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Mineral Deficiency Linked to Thyroid Diseases

Many naturally-minded health professionals have been recommending the mineral selenium to patients suffering from thyroid conditions for years. New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocr…


The Best Diet For An Underactive Thyroid

Our thyroid plays a huge role in metabolism. Alongside insulin and cortisol, thyroid hormones are a driving factor behind metabolic rate and weight management. As you would expect, many health p…


7 Great Flours for Gluten-Free Baking

Amaranth flour has a unique and earthy flavor and is high in fiber and protein. It is neither a grain or a grass but is actually a plant that is related to spinach and Swiss chard. The plant produces …


6 Gluten-Free Grains to Add to Your Diet

Whether you're sensitive to gluten or just wanting to eat less of it, here are 6 gluten-free grains that offer many health benefits: Brown Rice Unlike white rice, brown rice is high in fiber and…


Are Vitamins Dangerous?

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Over the past several of weeks, the media have gone wild over studies allegedly showing that vitamins have lethal consequences. Again and again, journali…


Are You Getting Real Selenium or a Toxic Synthetic?

Did you know that the following products on the market, including the highly touted “organic” pet food brand, Newman's Own, contains sodium selenate? That is not real selenium! We can find many popula…


Ingredients to Avoid in Multivitamins

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock Just because something is touted as being "natural" or "healthy" doesn't automatically make it true, and such is the case with some multivitamins. You rea…


6 Ways to Slash Colon Cancer Risk

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers.  Making some simple dietary and lifestyle changes can cut your risk in half.  Here’s how: 1.  Eat more vegetables. We know we should e…


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