Tag: Microbiome

Make Your Own Probiotic-Rich Fermented Foods at Home

Make Your Own Probiotic-Rich Fermented Foods at Home

| Sep 24, 2017

By now, you’ve certainly heard a thing or two about the health benefits of probiotics. Digestive microbiology has only just started to gain an understanding of our internal ecosystem, which is made up of somewhere between 500-1000 different species of bacteria. One thing’s for sure, though: these little critters play a massively important role in […]

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Is Miso the World’s Most Effective Protection Against Radiation?

Is Miso the World’s Most Effective Protection Against Radiation?

| Sep 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

With worrying updates about the incident at Fukushima still making news headlines, the threat of radiation is fresh on many people’s minds. There’s been so much whitewashing surrounding the tragedy that it can be hard to decipher fact from pro-nuclear propaganda. The general consensus in the alternative health community is that authorities haven’t told us […]

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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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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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Is Coconut Vinegar Even More Powerful Than Apple Cider Vinegar?

Is Coconut Vinegar Even More Powerful Than Apple Cider Vinegar?

| Nov 25, 2015

If you’ve read our past articles, you know that we’re firm believers in the coconut craze. Coconuts and all their derivative products (such as coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil) are some of the most powerful and versatile healing foods on the planet. Mounting evidence demonstrates that coconut products provide the body with a healthy […]

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Why Kombucha Is Called An “Immortal Health Elixir”

Why Kombucha Is Called An “Immortal Health Elixir”

| Oct 30, 2015

By now you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the probiotic-rich tea that’s available in all shapes, sizes, and flavors at your local health food store. Kombucha gained popularity as an exotic and enjoyable way to consume probiotics, which support the invaluable community of microorganisms within the body known as your microbiome. This is one health fad […]

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Do You Know What’s Really In Your Yogurt?

Do You Know What’s Really In Your Yogurt?

| Oct 28, 2015

Yogurt is one of the most ancient health foods around. It’s been treasured as a probiotic-rich, healthy treat for thousands of years (some historical accounts even trace its roots back to 6000 B.C.). And it’s no wonder that yogurt has maintained popularity for so long: it’s vitamin-rich, impressively immune-boosting, and full of beneficial bacteria that […]

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Why Apple Cider Vinegar Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Should Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

| Oct 21, 2015

Over 2,000 years ago, the Greek scientist and doctor Hippocrates gave the advice to “let food be thy medicine.” Considering that he’s thought of as the father of modern medicine (all doctors still take the Hippocratic Oath), his counsel is probably worthy of our attention. He was a huge fan of what’s now called “lifestyle […]

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Don’t Touch That Cash Register Receipt—It’s Toxic

Don’t Touch That Cash Register Receipt—It’s Toxic

| Sep 16, 2015

The other day, I watched nervously while a coffee shop cashier dealt with a receipt printing malfunction. She fumbled with the unraveling roll of thermal printer paper, smoothed creases with her palms, and even held one end up of the stubborn reel between her teeth while she fidgeted. When she finally got the contraption working, […]

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Has this “Fake Estrogen” Hijacked Your System?

Has this “Fake Estrogen” Hijacked Your System?

| Aug 14, 2015

Living—let alone thriving—in our toxic world can be awfully tricky. As we’ve discussed in other articles, modern society is a veritable obstacle course of sneaky toxin sources. Nowadays, even the air we breathe and the water we drink is suspect. While there are all sorts of nasty pollutants worthy of our concern, one class of […]

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