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The Holiday Spice that Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

Who doesnít love the taste of ground nutmeg over a holiday hot chocolate or latte? Itís not only the classic eggnog spice, itís perfect in spice cookies and other holiday fare. While delicious holiday…

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27 Foods that Contain Natural Aspirin

When most people experience headaches, joint pain, or other aches in their body, they turn to aspirin or another anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin was originally derived from the herbs meadowsweet an…

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5 Reasons to Eat More Celery

As far back as the 9th century B.C.E., celery leaves were used for medicinal properties. The use of celery as a food, however, took root in Europe in the 1700s. Celery is one of those vegetables we…

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8 Must-Have Summer Superfoods

You donít need to spend a fortune on exotic superfoods from distant lands to reap the amazing health benefits they offer.† With summer here, there are many great superfoods at your local market, farm …

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4 Super Summer Smoothies and Juices

Take down the heat with these refreshing smoothies and juices from my books The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan and 60 Seconds to Slim.† Summer is the perfect time to get more fruit into your diet.† A…

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Top 10 Sensational Summer Berries

I have never met a berry I didnít like.†From the tart blackberry to the super-sweet raspberry, berries are just delicious.†But they arenít just pretty faces; berries are nutritional and healing powerh…

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6 Natural Approaches to Varicose Veins

As swimsuit season approaches, many adults dread exposing their legs because of ugly varicose veins. Varicose veins affect nearly 50 percent of middle-aged adults. The subcutaneous veins of the legs a…

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Dandelion: Weed or Medicinal Powerhouse?

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has a bad reputation as nothing more than a pesky week.† Like most other weeds that people regard as a mere nuisance, dandelion has scientifically-proven medicinal pro…

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10 Sensational Spring Superfoods

There are so many things I love about spring but one of my favorites is the fresh food that starts popping up.† Here are some of my favorite spring superfoods: FiddleheadsóThe young, coiled shoots …

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The Missing Link in Preventing Disease: Eating the Rainbow

Most people know that we need adequate amounts of oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids and good carbs for great health. What they donít realize is that a group of micronutrients…

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