Migraine Triggers

Many migraines are food-related, meaning that there are food-based triggers for migraine headaches. Stress can contribute, but the effects of food on the body are generally not well appreciated. For instance, dairy products are a major trigger for many people, followed by poultry, including eggs. Other food triggers are wheat products, chocolate, beef and red wine. Obviously, the fast food […]

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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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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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Causes of Depression

First, a warning: Anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications are bad news. If you’re taking one of these, it probably “takes the edge off” or helps you feel more mellow. That’s primarily what I’ve heard from my own clients. Second, some truth: Belief is the key to all healing. If you believe that something works, then it probably will, for you. This […]

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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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Sugar Cravings

Some 80 million Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. That number increases annually. Although there are several avenues that will get you to diabetes’ door, a very popular culprit is sugar. Hard to avoid; hard to turn down. And there’s way more of it processed foods and beverages than you might suspect, so you’re probably getting a lot of it every […]

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Migraines and Diet

A migraine headache can stop your day in its tracks. Worse yet, medications offer little or no help. If you’re prone to migraines, here’s some information that may help you. Although the causes of migraines may range among individuals, the main underlying cause often has to do with your diet. Changing the foods you choose to eat and adding in […]

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