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Rice that’s not so healthy for you

Inorganic arsenic is classified as a first level carcinogen with negative effects on human health. There are absolutely no safe levels for inorganic arsenic anywhere; including that found in rice and rice-based foods. This makes for major health concerns for … Continue reading

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Seedless watermelon review

If you are buying watermelons, always choose the organic ones with seeds in them. Foods without seeds lack the vital chi in what Chinese medicine is called “jing”. Traditional Chinese Medicine says that if you chew watermelon seeds, they nourish … 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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Oxidative stress gone wild

The MTHFR gene makes an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase that plays a role in processing amino acids and is very important for the formation of the B-vitamin, folate. MTHFR gene mutation also lowers your ability to make glutathione which makes … Continue reading

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White rice VS brown rice

Switching from white rice to brown rice can prevent and even help control diabetes in rice-eating populations. A new study also shows that substituting brown rice for white rice in overweight/obese individuals significantly reduced glucose levels and lower serum insulin. … Continue reading

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Men need folate too!

Folate is not just for women trying to conceive. Men trying to conceive a child who eat high-fat, fast food diets cannot metabolize folate in the same way as other men. Men who are deficient in folate (not folic acid), … Continue reading

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Folic acid is NOT folate

Your body uses folate for red blood cell production, protection against cancer, pulmonary diseases, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Folate also helps the body to metabolize proteins and produce DNA correctly. But here’s the kicker: Folic acid will … Continue reading

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Natural anemia treatment

Many of you have heard me recommend chlorella time and again. Not only is chlorella a great metal detoxifier, but it also helps fight anemia. The perfect answer for low iron levels is lots of chlorella. Anemia simply means “lack … Continue reading

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Aspirin – the anti-nutrient

Aspirin is an anti-nutrient! Aspirin depletes the body of folate, iron, potassium, sodium, and vitamin C. Millions of people already take daily aspirin due to some doctors’ bad advice and Big Pharma propaganda that says daily aspirin will prevent heart … Continue reading

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Folic acid or folate?

Folic acid is NOT the same thing as folate. Folic Acid is synthetic and is called pteroylmonoglutamic acid – NOT found in nature! If your body cannot efficiently process the counterfeit folic acid into a useable form, you could take … 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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Alzheimer’s defense

Your absolute best defense against Alzheimer’s disease is in the food you eat. In a recent study, the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association found that people who eat the RDA amount of folate have a much lower risk of developing … Continue reading

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Strong to the finisch, cause I eats me spinach

Take your Folic Acid: A deficiency of folic acid will raise your risk of cancer, heart, blood vessel disease, depression, dementia, and having children with birth defects. We require this B vitamin to make and maintain new cells in skin, … Continue reading

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Folate vs folic acid

Folic Acid is part of the B-complex and interacts with other B vitamins. It is best known as being essential for the synthesis of genetic material and the metabolism of amino acids. Folic acid also helps maintain healthy blood as … Continue reading

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