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Foods with UV protective effects

Diet can significantly alter how the skin responds to sun exposure. The epidermis is a highly regenerative barrier that protects the body from the external environment, including protection from UV radiation and pollution. Skin-healthy foods should be enjoyed raw to benefit from their nutrients. If you eat this foods you will not only protect the […]

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What is Autoimmunity?

The healthy human body is equipped with a powerful set of tools for resisting invading microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Unfortunately, this set of tools, or the immune system, sometimes goes awry and attacks the body itself. These misdirected immune responses are referred to as autoimmunity. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune […]

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12 Essential Oils for Mother’s Day

Essential Oils are taking over! And it is a great thing! You’ve probably heard from your friends, family, or even seen on social media, that essential oils are now a part of everyday life. For us, what seems to be this new fad, is actually something that is thousands of years old. Ever wonder what […]

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Lifestyle Changes to Improve Chronic Constipation

Chronic constipation is no laughing matter. It can be physically uncomfortable, emotionally upsetting, and may even lead to toxins and waste products being reabsorbed into the body when stool remains in the colon for an extended period of time. Fortunately, chronic constipation is relatively simple to resolve with dietary and lifestyle changes. The tricky part […]

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How Diet Guards Against Leaky Gut

“Leaky gut” has been a term stealing the stage for quite a while now and although it’s slowly being crowded out with more advanced terminology, the nature, prevalence, and consequences of leaky gut are no less significant than in previous years. In fact, as research continues to warn us of the importance of maintaining a […]

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New Reasons to Guard Against the Flu

When you have the flu, it’s bad enough to be laid up in bed, uncomfortable, exhausted and in pain. These are reasons enough for someone to do everything they can to maintain a strong immune system, but emerging research suggests there might be a far more serious one: increased risk for stroke or neck artery […]

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Dietary Potassium Intake and Heart Health

An exploration of cardiovascular disease and its related health conditions such as hypertension and kidney disease would be incomplete without a discussion on dietary potassium’s role in heart health. Potassium is far more than a major mineral; it is a direct influencer of cardiovascular function and health. The dietary changes that accompanied the industrial revolution […]

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I Heart Pomegranates

The humble pomegranate has experienced a resurgence in the past few years. Pomegranate juice is a regular staple in health food stores and conventional supermarkets alike, and you can even find gourmet chocolate bars studded with dried pomegranate arils. But there are ways to get the benefits of pomegranate without added sugar, and plenty of benefits […]

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Introducing the ‘K’ Family

Vitamin K probably receives the least amount of attention among all the fat-soluble vitamins, except when issues with blood clotting, or more recently, bone health, arise. However, vitamin K constitutes an entire family of compounds with important and diverse biological activities. Meet the Family All compounds belonging to the vitamin K family are identified by […]

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Mushrooms for Nutritional Medicine

Edible mushrooms are a food item either loved or despised for their flavor and texture. Certainly these fungi can’t boast of being the most attractive food on earth, but the hidden beauty of edible mushrooms is revealed when we take a peek at their nutritional benefits. It is here that mushrooms can boast. A bird’s […]

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