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Colitis, Crohn's & IBS

10 Things I Learned from Healing an Incurable Disease

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure. I was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of my life, still without the…

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Why Broccoli is Crucial in Helping Our Immune System

It might seem that our skin is the first line of defense between our insides and the outside world, but our greatest interface with our environment is actually through the lining of our intestines, wh…

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know

Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren't helping matters.  So, "what's the difference?" you may be wondering. …

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5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

  We all know that exercise will tone your muscles and keep you fit. It might even help your heart or keep your blood pressure in check. But there are many, many other reasons to hit the gym o…

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12 Surprising Uses for Herbs & Spices

Need to keep your clothes bright, your salt intake down, or your radiator sealed? Look no further than your spice rack. Yep, there are plenty of really fantastic ways to use herbs and spices to solve …

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Is Carrageenan Safe?

Six hundred years ago, people living along the coast of Carragheen County, Ireland started using a red algae, which came to be known as Irish moss, to make a jellied dessert. This moss is now the sour…

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Cayenne Pepper for IBS & Chronic Indigestion

Nearly 50 million Americans come down with food poisoning every year. Over a hundred thousand are hospitalized and thousands die every year just because of something they ate. If they had ordered some…

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6 Surprising Sources of Probiotics

These days, it seems that everyone is clamoring to get more probiotics in their diet. And there's a good reason for that -- from a healthier digestive track to a stronger immune system, the benefits o…

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7 Food Cravings Explained (Slideshow)

  Food cravings: we all get them. But what do they mean? If you're craving a particular type of food, is your body trying to tell you something? Is there something missing from your diet, or i…

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The Shocking Truth About Protein Bars, Shakes & ‘Enhanced’ Foods

"Protein-enhanced" is the new catch-all phrase by food and beverage manufacturers. Everywhere I turn I see another product boasting that it contains protein. But is this growing trend actually benefic…

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Thanks for this article - interesting information.

Wow. I wasn't expecting seaweed to be on the list. Thanks.

Ha ha, never seen a dog eat watermelon before.

Thanks for the info

This sucks !!! I like all of these, and eat some of them for arthritic pain.