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Kundalini Yoga Combats Addiction and Mental Disorder

Kundalini Yoga Combats Addiction and Mental Disorder

| Dec 26, 2015

To say that yoga has exploded in popularity over the course of the last decade would be an understatement. Not so long ago, “people confused yoga with yogurt” (in the words of one yoga teacher)[1]—and now this near universally known practice has redefined a large aspect of both American spirituality and fitness. On the surface, […]

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The Underrated Benefits of Melatonin (It’s Great for More Than Just Sleep)

The Underrated Benefits of Melatonin (It’s Great for More Than Just Sleep)

| Dec 23, 2015

If you’ve ever suffered from insomnia, chances are someone recommended melatonin as a remedy. This makes good sense, as melatonin works wonders when you need a little help resetting a jet-lagged schedule or turning off your overactive brain at bedtime. In fact, melatonin plays a central and indispensable role in your body’s entire “sleep system.” […]

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4 Reasons Why Eating Walnuts Is A Smart Choice (plus Easy Recipes)

4 Reasons Why Eating Walnuts Is A Smart Choice (plus Easy Recipes)

| Dec 20, 2015

Researchers are convinced—more than ever before—about the nutritional benefits of walnuts.  Walnuts are delicious, satisfying, and packed with health benefits, but they rarely make it onto the short list of healthy foods. When I was growing up, walnuts would pretty much only make an appearance during the holiday season, when my mother would use them to […]

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Health Is More Than Skin-Deep: Exploring the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

Health Is More Than Skin-Deep: Exploring the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

| Dec 17, 2015

  We live in a world obsessed with materialism, and our medical system reflects this viewpoint. Western medicine should certainly be lauded for its tenacious attempts to understand physical body—the knowledge yielded through its tireless examinations has been translated into solutions for countless health problems. But in many ways, we’ve taken this one dimensional approach too […]

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Green Tea Fights Cancer (And Improves Every Aspect of Your Health)

Green Tea Fights Cancer (And Improves Every Aspect of Your Health)

| Dec 11, 2015

Green tea is easily one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Its rich profile of antioxidants, nutrients, and other therapeutic compounds make it a powerful tool for improving nearly every aspect of your health. And after studying some of these compounds more thoroughly, many researchers have decided that green tea is one heck of […]

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The Many Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil (It Even Kills MRSA Bacteria)

The Many Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil (It Even Kills MRSA Bacteria)

| Dec 10, 2015

If you have any experience with aromatherapy or other medicinal methods for using essential oils, you’ve probably come across lavender essential oil. Lavender is the paragon of relaxation—and for good reason. Its rich, soothing scent cuts right through anxiety, sleepnessness, headaches, and many other symptoms of everyday stress. But don’t let its gentle persona fool […]

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5 Major Benefits of the Indian  Adaptogen Ashwagandha (#2 is best)

5 Major Benefits of the Indian Adaptogen Ashwagandha (#2 is best)

| Dec 6, 2015

If you are looking to restore your energy, look younger, and reverse disease then ashwagandha may be the herb you’re looking for. The Indian herb ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is one of the most highly regarded botanicals in the 5,000-year-old system of natural medicine known as Ayurveda.  It’s known as the “strength of the stallion,” since […]

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Millions Outraged by the FDA’s Approval of GMO Salmon

Millions Outraged by the FDA’s Approval of GMO Salmon

| Dec 4, 2015

  The GMO saga continues. The grassroots efforts of many organizers have ushered GMO’s into mainstream awareness—nearly everyone now has some opinion on the practice of genetic modification (a practice that, not so long ago, was barely known to the consumer world). And at last count, nine out of every ten support the labeling of GMO […]

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Cloves Stop Cancer in Its Tracks

Cloves Stop Cancer in Its Tracks

| Dec 2, 2015

Scientists are quickly discovering that some of the best cancer treatments available are right in our own kitchens. The overwhelmingly positive data from studies on turmeric, ginger, and many other anti-cancer foods have encouraged researchers to explore the therapeutic potential of other functional foods. It turns out that, across the board, cancer-fighting foods offer a safer and […]

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Macadamia Nut Oil: The Unsung Hero of Healthy Fats

Macadamia Nut Oil: The Unsung Hero of Healthy Fats

| Dec 1, 2015

For many years, saturated fats have been demonized by the medical mainstream. They’ve been blamed for a whole host of health issues, including high cholesterol, heart problems, and obesity. But new findings demonstrate that exactly the opposite is true—it’s polyunsaturated fats, sugars, and simple carbohydrates that inflame and toxify the body, weaken the immune system, […]

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