Wellness 

Read This Before You Do a Detox

Recently, the Guardian reported that the hugely profitable detox industry that claims to clean out unnamed “toxins,” is at best, ineffective, and, at worst, a scam. The Guardian quotes emeritus professor of complementary medicine at Exeter University, Edzard Ernst: “Let’s be clear, there are two types of detox: one is respectable and the other isn’t.” Ernst confirms that medical treatment, commonly referred to as “detoxing” that begins the treatment of life-threatening drug addictions is valid and necessary, but he has strong opinions against the more popular use of “detoxing.” “The…

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Diet Digestion 

Why Gluten Free Might Not Work to Cure IBS, And the Weird Thing That Could

For about a decade now people have been encouraged to go “gluten free’ in an attempt to manage annoying, and sometimes catastrophic stomach ailments. For many people IBS has ruined their lives. And a good portion of those suffering from IBS have found relief in going gluten free. But not all of them. And that’s caused quite a bit of frustration for people who have given up their favorite foods only to find out it didn’t help manage their discomfort and pain. Research has shown the reason many people who…

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What The Makers of Infant’s Tylenol Were Found Guilty of Doing to Children Is Horrifying

If there’s ever been a doubt that huge companies are often out for profit over health, then this story should help confirm the suspicion. Apparently the makers of  Infant’s Tylenol and Children’s Motrin knowingly included toxic metals in their products. What makes this especially horrifying is the inclusion of these metals is much more deadly when given to children who don’t yet have detoxification systems that can help them purge these deadly elements from  their bodies. Meaning the decision to sell these products could have lifelong affects on these young…

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If You Have Stomach Troubles Knowing What FODMAPS Is Could Help

You’ve likely never heard of FODMAPS. Chances are you will in the near future, and that’s because FODMAPS is the new “Gluten Free.” Or it could be. The reason the Gluten Free diet exploded in popularity is because many people who switched to it began to feel better. Their symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea, mind fog, etc. began to go away. But this wasn’t true of all people who went gluten free. Some ditched the gluten and still felt terrible, and they didn’t know why. The reason might be they…

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No Time for Exercise? How About a Full-Body Workout in 30 Seconds?

If you haven’t tried planking, you may be missing out on the most efficient exercise you could do. We’re not talking about the fad of hanging out in odd places imitating an ironing board. “Planking,” as an exercise, is not even in the same position as the fad. Planking is raising yourself from a prone position to hold your weight on your elbows and the balls of your feet. Research shows it is an extremely effective core exercise. Pennsylvania State University published a study that showed forearm plank exercises result…

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New Study – Natural Cure Helps Smokers Quit

You may be familiar with the many benefits of fish oil. Eating fatty fishes like Wild Alaskan Salmon, Arctic Char, Atlantic Mackerel, Sardines, Black Cod, Anchovies, Farmed Rainbow Trout, Albacore Tuna, Pacific Halibut, as well as oysters and mussels may help with many common health issues: May help lower cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDLs and blood pressure, while increasing HDL. May help to break up clots before they damage to the heart or brain. May help prevent breast, colon, and prostate cancers. May help regulate inflammation. May improve memory, reasoning, and the…

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Diet Digestion 

The Reason Gluten Free Might Not Cure IBS Problems

Over the past few years many people have switched to gluten free in an attempt to manage disorderly IBS problems. And while many have seen an alleviation in symptoms, not all have. The reason for this is many people have an additional reaction to a different kind of food substance commonly found in gluten free foods. So what gives, why do some people go gluten free and still suffer gas, bloating, diarrhea, mental fog, and other symptoms related to IBS? The reason is people react to sugar and fiber proteins…

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Supplements 

Not all Omega-3s Created Equal, Find Out Which Are Inferior

Despite what you might have heard, not all Omega-3 fats are created equal. You likely know the importance of including Omega-3s into your diet. What you might not know is some of them just don’t perform. First let’s review what we know in regards to the benefits of Omega-3s for the human body. The American Heart Association has noted that… Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in epidemiological and clinical trials to reduce the incidence of CVD (cardiovascular disease) Evidence from prospective secondary prevention studies suggests that EPA+DHA supplementation ranging…

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Disease 

Most Vegetarian Sources of Omega-3 Stink, Except This One

While nearly everyone seems to know about the importance of Omega-3s in the diet, most people don’t really know which ones they should be eating. The American Heart Association makes it pretty clear. The first and foremost Omega-3s you should be eating are from fish sources. In a statement in 2012 they noted:   Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in epidemiological and clinical trials to reduce the incidence of CVD (cardiovascular disease) Evidence from prospective secondary prevention studies suggests that EPA+DHA supplementation ranging from 0.5 to 1.8g/d (either as…

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Weight Loss 

The Top 6 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil to Your Diet Today

In recent years, fat has been less under attack than ever before. Partially because studies have found many fats can actually be healthy for us, when consumed in the context of a proper diet that is. One of the most beneficial fats comes from coconut oil. Coconut oil is made up of MCTs, or medium chain triglycerides. These shorter fat molecules are easily broken down by the body for quick absorption and use, making coconut oil one of the best oils to use for cooking and baking. What we’ve done…

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