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Bananas: A Delicious Way to Prevent Potassium Deficiency

Bananas: A Delicious Way to Prevent Potassium Deficiency

| Jul 12, 2017

Despite their tropical origins, bananas are a fruit staple across the United States—Hawaii and Florida are just about the only places on American soil that permit their growth, but you’ll never have to go far to find this yellow delicacy, regardless of your state of residence. It’s estimated that 96% of all Americans buy at […]

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Broccoli Contains Powerful Anti-Aging and Anti-Cancer Properties

Broccoli Contains Powerful Anti-Aging and Anti-Cancer Properties

| Jul 3, 2017

If you still haven’t outgrown your childhood aversion to broccoli, you may want to do so now—a continuing wave of research is confirming that broccoli offers even more powerful health benefits than previously imagined. The compound that has been getting the most attention is sulfurophane. This organic sulfur molecule broke onto the scene when scientists discovered […]

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Cherries: A Classic Summer Superfood

Cherries: A Classic Summer Superfood

| Jul 2, 2017

Summer is cherry season! These delicious little fruits have long been associated with hot and sunny days, not only because of their cool, refreshing tartness, but also because they have an incredibly short growing season. While they can be grown for a few months out of the year in sub-tropical regions, they’re really only “in […]

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3 Critical Practices for Preventing Stroke

3 Critical Practices for Preventing Stroke

| Jun 24, 2017

              A 77-year-old woman was cooking in the kitchen when she collapsed onto the floor. Her daughter called an ambulance and the woman was taken to the emergency room. She had suffered a stroke, and slowly regained consciousness over the next two days. However, when she woke up, she […]

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Turmeric Compound Regenerates Brain Cells Damaged by Stroke

Turmeric Compound Regenerates Brain Cells Damaged by Stroke

| Jun 23, 2017

It’s become abundantly clear by now that turmeric is one of the world’s most healing plants. The deeper researchers delve into the chemistry of this incredible root, the more benefits they seem to discover. While turmeric contains a wealth of beneficial compounds, curcumin is usually the star of the show. Curcumin has been shown to […]

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Another Strike: 12-Year-Old Girl Dies After HPV Vaccine

Another Strike: 12-Year-Old Girl Dies After HPV Vaccine

| Jun 18, 2017

Vaccination remains one of the mostly hotly contested health issues in our society. Unfortunately, both sides of the debate like to play dirty. Anti-vaccine voices tend to be loud and angry, hurling alarmist accusations against the “evil” and “greedy” manufacturers of vaccines. Vaccination advocates tend to resort to petty name-calling and other minor slander tactics, […]

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Why Salt Is Much Healthier Than You Think

Why Salt Is Much Healthier Than You Think

| Jun 16, 2017

Salt has gotten a bad rap. According to conventional wisdom, sodium leads to dehydration (through decreased water absorption and increased urine output), high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health woes. More recent research has demonstrated, however, that most of these assertions are wrong. As usual, it turns out that the story is quite a […]

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How Nitric Oxide Prevents Heart Disease & Eases Aging

How Nitric Oxide Prevents Heart Disease & Eases Aging

| Jun 9, 2017

Cardiovascular health is a subject of intense complexity, and it has provided medical researchers with more than a few surprises over the years. One prominent example is a breakthrough that occurred in 1987. By this point in history, it had become abundantly clear that heart disease is a grave health issue that must be addressed. […]

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Avoid These Pesticide-Poisoned Foods

Avoid These Pesticide-Poisoned Foods

| Jun 6, 2017

Have you heard of the infamous Dirty Dozen? This catchy name refers to the types of conventional produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has published a corresponding list for a number of years, and their 2017 report is full of more frightening statistics than ever. If you ever […]

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How Smudging Kills Bacteria In The Air (and more)

How Smudging Kills Bacteria In The Air (and more)

| May 28, 2017

We’ve written before about the benefits of “smudging”—that is, the burning of sage or other traditional plants for cleansing purposes. Despite being lauded and consistently practiced by indigenous cultures for thousands of years, smudging has been met by mixed reception within modern society. Native Americans, as well as diverse Asian and proto-European cultures, believed (and […]

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