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9 Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health. Here are 9: 1.  They are high in vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps reduce the c…

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9 Food Pairings that Fight Disease

Over the last few decades, there has been a mountain of research on the healing powers of individual compounds in foods, such as lycopene, vitamin D and essential fatty acids. Yet, scientists are no…

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Vitamin D from Sun, Supplements or Mushrooms?

Years ago, it was shown that vitamin D isn't just the sunshine vitamin for us, but for mushrooms as well. You take some mushrooms, put them under a sun lamp for an hour, and they'll make vitamin D jus…

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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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6 Natural Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

You hear a deep, husky voice nearby, and start to wonder if Gotham City's very own Batman is in the room with you, but alas, no. It's your roommate, or family member, or spouse, or someone standing ne…

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Two Glasses of Milk Per Day, Like it or Not

My kid doesn’t really go for milk. Sure he will humor me from time to time with a few sips from a glass, but all in all, he shows very little interest. This would normally be fine, but since milk is t…

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5 Ways to Alleviate Depression

It's become that time of year when the days start to get shorter, and darkness sets in earlier. The beaches, once inhabited by people out swimming, surfing, and getting a tan; are now less populated. …

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Handmade Holidays: Soothing Skin Ointment

Handmade gifts are the best. This skin ointment makes a great holiday gift for friends or family but it is also a great gift for you. This natural, soothing and healing ointment is great for dry sk…

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Combat Dry Skin Naturally

The colder weather of autumn and winter is upon us.  While we can hide beneath layers of clothing, the elements still take their toll on our skin.  Cold weather and dry, windy conditions can wreak hav…

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6 Advantages to Buying Your Food at the Farmers’ Market

With all the dirt being dug up about some of my favorite health food companies supporting No on Prop. 37, I was starting to feel betrayed. "No, Santa Cruz Organic! Not you too," I thought, when I firs…

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Dark chocolate. Mmmm....yummy! Guess I'll go out trick or treating this year! : )