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Natural sun protection

Are taking a PABA supplement this summer? PABA is Para-AminoBenzioic Acid – what the body uses to pigment for healthy skin and for natural defense against sunburn. Our SAD (Standard American Diet) diets make most people, including children, deficient in … Continue reading

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Organic food wins again!

Once again rehashing the obvious – a very recent food nutrition study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that organic foods have more flavor, more antioxidants and less pesticide residues than the non-organic food. Organic crops actually carry … Continue reading

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Essential oils can be used to preserve food

Did anyone tell you that essential oils make great food preservatives? A study in the Journal of Food Science shows how essential oils can be used in commercial food packaging to extend the shelf-life and preserve the freshness of food … Continue reading

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Fenugreek you say?

Fenugreek is loaded with antioxidants that slow aging and help prevent disease. Fenugreek is also great for both male and female sexual stimulation, treating bronchitis, fevers, sore throats, wounds, swollen glands, skin irritations, diabetes, ulcers, cancer treatment, aiding the cognitive … Continue reading

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Catnip for colds, flu and insomnia

Want to know a great cold remedy? A simple cup of hot catnip tea is excellent for treating both colds and flu. Not only does catnip help produce perspiration without increasing the heat of the body, catnip leaves contain a … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/25/13

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Fight Norovirus naturally with grape seed extract

Grape seed extract actually reduces Norovirus infections. Norovirus causes more than half of all foodborne illnesses in the US. With low doses of grape seed extract, Norovirus-1 coat proteins clumped, and showed “obvious deformation and inflation,” according to the latest … Continue reading

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Still want to cook with corn oil?

Corn oils are NOT good for you! Not only are they GMO but they are made using high-heat processing, which wipes out the antioxidants, phytochemicals and other nutrients while causing polyunsaturated fats to spoil when exposed to oxygen. Then these … Continue reading

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Quinoa, a smart choice

Quinoa is not a grain and technically is a seed but is not related to the grass family. It is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium – a pseudo-cereal) and is actually more closely related to a tumbleweed! The Spanish pronunciation … Continue reading

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Love me some Orange Juice!

Antioxidants in OJ help protect your heart by fighting the inflammation that can cause blood vessel damage. Consider this: People who ate fast food with a glass of orange juice had fewer artery-harming free radicals in their blood afterward than … Continue reading

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Studying what we already knew

Your food can prevent disease. And once again, scientists have found that bioactive compounds in plant foods control both genetic and biological factors that lead to chronic disease. We all know that antioxidants in plants fight free radicals that damage … Continue reading

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What is ORAC?

The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity unit, (ORAC value) was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. ORAC is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. Foods that are higher on the ORAC scale … Continue reading

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Can you say cruciferous ?

Members of the cabbage family, AKA cruciferous vegetables, help boost your defenses against cancer. This is accomplished thanks to the high amount of antioxidants which are compounds that neutralize cell-damaging free radicals along with needed enzymes that help rid your … Continue reading

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Memories: Not what we thought they were…

Where are memories stored? Our memories are not conveniently stored in one isolated area of the brain, but are scattered throughout every cell of the whole body. Our cells are in constant communication with each another, and part of that … Continue reading

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