and second-hand tobacco smoke, choosing a diet rich in fruit and vegetables and avoiding foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt, and maintaining […]

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Microwave Ovens Destroy Food Quality

I know many people who rely on a microwave oven at work to heat up their lunches. I tell them that toaster ovens are far superior for this purpose and often less expensive. They take longer, but a little advance planning cures that problem completely. Microwaving is the worst way to prepare foods because it uses radiation to heat things […]

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Natural Alternatives to Aspirin

While we’re all familiar with aspirin, many people today now turn to ibuprofen for pain relief. However, both aspirin and ibuprofen are synthetic drugs in the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Both are readily available in either over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription forms. Side effects of ibuprofen Because these NSAIDs are synthetic, the body recognizes them as toxins; therefore, they have […]

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Healing Garlic Soup

This soup recipe incorporates many of garlic’s amazing properties and preparation methods, and it’s delicious! Serves 4. Garlic has been used worldwide as a medicine for millennia. Though typically used as a seasoning, garlic is actually a vegetable. You can have this soup any time you like, but particularly if you have a cold or flu. Chances are good that the […]

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Personal Water Filtration is Essential

We all need clean water for basic survival. Even though most people don’t drink as much water every day as they should, water is still the main ingredient in most of what they do drink, including sodas, prepared coffee beverages, fruit juices and more. And that water – which is almost always municipal tap water – is of very questionable […]

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Diabetes & Folic Acid

A quick Google search with the keywords “diabetes” and “folic acid” will reveal some interesting articles. All are from major medical news sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Diabetes journals, the National Center for Biotechnology Information and others, all praising the use of folic acid for diabetics. Here’s what you need to know: folic acid is […]

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