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Turmeric Works Wonders for Prediabetes

Turmeric Works Wonders for Prediabetes

| Oct 26, 2018

It’s fair to say that turmeric has earned its title as a functional food of unrivaled versatility. It seems to have the uncanny ability to take on any ailment, illness, or condition—and this claim is borne out by both ancient practice and modern research. As we’ve discussed before, there’s a simple reason why this magical […]

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New Study Confirms Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Microbes

New Study Confirms Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Microbes

| Oct 26, 2018

    Manufacturers of artificial sweeteners would like us to think that they’ve discovered the perfect loophole for enjoying the sweetness of sugar without any of its health risks. As we’ve covered in previous articles, though, nothing could be further from the truth. The first commercially available artificial sweetener, saccharin, was shown to cause cancer […]

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Jamaica Plans to Ban Styrofoam and Disposable Plastics

Jamaica Plans to Ban Styrofoam and Disposable Plastics

| Oct 17, 2018

Society’s love affair with plastic is coming to an end. It is now undeniable that its hazards outweigh its benefits of convenience, and that something must be done to limit its adverse effects on human health and the environment. We’ve become dependent on plastic to sustain our modern lifestyle, but now it’s polluting our oceans, […]

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BPA-Free Plastic May Still Pose Serious Health Risks

BPA-Free Plastic May Still Pose Serious Health Risks

| Sep 27, 2018

Plastic has solved many of the problems of industrial society. It’s lightweight, cheap, and easy to produce; no wonder it was once considered a marvel of modern science. Those days are over, though, as we now know that plastic triggers nearly as many problems as it solves. Its non-biodegradable nature (once hailed as durability) has […]

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“Smart Meters” Are BAD for Your Health?

“Smart Meters” Are BAD for Your Health?

| Sep 1, 2018

 A home owner in Texas pulls out a handgun and tells a smart meter installer to back away from her house. He does. A couple in British Columbia covers their already-installed smart meter with a metal hood to block its radio transmissions. The company that makes the hoods is doing a brisk business. In Maine, […]

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An Essential Guide to Vitamins

An Essential Guide to Vitamins

| May 24, 2018

We write a lot about vitamins, because we recognize the primary role they play in the maintenance of optimal health. Vitamin deficiency is a risk factor that underlies the vast majority of ailments and health conditions—and thus, a growing body of research demonstrates that vigilant monitoring of vitamin intake can help successfully prevent or even […]

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Grow Your Own Cancer-Healing Herbs

Grow Your Own Cancer-Healing Herbs

| Apr 5, 2018

Gardening season is right around the corner. If you’ve always thought of growing some of your own food and medicine but have never gotten around to it, take the plunge this year! Tending your own garden is a wonderfully rewarding and centering activity—and there’s nothing quite like fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs plucked straight from […]

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Cordyceps Mushrooms for Energy, Stamina and Disease Resistance

Cordyceps Mushrooms for Energy, Stamina and Disease Resistance

| Mar 23, 2018

    We’ve written before about the wonders of medicinal mushrooms. Often referred to as “the original superfoods,” these special edible mushrooms are turning lots of heads in the natural health world. Prized since antiquity as anti-aging tonics—Reishi mushrooms were even called the Elixir of Immortality—medicinal mushrooms are just beginning to get the mainstream attention […]

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7 Common Chemicals That Are Messing With Your Hormones and Health

7 Common Chemicals That Are Messing With Your Hormones and Health

| Mar 13, 2018

The amount of highly toxic chemicals with which our society is saturated is almost inconceivable. It’s hard to understand why we would actively choose to pump our environment full of health-destroying poisons. And ignorance can no longer be blamed—the writing is on the wall. But, since this is the kind of world in which we […]

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Tumeric and Honey Spread for Inflammation and Pain

Tumeric and Honey Spread for Inflammation and Pain

| Mar 7, 2018

Turmeric (curcumin) is an herb for inflammation and pain that is gaining a lot of attention among natural health practitioners. Turmeric belongs to the ginger family, and is traditionally being used to flavour dishes like curry. Like ginger, turmeric is used to calm inflammation and pain. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been studied and used […]

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