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Coconut Oil for Beautiful Strong Hair

Coconut Oil for Beautiful Strong Hair

| Feb 27, 2017

Beauty care can be a toxic business. We’ve been trained to think that all those fancy, store-bought products are an essential aspect of looking and feeling our best—but this just isn’t the case. These products aren’t just inessential; in many cases, they’re actually undermining our health. And as health slips away, beauty becomes an increasingly […]

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New Genetically Modified Apples Will Hit Stores Soon (And They Won’t Be Labeled)

New Genetically Modified Apples Will Hit Stores Soon (And They Won’t Be Labeled)

| Feb 25, 2017

You may remember the National GMO Labeling Bill that the Senate passed in July 2016. Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb and other high-profile supporters hyped it as a long-earned success for GMO labeling advocates; meanwhile, the actual GMO labeling community felt that it was duped. To many, the bill felt like a huge concession to […]

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Are Stem Cells An Alternative to Total Knee Replacement?

Are Stem Cells An Alternative to Total Knee Replacement?

| Feb 24, 2017

Hoping to avoid surgery, Beals, 72, opted instead for an experimental treatment that involved harvesting bone marrow stem cells from her hip, concentrating the cells in a centrifuge and injecting them back into her damaged joints. “Almost from the moment I got up from the table, I was able to throw away my cane,” Beals […]

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Radiation Effects from Fukushima (and how to protect yourself)

Radiation Effects from Fukushima (and how to protect yourself)

| Feb 19, 2017

If you think that Fukushima and its radioactive fallout is a thing of the past, consider the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and holder of 21 honorary doctorate degrees: Fukushima “is not over and will never end.” Recent reports from the Fukushima melted down plant serve as a reminder that the […]

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Fighting Autoimmune Disease with Turmeric

Fighting Autoimmune Disease with Turmeric

| Feb 17, 2017

Your immune system is an invaluable line of defense against harmful foreign agents, so when it’s not functioning properly, the effects can be devastating. An increasing number of Americans suffer from autoimmune disorders—a condition in which the body essentially attacks itself. To understand autoimmune disorders, let’s first take a brief look at how the immune […]

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How to Tell If You’re Vitamin D Deficient (And What to Do about It)

How to Tell If You’re Vitamin D Deficient (And What to Do about It)

| Feb 15, 2017

You may remember the vitamin D craze of a few years ago. Because enthusiasm for the therapeutic benefits of this vitamin has simmered, some people might be tempted to believe that it was just a fad. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Vitamin D is essential for nearly every aspect of your health—and […]

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The Hidden Dangers of Diet Soda

The Hidden Dangers of Diet Soda

| Feb 12, 2017

Approximately one fifth of the American population consumes diet soda on a daily basis.[1] The majority of individuals do so under the assumption that diet soda is significantly healthier than its sugary counterparts. This is certainly the story that soft drink manufacturers have fed to us—but a growing body of research demonstrates that it’s a […]

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Turmeric Supercharges Fat Loss

Turmeric Supercharges Fat Loss

| Feb 11, 2017

Purathrive’s Thomas DeLauer explains how turmeric turns bad fat into good fat. Weight management is a full-time job in which nearly everyone seems to be engaged—you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t think they “could lose a few pounds.” While vanity and impossible standards certainly define the weight loss world to an extent, the […]

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Your Heartburn Medication Could Be Giving You Alzheimer’s

Your Heartburn Medication Could Be Giving You Alzheimer’s

| Feb 10, 2017

Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia are spreading like wildfire. Dementia currently affects 47.5 million people worldwide, and 7.7 million new cases are reported every year.[1] Some mainstream medical sources still insist that dementia is a simple fact of growing old, but this stubborn viewpoint makes less and less sense. After all, younger and younger […]

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Endangers Brain Health

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Endangers Brain Health

| Feb 8, 2017

B vitamins play a critical role in the maintenance of vital and balanced health. They facilitate a wide variety of indispensable processes throughout the body, including red blood cell formation, energy production and metabolism, nervous system function, and a number of different defense and detoxification mechanisms. Vitamin B12 is especially important, and thus a chronic […]

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