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The Dangers of High Triglycerides (And How to Lower Them)

The Dangers of High Triglycerides (And How to Lower Them)

| Jan 22, 2018

Triglyceride is a fancy name for fat (they’re also referred to as lipids). All the lipid-based foods we consume contain varying types of triglycerides, which enter the bloodstream after being broken down. These triglycerides are then burned as an energy source (a process called lipolysis), and whatever is left over is stored in fat cells, […]

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This Flu Season Is a Rough One (Here’s How to Protect Yourself)

This Flu Season Is a Rough One (Here’s How to Protect Yourself)

| Jan 18, 2018

You’ve most likely had the unfortunate experience of finding out just how awful the flu can be. This year’s flu season in the United States is already one of the worst on record—new strains of the influenza virus have sprawled across 46 states and claimed the lives of 106 people—and health agencies fear that it […]

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How Poor Dental Practices Create Deadly “Superbugs”

How Poor Dental Practices Create Deadly “Superbugs”

| Jan 18, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is one of most serious health crises of our time. The World Health Organization reports that “a post-antibiotic era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century.”[1] Even mainstream health agencies like the Center for Disease Control and […]

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Warning: Do NOT Take D3 without Vitamin K2

Warning: Do NOT Take D3 without Vitamin K2

| Jan 15, 2018

In recent years, it has become abundantly clear that vitamin D is an essential (and seriously healing) nutrient. We’ve come a long way from the belief that its only use is to prevent rickets and other bone disorders. We now know that bone support is just one of its myriad benefits, and that vitamin D […]

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Stop Using Canola Oil Immediately

Stop Using Canola Oil Immediately

| Jan 14, 2018

The pros and cons of fat consumption are perhaps more hotly debated than any other food category. The word “fat” has come to carry a negative connotation, but as we’ve written about in the past, not all fats are created equal. Some serve as the perfect fuel source for your body and brain, and others […]

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Why You Should Replace Sugar with Honey

Why You Should Replace Sugar with Honey

| Jan 12, 2018

Overconsumption of sugar is one of the fatal flaws of the Standard American Diet. Natural sugar sources—such as fruits, juices, and high-sugar vegetables like carrots and beets—are an essential and healthful part of a balanced diet. After all, glucose (the type of sugar naturally found in the foods you eat) is a primary energy source […]

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Is Sleep Deprivation Destroying Your Health?

Is Sleep Deprivation Destroying Your Health?

| Jan 4, 2018

Most people don’t get enough sleep. Missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than just make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long term effects of sleep deprivation are real. It drains your mental abilities and puts your physical health at real risk. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, […]

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Can Cacao Help Prevent Diabetes?

Can Cacao Help Prevent Diabetes?

| Dec 31, 2017

  December 13th was National Cocoa Day—‘tis certainly the season for enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate by the fire. But cocoa is much more than just an enjoyable winter beverage. We’ve written about the incredible benefits of raw cacao in past articles—one team of researchers stated that cacao’s “health-promoting benefits are so remarkable […]

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The Amazing Benefits of Wheatgrass

The Amazing Benefits of Wheatgrass

| Dec 27, 2017

According to surveys conducted by the Center for Disease Control, only about 27 percent of Americans get more than three servings of vegetables per day. Most of us know by now that we need to be eating fresh fruits and veggies everyday in abundance for optimal health and detoxification. However, for many people this isn’t as […]

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Grocery Aisles Are Filled with “Fake Organics” (Here’s How to Avoid Them)

Grocery Aisles Are Filled with “Fake Organics” (Here’s How to Avoid Them)

| Dec 24, 2017

The organic food movement was born from a genuine desire to heal the earth through regenerative agriculture practices and a proper relationship with food. Its intention was to provide a standard to which our nation’s food producers could be held—one that would foster healthy soil building, humane and sustainable animal husbandry, and nutrient-dense, health-promoting crops. […]

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