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The Deadly Dangers of Processed Sugar

How did I lose 40 pounds? It started with cutting sugar out of my diet, and watching not my carbs, but rather keeping my intake of added (a/k/a “processed”) sugar to under 20 grams/day (now it’s under 10 grams/day).I am not the least bit shocked that we’ve all become...

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5 Best Juices for Better Hair, Skin and Nails

Juicing to prolong youthful appearanceYou may have noticed that for most people, their skin, nails and hair reflect their general inner-health status and aging. In fact, one government report found that for centuries scientists and physicians linked appearance to...

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Happiness is a Cold Watermelon – 3 Reasons Why

Sweet And Refreshing Low Calorie WatermelonOn a hot afternoon in the dog days of summer, is there really anything better than cracking a knife through one of these ruby-red fleshed lovelies? I mean, c’mon! Look how beautiful the watermelon is!Watermelons are more than...

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Bring on the Lemonade (or is it Lemon-Aid?)!

“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” –Alfred E. NewmanLemon-water or lemonadeThere’s a powerful trend making its way into the morning routines of some of the most popular...

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Have A Fresh Squeezed Orange And Juice The Sun

Maintain Healthy, Youthful-looking SkinWith Orange JuiceIn 2010, a book called Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice, showed up in stores (it's by Alissa Hamilton).  It exposed commercial orange juice practices, which included surprising processing methods...

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Is Grapefruit the New Red Wine?

Grapefruit Juice is the New Red WineRecently, grapefruit, by virtue of its rich flavonoids, is being viewed as the safe non-alcoholic alternative to red wine. That’s right! It has the cardiovascular benefits of red wine, without the risks and calories associated with...

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Be Berry, Berry Fit Again!

Berries just make your whole body happy, and bring a bright colorful burst to a morning plate.But, berries have so much more going on …They just happen to be little powerhouses of nutrients -- low in overall sugars, high in phytonutrients, flavonoids, antioxidants and...

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Clarifying Cat’s Claw

Cat's Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa)Whenever we come upon a plant showing a successful traditional history, it’s often frustrating to hear “where’s the science?” Of course, proof of method is important. However, finding a way to verify benefits when there have been very few...

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Don’t Chastise the Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree A Wonderful Ancient PlantVitex, or its more popular name, Chaste Tree or chaste berry, is a wonderful ancient plant ally for the female body, especially regarding reproductive balance, hormonal, and gynecologic conditions – and primarily for those in their...

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Everybody’s Pal, Echinacea

Most people in the country have at least heard of Echinacea If for no other reason than a well-meaning relative or colleague talked up its good graces during cold and flu season. It’s native to the North American prairies and was used for hundreds of years by Plains...

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Masterful Milk Thistle

We’re going to do something a little different today by focusing on one herb, and one benefit: the masterful Milk Thistle, and how Glutathione helps your liver.For decades now, we’ve been flooded with detox secrets and their benefits. In large part, the juicing world...

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The Brilliance of Bacopa

In the age of “smart” – smart phones, smart inboxes, smart folders, smart cars, and smart drugs, it’s a relief when we can look into the ancestral pharmacopeia of Ayurvedic wisdom to find something like Bacopa monnieri also known as brahmi (but not the same as Gota...

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