Monthly Archives: May 2017

What is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet? [Infographic]

What is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet?

A whole-food, plant-based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It’s a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour,

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12 Questions Answered Regarding Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is one of the most common topics I get asked about for those interested in a plant-based diet. I think we have a natural tendency to make sure we are getting enough of everything, and vitamin B12 is a legitimate concern for exclusively plant-based eaters,

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8 ways to use aloe vera

If you’ve ever seen someone clip a piece of an aloe plant, open it and apply the “juice” to a sunburn, you’ve just watched the magic of this desert succulent in action.

In Chinese medicine, aloe is known as Lu Hui, and it’s used routinely both internally and externally,

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This is Why You Should Eat a Tiny Bit of Diatomaceous Earth Every Day (and other incredible uses!)

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally deposited mineral made of fossilized diatoms, an ancient type of oceanic algae. The remains of these organisms have been in sediment for over 30 thousand years and the white, chalky powder that they left behind is the wonder mineral you didn’t know you were living without!

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7 Fermented Foods Dr. Perlmutter Recommends You Try Today

fermented foods

At our annual National Convention last spring, many experts came to share their health and lifestyle insights with those lucky enough to attend.

If you weren’t able to make it, don’t fret. You can still get great advice from our guests, even keynote speaker Dr.

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Food Cravings – What Your Body Really Needs

Listen to Your Body

If you are craving something your body is speaking to you. Listen to it! For example, if you are craving sweets, your body may need chromium, phosphorus, sulfur, or tryptophan. Instead of going for a sweet you can take a supplement or find the chromium,

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Organic Teas: Make Your Own Natural Tea with These Herbs, Flowers, or Fruits

Tools for Tea Time

Depending on how you prefer to make your tea, you may need some or all of these tools of the trade:

  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Strainer or Tea Balls
  • Tea Kettle
  • Tea Cup

Tea-Making Tips

Dry ingredients have more flavor per equal serving.

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Flavor 2 Flourish with Nature’s Sunshine Products

Nature’s Sunshine offers such a myriad of marvelous products, but did you know they can be used in your everyday cooking? Try incorporating them into your recipes from salad dressings to kale chips!

You can super-charge your cells with Mineral Chi Tonic or Ionic Minerals. Minerals are such an important component to your vitality.

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Stimulate Your Liver to REMOVE Toxins as Fast as Possible With These 19 Liver-BOOSTING Foods

We live in a world where disease is constantly on the rise. This should come as no surprise as the environment we choose to surround ourselves with is extremely toxic i.e. our food, air, water etc. One great example is bleach, it’s one the most commonly used and relied upon cleaners in the world.

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5 Natural Sources of Vitamin B-6

There are eight members of the B-vitamin family, and each of them plays a very important role in your body’s internal functions. While the B-vitamins work best when taken together, each individual B-vitamin is also vitally important to your overall health and wellbeing.

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What Does Water Do After You Drink It?

We’re all told that water is the best thing we can drink – and it definitely is. But what does water do that’s so valuable? Why do we need our eight glasses a day? Well, the truth is that water goes to work after we drink it,

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Pantothenic Acid: What Is It?

Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B-5, and it may be one of the most crucial of all the B vitamins. This water-soluble vitamin is easily dissolved in water for quick use within cells and tissues; but because it is water-soluble,

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