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Valerian Is More Than Just a Natural Sleep Aid

Valerian Is More Than Just a Natural Sleep Aid

| Feb 23, 2018

If you’ve heard of valerian root (Valeriana officinalis), you probably know it as a natural remedy for insomnia and anxiety. It’s been used medicinally for these ailments at least since the time of ancient Greece and Rome—renowned early physicians such as Hippocrates and Galen prescribed it specifically for insomnia. Safe, effective remedies for insomnia and […]

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Stevia: A Safe Sugar Alternative That Also Fights Disease

Stevia: A Safe Sugar Alternative That Also Fights Disease

| Feb 18, 2018

By now, you’re probably well aware of the dangers of conventional, processed sugar. Besides being a primary contributor to obesity and weight gain, sugar is completely devoid of beneficial nutrients, and can actually deplete the body of other critical nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D, calcium, and vitamin C. Worse still, consumption of processed sugar has […]

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How Proper Oral Healthcare Prevents Disease

How Proper Oral Healthcare Prevents Disease

| Feb 15, 2018

  You’re most likely aware of the importance of oral hygiene—dentists and parents alike have been urging us to brush and floss most of our lives. Despite this emphasis, though, most people are not aware of just how powerfully oral health can affect the health of the rest of the body. Did you know that […]

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Why Pharmaceuticals will Not Work for Depression

Why Pharmaceuticals will Not Work for Depression

| Feb 11, 2018

Depression is a terrible daily reality for many people—over 13% of the entire American population takes antidepressants, at last count. This figure is 65% higher than 15 years ago, and it continues to grow annually.[1] Despite the skyrocketing prevalence of prescription antidepressants, there still isn’t much evidence that they actually work. In fact, the deeper […]

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Flu Season Continues to Worsen (How to Protect Yourself)

Flu Season Continues to Worsen (How to Protect Yourself)

| Feb 7, 2018

The historic 2017-2018 flu season is continuing to worsen. Authorities now report that the influenza virus is “widespread” across every region of the United States (usually, virus levels peak in different regions over the course of the season; it’s extremely rare for the entire country to be saturated at once). The death toll has risen […]

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Enoki Mushrooms Fight Cancer and Supercharge Immune Function

Enoki Mushrooms Fight Cancer and Supercharge Immune Function

| Feb 2, 2018

Mushrooms are a fascinating and highly healthful class of foods. We even suggested in a past article that they’re the world’s most underestimated superfoods. If you follow natural health trends, you’ve probably noticed that enthusiasm for “medicinal mushrooms” is growing quickly. Mushroom-based supplements now line the aisles of health food stores, mushroom coffee blends are […]

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Eat More Broccoli to Heal and Protect Your Digestion

Eat More Broccoli to Heal and Protect Your Digestion

| Jan 31, 2018

We’ve harped on the incredible benefits of broccoli in past articles. If you never got over the childhood tendency to avoid this superfood veggie, it’s time to reconsider—researchers continue to uncover a multitude of powerful health benefits associated with eating broccoli. The beneficial components of broccoli (especially a compound called sulfurophane) have been shown to […]

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Follow These Practices to Maximize the Benefits of Supplementation

Follow These Practices to Maximize the Benefits of Supplementation

| Jan 28, 2018

Supplementation is still a controversial topic. Despite tens of thousands of studies demonstrating the benefits of correctly taking nutritional supplements, skeptics still have their doubts about whether supplementation is necessary or even helpful in any way. Later in this article, we’ll cover best practices for optimizing the benefits of your nutritional supplement regimen. We would […]

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Is MSM An Underrated Cancer Treatment?

Is MSM An Underrated Cancer Treatment?

| Jan 28, 2018

We’re written before about the vastly underestimated importance of sulfur as a dietary nutrient. It’s been over twenty years since the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board has reported anything about it, but don’t let that fool you. Sulfur plays an essential role in some of the body’s most fundamental functions, including: enzymatic activity regulation of […]

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Ginger More Effective than Chemotherapy (and much more)

Ginger More Effective than Chemotherapy (and much more)

| Jan 28, 2018

After reading one of our many articles about the healing marvels of turmeric, you may have headed to your local health food store or coop to pick up some raw root. If so, you probably noticed that it’s very often displayed alongside ginger. These botanically related roots are similar in many ways—they share the same […]

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