Monthly Archives: August 2014

Five Herbs That Can Help You Survive a Global Pandemic

superbugs If there is one thing that viruses and bacteria like Ebola, SARS, H1N1 and MRSA have shown, it is that modern medicine cannot always kill today’s superbugs. Those with the weakest immune systems perish while the healthiest recover.

Unfortunately, in the event of a global pandemic,

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The Long-Lasting Fast Food Health Risks [Infographic]

Some say everything is OK in moderation, including fast food. For many people, that may even be a mistake. 

Few people argue that fast food is a healthy option, but it appears that statement is really just the tip of the iceberg. Each happy meal or dollar menu item may have hormones,

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10 Common Habits That Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

kidney-crawling1Our kidneys are super important for our health. They filter our blood, produce hormones, absorb minerals, produce urine, eliminate toxins, and neutralize acids. So as one of the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve some love.

Damage or steady decline of your kidneys can often go unnoticed for years as your kidneys can still do their job with as little as 20% of their capacity.

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Four Essential Oils And 40 Ways To Use Them To Improve Your Life

Four-Essential-Oils-With-40-Ways-To-Use-Them-To-Improve-Your-LifeEssential oils have been used medicinally throughout history. More people are enjoying the benefits of aromatherapy, a branch of natural medicine that harnesses the curative effects of essential oils and other aromatic compounds. Here are 4 essential oils with 40 different uses.

Essential oils are extracted from herbs and plants.

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Love and Peas

Love and PeasLove and Peas is a certified vegan protein powder that is free from common allergens, including dairy, lactose and gluten.  It provides 20 grams of vegetable protein derived from split peas, brown rice and beans in each serving.  Pea protein is better tolerated that the commonly used soy and whey proteins found in many protein drinks.

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Super Foods: Proving Food is Your Best Medicine (part 1)

Nature-HarvestMany people feel there’s a lot of value to taking Vitamin and Mineral Supplements every day. If that works for you great. I take them occasionally, but personally haven’t seen that much difference when I use them.

I do see a difference, however, when I use super food supplements.

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Super Foods: Proving Food is Your Best Medicine (part 2)

superfoodsWhen most people are chronically ill, the first thing they look for is the “magic-bullet” drug that will make them well.  Those who aren’t into drugs often adopt a similar approach by searching for the “magic” herb or supplement. However, when anyone suffers from chronic health problems, the wisest place to start is with food.

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Nature’s Harvest

Nature's HarvestNature’s Harvest is a superfood or whole-food meal replacement that contains vegetable protein, green foods, a blend of antioxidant nutrients, essential fatty acids, herbs, fiber and enzymes. It is vegan, dairy free, lactose free and also free from other common allergy-producing foods.  Designed to provide many of the nutrients and phytochemicals missing in modern diets,

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8 ways zinc turbocharges your body for peak performance

ZincIn a research review published in the journal Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety in July, Indian researchers cataloged more than eight separate, research-proven health benefits that zinc plays in the human body.

Zinc is a metal that functions as an essential nutrient in the body.

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Vitamin D deficiency more than doubles risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia

Vitamin D3The most comprehensive study yet to be conducted on the subject has revealed that vitamin D levels really do affect dementia risk. An expert, multidisciplinary team of researchers hailing from some of the best schools in the world found that elderly folks severely lacking in vitamin D are more than twice as likely as other adults with normal or optimal vitamin D levels to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other similar forms of mental illness.

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Your liver needs help in today’s toxic world: use this proven herb

Milk ThistleOur modern world is bombarding our bodies with thousands of toxins each day, and the liver, being the major organ of detoxification, needs help. And milk thistle is an herb proven to do just that.

Milk thistle’s benefits on liver and gallbladder health have been recognized by herbalists for 2,000 years.

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Nutrition and Health Benefits of Blueberries [Infographic]

Blueberry consumption has skyrocketed over the last few years. In fact, it’s more than doubled over the last 6 years, according to the graphic below from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

And with good reason, too. They are low calorie and packed with nutrition. Health benefits of blueberries include high sources of fiber,

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