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Harvard Meta-Analysis Shows That More Magnesium Slashes Heart Risk By 30 Percent
May 31, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Multiple health benefits from the super mineral magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. Now a new meta-analysis from Harvard School of Public Health also shows that increased circulating levels of magnesium may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Soda and Crack Cocaine Cause Similar Damage To Teeth
May 29, 2013 | OralHealth | N.Longo
Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar damage to your mouth through the process of tooth erosion, according to a case study published in the March/April 2013 issue of General Dentistry.


Genes Are Not The Problem, It's The Food Genius
May 28, 2013 | NaturalLiving | K.Foster
Two-thirds of disease would vanish if society could revert to the way it did certain things just 100 years ago. The emphasis on faulty genes is misplaced and a misguided attempt to cast blame on a culture that has lost its way in terms of survival. Genes are not the problem since their products are largely dependent on lifestyle choices. Our quality of food, activity levels and family structure is essentially killing this generation of human beings.


Accelerating Disappearance of Earth's Species, Plants and Animals Is Threatening Survival of Humankind
May 28, 2013 | Sustainability | A.McCarthy
The accelerating disappearance of Earthís species of both wild and domesticated plants and animals constitutes a fundamental threat to the well-being and even the survival of humankind, warns the founding Chair of a new global organization created to narrow the gulf between leading international biodiversity scientists and national policy-makers.


45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off
May 27, 2013 | NaturalLiving | J.Summerly
Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you'll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7.


5 Reasons To Juice Your Fruits and Vegetables
May 23, 2013 | Nutrition | E.Schumacher
If youíre reading this itís because something has peaked your interest about juicing! But perhaps you donít know where to start? Or maybe youíre intimidated at all the possible juice combinations? Or it may be that you have picky kids and youíre trying to get them to eat their vegetables? Whatever the reason, youíll be glad that you decided to add fresh vegetable (and fruit) juices to your diet!


Vitamin C Kills Bacteria That Drugs Can't
May 22, 2013 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
In a striking, unexpected discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture.


Vitamin D and Ginger Effective In Reducing Asthma
May 21, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
Supplementation with vitamin D or ginger extracts help ease the symptoms of asthma, according to two new early stage research studies.


With Just 2 Square Feet of Space Indoors or Outdoors, You Can Grow Your Own Vertical Barrel Garden
May 21, 2013 | NaturalLiving | N.Longo
Regardless of space constraints, there are no more excuses for not growing your own garden. Whether indoors or outdoors, for less than $10, one recycled barrel can be an entire garden in itself growing 19 plants on the outside edge, and another 6 on top. With immense interest in organic produce worldwide, and the freedom to grow pesticide-free and Non-GMO fruits and vegetables, the demand is greater than ever for high quality home grown produce. Vertical barrel gardening may be the best option for those who want their green thumb while being tight on space.


Omega-3s Offset Disruption Caused By Junk Food Diets
May 19, 2013 | Antioxidants | A,McCarthy
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids could help to minimize the debilitating effects that high junk food consumption has on the brain, according to a new review of more than 180 research papers.


17 Reasons Why You Need a Mango Every Day
May 17, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean you skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day.


A Safe Way To Naturally Whiten Your Teeth
May 13, 2013 | OralHealth | E.Schumacher
Many people are obsessed with white teeth. We associate white with clean and healthy. In fact, each year, Americans spend approximately $1.4 billion on tooth-whitening products -- and that's just over-the-counter solutions. As a person ages, the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous and phosphate-deficient. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foods and vegetables rich with carotenoids or xanthonoids. Certain antibacterial medications can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel. And even ingesting colored liquids like coffee, tea and red wine can also discolor teeth.


Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It's Environmentally Friendly - So Why Is It Illegal?
May 13, 2013 | Sustainability | M.Torres
Hemp is a tall, beautiful and gracious looking annual plant that can reach heights over twelve feet. Although hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa var. indica) come from a similar species of plant, they are very different and confusion has been caused by deliberate misinformation with far reaching effects on socioeconomics as well as on environmental matters. The reason hemp is illegal is not because of any negative impact to the environment or human health, but exactly the opposite. It is so environmentally friendly, nutritionally and medicinally beneficial, that it provides too many abundant resources which would make it impossible for powerful corporations to compete.


Making Your Own Natural Air Freshener and Oil Diffuser
May 10, 2013 | NaturalLiving | Editor
The number of home fragrance products available today is staggering. There are scented candles, potpourri, scented sprays, oil diffusers, incense and plug-in room deodorizers. But before shelling out for products that contain a host of potentially harmful toxins and chemicals, consider making your own air fresheners. A few drops of highly-concentrated essential oils can add a lovely dose of natural fragrance to your home.


Feel Exhausted Everyday? Blackcurrant Reduces Mental Fatigue, Increases Alertness
May 9, 2013 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
Blackcurrant is full of powerful antioxidants which can help people stay more alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy while under significant mental stress. They also have the amazing side effect of slashing the risk of heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.


Magnesium, NOT Calcium, Is The Key To Healthy Bones
May 8, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Torres
The belief that calcium is the holy grail of what builds strong bones is absolutely ingrained in our society, but has no basis in reality--calcium is but ONE of the many minerals your body needs for building strong bones. Dietary intake of magnesium, not necessarily calcium, may be the key to developing healthy bones during childhood, according to new research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in the USA.


Why Figs Are Not Just a Fruit, But A Vital Resource For Humans
May 2, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
From a nutritional perspective, and in terms of antioxidant polyphenols, few dried fruits match the benefits of figs. However, that also serve a wide cross-section of human society, both as a common food and for their spiritual importance.



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