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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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Tomatoes: Toxic Nightshade or Wonder Food?

The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let's take a closer look at the reported pros and cons of this popular summer staple. Cons Throughout the 1…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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A-Z Crucial Vitamins & Why Your Body Needs Them

Our bodies need various vitamins and minerals to achieve optimum health and prevent illness. The following are some of the most crucial vitamins for our health. Certain nutrients are beneficial when p…

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How Medicine Can Affect Your Mouth, and What to Do About It

In general, medicines are supposed to make you feel better. But while they may bring relief from the specific symptoms you are suffering, several over-the-counter and prescription medicines can have a…

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5 Green Foods You Should Be Eating

Yes, yes, we all know we should eat more greens. But, the regular rounds of broccoli, green beans, and lettuce can get rather tiresome. Instead, try these nutrient-dense green foods that are often ove…

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Enjoying a Plant Based Diet? Here Are 3 Supplements to Consider

There are tons of supplements available to those who have chosen a whole-food, plant-based diet. But which are really necessary? No matter how or why you decide to go vegetarian or vegan - for heal…

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Give ‘Winter’ White Vegetables a Chance this Season

Often we are told to go for the brighter vegetables since they are full of vitamins and nutrients. However, while colorful vegetables may get all the attention, veggies that are a more "wintry" shade …

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10 Ways to Treat PMS Naturally

When it comes to lady business, it feels like PMS falls somewhere between a cliche attempt at misogynist humor and a totally taboo topic. PMS is the butt of many a joke, but for women who do struggle …

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Should Vitamins Be Avoided?

Americans spent nearly $30 billion on vitamins and minerals in 2011; more than half of us take at least one supplement daily. The vitamin regimen is a ritual heartily embraced by the healthy set, and …

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This would be better off called, 'Foods You Shouldn't Eat Much Of Very Frequently', though I realize…

Usually vegan snacks equal high sugar equal heart attack. No thanks.

I never knew tomatoes were good for the types of things listed here but I will take it under advisem…

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