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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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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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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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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10 Reasons You Should Eat More Eggs

Several decades ago, health experts issued a warning about the cholesterol contained in eggs, but the current thinking about nutrition is that eggs are actually good for your health. Egg yolks are rich in healthy nutrients. The yolk contains more than 90 percent of egg’s calcium and iron. The egg white is also nourishing; it contains almost half of the egg’s protein. Here are 10 reasons to eat more eggs: 1. Eggs help improve performance. A single medium egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein, as well as all the other…

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the United States government, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among Americans in 2016. 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common kinds of cancers are are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, skin melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer. There are actually more than one hundred types of cancer, which is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer treatment can include chemotherapy,…

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The Forgotten Mineral

One nutrient that gets little attention is sulfur. It is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten” mineral. Despite the fact sulfur is present in many foods, many people are deficient. Sulfur is important in healing; when you are deficient you may experience pain and inflammation in muscles and bones. It is important in metabolism; sulfur is contained in insulin, which supports the utilization in the body of sugar from carbohydrates. Ninety-nine percent of the mass of the human body is comprised of six chemical elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and…

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Common Nutritional Deficiences: The Next 6

In our last article, we explained there are eleven common nutritional deficiencies among Americans, and we examined the top five. Even those of us who eat healthy may be vulnerable to deficiencies because of depleted soil, when our food was picked and how long it was stored, and even our own individual biological processes. Here is a look at the next 6 most common deficiencies:

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Common Nutritional Deficiencies: The Top 5

Even if you eat a balanced diet of whole foods, and avoid processed foods, you may not be getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Where your food was grown can influence the nutritional value of foods, as can soil quality and storage time. Your personal metabolism and state of health also affects how well your body uses food. There are 11 common nutritional deficiencies. Here are the top 5: 1. Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency affects people of all ages, especially people who spend little time outdoors…

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How One Woman Lost 88 Pounds on a Ketogenic-Paleo Diet

A woman who lost 88 pounds in a year was recently showcased on the website, Reddit. She lost the weight using a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic-Paleo diet, between July 2011 and July 2012, without exercising. Even better, she has kept it off ever since. The 5-foot-4 inch Amanda, who hasn’t disclosed her last name, dropped from her original weight of 222 pounds to a slender 134 pounds, without exercising. So of course, people are asking for her secrets. She says she ate between 1200 and 1300 calories daily, combining the principles…

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