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Is Castor Oil Still a Good Idea?

Many of our grandparents and great-grandparents grew up on doses of castor oil. The oil was respected for its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal qualities. We now know it is 90 percent comprised of the fatty acid ricinoleic acid, which offers many health benefits. But what role, if any, should castor oil play in a modern health regimen? Castor oil is derived from the castor seed Ricinus communis, which is also the source of the toxin ricin, often used in chemical warfare. The seeds, therefore, are dangerous, but the toxin is…

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Stop Cancer in Its Tracks with This Nutrient

One of the best ways to combat cancer is to stop it early in its attack on the body. Because standard cancer treatment involves toxic chemicals and damaging radiation, a growing number of cancer specialists are turning their attention to natural approaches to prevent and halt cancer. One very potent cancer killer is a flavonoid called quercetin. Quercetin is a nutrient present in many fruits and vegetables, whose ability to fight disease in varied ways makes it uniquely effective as a cancer-preventive compound. Studies prove that people who consume high…

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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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