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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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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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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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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Sore Throat Tea

Winter Sore Throat Tea If you end up with a cough or sore throat, especially during the winter, this remedy is easy to make, inexpensive and very effective. There are only three ingredients, and they should all be fresh. First, get some fresh-picked lemons, some local raw organic honey, and some ginger root. Next, slice the lemons (not into wedges, […]

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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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