Tag: anti-inflammatory foods

How Toxicity Can Lead to Alzheimer’s (And How to Prevent It)

How Toxicity Can Lead to Alzheimer’s (And How to Prevent It)

| Sep 23, 2017

  Alzheimer’s disease is an enormous health issue—and its prevalence continues to increase. It now claims more than half a million American lives every year, making it the third leading cause of death, behind cancer and heart disease.[1] Like cancer, heart disease, and other top killers, the etiology and mechanisms of Alzheimer’s are extremely complicated. […]

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Magical Manuka: The Healing Honey That Outshines All the Rest

Magical Manuka: The Healing Honey That Outshines All the Rest

| Sep 1, 2017

We’re in the midst of a very interesting time—a return to folk medicine, to self-healing, and to the application of treatments sourced directly from the natural world. After a brief dream of all-powerful pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and fancy medical technology, we’re reawakening to the subtle and integrative principles of nutrition, proper lifestyle, and natural medicine. These […]

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Ginger: The “Natural” Medicine

Ginger: The “Natural” Medicine

| Aug 30, 2017

Ginger is valued for many reasons—as a delicious, pungent spice, a tasty tea ingredient, sometimes even as a natural home remedy—but rarely as a bonafide medicine. This beautiful, golden root of ancient and widespread origin has been used for over 5,000 years in the healing systems of India and China, and yet it has been […]

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Does Your Cheese Contain Toxic Plastic?

Does Your Cheese Contain Toxic Plastic?

| Aug 25, 2017

  Cheese is under siege. Consumers and health experts alike are beginning to take a closer look at this beloved American staple—and it doesn’t look good for dairy farmers and cheese lovers. It’s no secret that cheese is high in saturated fat and sodium, two things that are closely linked with America’s obesity epidemic. Researchers […]

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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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Are Pumpkin Seeds an Antidote for Nutrient Deficiency?

Are Pumpkin Seeds an Antidote for Nutrient Deficiency?

| Feb 5, 2017

When it comes to nutrient-dense dietary choices, the so-called superfoods get all the attention. But it’s easy to forget that, living in the shadow of these popular health foods, there are more common (and usually more affordable) foods that offer just as much in the way of nutrition. One example is pumpkin seeds, which are […]

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How Fats Can Fight Inflammation (If You Choose the Right Ones)

How Fats Can Fight Inflammation (If You Choose the Right Ones)

| Nov 2, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that fats have a much better reputation these days. They used to be the universal scapegoat of the health community—everything from obesity and diabetes to cancer and heart disease was blamed on fat consumption. Now we know that the situation is quite a bit more complex. There’s a huge difference between healthy […]

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Why Moringa Is Called “The Miracle Tree”

Why Moringa Is Called “The Miracle Tree”

| Nov 29, 2015

It can be difficult to keep up with all the latest superfood fads and trends. It’s certainly true that “superfood” is an overused term, and that marketers often use it to inflate the value of their products. This doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t some foods that are legitimately healthier and benefit-packed than others. So […]

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Not All Fats Are Created Equal (Choose the Healthy Ones)

Not All Fats Are Created Equal (Choose the Healthy Ones)

| Nov 6, 2015

The debate over “healthy fats” vs. “unhealthy fats” has been raging on for some time. Despite a mountain of evidence suggesting that properly chosen fats are a healthful and absolutely essential part of a balanced diet, they still have a pretty bad reputation. Saturated fats get the worst rap—even prestigious organizations like the National Institute […]

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Chamomile: Relieves Anxiety (and so much more)

Chamomile: Relieves Anxiety (and so much more)

| Oct 31, 2015

Sometimes it’s the most time-tested and ancient remedies of all that we take for granted. Modern medicine has trained us to view “folk remedies” and plant-based medicine as antiquated modalities developed through superstition and unscientific practices. Anything that doesn’t receive the seal of approval from conventional Western medicine—a system that’s been in practice for barely […]

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