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7 Tricks to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

  The average American now consumes some 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. And our sweet tooth isn't just making us fat -- it's triggering all kinds of inflammation, fueling chronic diseases and ev…

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How Your Diet Can Fight Pain

When we experience pain, the first thing most of us do is reach for a bottle of pills. Aspirin and ibuprofen drugs are able to counter our aches and pains, because they are anti-inflammatory. While…

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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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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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Plant-Based Diets for Psoriasis

Plant-based diets appear to decrease inflammation via a variety of mechanisms, including boosting our adrenal gland function. Glucocorticoids are circulating steroid hormones in our bodies that suppre…

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Should You Try Intermittent Fasting?

One of the well-known rules of weight loss asserts that when you eat is as important as what you eat. Which is why many of us have long held to certain food-timing conventions we believe will help kee…

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Superfood Decreases Risk of Death by 26 Percent

We keep hearing about the many health benefits of a Mediterranean diet and now there’s even more cause to celebrate this healthy way of eating. Results of a new study called the European Prospectiv…

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Top 12 Foods that Cause Inflammation

Everyday foods like bacon, eggs, coffee and dairy products are linked to inflammation. That might not sound like a big deal but when you consider that most chronic conditions like cancer, arthritis, d…

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A Healthy Gut Makes a Healthy Brain

“What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” according to the adage.  But the same sentiment cannot be applied to your health.  Seemingly unrelated parts of your body can be intimately connected.  When it …

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17 Ways to Build Better Blood

Your blood feeds every cell, tissue, gland, organ, and organ system in your body. Without strong, oxygen-rich blood these systems can become compromised. Here are 17 ways to build stronger, richer, he…

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