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Lettuce both slow and fast

Organic lettuce packs some great health benefits health being rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against free radical processes that cause cell damage in the body associated with various diseases. Lettuce contains several different antioxidants like phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, along … Continue reading

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Why we need selenium

Selenium is a vital antioxidant that protects cells from damage. Selenium is also required for the regulation of blood clotting in the body. Selenium produces natural anti-clotting effects and a selenium deficiency causes both abnormal blood clotting and hemorrhaging. Two … Continue reading

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Talk about neem

Let’s talk about neem oil: Neem leaves and oil are loaded with high level of carotenoid antioxidants that help skin heal and also protect the skin from environmental damage. Neem is rich in essential fatty acids and ripe with vitamins … Continue reading

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The amazing benefits of hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid – HA – is a water holding molecule that works as a “space filler” and cushioning agent in the body. HA cushions the joints and nerves, hydrates the skin and hair, and also fills the eye. HA is … Continue reading

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Cat’s Claw for intestinal problems, arthritis, cancer

Cat’s Claw is great for treating ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, leaky bowel syndrome and more as it flushes pathogens and irritants from the gastro-intestinal tract. What else does this amazing herb do? Cat’s Claw defeats inflammation, supports the immune … Continue reading

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Organic versus conventionally grown food

When you keep eating a diet of cheaper conventionally grown food, your body begins to starve – even though you could be gaining weight. When your body lacks for proper nutrition, it sends out signals to the brain for you … Continue reading

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Banking on the buzzwords to sell food

Food marketers use many different buzzwords that confuse the buyer to sell their products. Marketers are banking on consumers being pretty much stupid when it comes to food and health related buzzwords. When most people read the words “antioxidant,” “gluten-free” … Continue reading

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How to prevent sunburns and skin cancer

Are you ready for some summer fun in the sun? More importantly, is your skin ready for the sun? Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA) is an amino acid that helps pigment your skin and prevent sun damage. PABA even helps … Continue reading

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Spearmint is an herb too!

One of my favorite tea herbs is spearmint! Why? Because I love the smell and flavor it adds to my mornings, besides the fact that spearmint is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and other vital nutrients. Similar to peppermint, spearmint contains … Continue reading

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Rosemary for the body

The essential oil of Rosemary can be used externally for treating rheumatic diseases and circulatory problems. Rosemary oils are used in massage oil formulations to relieve the pain of arthritis and sore aching muscles. Rosemary used in massage oil also … Continue reading

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Dandelion: friend or foe

The weed – er, I mean herb – dandelion is both a diuretic and liver-detoxifyier. Dandelion tea is very helpful to detoxify the liver while you sleep. Dandelion root extract can actually reduce alcohol-related liver damage. Dandelion root can be … Continue reading

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What is vitamin C good for?

Vitamin C is critical for healthy teeth & gums and is totally necessary for the proper functioning of your immune system. Muscle aches, joint pain? Vitamin C is also required for the production of healthy collagen and for strong ligaments. … Continue reading

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Follow the money honey

Honey, I love you! Honey is a sweet solution to the ever-growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Honey applied as a topical dressing to wounds helps fight bacteria while promoting healing on several levels and making it virtually impossible for bacteria … Continue reading

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Good garlic gone better

Sprouted garlic has bright green shoots emerging from the cloves and is usually destined for the trash can. Now scientists are finding that this sprouted garlic has even more heart-healthy antioxidant activity than the un-sprouted garlic. Garlic has been used … Continue reading

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Strawberry volunteers

What have strawberries done for you lately? Study volunteers ate just over a pound of strawberries every day for a month to see what this would do to their blood parameters. One month later, their bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced … Continue reading

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Natural flu remedy

Want some extra flu protection? Skip the worthless vaccines and tune up with some elderberry extract! Bioflavonoids and other constituents in the juice and extract destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. Elderberry juice was … Continue reading

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The apple from hell

What’s next in GMO foods? How about an apple that won’t turn brown after you cut it open? Now scientists have produced an apple that does not brown to lure consumers looking for a more appealing apple. The company is … Continue reading

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Turmeric in the medicine cabinet

Turmeric is another common kitchen spice that has wonderful medicinal value. A part of the ginger family, turmeric has been a staple of cooking for thousands of years. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines both use turmeric to clear infections and reduce … Continue reading

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Sad without zinc

Zinc deficiency plays a big role in causing depression. Studies find that depressed people have lower concentrations of zinc in their blood – the greater the deficiency, the greater the depression too. The good news is that zinc supplementation effectively … Continue reading

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Great for stress relief and protection from aging

Ashwagandha is an herb that has remarkable stress-relieving properties that can out-perform the most powerful drugs out there used to treat depression and anxiety. Taking ashwagandha for five days brings anxiety-relieving effects similar to lorazepam (Ativan), and imipramine (Tofranil). Ashwagandha … Continue reading

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