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7 Reasons to Love Beets

Beets are among my favorite vegetables.  Not only are they delicious, they are nutritional powerhouses.  Here are 7 reasons to love beets: 1.  Lower blood pressure (when high). A recent study at Lo…

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Vitamins May Be Alternative to HPV Vaccine

The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine has been surrounded by controversy since it was first commercialized. This could be partly due to the fact that it has had no long term testing, is injected int…

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The Greatest Factor for Great Health

There is a substance in your blood that most people have never heard of, yet can increase the risk for over fifty diseases.  It’s called homocysteine and getting your levels of this substance under co…

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Rainbow Foods: Enjoy Your Phytochemicals!

There are many reasons to enjoy a whole foods plant-based diet. And high on the list of eye-catching colorful reasons are phytochemicals! The word ‘phytochemical’ literally means phyto (plant) - ch…

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Beans Help Banish Belly Fat

New research in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that eating a diet high in legumes like lentils and chickpeas can help blast excess body fat. The humble beans are rich in protein and high in f…

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Natural Supplements for Depression

Not so fast. Just because you've been diagnosed with depression doesn't mean you have to pop an antidepressant. You've got options, like an array of natural supplements.…

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7 Reasons to Eat More Beets

It seems that people either love beets or they hate them. I, personally, am in the LOVE BEETs camp. I still remember the first time I ate them as a child. I wanted them every day after that. Whether y…

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Depression-Fighting Foods

By Lisa Turner, Natural Solutions Ever wonder why you can't resist the urge to overdo it on unhealthy foods when you're feeling down? Turns out there's a physiological reason we eat too much brea…

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Borscht

Call me crazy, but I when I think of romantic food my mind prances right over oysters and asparagus and lands smack dab on beets. I understand why the slippery/slurpy experience of raw oysters is supp…

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A lot of the vegetable and flower starts at big box stores are "pre-pesticided" without any labeling…

I try to have beans everyday but should try harder as I take the weekends off from them. During the…