Healthy Foods 

The Case for Oil Pulling

You may have heard of oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is gaining popularlity in the western world. It can be a powerful tool to improve oral health, especially when combined with the antimicrobial properties of coconut oil. Because coconut oil is high in lauric acid, it fights a wide range of pathogens, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa. Simultaneously, it promotes the homeostasis of the oral microbiome, ensuring you don’t kill the good microbes. It is believed that oil pulling improves your oral and physical health by lowering…

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Diet Digestion Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Healthy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is popular for use in food preparation, but it also has a number of health benefits. It is rich in bioactive components like acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, caffeic acid and others, making it an potent antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. Natural health experts recommend you use vinegar that contains “the mother,” a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance present in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar. Here are some of the most popular health uses for apple cider vinegar: • Diabetes  Vinegar is considered anti-glycemic and has a beneficial effect…

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Digestion Natural Remedies 

11 New Ways to Use Baking Soda

If you’re like most of us, you probably have a box of baking soda, either in your pantry for baking, or in your fridge to absorb odors. What you may not realize is that baking soda has a number of health uses, as well. Here are 11 new ways to use baking soda: 1. Natural Deodorant Just say no to the parabens and aluminum found in most deodorants and antiperspirants. Instead, mix a pinch of baking soda with water, and use a bit of the paste under your arms. 2.…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

Why Hispanics Live Longer

Population demographics show that Hispanics in the United States are living on average two years longer than Anglo whites, and and more than seven years longer than blacks.The Chicago Tribune reports: A Hispanic born in 2006 could expect to live about 80 years and seven months, the government estimates. Life expectancy for a white is about 78, and for a black, just shy of 73 years. Some demographers are calling this the “Hispanic paradox,” unexpected longevity in a population many of whose members are poor and relatively uneducated. One theory…

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Health Studies Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

9 Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is so creamy and sweet you might imagine it’s an indulgence that is bad for you, but the opposite is true. Coconut milk is rich in benefits for your body. It supports your immune system and prevents disease. In fact, coconut milk, like coconut water and coconut oil, is one of the healthiest foods available. Coconut milk is actually not “milk” at all. It is the liquid inside mature coconuts, stored within the coconut meat. Coconut water is the substance that leaks out when you crack open a…

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Diet Exercise Wellness 

What Is Intermittent Fasting and What Can It Do for You?

The most challenging aspect of losing weight is maintaining your commitment over time. It’s easy to get started, but much harder to stick to your diet when hunger raises its head. Eating right and exercise are recognized as key elements, but for some people, they are not enough to achieve success. If you are having trouble reaching your weight loss goals even with a healthy diet and exercise, don’t resort to dangerous supplements or other weight loss fads. Even if you achieve short-term results, the weight is likely to return.…

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Diet Health Studies 

Read This and You’ll Never Eat at McDonald’s Again

Next time you drive toward those Golden Arches, think about this: McDonald’s has one of the worst reputations of any fast food restaurants. There are numerous reasons, but in this article, we’re going to look at the inclusion in their recipes of ten very unappetizing ingredients. Here they are: 1. Ammonium Sulfate Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic salt, most often used in fertilizer. It also used in flame retardant and in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. It causes hormone disruption. 2. Silicone Oil Silicone oil is used in making contact lenses,…

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How to Eliminate Dust Mites

One of the peskiest allergens around is the dust mite. They contribute to many allergy- and asthma-related health problems, along with skin reactions. These minuscule bugs thrive in cotton mattresses, pillows, bedding, carpets and upholstered furniture, and they feed on dead skin.  Four out of five American homes are infested with dust mites. Could your house be infested? If you experience sneezing; runny nose; red, itchy or watery eyes; congestion; itchy nose, throat or roof of the mouth; facial pressure or pain; cough; or swollen, bluish skin under the eyes,…

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Natural Remedies 

Fight Gray Hair with Natural Remedies

People are now experiencing premature aging of their hair at much younger ages than before. In fact, people in their twenties and thirties are finding gray hairs. Scientists blame a variety of causes, from stress, sinusitis, poor nutrition, fluctuating hormones, thyroid disorders, and chronic colds to genetic predisposition. Natural health experts say there is a way to reverse premature graying. Here are the remedies they recommend:   1. Indian Gooseberry This fruit is also known as Amia. It has potent anti-aging properties. You can eat it or apply amia pulp or…

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Health Studies Supplements Wellness 

The Newest Hope in the Effort to Combat Aging

Throughout recorded history, people have sought a way to avoid aging and extend life. Ponce de Leon’s search for the elusive “fountain of youth” led to the exploration of Florida. Today, as baby boomers move forward into old age, the interest in a true anti-aging formula is growing. An article in Technology Review describes the efforts of one company, Elysium Health, which is taking a non-traditional route in developing its anti-aging formula. Elysium is taking its research and offering a nutraceutical, rather than a pharmaceutical pill. This will allow it…

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