Nutrition

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Study Proves Sugar is Responsible for Remarkable Rate of Disease

Refined sugar was not consumed on a daily basis until the past 100 years. Before that, it was a treat afforded only by the very rich as sugar cane was a difficult crop to grow. In the past 100 years, rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases have skyrocketed.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Proves as Effective as Antipsychotic Drugs, Without Negative Side Effects

Among the many pharmaceutical options available for treating mental health issues, antipsychotic medications are some of the most over-prescibed. So much so in fact, that in 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the U.S. issued a report urging lower uses of antipsychotic meds for elderly patients suffering from symptoms of dementia, citing a number of dangerous side effects of this class of drugs.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Prediabetic? How To Reverse It Naturally

Are you one of the 84.1 million people in the United States who has been “pre-diagnosed” with diabetes? If so, here are practical steps you can take today to turn this looming crisis into a lifetime of better health.

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Broccoli Can Stimulate Brain Regeneration, New Research Suggests

For decades it was believed that brain regeneration was not possible. But an accumulating body of research now reveals that common foods such as broccoli contain compounds capable of stimulating the repair and renewal of neural tissue.

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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy Foods’ That Can Cause Disease and Weight Gain

Are you eating a healthy, whole food diet yet still struggle with weight gain and health problems? Part of the problem might have to do with lectins. Dr. Steven Gundry, author of the book “The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain“, makes a strong case for a lectin-free diet.

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Animal vs Plant-Based Protein: Which is Better for Blood Sugar

In a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, scientists compared animal proteins to plant proteins and evaluated their impact on Type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. While high-protein diets, high-animal protein diets, and a diet of processed red meats have been linked to increased diabetes risk in many studies, this was the first time an animal-based protein diet was compared to a plant-based protein diet.

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15 Diverse Superfoods That Fight Inflammation

One of the simplest ways to prevent, and even reduce, chronic inflammation in the body is with your diet. By eating high-quality superfoods, including herbs, spices, vegetables and seeds, you can pack your meals with anti-inflammatory ingredients.

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  Fermented Papaya Boosts Immunity and Detoxification  

Fermented Papaya Boosts Immunity and Detoxification

Fermented papaya is a delicious way to boost immunity and detoxification within the body. This is the conclusion of multiple research studies over the past decade.

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  Climate Engineering Contamination: Staying Healthy in a World That Isn’t  

Top 20 Ayurvedic Eating Tips to Improve Digestion

According to Ayurveda, there are three major guidelines when it comes to eating. They focus on How, When, and What we eat. In the West, we incessantly obsess over what to eat, constantly arguing over which is “the best” diet, while ignoring the value of how you eat and when you eat. We generally eat on the run, while driving, late at night, throughout the day, or in a rush. Many eat basically the same foods year round.

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There’s A New Antioxidant In Town: 3 Ways To Boost It

While we give nutrients like vitamins C and E a huge amount of limelight, there is a “secret” master antioxidant that can help prevent numerous conditions including ageing, cancer, heart disease, and dementia. Yes, we can get it as a supplement, but there are more effective ways to build this antioxidant. It’s called glutathione (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”): and is the mother of all antioxidants, the master detoxifier, and maestro of our immune system.

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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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  Rice Bran Reduces Body Fat, Bad Cholesterol, Artery Damage  

Rice Bran Reduces Body Fat, Bad Cholesterol, Artery Damage

Rice bran is a healthy way to help you lose weight, improve your cholesterol levels and increase the health of your arteries. It also supplies a vast number of nutrients, phytochemicals and other healthy compounds. And for a supplement it’s fairly cheap. Sounds like a win-win-win right?

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

Superfoods: Fuel for Self-Care

As an advocate for self-care, I speak about using food as a tool to take the best care of your body. As a holistic nutritionist, I work with people to optimise the meals they are eating each day so that they may be provided with the most nourishment.

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

Seven Foods Rich in Iodine

The thyroid gland synthesises thyroid hormones and iodine is an essential trace mineral that is crucial for the thyroid to function properly. Eating foods rich in iodine ensures the thyroid is able to manage metabolism, detoxification, growth and development.

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Go Nuts For Seeds: 8 Types to Eat More Oftens

Nuts and seeds are receiving increasing attention day-by-day, and studies show the potential health benefits of them. Seeds are loaded with antioxidants, protein, fibre, healthy fats and a variety of minerals. And it’s easy to include them into your snack and meals. Here are some nutrient-packed seeds you should eat daily:

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Mushrooms are Nature’s Ancient Medicine

Mushrooms are accepted as culinary delights that are mixed in certain dishes or used as toppings on pizzas. But their tonic and healing qualities are unknown to most in the West. For centuries, Asian, especially Chinese, and Eastern European cultures have used various mushrooms as tonics for improving health and medicinally for curing a wide variety of diseases.

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Why Food is Actually Information

Despite being the condition for the possibility of all life itself, food is rarely appreciated for its true power. Far beyond its conventionally defined role as a source of energy and as building blocks for the body-machine, fascinating new discoveries on the frontiers of science reveal that food is also a powerful source of information.

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What should really be the takeaways from the most buzzed-about health studies?

There’s no denying: We are living through tumultuous times. One of the names applied to them is the “post truth era.” That’s a disturbing notion. The sad fact is that health news, and especially coverage related to diet and lifestyle, have been in a “post truth era” for a long time. Exaggerating and distorting the significance of studies that really just add incrementally to what we know based on the overall weight of evidence is a profitable enterprise for many industries – but not good for your health, or the health of those you love. In this article we address the merits of exercise on the weekend, and the brain health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

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  India’s Organic Rice Revolution Proves GMOs Are Unnecessary  

Yet another study confirms the holistic approach to health: Diet cures disease, NOT drugs

A groundbreaking study, conducted by a doctor at Seattle Children’s Hospital and published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology has demonstrated for the first time that dietary intervention alone can cause complete remission of symptoms in many cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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  Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy   Five Proven Medicinal Benefits of Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s yeast (also referred to as nutritional yeast when deactivated) has a profound effect upon our health. In fact, this type of yeast can benefit our health in at least five ways.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Twelve Diseases Treated with Rose Hips

Roses are beautiful, but rose hips are bursting with phytonutrients and health benefits. Indeed, they have a long history of being used to treat disease in traditional medicines around the world. We can now validate this with scientific research.

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  Cook these six vegetables for even greater health benefits  

Cook these six vegetables for even greater health benefits

"To cook or not to cook?" has been a topic of heated debate among some health food advocates. Raw food junkies claim that eating foods in their most natural state is the answer to all our issues and diseases, cancer included. They believe that cooking destroys essential vitamins, live enzymes and antioxidants vital to our health.

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  15 Must-Know Facts About Iodine  

15 Must-Know Facts About Iodine

It is not an understatement to say our existence, and the quality of our lives, depends on having adequate iodine levels. In spite of this, mainstream medicine generally ignores the importance of this element. The following fifteen facts will reveal not only how important iodine is, but how much better your life can be with balanced levels of this life-giving element.

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  The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer   The Metabolic Model of Cancer: How Nutrition and Diet Influences Cancer

Is it possible that chromosomal damage is simply a marker for cancer and not the actual cause of the disease? Compelling evidence suggests this is the case, and in the featured lecture, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Gary Fettke reviews some of this evidence.

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  How Culture and Society Influence Healthy Eating  

How Culture and Society Influence Healthy Eating

There are many factors that influence your diet. In this article, we are going to focus on the impact social and cultural factors have on healthy eating. To fully understand the concept, let’s look at the basic nature of the human social environment.

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  Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome  

Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome

Mushrooms are prebiotics that not only boost the immune system, but also balance the microbiome in favour of beneficial bacteria, resulting in better digestion and, amazingly, potential weight loss!

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  14 Foods That Cleanse the Liver  

14 Foods That Cleanse the Liver

When we overeat or eat processed or fried foods, and anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and overloaded. When the liver is taxed, it can’t process toxins and fat in an efficient way.

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  Seven Foods Rich in Iodine   Seven Foods Rich in Iodine

The thyroid gland synthesises thyroid hormones and iodine is an essential trace mineral that is crucial for the thyroid to function properly. Eating foods rich in iodine ensures the thyroid is able to manage metabolism, detoxification, growth and development.

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  7 Healthy Reasons To Eat More Garlic Every Day   15 Effective Foods For Mood and Happiness

There are many foods that may be hurting your mood, making you sick, and even pushing you toward depression! On the flip side there are many foods that promote your health, give you energy, turbo charge your memory and focus, and improve your mood. These are some of the most effective foods in that category.

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Eating nuts daily reduces prostate cancer death rates by 33 percent

Men who have prostate cancer could significantly reduce their risk of death by regularly consuming nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts, a new study has revealed.

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  Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates  

Food is Medicine: Japanese diet linked to 15% reduction in mortality rates
Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it's not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in mortality. ”

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  9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke  

9 Foods To Cut Your Risk Of A Deadly Stroke
Five million people die from stroke every year. Those deaths can be cruel and lingering. These 9 foods can help keep you safe. ”

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  Here's how to evaluate heating and cooling properties of food using traditional Chinese medicine  

Here's how to evaluate heating and cooling properties of food using traditional Chinese medicine
Did you know that almost all foods have a heating, cooling, or neutral effect? Understanding these properties is important when it comes to using food as medicine. For instance, tropical foods are much more cooling than those grown in temperate zones, Rebecca Wood explains in her book, “The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating.”

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9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fibre
Even your great-grandmother knew fibre was the secret to keeping you “regular.” But fibre has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fibre.

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Ditch the soy: There's a lot more risk in this than you'd ever imagine
In an attempt to eat better, many people opt to replace farm-fresh eggs and grass-fed meats with tofu, mostly likely because we've been "fed" a line by the soy industry that it is a healthier option.

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Fruit and Vegetables Reaching an Alarming State of Nutrient Depletion
What if our food has been getting less and less nutritious? What if modern intensive farming methods — many of which solved malnutrition problems when they were first introduced — have affected the mineral and vitamin content of what we eat? Could having a constant supply of varied produce and introducing genetically modified foods be compromising nature’s goodness?

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  Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?  

Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?
There are many lofty claims being made about the benefits of the Paleo diet, but are they really true? With such a bombardment of dietary advice from so-called experts—much of it based on outdated standards and flimsy science at best—it can be difficult separating fact from fiction.

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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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  The Healthiest Broccoli Smoothie That Fights Against Cancer and Regulates Blood Pressure  

The Healthiest Broccoli Smoothie That Fights Against Cancer and Regulates Blood Pressure
Broccoli is a dark green leafy vegetable which is loaded with lots of essential minerals and vitamins and packed with tremendous health benefits. It’s a powerhouse of iron, calcium, protein, vitamin A and vitamin C. It also contains rich antioxidants that fight against many infections and illnesses, including cancers.

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  5 Kidney Cleansing Drinks   5 Kidney Cleansing Drinks

The kidneys are the organs that filter out toxins and waste from the bloodstream. Because toxins can affect your entire body, there is no question that supporting your kidneys is crucial for keeping your overall health in check. Without a balanced diet, purified drinking water, and body cleansing, toxins can build up and affect the function of the kidneys, liver, and neighbouring organs … and may even lead to kidney stones and other problems.

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6 Evidence-Based Ways To Burn Belly Fat AND Extend Your Life

The ongoing battle of the bulge, while once considered primarily a matter of vanity, may actually be one of the best ways to reduce your risk of dying from a multitude of causes (i.e. all-cause mortality), but especially heart attack.

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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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40% of Americans now expected to develop type 2 diabetes during lifetime.

Type 2 diabetes is increasing among Americans at an alarming pace. Researchers have been tracking the number of confirmed cases over the last 26 years, combining data from death certificates and interviews for a population of 600,000 adults.

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5 Foods We Were Told Not Consume That Are Fantastic For Your Health

There are numerous examples of foods we were told not to consume, but are now at the top of grocery lists, thanks to a savvy public who are no longer fooled by irresponsible recommendations based on corporate greed. We have become more informed on the downfalls of short-sighted advice from old-school nutritionists, who really had very little understanding of nutrition at all. Here are the top 5 things we now know are great for our health, but didn’t used to because of limited perspectives on food education.

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6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body – life and death ceaselessly intertwined – the miracle of the human body would not exist.

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7 Ways To Prevent and Even Reverse Heart Disease With Nutrition

Considering that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the developed world, anything that can prevent cardiac mortality, or slow or even reverse the cardiovascular disease process, should be of great interest to the general public. Sadly, millions of folks are unaware of the extensive body of biomedical literature that exists supporting the use of natural compounds for preventing and even reversing heart disease. Instead, they spend billions buying highly toxic cholesterol-lowering pharmaceuticals with known cardiotoxicity, among 300 other proven side effects, simply because their doctor told them to do so.

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8 Unexpected High Protein Foods for Vegetarians

It’s well documented that vegetarians have less heart disease and colorectal cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes and obesity, but many wonder if a vegetarian diet can provide adequate protein. A new study however, puts this question to rest, finding that vegetarians are not lacking in this nutrient.

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  10 Health Benefits of Ginger – Prevent Cancer, Inflammation, and More   10 Health Benefits of Ginger – Prevent Cancer, Inflammation, and More

Ginger truly does top the list of effective natural home remedies. Being used throughout history by different cultures around the world, ginger harnesses an incredible healing power proven for a host of ailments. The spice is packed with essential nutrients and rejuvenating compounds. While ginger has been shown to help countless ‘minor’ problems such as an upset stomach, amazingly the health benefits of ginger also include combating cancer more effectively than pharmaceutical cancer drugs..

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10 lifestyle tips to boost immunity anyone can implement with ease

A depressed immune system lowers the body's ability to fight off all sorts of diseases, from the simple common cold to cancer. A body with a weak immune system is more susceptible to infections and diseases; infections and diseases then cause further damage to the body and its immune system; this results in a vicious cycle which can cause a persons' health to degenerate. Here are some important dietary and lifestyle tips to help boost one's immunity and break out of this downward spiral.

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  16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps   16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

Looking for a healthy way to get more from your garden? Like to know your food is free of the pesticides and other nasties that are often sprayed on commercial crops? Re-growing food from your kitchen scraps is a good way to do it!

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31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial 'Chemical Apocalypse'

Living in a post-industrial world awash in toxic chemicals this ancient healing spice may be the ultimate answer to regaining your health.

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Afraid of Alzheimer’s Disease? Eat Your Berries!

Fear of Alzheimer's disease is rampant. But there is berry good evidence that a particular food significantly decreases the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

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A Gluten For Punishment: The Whole Grain Assault on Health

Among thoughtful and informed medical providers and public alike, there is an ongoing transition toward recognising adverse health effects from grains as being common and normal rather than rare and abnormal. Not all medical providers, of course, support this change in perspective and some are downright hostile toward it. Likewise, a segment of the public seems to be irritated by the gluten-free trend and consider it just a silly fad.

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A guide to balancing your omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid intake

There's a good reason why nutritionists consider omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to be "essential" acids. These polyunsaturated fats, which are responsible for building cells and maintaining nerve and brain function, cannot be manufactured by our bodies. This means that we must obtain them from food sources in order to remain healthy.

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Anyone suffering from poor health needs to do these three things

In every case I've ever seen where unhealthy people with disease riddled bodies later became vibrantly healthy, they all had to do three things.

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Apple Cider Vinegar – 23 Research-Backed Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar has a plethora of useful and medicinal properties. There have been resources written on all the amazing benefits that Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has regarding multiple physical ailments as well as cleaning and DIY purposes. ACV is a cheap and effective multi-purpose cleaner, you can add it to your water, tea and salad dressings for a refreshing zing and capitalise on the multiple health benefits you’ll be receiving.

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Avoiding Gluten Good For More Than Just Coeliacs, Study Confirms

If listening to your body has led you to identify gluten as a health problem and you feel better after removing it, it is probably a very good choice. A study just out adds to an already extensive body of research that the rapidly expanding gluten-free movement is not a fad as critics claim.

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Beginners Guide to Edible Mushrooms

Although mushrooms get good press as a low-calorie, high fibre, low-cholesterol, low-sodium decoration for your pizza, there is much more to the mushroom story than that. Mushrooms have been valued for their culinary and medicinal properties for thousands of years and the Egyptians reserved them by law for the pharaoh. Hieroglyphics dating back 4,600 years depict their royal ancestry as well as their association with immortality.

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  Cabbage beats Chemo for Cervical Cancer  

Cabbage beats Chemo for Cervical Cancer

Mainstream medicine's cancer treatments of radiation and chemotherapy are far from a cure. But new research shows some common vegetables may be more effective in battling cancer.

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Cabbage: natural medicine for cancer, diabetes and more

The robust and abundant cabbage, which is closely related to other leafy green vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, has a long history as both a food and medicine. For example, the Ancient Greeks would routinely prescribe cabbage or cabbage juice to treat constipation or mushroom poisoning, while the Ancient Egyptians consumed cabbage before meals to lower the intoxicating effects of wine. The British even brought cabbage to the trenches of World War I since its leaves helped to treat trench foot and bandage ulcers.

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Calling time on eating little and often

While governments, dieticians and even many nutritionists still remain firmly bound to the “eat little and often” bandwagon, an increasing body of evidence is emerging suggesting the exact opposite gives most of us our best chance of long, healthy lifespans. The latest addition is a comprehensive study just published in the journal Cell Stem Cell from a group led by Prof Valter Longo – the gerontologist and cell biologist who has been at the forefront of research in this field.

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Cayenne pepper can relieve pain, boost metabolism and more

The cayenne pepper is the hot chili pepper of the Capsicum annuum plant, which is native to northern South America and southern North America. A nightshade fruit that is related to the bell pepper, jalapeno and paprika, cayenne peppers are often dried and ground into a powder and then used to prepare spicy meals. Many cultures also like to add them to cakes, chocolates and even beverages.

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Cleanse and protect the liver with these nutritious whole foods

According to the Canadian Liver Foundation, the liver performs more than 500 different functions in the body on a day-to-day basis. It helps filter chemicals such as drugs and alcohol from our blood, regulate our hormones and blood sugar levels, manufacture blood proteins, bile and enzymes, and much more. In fact, there are few biological operations that the liver doesn't aid to some extent.

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Coconut Water: Far More Than Just a Refreshing Beverage

Few beverages on this planet are as biocompatible to the human body and its hydration needs as coconut water. Indeed, coconut water has been reported to have been used for intravenous hydration and resuscitation of critically ill patients in remote regions of the world for over half a century. It is also an excellent preserving medium for avulsed teeth (and semen!), besting even Hank's balanced salt solution, a commonly used medical solution.

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Conventionally bred 100% non-GMO "Green Super Rice" resists salt water, droughts and disease, increases yield without fertilizer, pesticides

The argument that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are needed to feed the earth's growing population holds less and less water as new research emerges, particularly with new understandings on how to utilise centuries-old techniques involving conventional crossbreeding.

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Crouching Garnish, Hidden SuperFood: The Secret Life of Kale

Could kale, a less domesticated, dishevelled form of cabbage, really be one of the most potent healing foods in existence today?

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Cucumbers can help treat cancer, inflammation and dehydration

Cucumbers seem to have a mixed reputation in the natural health world. A lot of people assume that these cylindrical green fruits, which originated from southern Asia but are now cultivated worldwide, are lacking in the nutrition department because they are comprised of approximately 96 percent water.

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Cultivate vibrant health and a clear mind with the wisdom of Ayurveda

The ancient yogis of India recognised long ago that "we are what we eat" and devised a system of guidance to promote the most harmonious state of mind and body. The term "sattva" is the central guiding principle behind a diet which cultivates a sense of love, connection and peace. The foundation of sattva is the idea of non-harming - namely, vegetarianism where food is naturally grown, free of harmful pesticides, chemicals, hormones, irradiation and, in our modern day, GMOs.

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Detox vs. fasting - which one should you choose?

There is a huge difference between detoxification and fasting, and yet the words tend to be used interchangeably. To detox is to facilitate the removal of toxins from the body whereas fasting is a severe restriction of calories. A fast may be a water fast where no nutrients are consumed, but the typical fast is to eliminate all solid foods while drinking a lot of fluids, including juices, to flush out the body. The Master Cleanse lemonade diet is a well-known example. The Master Cleanse does help to detoxify the body, so it is both a detox and a fast.

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Food of the Ancient Kings

The following compilation describes a long list of the most valuable foods on the planet, which were sought by kings of ancient civilizations. Olive oil was used to anoint kings; chia seeds were used as an energy source by Aztec warriors, and only the emperors of ancient China's Ming Dynasty were allowed to eat of the "forbidden rice" (black rice). The Romans fed their gladiators barley. And the "New World" discovery of America by Europeans was nothing more than an attempt to find a new path to the spices of India. Little did Columbus and his crews know that the Native Americans already figured out natural remedies long, long before that. These ancient cultures traded too.

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Four food preparation methods to maximise nutrition that are more healthy than cooking

Due to poor agricultural practices and excessive food processing, the food that ends up on our plate is typically a shadow of its former self in regards to nutritional content. To make matters worse, we tend to cook these nutrient deprived foods and further destroy their nutritional value.

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Four proven natural remedies for chronic inflammation

At the root of any serious disease lies chronic inflammation. Normally a beneficial response by the body to heal itself, it becomes problematic when this process is initiated 24-7. Symptoms are expressed in a wide variety of ways, most notably through pain.

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Flaxseed May Be A Potent Ovarian Cancer KILLER

Ovarian cancer has the unfortunate distinction of being the most deadly gynaecological cancer known to conventional medical practice today, while also being one of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions (i.e. 'overdiagnosed'), with five times more women without ovarian cancer ending up having surgery than those with ovarian cancer – a devastating though largely unpublicised fact.

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Five foods that work miracles on digestive problems

Whether you have been diagnosed with a digestive disease or not, chances are you are suffering from some type of intestinal distress. We have wandered a long way away from clean, unprocessed, and live foods. The resulting deficiency has left our guts raw and inflamed - a precursor to all sorts of diseases (many of them autoimmune).

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Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza in a PhD thesis titled "Anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties of two natural extracts rich in flavonoids (Helichrysum and Grapefruit): physiological and molecular mechanisms."

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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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How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit

The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.

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Inadequate vitamin C levels boost risk of most deadly type of stroke by nearly 50 percent

Every year in the US, more than 800,000 people suffer the devastating effects of a stroke, and 150,000 will die as a consequence of the fourth-leading cause of mortality. The sad part of this story is that many of these deaths are preventable by altering lifestyle habits and adhering to a diet that eliminates highly processed foods in favour of fruit and vegetables delivered as nature intended.

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  Mass Extinction Underway But Fungi Can Help!   Mass Extinction Underway But Fungi Can Help!

Not since 66 million years ago has the Earth seen such a rapid mass exodus of species, only this time the extinction event is caused by humans. Could fungi help to lessen the impact of this harrowing event?

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  Understanding Inflammation … and How To Eliminate It Naturally  

Understanding Inflammation … and How To Eliminate It Naturally

One of the most common physical symptoms people suffer is inflammation. It is a sign that the body has initiated self-healing, but when inflammation is prolonged, it can result in excessive free radical activity and tissue damage.

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  Raw Honey Contains Probiotic that Boosts Immunity   Raw Honey Contains Probiotic that Boosts Immunity

Honey has a world of health benefits that science is only beginning to uncover. Now, new research reveals that raw honey in particular has special immune boosting properties as well.

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Rosehips Melt Belly Fat Naturally

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They've been used medicinally for thousands of years. New research shows they may help in the battle against obesity.

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  Science births recognition of dietary nucleotides as new nutrient group   Science births recognition of dietary nucleotides as new nutrient group

Last Friday I, among several others, gave a lecture at a seminar in London for practitioners on the subject of nucleotides. I’ve been working on various aspects of this category of nutrients, as well as taking them in dietary form at elevated levels, for several years. I’m not planning to stop taking them any time soon, such is their effect and benefit. I’ve worked alongside some of the scientific luminaries in the field, including Professor Angel Gil from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Granada in Spain, who was among the scientists who first identified, during the 1980s, the essentiality of this category of nutrients for infants.

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Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits

Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years. Kimchi is typically served with steamed rice at every Korean meal. But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment. Researchers in Korea recently published a comprehensive review of the health benefits of kimchi as a probiotic. In it they cite 130 studies attesting to the amazing healing properties of this humble food.

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Lion’s Mane: a Smart Mushroom Choice for Memory, Mood and Clarity

Easily grown at home, and a relatively inexpensive therapeutic food, lion’s mane is a beautiful mushroom with cascading spines instead of gills that shows potential in slowing the progression of neurological disorders — including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Research has also found the mushroom to be beneficial in treating symptomatic depression and anxiety associated with menopause.

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Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods For Strong Bones

Science has once again shattered the myth that milk makes strong bones. A new Swedish study links drinking milk to higher rates of bone fractures and even death.

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More good news for chocolate eaters - cocoa flavanols lower risk of obesity and diabetes

It should come as no big surprise to alternative health followers that many foods in their unprocessed form contain a host of protective compounds that have repeatedly been shown to promote human health. Fruit and vegetables contain flavonoids that protect vegetation from disease and pests, and many provide antioxidant support to help prevent a large variety of chronic illnesses when consumed by people. Dark chocolate has received extensive research coverage over the past several years to explain how natural compounds from cocoa protects against vascular conditions including cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Mushrooms and onions contain immune-enhancing polysaccharides and phytonutrients

Plants have had to evolve through various environmental stressors and have developed very sophisticated systems to protect them from predators and the elements. These complex systems offer humans unique survival advantages through reducing oxidative stress and improving immune system coordination.

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Olive oil protects heart from air pollution, lowers blood pressure

The Mediterranean Diet has received plenty of praise in recent years for its role in protecting against disease. And two new studies provide further clarity as to why this is the case, having found that the olive oil component of the popular diet helps to not only protect against the damaging effects of environmental pollution but also lower blood pressure in people who consume it alongside nitrate-rich vegetables.

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Pistachio: Potent Medicine for Heart and Airway

For thousands of years Ayurvedic medicine has utilised the galls of the pistachio tree to treat asthma, skin conditions and heart conditions. Now science is showing us the proof.

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'Poor man's' heavy metal detox - boost health without breaking the bank

Living in an increasingly toxic world, we're hard-pressed to keep health in top form - even when we adopt an ultra-clean diet. As a rule of thumb, extra help is needed now and again to clear out accumulated environmental toxins. Be that as it may, intensive juice fast retreats or pricey detoxification protocols are oftentimes out of reach financially for many. It can be downright frustrating.

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Power-Packed Longevity Fruit a Boon for Diabetics (and Health Enthusiasts Too)

A fruit belonging to the gourd family is causing quite a stir among health conscious consumers as an all-natural sweetener that won’t aggravate diabetes or contribute to maladies like cancer, heart disease, obesity, candida or tooth decay. Many times sweeter than sugar, Luo Han Guo (Siraitia grosvernorii) only contains 2 calories per serving and will not elevate blood sugar levels. The secret to its sweetness is found in mogroside, a compound from the same glycoside family as stevia.

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Sugar Substitutes for Diabetics: Five Sugars That Are OK to Eat

Over the past 25 years, the prevalence of diabetes has risen substantially in the U.S. Today, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, including 7 million people who have not yet been diagnosed. Almost 2 million men and women are diagnosed with diabetes each year which is more than 5,200 each day. What's more, diabetes plays a primary or contributing role in nearly a quarter of a million deaths annually in the U.S.

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Surprising new leads uncovered in global obesity epidemic

Researchers have uncovered surprising new leads in the worldwide obesity epidemic by examining the combination of our rapidly changing environment with our overwhelming appetite for protein.

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Sweet potato leaves are packed with nutrition

While known for being a great source of vitamin C, a new study involving sweet potatoes identifies even more nutritional benefits associated with this very popular crop. Aside from being easily accessible, cheap and delicious, sweet potatoes are loaded with healthy vitamins, essential for maintaining good health.

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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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The Importance of Eating Seeds for a Healthy Diet
– Tips, Benefits & Recipes

Seeds are an essential addition to any healthy diet – they aren’t usually as revered as nuts, although they certainly deserve to be. Filled with a beneficial compliment of essential fats, protein, a vast array of different nutrients and phytonutrients, they play an important role in supporting health. Seeds are the embodiment of universal life force; each seed, a little power house of massive potential, designed to grow into an impressive, abundant plant. They are simply bursting with goodness.

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The Health Benefits of Beetroot

Hailed as a superfood, the humble beetroot (also known as beet) is a little treasure trove of health affirming goodness. It seems that a lot of people never venture further than pickled beetroot – not realising that there is a whole culinary beetroot world out there waiting to be discovered. Beets come in different colours (like white and orange), although they are most commonly known for their deep reddish/purple colour. The unique, earthy tap roots are the part that people most often eat, yet it is useful to know that the green leaves are totally edible and filled with beneficial nutrients too. In this article I am going to explore some of the most celebrated health benefits of this wonderful plant food.

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Top 5 kitchen items for the home health medicine cabinet

I remember the days when my medicine cabinet was filled with over-the-counter drugs along with prescription medications. Those days are gone. These are the top five kitchen items my family uses for first aid and healthcare.

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Turmeric Produces 'Remarkable' Recovery in Alzheimer's Patients

Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'

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Quinoa's many health benefits

One of quinoa's biggest drawcards is that it is a complete protein source which is good news, particularly for vegetarians and vegans. According to at least one source, one cup of cooked quinoa contains 16 percent of our recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein. Moreover, this protein contains all eight essential amino acids, making quinoa a rare example of a plant-based complete protein source (most plant foods are deficient in some amino acids, such as lysine). Protein, of course, aids the growth and repair of cells, supplies energy to our bodies and much more.

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Tackling Stomach Obesity

A study ‘Temporal trends in weight and current weight-related behaviour of Australian Aboriginal school-aged children’ has found that stomach obesity is increasing at double the rate of non-Indigenous children.

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The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented. A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, anti-nutrients, lectins) are overcome in favour of not just preserving their benefits (e.g. enzyme activity, vitamin content, life energy), but amplifying them. Also overcome are the adverse consequences of cooking, e.g. enzyme destruction, vitamin activity degradation, oxidized fats, denatured proteins, etc., while still benefiting from the enhanced digestibility and assimilation that certain cooking applications offer. Fermented food is in many ways the complementary union of cooked and raw, as well as their transcendence – an image, not unlike the Tai Chi, comes to mind.

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Top 8 Food and Herbs for Healing Cancer

With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer-causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.

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Namasteak: The Food/Yoga Connection

Most view food as the most important factor in getting or staying healthy. Of late, even the less nutritionally enlightened have begun to understand the importance of eating a clean, minimally processed, plant-emphatic diet. And now, the critical mass - albeit reluctantly - consider the idea of moving daily as a lifestyle process that is necessary to fend off dis-ease and promote wellness. If yoga comes up in now commonplace discussions of how to lose weight/avoid illness/defy aging/heal injury, it is surely as the latter prescription ...Yoga is not food it's exercise - right?

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Man Finds Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief, with Raw Plant-Based Diet

After suffering the physical changes brought on by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for nearly three decades, Curt Griffing did what many people with RA wish they could do: He found relief.

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'Nightmare Bacteria' Reveals Need for Natural Medicine

Globally, great fear has been generated by the CDC (US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) Director’s recent description of a "Nightmare Bacteria" resistant to all medications, capable of killing 1 in every 2 people whose blood becomes infected with it. But isn't the primary problem that the drugs aren't working, and that natural medical solutions are needed now more than ever?

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More Vaccines or Better Nutrition To Prevent Disease

The National Institutes of Health recently announced an expansion of its funding of nine Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units with an annual budget of $135 million dollars of government money.

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The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Most of you have probably heard about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), however, did you know that it has been used for many hundreds, if not thousands of years. In fact, Hippocrates ( the father of medicine) used AVC back in around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. Even today, many use it as a common household remedy. More and more people are becoming attuned to its amazing health benefits.

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When chemo fails, or worse, feeds the cancer, the immense healing power
of food may be the only hope left

Colon cancer is one of the world’s most prevalent and lethal forms of cancer and is believed to be driven primarily by the Western diet. It has been estimated that one million people around the world are diagnosed with colon cancer, and 500,000 die from it, each year. Conventional treatment approaches continue to do very little to reduce mortality, and this is believed to be due to the presence of a subpopulation of colon tumour cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumour-initiating cells (TIC), that are resistant to chemotherapy and therefore contribute to relapse.

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Why Eating Sesame Seed Paste (Tahini) Could Save Your Life

We don't think of sesame seed paste as a 'life saver,' but new research shows it is capable of reducing blood markers of cardiovascular disease risk by 39% within only six weeks.

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