Tag: how to prevent heart disease

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

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

| Mar 21, 2017

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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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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Are You Getting Enough of This “Master Antioxidant”?

Are You Getting Enough of This “Master Antioxidant”?

| Jan 4, 2017

The human body has miraculously well-designed defense systems—but your body can only be pushed so far before problems arise! Under normal circumstances, our bodies can produce enough anti-oxidants internally to protect us against illness. But the world we now live in has reached such staggering levels of toxicity that our bodies have a hard time […]

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Spirulina: The Secret Superfood with Tons of Benefits

Spirulina: The Secret Superfood with Tons of Benefits

| Sep 10, 2016

The diversity of naturally healing foods and substances is almost mind-boggling. For every miracle food that gets its time in the spotlight, it seems there’s five others that never really receive the credit they deserve. And that’s not even counting the healing foods that haven’t even yet been discovered. One incredibly healing superfood that’s still […]

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Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

| May 16, 2016

The wide-ranging health benefits of olive oil hardly even need to be mentioned. It still remains one of the healthiest oils in the world, even as coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, and other “superfood oils” continue to increase in popularity. Olive oil is packed with beneficial nutrients, including monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which serve as […]

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Ashwagandha: Nature’s Solution to Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Support

Ashwagandha: Nature’s Solution to Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Support

| Apr 27, 2016

The secret to vibrant health is actually very simple: harness your body’s own healing potency. Between Big Pharma’s arsenal of allopathic medications and the natural health world’s overwhelming variety of holistic remedies, it can feel like the health solution you need is always outside of yourself. Because of conventional medicine’s profound influence on our society, […]

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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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Is Sulfur Deficiency Making You Age Too Fast

Is Sulfur Deficiency Making You Age Too Fast

| Nov 14, 2015

There’s a lot of hype out there about boosting and balancing your health with vitamins and supplements. And more often than not, the hype is worth listening to. After all, up to 80% of the world’s population suffers from vitamin and mineral deficiencies.[1] Vitamins have been in the limelight for some time, but mineral supplementation […]

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Pomegranate: An Ancient and Healthful Superfood

Pomegranate: An Ancient and Healthful Superfood

| Oct 19, 2015

These days, it’s hard to keep track of all the “latest and greatest” miracle foods. As the knowledge base of the natural health world exponentially expands, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we live in a world that is abundantly rich in wildly healthful edibles. More and more people are turning from the questionable integrity of […]

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New Study: Vitamin C Is As Heart-Healthy As Exercise

New Study: Vitamin C Is As Heart-Healthy As Exercise

| Oct 18, 2015

While checking out at a local coop recently, we noticed a worrying headline on the cover of a popular health magazine: “Just To Be Safe, Avoid Taking Vitamins.” This sentence pretty perfectly sums up the air of paranoia and skepticism that surrounds the vitamin and supplement culture. Contamination scares, dubious studies depicting the supposed uselessness […]

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