The Attack on Supplements

How do we know that nutritional supplements are really good for you? The pharmaceutical giants are doing their best to tell everyone how dangerous they are. Just two years ago, 68 percent of the American population was using supplements. Figures like that get Big Pharma’s attention, especially when their own synthetic products start showing a decrease in use and profits. […]

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Watch Your Gut

A flat belly is one of the signs of good health. Why? Let me tell you a very short story… Until just a few decades ago, nearly everyone had a flat belly. Hard to believe? It’s true. These days, however, it’s a different world. Obesity is becoming the norm. Kind of reminds me of the cruise ship guests in the […]

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Mason Jar Insect Repellent

This is an attractive and effective substitute for toxic outdoor insect repellents. Supplies 4 Mason jars Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon and Thieves essential oils 2 fresh lemons 2 fresh limes 8 sprigs fresh rosemary Filtered water Floating tea light candles   Directions Slice the lemons and limes – two slices for each jar. Set aside. Place two sprigs of rosemary in […]

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Ginger Ale

Ginger has long been regarded as one of the most amazing healing foods on the planet. As long as you’re using fresh, organic, non-irradiated ginger root, there are some great benefits in store for you, including: Having fresh ginger before a meal will kick-start your appetite and increase digestion. Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the […]

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Maximize the Effectiveness of Turmeric

Curcumin is the yellow pigment found in turmeric. Turmeric resembles fresh ginger root. It’s a rhizome that holds a multitude of beneficial uses. Although it can be used alone to good effect, there are several tricks to unlocking its maximum power for healing. Because turmeric has a low natural bioavailability, it’s particularly helpful to ingest it with other components that […]

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Summer is Perfect for Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a classically French dish that’s been served mainly in the south-east of France for centuries. It’s always been considered a peasant dish — rustic, humble, and delicious. These days, ratatouille has gone global and can be found in haute cuisine the world over. Why? Because it’s really good food. Ratatouille is a vegetarian dish. You could probably add […]

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Whole Foods for a Healthy Life

The Whole Foods Opportunity What’s really on our dinner plates? Studies show that many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today have a significantly lower nutritional value than the same produce grown just 25 years ago. Soil depletion, commercial farming methods and premature harvesting are key factors in this decline — and our busy, on-the-go lifestyles, supported by regular […]

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The Energy Drink Hype

Red Bull. 5-Hour Energy. Monster. Rockstar. Amp. Energy drinks have become a staple of the American diet since the 1990s. If you believe the advertising, they’re all designed to increase energy, sharpen concentration and improve athletic performance Don’t believe the advertising. The fact that there are HUGE marketing dollars behind these products should be a red flag. Increased Energy The […]

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Relieve Depression with Diet

Antidepressants have become alarmingly wide-spread in the past decade. Currently, about 10 percent of the population is taking selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), but that number goes up to 1 in 4 for women in their 40s and 50s. Even doctors – if they’re forthcoming – will tell you that antidepressants are dangerous. Once you’ve started taking them, you cannot […]

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Can an Avocado a Day Help Lower Bad Cholesterol?

Research shows that avocados can help improve lipid profiles, and can lower LDL cholesterol twice as effectively as a diet of equal fat ratio without avocados. Source: Can an Avocado a Day Help Lower Bad Cholesterol?

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