Monthly Archives: January 2015

Curcumin eradicates brain protein fragments to fight Alzheimer’s disease

turmericA debilitating disease that causes difficulty remembering recent conversations, names or events, Alzheimer’s, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million Americans.

Women are particularly at risk for the disease, making up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases. Women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease during the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer,

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Cinnamon Roll Meal Replacement Shake


Cinnamon-Roll-Shake1Cinnamon Roll Shake

2 scoops Vanilla SmartMeal

1/2 scoop Chai SmartMeal

2 T instant vanilla pudding

2 dashes of cinnamon

2 T (heaping) Vanilla Greek yogurt

8 oz. milk

1 1/2 cup ice

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Vitamin D combined with exercise is crucial for reversing insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics, study shows

images-1Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of South Korea has found that both physical activity and vitamin D supplementation combined can do wonders for reducing abdominal fat, normalizing lipid counts and improving insulin resistance,

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Juice For Beautiful Skin [infographic]


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Cilantro is one of the most effective detoxifiers of heavy metals. Here is how to grow cilantro indoors.

real-coriander-115373_640Growing cilantro indoors can be very successful and rewarding. cilantro not only taste great, it also binds to heavy metals and helps remove them from your body.

Cilantro is one of the most effective and gentle detoxifiers of heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. It is excellent for extracting mercury from your body’s organs.

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Herbology 101: Immunity, Circulatory and Other Health Benefits of Goldenseal and Lutein


goldensealThis popular product for the immune system is a bitter herb that has some astringent properties. The root contains the alkaloids hydrastine, berberine and canadine.

The alkaloids in goldenseal support immune system health and support healthy inflammation response.

Historically Goldenseal was used by the Cherokee Indians at least 300 years ago and has been highly prized by Native Americans for ages.

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20 Tips for Chronic Inflammation [infographic]


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New Solutions for Your Weight-Loss Questions

headerQ: How can I turn up my metabolism?

A: Your metabolism, or the body’s rate of burning fuel for energy, depends on a few factors. Genetics and age definitely play a part. But you can help boost your metabolism with certain natural ingredients.

Bitter orange fruit,

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Homemade Hot Pepper Cream for Arthritis & Joint Pain

The active component in hot peppers that gives them their heat is called capsaicin, and the hotter the pepper, the higher the level of capsaicin there is. While rubbing something that seems flaming hot onto your sore joints doesn’t initially seem like it would help arthritis, capsaicin cream is commonly sold OTC as a pain reliever.

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10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home

herbslideraIncreasingly, people are turning to natural therapies to help improve their health and manage a variety of medical conditions, especially chronic conditions which often require long-term, day-to-day management, like arthritis or high blood pressure. These herbal therapies often prove to be both effective and safe, without many of the side effects conventional medicines can bring with them.

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Cure sinus infections naturally using these herbs

webmd_composite_image_of_sinusesThis time of year, nearly everyone is suffering from some type of sinus irritation, whether it be a respiratory infection, head cold or agitated allergies caused by wintertime allergens (most likely cedar if you’re living in central Texas). If you’re like me, you avoid over-the-counter allergy pills like a plague.

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Finding health with digestive enzymes

Intestines_230x130The average American diet can wreck havok on the intestinal system. And an unhealthy intestinal system can lead to a host of other problems.

What are enzymes? They are said to be the “powerhouse” of every cell in the body. Intertwined with nearly every system in the body,

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