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Monitor Your Thyroid With This Simple Tool

Approximately 59 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. This small, butterfly-shaped gland controls the body’s metabolism, and how it consumes oxygen and produces heat. Problems occur when the thyroid releases too much or too little hormone. An thyroid that is either overactive or underactive can lead to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, goiter, and Graves disease. Thyroid disorders are difficult to diagnose, and often require a series of specific blood tests. However, fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes developed a test that helps begin the process…

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Know About Nettles

Every spring, gardeners spend time removing prickly nettles from their gardens. In today’s world, the nettle is often regarded as a weed. But in traditional medicine, the nettle, or Urtica dioica, has a rich history. For more than 2,000 years, people have been using the nettle as an invigorating spring tonic to support wellness, and for joint health. Perhaps it’s time to shift our perception, and see nettle as a powerful herb. Nettles are not easy to love. Virtually every part of the nettle is covered with tiny protrusions called…

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7 Ways to Detox (Without Juicing)

Our bodies are healthiest when we provide support with gentle detoxing. You probably know juicing is one great detox strategy, but there are others that are simple, effective, and enjoyable. Here are seven ways to detox that don’t involve juicing: 1. Choose foods without chemicals. The standard American diet includes pesticides, preservatives, processed oils, artificial flavors and colors, and other chemical additives. Buy organic as often as possible, and shop local at farmer’s markets. 2. Invest in a water filter. Tap water is often loaded with compounds like chlorine and…

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Can Gray Hair Be Reversed?

It’s natural for hair to turn gray or white as you age, but if you are finding grays sooner than you expected, it may be offering you clues to a problem with your health. Prematurely gray hair is often associated with celiac disease, endocrine imbalance or pernicious anemia. Nutrition plays a role in all these conditions. In assessing nutritional deficiencies, health experts consider three things: diet, toxic load, and the ability to assimilate nutrients (gut health). A healthy diet is the foundation of your good health. The best diet is…

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Stay Well With Walnuts

All nuts are good for you, and walnuts are a particularly tasty and popular choice. Here are ten health benefits you can gain by eating walnuts on a regular basis: 1. Better Digestion Walnuts are high in fiber, to keep your digestive system functioning well. Many of the sources we rely on for protein, such as meat and dairy, do not offer fiber. Walnuts provide both protein and fiber. 2. Better Sleep Walnuts contain the bio-available form of melatonin, which improves sleeping patterns. Eating a handful of walnuts every day…

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12 Reasons to Take Turmeric

Turmeric is often referred to as “The Queen of Spices,” because of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-aging properties. This spice is related to ginger, and is widely used in Indian dishes, where it provides a golden color and and earthy flavor. It also has a long history of use in medicinal applications, from controlling pain to fighting cancer. Turmeric derives its golden color, as well as its health-giving benefits, from curcumin. Curcumin has been the subject of much research, and has been shown to be a powerful antiseptic, antioxidant, and…

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Thyroid-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is a growing problem among Americans. Some may be a product of working too much and too many hours. Some may be attributable to adrenal burnout or fibromyalgia, or other medical issues. Some is certainly caused by thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference? Thyroid-related fatigue shows itself when you find it difficult to sustain energy compared to your previous level of fitness and endurance. If your thyroid is not functioning properly, it is difficult to sustain energy output. You’ll feel as though you just don’t enough energy…

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8 Ways to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Health enthusiasts have a special place in their hearts for apple cider vinegar, often affectionately called ACV. The raw, unfiltered variety is made from fermented organic apples, and at the bottom of the bottle you’ll see a little cloud called “the mother.” (Bragg’s is one popular brand, but there are several others.) Apple cider vinegar is rich in essential enzymes, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Here are eight ways to love it: 1. As an aid to digestion – Our bodies produce hydrochloric acid (HCL) as a component of our…

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10 Ways to Use Lemons as Medicine

Lemons have been cultivated in China and India for 2,500 years. They are delicious for use in cooking and well-known as cleaning agents. In addition, lemons have always been used as medicine. Here are some of their best known medicinal applications: 1. Improve Skin Hyper-Pigmentation Lemons contain citric acid, which has natural skin lightening properties. To make a lightening mask to treat dark spots, apply one teaspoon each of lemon juice, yogurt, and honey to the skin once a day for 20 minutes. Results appear slowly, but over time you…

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Is Organic Really Better?

Is the superiority of organic food just a marketing ploy, or is organic really better for you? Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom recently completed the largest study of its kind, and they have a verdict: Organic food is, in fact, more nutritious than food grown conventionally. The scientists at Newcastle reviewed 343 studies that compared conventional to organically grown food. They found that organic grains, fruits and vegetables are higher in nutrition, and therefore better for you. The reviewers noted that the quality of studies has improved…

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