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A Full Day Meal Plan

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Whether, you have just begun to eat conscientiously, thinking of fueling your body, not just feeding it, or have been a long time healthy eater, I’ve devised this full day meal plan for help, advice, and guidance on what a well-rounded and nutritious…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

While I personally have never really cared for chocolate, it does have some beneficial antioxidant properties when eaten in moderation. In fact, one study found that two tablespoons of cocoa powder exhibited twice the antioxidant capability of California red wine (140 mL, or almost 5 oz.). It also…

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The Natural Pain Reliever You Keep in Your Kitchen

Feeling the cold winter temperatures right down to your bones? You aren’t alone, especially if you suffer from arthritis or any other kind of joint pain. For relief, you may be tempted to reach for over-the-counter painkillers, but these medications have many unwanted side effects. Instead, I…

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You CAN Prevent Cataracts

Cataracts are a cash cow for many eye doctors—they make a boatload off treating them. But what no one’s telling people is that there are steps you can take to prevent cataracts from developing in the first place. Cataracts are often the result of damage to the proteins in the eye. The process…

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

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. Eliminating…

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Olive Oil Eases Inflammation

Scientists have discovered that extra virgin olive oil contains a molecule that works in exactly the same fashion as ibuprofen at inhibiting two inflammation-inducing enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2). Ibuprofen, of course, is a widely used over-the-counter pain medication. While on a recent trip to Italy,…

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The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

This past weekend, millions of Irish-Americans (and many non-Irish Americans) enjoyed a beer or two in honor of St. Patrick's Day. They likely weren't thinking about the fermentation process that created the beverage in their hand, but being a big fan of fermented products, I surely did! Fermented…

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Which Vitamin When?

If you are taking vitamins to supplement your daily diet, you know their importance to your nutritional and health needs. Today, I’d like to discuss ways that you can be sure to get the most out of your vitamins. Most people take all their pills and vitamins first thing in the morning without a…

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Trying to Lose Weight? Master Your Metabolism

Folks here in Texas are all talking about the fact that swimsuit season is just around the corner, adding just one more incentive to their desire to lose weight. But as I told a friend the other day, one of the best secrets to getting the pounds off—and keeping it off—is to master your…

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Bitter Remedy Brings Sweet Relief

I’ve been a big advocate of elderberry extract and herbal throat lozenges to treat colds and flu for decades now. But, if you're caught without them or need additional support, there's a little known herb from Asia that you should also be familiar with. When I was in Thailand several years ago,…

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Four Simple Cures From One Australian Oil

Tea tree oil is another one of those multi-purpose, non-toxic remedies that should be in every medicine cabinet and first-aid kit. It's extracted from the leaves of an Australian tree called Melaleuca alternifolia. The oil was nicknamed "tea tree" by Captain James Cook, who used the leaves to make…

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The Whey to Good Health

I get a lot of questions about whey protein powder. I use it every day, and think everyone should. It is probably one of the most underutilized tools you can use to improve and protect your health. Whey is the translucent liquid that separates from the curd when milk coagulates during the cheese…

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The Hidden Dangers in Your Toothpaste

Want to avoid cold sore outbreaks, and potentially cancer as well? Then check your toothpaste. One of the main ingredients in most commercial toothpaste is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), used as a foaming agent in toothpastes, shampoos, and other soaps. I’ve noticed that using toothpaste containing…

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Foods for Oral Health

…oral health. Count On Coconut Oil Coconut oil is turning out to be one of the best and most useful bargains around. As you may recall, I recently blogged about using coconut oil for another beneficial oral hygiene technique called oil pulling, where you swish the oil around in your mouth to help remove…

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Treat Hemorrhoids With a Digestive Cleansing

Though many people don't make the connection, hemorrhoids are one of the more common digestive problems. Simply put, a hemorrhoid is a bulging vein in the area of the rectum. It gets that way from the straining to evacuate the bowels. It's easy to prevent hemorrhoids: improve your bowel regularity.…

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Loosen Up for Better Vision

Years ago, I discussed the fact that wearing bras for long periods of time (particularly 24 hours a day) increased the risk of developing breast cancer. And, by now everyone knows that bikini underwear and "tighty whities" on men can induce sterility. It all has to do with circulation. In the…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

When will the controversy over eggs end? Unfortunately, I think the answer may be "never," especially if studies like this one keep coming out. What I find most suspect with this study is that all the subjects used were already at significantly increased risk of cardiovascular issues. Either…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

While much well-deserved attention is paid to soluble fiber foods, it is insoluble fiber that provides roughage and improves bowel regularity. This natural bulk also gives feelings of fullness and satisfaction, resulting in less food intake. 4In the 1980s, there was a huge push promoting the…

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Detoxify the Body for Bone Health

The benefits of a good cleansing and detoxification regimen just keep coming. One you might not suspect is that getting rid of body toxins can improve your bone health. Your bones are a storehouse for minerals, which your body uses to keep pH within a very narrow range (for most people 7.35 to 7.45,…

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