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Why You Should Distill Your Water

Why You Should Distill Your Water

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

What are the health benefits of water distillation? More than you may realize. Find out about the hidden toxins in your water supply that may be harming your health and how to begin water distillation at home.

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What Is a Superfood?

What Is a Superfood?

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

Almost every fruit and vegetable has been claimed to be a superfood at this point. Knowing what a superfood really is depends on your independent understanding of what a nutrient rich food is. Find out more about how to distinguish what a true superfood is.

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How to Deal With Sugar Cravings

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Sugar is a truly addictive substance and if you've been accustomed to having it in your diet it can be hard to fight the cravings. This week I'll help you fight these cravings with proven, healthy methods.

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Boredom or Hunger?

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Are you really hungry or are you just bored and filling your time with eating? Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of this unhealthy habit that packs on the pounds.

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It's Basic, A Primer on Why Excess Acid is Unhealthy

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

You may have heard about the positive of balancing your ph levels through diet but have wondered how and exactly what foods are alkalizing since our modern habits and diet normall tips us in favor of being too acidic. In this basic primer learn why you should strive for a balanced ph and what how alkaline foods can help you do so.

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The Health Benefits of Whey

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

There's so many reasons why people should incorporate whey into their diet daily. From cancer prevention to stress reduction, there are so many health benefits of whey. It's truly the whey to go!

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

As we enter the season notorious for weight gain and overeating, I wanted to address a topic with which most people are all too familiar: Food cravings.

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One of my blog readers recently asked me about coconut oil, and it reminded me that I haven't written about or discussed this fantastic oil all that much in the past. 

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While dried fruit usually is frowned upon by nutritionists because it tends to be high in sugar, here's a good reason to eat it anyway! Dried apples, in particular, can actually have a very positive effect on overall cholesterol levels. 

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Broccoli and Cancer Prevention

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you want the maximum anti-cancer benefits from broccoli, don’t overcook it. Broccoli provides an anti-cancer compound called sulforaphane, but its formation requires the presence of an enzyme called myrosinase. Overcooking destroys myrosinase.

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The Conventional vs. Organic Debate Continues

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The debate over conventional vs. organic food will probably go on forever. There will always be studies to sway people one way, then studies to refute the original studies. But in the conventional vs. organic debate, my position remains firm. 

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

You may have heard of the "paleo diet," which refers to the diet of the cavemen era when individuals were hunter-gatherers instead of farmers. Currently there’s a growing segment of the population that has started eliminating almost all grains and grain products from their diet.

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Go Nuts for Nuts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Many people assume that since nuts are high in fat, they must be unhealthy or they make you fat. Both of these assumptions are wrong.

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Flax is one of the oldest cultivated crops, and flaxseed has several properties known to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and atherosclerosis.

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Eggs Are Heart Healthy

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For years we've been told to avoid eggs, especially the high-cholesterol yolks. While yolks do contain a large amount of cholesterol, they're also rich in choline—a nutrient that dissolves fat and cholesterol.

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Filed Under: Heart Health