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Vitamin D is the name given to a group of fat-soluble vitamins found in cod liver oil and fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel. These vitamins are essential for the absorption of calcium, iron, phosphate, magnesium, and zinc. Cholecalciferol – also known as vitamin D3 – is made by skin cells when ultraviolet […]

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Quinoa stuffed red peppers recipe

If you’re of a certain age and grew up eating the typical American diet, chances are you never even heard of quinoa until the past decade or so. But this tiny South American pseudograin (“pseudograins” are the seeds & grasses commonly categorized as grains) has certainly taken the world by storm over the past several […]

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Chia Seeds: How to Benefit From This Ancient Aztec Warrior Food

Being so small and unassuming, they may not seem like much on the surface. But chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are one of the most nutritionally-dense “superfoods” on the planet that many people are only just now discovering. If you’re someone who’s never tried them, you’ll probably want to change this as soon as possible for […]

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Healthy Brain

Brain fog. Senior moments. And more serious concerns: Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia that affect over 7 million Americans each year. It is important to be proactive about brain health − especially as we age. There are many aspects to our minds that remain a mystery. Yet there is also a lot about the […]

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Good joint health

Of all the parts of “you” that need attention and care, joint health is sometimes the most overlooked − despite being among the most important. After all, without properly working joints, we can feel as stiff as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz (before he got oiled up by Dorothy!) Our joints enable us to move, bend, stretch, […]

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Frankincense burning on a hot coal. Frankincense is an aromatic resin, used for religious rites, incense and perfumes.

Imagine yourself, for a moment, coursing through a windy pathway that carves out an ancient woodland grove in the south of Arabia along the Red Sea. As you walk, you take in the many sights, sounds, and scents of this pristine and sacred environment. It’s likely that your ears would be tickled by a gentle […]

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turmeric essential oil benefits

Turmeric, the bright-orange root so frequently used in the cuisine of India and Asia, has been a revered cooking ingredient for centuries. Modern research, however, is also delving into its incredible array of health-promoting benefits. According to National Institutes of Health, “Today, turmeric is used as a dietary supplement for inflammation; arthritis; stomach, skin, liver, and […]

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Watercress: The Forgotten Superfood

“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it…. Oh, surely, surely there were watercress sandwiches! What’s a tea without them?” ~ Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Caroll Once upon a time, watercress was more than just that green […]

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What is Ayurveda: A Beginner’s Overview

What is Ayurveda? It’s an ancient health & healing system from India of conscious, natural, and holistic living that works to enhance physical and psychological wellbeing, promoting longevity for the body as a whole. Rejecting a disease-based mindset, Ayurvedic principles emphasize that we are self-reliant, self-healing beings who can maintain (and regain!) good health simply by […]

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Did Taking Antibiotics in Childhood Compromise Your Health from the Get Go

Many people think nothing of taking antibiotics. Yet the overprescribing of antibiotics has created a marked increase in the rise of bacterial strains that are resistant − bacteria that will not be killed by antibiotics − a problem even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes is fast becoming a worrying public issue. […]

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