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Make Your Own Raw Butter
April 30, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
A recent article encouraging readers to avoid Earth Balance products has many stumped as to what alternatives are available. How about you making your own? This raw/vegan "butter"/margarine recipe is not only quick and easy, but also free of GMO, canola, soy, palm & hydrogenated oils. The base is comprised of one of the healthiest (and most delicious) fats available: a very mildly flavoured, raw, unrefined coconut oil.

Why You Should Keep Your Orange and Banana Peels
April 25, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
The peels of fruits hold some of the most incredible nutrients in the world. There are dozens of uses, both medicinal and practical, for orange and banana peels that are unknown to most. Next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to have this information handy.

It's All In The Grape
April 24, 2013 | Antioxidants | D.Mihalovic
For centuries, wine has been credited for a myriad of health benefits, however little is said about primary constituent. Consuming grapes protect against high blood pressure, ultraviolet radiation, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and even disables viruses. New research shows that grapes may also help protect against organ damage associated with the progression of metabolic syndrome.

Chocolate, A Love Story With Nature
April 24, 2013 | Antioxidants | A.Filicetti
Chocolate...let that word melt over your heart and soul for a second... Do you feel it? When we were little, we called it magic! That magic is real, and it's here to save the world!

Apples - A Super Home-Grown Fruit With Anti-Inflammatory Compounds
April 23, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Compounds extracted from apple peel may influence expression of key anti-inflammatory properties within the body, suggests new data from Germany.

Human Data Shows Strawberries, Biliberries, Lingonberries, Chokeberries Have Anti-Diabetic Potential
April 21, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
A smoothie a day containing berries may be all you need to blunt a rapid insulin response responsible for long-term weight gain and diabetes. Strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, and chokeberries offer a means of reducing the risk, says a new study from Finland.

Raw Blueberry Lavender Cheesecake
April 19, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
There's nothing like a cold blueberry cheesecake to heighten your senses. Try this healthy raw dessert that tastes as good as it easy healthy for you.

3 Lies Your Doctor May Tell You About Joint Pain
April 18, 2013 | Antioxidants | J.Corn
Many people seem to accept as fate that they will become less active as they get older. They unwittingly believe that it's normal to be plagued by stiffness, soreness and pain as they age. Well, I'm here to tell you that this false belief can cause you to suffer unnecessarily.

Oil Pulling: A Healing Therapy For Dozens of Diseases
April 17, 2013 | OralHealth | K.Foster
Oilpulling is an age old Ayurveda process which works on the root cause of symptoms and helps the body in its healing process, hence takes significant amount of time in giving you the desired results. The cost is the price of a daily spoonful of coconut oil--cheaper than even a vitamin tablet. Yet it is one of the most powerful forms of therapeutic techniques available.

Use These TWO Items To Clean - Easy and Effective
April 15, 2013 | NaturalLiving | E.Schumacher
Lemons are anti-bacterial and anti-viral, helping to kill germs and viruses that lurk in your homes and make your sick! Vinegar is a weak form of acetic acid that forms through the fermentation of sugars or starches. It breaks down many types of stains and also kills germs and bacteria. Ever since I learned about these 'tricks', Iíve never bought anything else to clean my home! (Except for maybe baking soda.)

Homeopathic Medicine For an Holistic Approach to Dentistry
April 15, 2013 | OralHealth | M.Schecter
Maintaining the balance of proper nutrition, exercise, stress control, and sufficient sleep will cultivate a vibrant, resilient body full of energy. However, disease can still rear its ugly head and require intervention. At such a juncture, lifestyle is no longer sufficient and physicians partner with the sick to regain optimal and ideal health. An easy and logical approach -- stay healthy, prevent disease, and strategically intervene for those inevitable hiccups along the path.

Amazing and Raw - Easy Cucumber Mint Soup
April 14, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Two botanically based fruits make this amazing and simple raw soup recipe. When cucumbers and avocados are combined, they make a nutritional blend of rich vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Here's an easy recipe to make any time of the year and will surely impress anybody who enjoys fresh soup, whether warm or cold.

Cherry Smoothies To Combat Arthritis
April 14, 2013 | Antioxidants | B.Kim
Cherries have long been used to sooth chronically inflamed joints. In my experience, cherries aren't consistently effective in helping cases of degenerative arthritis, but when used in conjunction with a dairy-free diet, I find that they can significantly reduce joint pain caused by metabolic-type arthritides like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and psoriatic arthropathy.

Shhh...Stop Promoting The Benefits of Coconut Oil or There Won't Be Any More Coconuts
April 10, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
We have some ongoing humor in the natural health industry and it's intended as a consequence to successful educational campaigns for one of the best oils on Earth--coconut oil. There are now so many people who are fully appreciating the benefits of coconut oil, that we joke there may soon not be enough coconuts left. That's unlikely, but be cautious on the types of coconut oil you purchase as many are refined, bleached and deodorized. Choose wisely to maximize the health benefits from this amazing food.

Treating An Ulcer With Medication Can Be Fatal, Yet Treating It Naturally Heals It For Life
April 10, 2013 | Healing | D.Mihalovic
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is a to reduce gastric acid production. Prilosec, prevacid, and nexium are popular PPIs which help constitute a large percentage of the most prescribed medications in the world. The side effects and health consequences of these drugs range from liver disease to blood cell disorders and even death. There are also millions of misdiagnoses for ulcers and gastrointestinal (GI) distress which are caused by too little acid rather than too much causing making problems far worse for patients once medical intervention of this kind is followed. Meanwhile, natural foods have the power to heal many ulcer and GI related issues with no side effects and virtually no recurrence of symptoms.

Treating Eczema Naturally
April 9, 2013 | Healing | A.McCarthy
Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It affects about 10% to 20% of infants and about 3% of adults and children although those numbers appear to be increasing due to environmental pollutants. Physicians treat eczema with corticosteroid creams which only suppress symptoms without address the underlying cause. Medicated creams such as Elidel, Protopic and Triamcinolone Acetonide are also associated with cancer risks. So what is the natural route to prevent and control eczema for life?

Ginger Beats Drugs In Defeating Cancer, Motion Sickness and Inflammation
April 8, 2013 | Nutrition | D.Mihalovic
Along side turmeric, ginger is one of the world's most potent disease-fighting spices. It has been widely regarded for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. The use of ginger is numero uno when it comes to curing common cold and cough. It is also superior to pharmaceutical drugs in defeating cancer, motion sickness and inflammation.

Get Off The 'Miracle Food' Bandwagon
April 5, 2013 | Nutrition | J.Orlandini
How many more infomercials must we endure about that one superfood cocktail that everybody must have to exorbitantly improve their health? Every health, trade, supplement and Dr. Oz show now has plenty of exhibitors parading these juice blends and processed superfoods as if they were some veritable cornucopia of health unattainable without their product. It's all clever marketing with little substance. The human body is not designed to eat foods or nutrients in isolation and any supposition to the opposite is fantasy to sell these overpriced beverages and foods to the public.

Walnuts Reduce Diabetes Risk By Almost 25 Percent
April 5, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
They're already well known as an excellent source of nutrients for heart health and now new research study has found that frequent consumption of walnuts could help to slash the risk of type 2 diabetes by almost a quarter.

Need a Soy Sauce Substitute?
April 4, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
As many of us are now aware, soy is one of the most deadly foods for people to consume. Not only is over 90 percent of the world's soy genetically modified, but most of the soy in our food is unfermented making it even more toxic for the body to process and utilize as energy. If you need a soy sauce substitute, try this raw preparation which will surely put even Nama Shoyu to shame.

Ten Types of Food To Stay Away From If You Want Good Skin
April 3, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
With growing awareness, people have become more health as well as beauty conscious. In this aesthetic-loving age, it is very essential to let people know that what they consider 'aesthetic' is also related to their diet.


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