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articles by: Magda Rod

Can Chlorophyll Protect You From Cancer?

Chlorophyll is a chemical compound in plants that collects light and uses the light to make energy. It also gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll is the life blood of plants. It has a long list…

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How Many Omega-3s & 6s Are Healthy?

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have opposing functions; yet, both improve health when they are consumed in the appropriate balance. The ratio of these two fatty acids proves fundamental to their heal…

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15 Plant-Based Foods To Fight Hypertension

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the pressure of blood in the arteries is consistently elevated. A slew of new studies on foods and hypertension suggest i…

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Morning Mojo Coffee Alternative (Recipe)

If you've decided for any reason that you want to limit or eliminate coffee from your diet, this alternative may be for you. There's an endless debate about whether coffee is good or bad for your heal…

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes & Gravy (Recipe)

Being vegan during Thanksgiving can be a challenge. Grocery stores, with their push for pre-order turkeys, make me cringe. What would a cruelty-free Thanksgiving look like? What if one year everyone d…

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5 Places to Sneak Hemp Into Your Diet

Hemp is on my list of top superfoods. Hemp is high in protein and healthy fats, and is very low in cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of zinc, and a very good source of magnesium. Hemp c…

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Immunity-Boosting Apple Pie Tonic for Cold Season (Recipe)

This is my go-to recipe for an immunity boost at the first hint of illness. Add the ginger and garlic for an extra immunity boost, and enjoy throughout the day and evening. You can also enjoy this rec…

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5 Ways to Add Chia Seeds to Your Diet

Ancient cultures throughout Central America have long enjoyed chia seeds as a key part of their food and medicine. The seeds were even used as currency. The Mayans and Incans revered the tiny, but nut…

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5 Yoga Poses to Aid Detox

I just started a potent candida cleanse, and in addition to the pills I'm taking, I've decided to alter my diet by eliminating sugar and grains, and add some detox yoga to my routine. This cleanse is …

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5 Best Restorative Yoga Poses

Many people think of yoga as active, but yoga also has a softer side. Many poses offer the opportunity for restoration, relaxation and healing. Generally restorative poses relieve stress by taking stu…

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about Magda Rod

Magda Freedom Rod is a yogini and health & lifestyle guide based in Los Angeles. She writes about health & wellness and offers guidance for a sustainable lifestyle. Learn more on her website Visionary-Lifestyle.com.

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