Graphic Shows Why You Should Avoid Nutella

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'Who didn't love Nutella as a child? That chocolatey smooth texture which spreads so perfectly on any food. 

Contrary to what its manufacturers promoted for decades, Nutella is not a health food at all. With the exception of margarine, it's the closest thing to spreadable junk food packed with sugar and one toxic ingredient in particular that has been linked with cancer.'


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Mushrooms are Nature’s Ancient Medicine

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'Mushrooms are accepted as culinary delights that are mixed in certain dishes or used as toppings on pizzas. But their tonic and healing qualities are unknown to most in the West. For centuries, Asian, especially Chinese, and Eastern European cultures have used various mushrooms as tonics for improving health and medicinally for curing a wide variety of diseases.'


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Science Suggests That Turmeric Benefits Depression


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'Turmeric has been used for centuries as an Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment. Turmeric root is often ground into a powder and consumed as a spice. 


Culinary turmeric is a mainstay in my treatment plan for my patients with depressive symptoms.
Cutting-edge research shows that turmeric is a powerful weapon against depression and anxiety'


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Study: Natural Ginger Alternative 10,000 Times More Effective than Chemo


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'A recently published study in PLoS indicates that a substance found in ginger called 6-shogaol is a potent agent in fighting breast cancer—much more potent than chemotherapy and much less dangerous.

Shogaol—from the Japanese word for ginger, shōga (生姜)—is special because it doesn’t merely target cancer cells in general, but cancer stem cells that are responsible for the growth of tumors. These cancer stem cells, while few in number, can self-renew, split off, and create new tumors, and are resistant to chemotherapy treatments.'


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The Efficient Absorption of Nutrients: What Is Bioavailability?

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'Bioavailability is the proportion of a nutrient the human body is able to absorb and use. You might think that when you eat an apple every iota of vitamin A, every antioxidant, and every mineral it contains is used by your body with total efficiency, but that’s not exactly the case.'

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Medication-Induced Mitochondrial Damage

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'Damage to mitochondria is understood to play a role in the development of a wide range of seemingly unrelated disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and others. Mitochondrial damage is also a hallmark of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

One cause of mitochondrial dysfunction is medication usage. Mitochondrial toxicity testing is NOT required by the FDA before a drug is approved. Medications can hinder mitochondria through direct or indirect mechanisms.'

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Is Virgin Coconut Oil the Future in Natural Medicine for Skin Conditions?


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'There are several testimonials by people using virgin coconut oil (VCO) for improving scalp conditions, hair, and skin issues. But it’s doubtful that a certified dermatologist would recommend that for most skin issues.

It’s more likely that an external skin condition known as atopic dermatitis (AD), which causes excess dryness, inflammation, and pruritus (itching) will be prescribed a cortecosteroid cream to apply topically. AD also creates a friendly environment for infection from Staphylococcus aureus or S. aureus.'


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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Inflammation Associated With Obesity

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'Adopting a Mediterranean diet after a heart attack is almost three times as powerful in reducing death rates as taking a statin drug. New research now suggests eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances of experiencing regular pain.'

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Antibiotic Drugs in America’s Meat Supply: Scorecard Rates Worst Offenders in Restaurant Industry

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'Chain Reaction II is the second annual report and scorecard that grades America’s top restaurant chains’ on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains. Read the first Chain Reaction report here.

The good news is that consumer and investor pressure has pushed twice as many companies as last year to create more responsible antibiotics policies, particularly for chicken. 


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This State Is Now "Protecting" You from Kerrygold Butter


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'Grass-fed butter is not as common in America as it is in Europe, making it harder to come by in the states. Kerrygold, the Irish brand of grass-fed butter, has been a staple in the high fat diet community as it can be purchased almost anywhere from health food grocers like Whole Foods, to your local neighborhood grocery chain.

However, thanks to an archaic state law, Kerrygold Irish Butter is being ripped from the shelves of Wisconsin grocery stores, and consumers are not happy about it.'


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MAGNESIUM AND SULFUR FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

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'When it comes to nutrient deficiencies, it is likely that our diets are too low in both sulfur and magnesium. If our diets contain plenty of these minerals, our less-than optimal gut health may be preventing them from properly being absorbed.'

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Worldwide Studies Find Vitamin B 'Significantly' Reduces Symptoms of Mental Disorders

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'A growing body of literature links dietary choices to brain health and the risk of psychiatric illness. 

B vitamins are required for proper functioning of the methylation cycle, monoamine production, DNA synthesis, and maintenance of phospholipids such as myelin. 

A review of worldwide studies has found that add-on treatment with high-dose b-vitamins -- including B6, B8 and B12 -- can significantly reduce symptoms of schizophrenia more than standard treatments alone.'


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Medical Cannabis — A Vastly Underutilized Therapeutic Option?




'Rendering CBD Illegal May Create More Medical Refugees

The DEA's decision on CBD means that patients who live in states where medical marijuana is not permitted may again have to contemplate physically relocating to a state where CBD is legally available, such as Colorado, since it can no longer be shipped across state lines.

While not commonly discussed, there are in fact many such "medical refugees" in the U.S. Prior to the reclassification, CBD was freely available in all U.S. states, and could be easily obtained via mail order.'


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Rediscovering the Art and Science of Sound Therapy


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'John Stuart Reid and Annaliese Reid illustrate how sound is fast regaining its place as a powerful healing modality. 
Having first been used by the ancients, sound therapy has undergone a period of re-discovery and is now poised to reveal the intricacies of healing both at the cellular and psychological levels.'
"Sound will be the medicine of thefuture." ~   Edgar Cayce


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Heal Your Thyroid Naturally and Easily With These Essential Oils


'After years of struggling against my body and Hashimoto’s hypothyroid condition, I began experimenting with essential oils. I was intrigued when I became attuned to the incredible healing potential of nature’s medicine cabinet.'


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An Easy Way to Feel More Vital and Motivated in Just Two Weeks

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'Everyone knows fruits and vegetables do your body good by reducing the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. 

Now, a surprising new study finds that increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables may also boost psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. 

That’s right: eating your fruits and vegetables can boost mental wellness, especially your feelings of vitality, flourishing, and motivation.'

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Boom: thousands of medical studies found to be useless


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'HUGE numbers of published studies are based on knowing which cells are being used and tested. And much of the time, the researchers don’t know. They pretend they do, but they don’t.


Their work is completely unreliable.


Everyone involved (for decades) looks the other way.


It’s the secret no one wants to talk about.


Thousands and thousands and thousands of medical studies are useless, and their conclusions are unfounded, and turn out to be random.'


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Study: Essential Oil of Lemon Effective Against Candida Yeast Infections


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'A study published in the journal, Mycopathologia, showed that the essential oil of lemon can be used as a very effective natural remedy against candidiasis caused by C. albicans.

Candida albicans is a yeast (or fungus) that normally inhabits our digestive system. In healthy people, candida does little harm because it’s kept in check by beneficial microorganisms or probiotics.'

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Tips and Tricks to Help You Fall Asleep Faster




'Sleep is also intricately tied to important hormone levels, including melatonin — a potent antioxidant with powerful anti-cancer activity — which is diminished by lack of sleep. Small adjustments to your daily routine and sleeping area can go a long way to ensure uninterrupted, restful sleep and, thereby, better health.

One of the worst things you can do to help you fall asleep is to reach for a sleeping pill. Research shows these drugs really do not work and come with a laundry list of side effects, many of which can be quite serious, including amnesia, depression and an increased risk for accidents.'



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Snorting These Two Spices Keeps You 25 Percent More Alert

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'According to the results of a study at Wheeling Jesuit University, participants demonstrated increased alertness and decreased levels of frustration, anxiety and fatigue when exposed to peppermint and cinnamon scents.'


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The Odd Science Behind Marijuana And Metabolism

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'Something peculiar happens to stoners when they overeat. No joke, marijuana consumers eat 600 more calories per day than the average non-smoking person. But, for some reason, those extra calories don’t necessarily turn into fat. How is that possible? New research raises some interesting questions about cannabinoids, metabolism, and belly fat.'


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Adaptogens: The Stress Solution


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'Herbs have been used for their health benefits across the globe for millennia. Among many effective and useful medicinal herbs, one class of plants stands apart from the rest: adaptogenic herbs, or simply adaptogens. 

Adaptogens are a classification of herbs that have a normalizing effect on the body. Herbs with adaptogenic qualities bring the body to homeostasis or balance. Specifically, “they increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiologic function.” '


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Infrared Sauna Review: Why Near Infrared is Superior to Far Infrared



'Apparently, many people are considering an infrared sauna for themselves to reap the myriad of health benefits bestowed by this traditional therapy.



Most of the questions I received in response indicated some confusion over the differences between near infrared (NIR) and far infrared (FIR) or “full spectrum” sauna models. Don’t be fooled by the marketing literature – these two types of infrared saunas are very, VERY different!'



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Nutrient Deficiencies in the Modern Diet

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'In short, the nutrient deficiencies in our modern diet are nothing short of a public health crisis. While these four nutrient deficiencies are only the tip of the iceberg, they are some of the most critical vitamins and minerals for our overall health. This article will investigate the cause of these deficiencies, the potential consequences, and what we can do about it.'


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