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Consider This Before Taking St. John’s Wort

Due in large part to increasing health care costs and the unknown long-term effects of many popular medications, complementary and alternative medicine are growing in popularity. But there are some im…

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Top 5 Fat-Burning Spices

Losing weight can be a lot easier if you spice up your food.† Add these top five fat-burning spices to your diet to ramp up weight loss: 1. Garlic and 2. Onions;† These yummy foods contain phytoche…

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7 Biggest Myths About Summer

Ah, summer. It's the time of backyard barbecues and camping trips, days at the pool and treks through the woods. Sure, it's fun in the sun, but the summer is also the prime season for a number of seri…

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Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Building strong bones isnít just a matter of popping calcium supplements.† Itís important to eat a diet rich in many essential nutrients to build strong bones, including:† boron, calcium, manganese, m…

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The Spice That Helps Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

According to the World Health Organization, "80% of the Earthís inhabitants (seven billion) rely upon the traditional medicine for their primary health-care needs, in part due to high cost of Western …

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Tomatoes: Toxic Nightshade or Wonder Food?

The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let's take a closer look at the reported pros and cons of this popular summer staple. Cons Throughout the 1…

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Which Spices Protect Against DNA Damage?

In my post†Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The study also compared the spices' ability to protect DN…

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Yuck Factor Aside, Urine Has Surprising Uses

In the beginning, we're taught that our pee is gross, something we must quickly flush and wash away. But, it turns out, human urine has surprises uses. It's 95% water, and 5% urea, chloride, sodium…

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Lemon Balm Spritzer – Healthy & Refreshing

I've got the most delightful lemon balm spritzer for ya. It's the balm bomb! And since it's HOT out there, this seemed like the right time to share it. Although I wage an ongoing battle against the…

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Which Spices Fight Inflammation?

Once in a while I come across a study that's so juicy I have to share it. A group of researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Pennsylvania State set up a brilliant experiment. We'v…

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I use only essential oils and make my own blends, that way I know it is organic and what is in it. S…

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The dogs that I have adopted were throw-a-ways....neglected, abused.....I love them deeply as they l…