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Basil Seeds Have Health Benefits. Who Knew?

Recently I was wandering through an Asian market and came across Dried Basil Seeds. In my haste, I thought it just said basil seeds. Hmmm, maybe they were for sprouting, or at the very least I could p…

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4 Easy & Effective Ways to Care for Your Colon

When thinking about getting tested for possible health problems, most people think about routine blood tests, eye exams, mammograms and such. A colon health check up is usually far from our minds. But…

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10 Strategies for Better Digestion

We all want our cake and to eat it too -- especially during the holiday season.  While all the holiday fare may taste great at the moment it often leads to digestive aftermath in the form of indigesti…

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The Top 5 Fat-Burning Fruits

Are you trying to lose weight? Now you can have your fruit and your weight loss too. Most fruit contains excessive amount of natural sugars that quickly converts into fat when eaten in excess. The…

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Health Benefits of Oil & Water

Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Are you dealing with aches and pains?  Or maybe you are dealing with anxiety or digestive problems. Whatever your ailments may be, Wendy Cuba-Danca is providing some na…

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Suffering in Secret from IBS? Suffer No More

One issue in the health world that is finally becoming less taboo is the topic of healthy bowels. Everyone has a digestive system and everyone has to deal with how their body reacts. Unfortunately,…

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A Diet of Compassion Will Help You Lose Weight

During the holiday season, I had three celebratory meals, all in the span of a week. I had beef roast, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dim sum, cake, pie, sugarplums and crab bisque. Eve…

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10 Amazing Benefits of Amla

Last week, I ran out of Amla. I went to my regular health food store to get more, and they were out of it. In fact, they were reducing the size of their inventory, and Amla was one of the things they …

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Why You Should Care About Gut Health

This week, I've been experimenting with taking lactase supplements before eating anything with lactose. Lactase is the enzyme that helps us digest lactose. I suspect I might have trouble digesting lac…

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Is Low Stomach Acid Damaging Your Health?

If you’re suffering from bloating, gas, indigestion, and frequently even heartburn, you may have insufficient stomach acid. Officially called hydrochloric acid, this compound is essential to digest pr…

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