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Research Proves Ginger has 18 Medicinal Benefits

(Zingiber officinalis) is a fundamental herbal treatment among Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Thai Medicine, Japanese Kampo Medicine and various other traditional medicines around the world. Modern research is now proving that these ancient therapies using ginger can indeed treat numerous ailments.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Activated Charcoal Health Benefits

Activated charcoal is a wonderful remedy for a wide spectrum of health issues. Activated charcoal is used as a home treatment for digestive problems, infections, insect bites, and pain. It is even useful as a natural deodorant! And that is just the beginning of the usefulness of this simple remedy.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Guava Leaf Tea Fights Cancer, Lowers Cholesterol and Treats Diabetes

Mulberry (Morus alba) leaf and stem come with a long history of success in traditional medicines. They have been used for a variety of blood and metabolic disorders. Modern research is now finding that extracts from mulberry leaf and/or stem can seriously help correct conditions related to diabetes, poor cholesterol and weight gain.

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  9 Healthy Reasons to Add Flaxseed to your Diet  

Detoxify & Regenerate your Liver with Artichoke

You rely on your liver for over 400 essential functions. This vital organ is working hard every day to filter out toxins and waste from your body as well as carrying hundreds of other purposes such as filtering your blood, producing the bile needed to digest and absorb fats and vitamins, breaking down hormones, and storing essential vitamins and minerals. There are several useful plants like artichoke that may help with your sluggish liver.

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  9 Healthy Reasons to Add Flaxseed to your Diet  

9 Healthy Reasons to Add Flaxseed to your Diet

Flaxseed is one of the oldest crops that humans have cultivated. It was initially grown in the U.S. by colonists for use in textile production. Years of research have shown that flaxseed and its byproducts contain high levels of essential vitamins and minerals, making the crop a staple superfood in various diet schemes. An article in AuthorityNutrition.com lists 10 health benefits of consuming this superfood.

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  Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!  

Latest Research on CBD Oil Offers New Hope for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome and Autoimmune Disorders

For years, leaky gut syndrome (LGS) was thought to be nothing more than a myth in medical circles — simply a condition fabricated by ‘fringe’ alternative medicine practitioners to push their agenda. But times have changed and researchers are beginning to take a hard look at the role abnormal intestinal permeability plays in a range of diseases — from autoimmune disorders to food allergies and even cancer. Characterised by abdominal pain, fatigue, inflammation, gas, bloating and intolerance to specific edibles, the syndrome can make life miserable.

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  Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!  

Why a Healthy Gut is Essential to Your Wellbeing – and How to Restore It!

This may come as a surprise: your intestines play a vital role in your good health. If something’s amiss there, you’ll know it. Sometimes malfunction expresses as mere inconvenience, other times it points to severe imbalance or illness. Our gut is central to our wellbeing and may well be the most underrated and underappreciated organ of our body.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water  

Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

A glass of lemon water to start your day can help keep the doctor away. Why do I say that? According to Hippocrates “All disease begins in the gut”, and modern research has also concluded that an unhealthy gut environment impacts the immune system and leads to a myriad of diseases.

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  Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy   Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy

It’s not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By including a few probiotic-rich foods in our daily routine, we can greatly improve mental and physical well-being — all without unpleasant fad diets.

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  Science births recognition of dietary nucleotides as new nutrient group   Antibiotics and Intestinal Health: Balancing Our Internal Ecosystem

The discovery of penicillin in 1928 is considered one of the most important developments in the history of modern medicine. Since their inception antibiotics have without a doubt saved many lives by helping people to overcome serious infections. However, today according to health authorities they are being overprescribed, with estimates ranging from 20% to 50% being deemed as inappropriate. This is a worrying trend because the overuse of antibiotics for non-life threatening conditions, and their use as growth promoters for conventionally farmed livestock, has contributed greatly to gut dysbiosis (microbial imbalance that detrimentally impacts on normal bodily function), pathogen colonization of the gut, pathogen evolution, and the downward spiral of general human health in ways that are as yet not fully understood.

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  Potty Talk: Why You Should Squat for Better Digestive Health  

Potty Talk: Why You Should Squat for Better Digestive Health
Toilet talk isn’t necessarily a popular subject, but maybe it should be! In this out of sync, fast paced, wild and modern world we are living in, we have become so disconnected from the simple, natural and beautiful things that make us who we are – humans.

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  Learn how raw honey can improve digestion, relieve burns and improve your health  

Learn how raw honey can improve digestion, relieve burns and improve your health
Honey, referred to by some as "Mother Earth's Liquid Gold," has been around for centuries. It has been part of many traditional medicines, including Ayurvedic treatments. And in ancient Greece, Hippocrates used it in nearly all his medicinal formulations. Raw honey owes its remarkable benefits to a special cocktail of natural sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids.

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Should You Really Chew Your Food 32 Times?

You probably don’t give much thought to chewing your food. For most of us it’s second-nature, and once you put food in your mouth chewing it is likely as automatic as breathing.

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Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%

Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat? The peppery spice cumin appeared in the Bible as a seasoning for soup and breads. The seeds were paid to priests, and in ancient Egypt, cumin was used to preserve the mummies of pharaohs. Now a new study shows cumin may also help you finally burn off those extra pounds.

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4 Powerful Probiotic Foods That Help Bulletproof the Immune System

With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (approximately 10 trillion), it becomes pretty clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health. An important factor in that balance is plenty of probiotics (good bacteria) in order to keep the optimal balance of 85 percent good bacteria to 15 percent bad bacteria in check. These probiotic foods will help achieve just that.

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4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don't even know it. From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can lead to many other health conditions. According to research, leaky gut could be the cause of your food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism. In this article I will outline specifically how you can heal leaky gut syndrome and breakthrough the health problems you've been struggling with.

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6 Common Causes of Bloating and How To Fix Them

Abdominal bloat. It can come immediately following a meal, a few hours after a meal, or even seemingly out of the blue. But one thing is for sure -- bloat is not normal, and it can negatively affect your energy levels, your mood, and even your ability to effectively absorb nutrients. Here are six common causes of bloating and ways to fix them:

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Beat Irritable Bowel Syndrome Naturally

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that involves spastic colon activity, bouts of constipation and diarrhea and abdominal bloating. IBS is on the rise with over 20 million Americans suffering from these symptoms on a regular basis. Beat IBS naturally with diet restrictions and superfoods.

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Beating gluten intolerance

Gluten intolerance, or coeliac disease, is the bummer of all bummers. The gluten intolerance creates a chronic malabsorption syndrome that is the worst of the worst. If someone experiences lethargy, weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, stools that are bulky, pale, floating or horrendously smelly, abdominal pain or distension, weakness, and or anemia, hello gluten intolerance.

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Four ways to easily tell what your poo says about your health

It's not something discussed in most social circles, but one of the most important topics when it comes down to you being able to evaluate your health, is your poo. The frequency, form, fumes, and colour are all you need to evaluate your stool and to be able to make a reasonable assessment of how different areas of your body are functioning.

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Probiotics and humic substances synergise to improve digestive health

Good health begins with the health of your gut. If your gut is damaged or you have an abundance of pathogenic microorganisms, it is impossible to be healthy. The gut must be addressed daily in order to live a lifestyle that builds health. Key compounds such as probiotics and humic substances are key to improving the health of the digestive tract.

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Leaky gut syndrome, Candida, and autoimmune disease

Candida is not inherently bad, but when left unchecked, when it takes over the gut and is allowed to flourish, it will damage the intestinal wall. Then Candida, along with other microbes, will migrate outside of the intestinal tract and into the body, flourishing everywhere, fed by all the sugars and damaged cells that are also entering the bloodstream. The immune system will react to the Candida (and gluten, with those two similar proteins) as it should, fighting invading pathogens that do not belong in the blood.

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  The 9 Best Fermented Foods For Your Gut   The 9 Best Fermented Foods For Your Gut

Fermented food has made a comeback in recent years, partially thanks to the popularization of Weston A. Price teachings. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi aren’t considered to be the most appealing types of food; however, research exploring these and other fermented products on gut, brain, and body health has revitalized public interest.

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Three ways to quickly remedy constipation and maintain bowel regularity

A variety of health issues can arise from bowel irregularity; for this reason, it's best to regularly evacuate the colon. The accumulation of foecal matter in the bowel creates an ideal environment for parasites and bacteria to proliferate. This can create or further exacerbate bowel issues such as diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids and diverticulitis. Constipation can also increase your chances of developing candida, an overgrowth of yeast. Additionally, some parasites, such as roundworm, can contribute to intestinal blockage due to their size..

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Two Popular Foods May Turn Food Against The Brain

A new study published in the open access journal Nutrients titled, "The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities," implicates two of the Western world's most popular foods in various forms of immune-mediated brain damage and dysfunction, including gluten ataxia and multiple sclerosis.

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Wheat May Promote Diabetes Through Disturbing Gut Flora

While it is not a commonly understood concept that wheat or gluten can cause blood sugar disorders, and it is certainly not as serious as type 1 diabetes which involves the autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, a sizable body of animal and human data points to this same causal link.

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Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the 'probiotic cure' – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often in the obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of the microbiome in mental health and behaviour?

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Gluten-Free Going Mainstream As Nearly One Third of Americans Seek To Avoid Gluten

Panic must really be setting in for the wheat industry these days, as consumers increasingly seek to avoid food products that contain gluten. According to the latest available figures, as many as one in three people, or about 105 million Americans, now actively shun gluten due to diagnosed coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity or intolerance, or personal choice, proving that the "gluten-free" designation has officially gone mainstream.

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Microbiome. Let’s Get Into It.

Evolutionary mismatch. This is the term that encompasses the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with how our genome has evolved, over millions of years, to expect. Two specific points on the temporal chart – the Neolithic or Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution mark our wayward departure.

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Flatulence-free belly: Six foods for a happy belly

If you are suffering from flatulence or bloating due to too much gas in your stomach, you are in the right place because this article will give you some examples of foods that are less likely to cause flatulence.

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Beat the holiday bloat with these five essential natural remedies

Unless you're a monk in a monastery or living in an ashram, the temptation to indulge more than usual may be too much to pass on all you're offered. After all, you don't want to be a spoiler among your peers as they celebrate with cakes, processed foods, and alcoholic beverages.

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Six signs you might have gluten sensitivity and not know it

Recognition of gluten sensitivity and the consequence of Celiac Disease if that sensitivity is ignored is not so easy to determine early. Medical tests fail often enough, turning up negative while people who are gluten intolerant continue to suffer a plethora of symptoms.

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Treat and minimise IBS symptoms with these natural remedies

IIrritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as "IBS," is a condition that afflicts millions of Americans, in large part because of their highly processed low fibre diets. It is an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition that is marked by bloating, gas and a feeling of never quite being fully relieved after bowel movements.

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A quick, cheap, accurate test for gluten intolerance

Celiac disease affects millions of people worldwide, but many sufferers are not aware they have the condition or may have been misdiagnosed with other illnesses. A pioneering new test developed with EU-funding should soon be available in hospitals, offering an accurate, quick, cost-effective diagnosis and monitoring solution.

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Improve your gut health naturally

Digestive problems are a modern day epidemic in Westernized cultures. Major disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diarrhea and constipation are all too frequent. The modern day diet and lifestyle is loaded with toxins and deficient in high quality live foods full of enzymes and probiotics. Improve your digestive health naturally with an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle.

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New Study Signals Wheat-Autism Link

As the autism epidemic continues to accelerate, one of the least well known contributing factors goes mostly unnoticed: wheat consumption.

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