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Bee Pollen: Nature’s Most Perfect Food

Bee Pollen: Nature’s Most Perfect Food

| Aug 11, 2017

Those Bees really know how to do it right!  Bee pollen is the pollen ball that has been packed by worker honeybees into pellets.  Bees work hard to created this incredible superfood. So what’s all the buzz about? As you probably know, the term superfood should usually be taken with a grain of salt (then again, even salt is […]

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Do You Know Where Your Beef Comes From?

Do You Know Where Your Beef Comes From?

| Jul 28, 2017

Do you know where your beef is being produced? If not, you should find out as soon as possible, or find a new, more transparent source. On June 22, 2017, the United States suspended beef imports from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S. The findings that spurred this action just might […]

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Are Dairy Products Giving You Joint Pain?

Are Dairy Products Giving You Joint Pain?

| Jul 24, 2017

Nearly 23% of all Americans (an estimated 54.4 million people) suffer from maladies that cause frequent joint pain, mainly arthritis (of which osteoarthritis is the most common form), rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia.[1] And these numbers don’t even account for those who haven’t seen a doctor about their pain or haven’t received an official […]

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Stop Using Toxic Teflon Floss

Stop Using Toxic Teflon Floss

| Jul 22, 2017

The dental industry is rife with potential health risks, many of which we’ve discussed in previous articles: fluoride, toxic toothpaste, mercury-contaminated amalgams, and more. You may not be aware, though, that even the wrong floss can be hazardous. Now don’t get the wrong idea—the last thing we want to do is discourage you from flossing. […]

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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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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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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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If Your Organic Milk Really “Organic”?

If Your Organic Milk Really “Organic”?

| May 13, 2017

We’ve discussed the pitfalls of milk and dairy in past articles. Milk isn’t nearly the health food that it’s been advertised as for decades—it’s decidedly not responsible for building strong bones, and it carries a host of health risks (including bone mass loss, the very condition it supposedly helps prevent).[1] Despite these warnings, milk consumption […]

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