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The New View on Candida

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Candida yeast is like a super-villain with a secret identity. Candida is everywhere. It’s in the air you breathe, in the foods you eat, and is a normal part of everyone’s intestinal flora. When your intestinal flora is thriving, candida exists peacefully in the mucus membrane of your intestinal wall and is kept in check as part of a healthy balance. But, when normal probiotic defenses break down and conditions Read More

Why Mental Health Isn’t All In Your Head

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The environment outside of you has a direct impact on what’s going on inside your body, including your mental health. We have unknowingly created a world that disconnects us from everything we need to be healthy and happy, and replaced it with what makes us fat, sick, and depressed. Toxins are everywhere around us – in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Invisible Read More

How Drinking Tea Can Boost Metabolism

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Drinking tea can lower your risk for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, while increasing your fat-burning metabolism. Enjoying a warm cup of tea on a cool morning reminds me of being in England. Though the British are famous for their love of tea, countries all over the world have traditions that celebrate this ancient soothing beverage, making it the most widely consumed drink in the world after water. And for Read More

How Coffee Helps You Lose Weight

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The verdict is in: antioxidant-rich coffee helps you shed those unwanted pounds! For most of human history, mankind had to worry about getting enough nutrition, but we are in such a time of abundance that now obesity is a leading health problem. Many overweight and obese people have a condition called metabolic syndrome, which can be a precursor to multiple dangerous diseases. For example, people with metabolic syndrome are twice Read More

EMF-Proof Your Cell Phone and Home

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Discover the natural solution to cell phone pollution. My old friend Dr. Andy Weil once said, “Electromagnetic pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible.” When Dr. Weil made this statement in the early 2000s, the understanding that long-term exposure to EMF radiation from cell phones causes harm was not that widely known, Read More

My Healthy Picks for [Otherwise Decadent] Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mother’s Day is around the corner, let’s honor ALL the women in our lives who are nurturing, brave, and strong! These healthy Mother’s Day gift ideas are a great place to start… My mother, Edith, was a true “woman of valor” who, in her younger day, was an off-Broadway actress who taught me how to read by sharing her scripts with me. Later in life, she became a teacher and Read More

Taking Care of Our Elders

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Keep your freedom – age well and live at home into your “golden years” with these helpful hacks. We tend to be complacent as long as everyone is functioning well. But no one thinks they’ll get sick until they get sick, or become injured until they fall. If you can foresee potential problems and head them off with these safety and wellness hacks while things are status quo, you can Read More

The Eyes Have It: Natural Eye Remedies You’ve Never Heard Of

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The eyes are windows to more than just the soul. Nutrient deficiencies show up as some of the most commonly diagnosed diseases of the eye. From cataracts to dry eyes, your body is giving you signals of missing minerals and vitamins through these prevalent eye problems. Help your eyes age gracefully and stay healthy naturally, avoid surgery and even blindness with these simple nutrition-based eye remedies. Cataracts Cataracts are one Read More

Are Your Feet Killing You? Understanding Common Foot Problems

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Your feet have a lot to tell you about your overall health. How many times do you say, “I need to get off my aching feet” and then forget about them? It’s so important to pay attention to common foot problems and have a firm foundation underneath you. Look down at your feet. Those small appendages are supporting the weight of your entire body. That’s no easy task, and the Read More