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Can Cacao Help Prevent Diabetes?

Can Cacao Help Prevent Diabetes?

| Dec 31, 2017

  December 13th was National Cocoa Day—‘tis certainly the season for enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate by the fire. But cocoa is much more than just an enjoyable winter beverage. We’ve written about the incredible benefits of raw cacao in past articles—one team of researchers stated that cacao’s “health-promoting benefits are so remarkable […]

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Pineal Gland: Your Brain’s Built-In Detox System

Pineal Gland: Your Brain’s Built-In Detox System

| Aug 7, 2015

The importance of the pineal gland has been acknowledged for many millennia. For nearly every ancient civilization throughout the world, it occupied a prominent position not only in their systems of anatomy and medicine, but also their systems of philosophy, cosmology, and spirituality. While Western science looks upon this vital gland as simply another part […]

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How to Detox Without Even Trying

How to Detox Without Even Trying

| Aug 5, 2015

Despite its growing popularity, detoxing is still commonly associated with relatively fringe health circles. It usually entails the use of “cleanses,” “fasts,” or other extended practices intended to catalyze a massive release of toxins all at once. These practices also usually require a good deal of time, energy, knowledge, and discipline to do safely and […]

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5 Superfoods That Stop Inflammation

5 Superfoods That Stop Inflammation

| Jul 8, 2015

Inflammation is a colossal health problem in our society. While it tends to be associated only with aches, pains, and stiffness, its deleterious effects on the body reach far deeper. Most health experts now agree that inflammation is the root of the vast majority of diseases. Here’s why: inflammation is a defense mechanism that focuses […]

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The Health Secrets of Dark Chocolate

The Health Secrets of Dark Chocolate

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The word “chocolate” is derived from the Aztec word chocolātl, which means “food of the gods.” We’ve preserved this phrase in the species name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao (theo means “god” and broma means “food”). The cacao tree has been one of the planet’s most well-loved plants for ages. Long before the days […]

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