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Why Use Fluoride for Oral Health, Clove Oil Can Do The Same Thing

If you have ever experienced clove essential oil, you probably remember it. The smell of clove is unique, pungent, and spicy. Basically, when it comes to aromas, you either love clove or can’t stand it. Either way, you can’t deny the vast healing power of this most pungent spice that has been used within Chinese medicine […]

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What’s in Season? 6 Healthy Spring Vegetables to Enjoy Now

Spring is traditionally the time of re-birth, growth, and a fresh new start. If you spent a little too much time “hibernating” through the winter, spring is also the perfect time to focus on getting your body “tuned up” through healthier eating habits. With the warmer weather comes the first home-grown vegetables of the season − the […]

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Top 5 Ways to Reverse Aging Naturally (Without Surgery)

There is no way to avoid aging. We are all destined to grow old, get sick, and die… Or are we? Although we can’t completely avoid the aging process, we sure can slow it down quite a bit. And disease? Even though it may be the “norm” for an increasing number of older Americans to […]

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The Top 5 Essential Oils for Energy Support

Do you wake up in the morning craving a few Zs? Do you sometimes suffer from the “late afternoon blahs?” There are so many reasons why our energy sometimes tends to lag at key moments in the day: adrenal fatigue, lack of quality sleep, stress, or aspects of a more serious condition can all play […]

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4 Ways That Myrrh Supports a Healthy Body

The biblical account of myrrh’s sacred gifting to the newborn Christ along with frankincense and gold by wise men from the East is a familiar story to Christians all throughout the world. But the consideration of myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) as a precious substance of great worth extends far beyond just the spiritual, as its various preparations […]

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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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Upset stomach digestion problems

Everyone needs it in order to live. But what happens when food become a detriment to your body rather than a source of nourishment? Nobody wants to feel gassy, bloated, or in pain after eating a meal, and yet these are the types of digestion problems that millions of people suffer as part of their mealtime […]

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Non toxic cleaners

One of the main reasons we clean our homes is to make them healthier for us to live in. But does it really make sense to use cleaning products that are more hazardous to your health than the bacteria you’re trying to kill? Cleaning products are big business. According to the website Statistica, the America cleaning products industry (laundry […]

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Enzymes-Our-Bodies-Need

Your body is equipped in many ways to handle the foods you put into it. But your body also relies on food itself to meet it halfway in furnishing certain conversion elements. These elements pre-digest that food and extract its nutrients. They also deliver these nutrients to areas throughout the body where they’re needed.  These […]

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pain-essential-oil

Pain is big business. In a 2016 interview with CNBC, a senior analyst at Mizuho Securities USA was quoted as saying, “There [were] about 300 million pain prescriptions written in 2015.” She went on to explain that this equates to over $24 billion in sales, just in the United States − making pain relievers second only […]

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Miso Mushroom Soup recipe

This mushroom miso soup is a simple tasty meal idea that combines the health-boosting benefits of bone broth with gut-boosting miso and the powerful health benefits of mushrooms. For this recipe you can go with the mini portabello mushrooms as listed (or slice a regular portobello mushroom), or for even more health benefits why not try Shiitake […]

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6 Types of Superfood Nutrition for Optimal Wellness

Everyone knows that the human body requires proper nutrition in order to live. And it’s safe to say that most everyone knows that eating healthy is necessary in order to live well. So why then do so many people (perhaps you’re one of them) seem to come up short in achieving the types of life-changing […]

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cordyceps-sinensis

The unique, amazing cordyceps mushroom made international headlines after Chinese runners broke two world records by unbelievably huge margins at the Asian Games in 1993. It seems the secret to their remarkable athletic performances was the so-called caterpillar fungus − cordyceps. As it turns out, cordyceps mushroom (known scientifically as Cordyceps sinensis) has been used in traditional […]

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Thin Mint Smoothie recipe

If you’re a chocolate lover, here’s a quick, delicious, and healthy way to use chocolate or pure unflavored bone broth powder from Epigenetic Labs. Considered to be one of the most ancient and remarkable nutritional substances on the planet, bone broth is a beneficial “elixir” made from simmered animal bones. Not only does bone broth […]

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There’s a common Latin American saying that sums up the powerful health benefits of good, old-fashioned broth… “Good broth resurrects the dead.” That may be a slight exaggeration, but bone broth does have a centuries-old history of therapeutic use in traditional cultures. And it is well-known for being a soothing dish that is nourishing for body, […]

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Prebiotic foods

Ensuring your gut bacteria (your microbiota) are in balance is of the utmost importance to your overall health and wellbeing. This microbial system, teeming with trillions of organisms, comprises what is known as your microbiome. Scientists are finding increasing evidence that your gut and microbiome, though previously overlooked, actually participate in or even control several systems […]

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Body wash

Personal care products… those products we use everyday to keep ourselves smelling fresh and clean. Unfortunately, many of the well-known brands lining store shelves have a hidden secret… they’re full of toxic, health-harming chemicals! In a talk delivered at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2014, audience members learned that “In the United States, the average […]

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Gut bacteria

You may have heard lots of talk recently about the importance of having a “healthy gut.” This is an emerging area of research and scientists are continuing to discover precise reasons why the gut (aka gastrointestinal system or GI tract) is one of the most important biological systems in the human body. [Note: Terminology can […]

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Lions mane mushroom

Mushrooms have been revered for centuries within many traditional societies as nutritional powerhouses as well as for their potent medicinal properties. Hericium erinaceus, also known as lion’s mane mushroom or hedgehog mushroom, is an edible (some might even say delicious) fungus with a long history of usage in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Indeed, east Asian […]

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Shampooing hair with rosemary mint essential oil shampoo

Over the past few years savvy consumers have been wising up to the toxic dangers contained in personal care products sold in the typical grocery, drug, and department store. These dangers include a range of harmful chemicals found in the body washes, shampoos, deodorants, hair dyes, cosmetics, and every variety of lotion and potion we’ve been applying to […]

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Chances are that at some point in your life you may have experienced one or more of the hair problems that most commonly affect people… dry hair, greasy hair, dandruff, flakiness, or hair loss. As a society, we spend a lot on hair products. In fact, according to Statistica, just under 40 million Americans spent between […]

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Healthy toothpaste recipe

Looking for a safe, non-toxic way to promote whiter, healthier teeth without the use of harsh chemicals? With just a few ingredients, you can bid farewell to drugstore brands of toothpaste which often contain harmful fluoride, synthethic foaming agents, and antibacterial chemicals like triclosan. It’s simple to make your own toothpaste as home using natural substances like food-grade […]

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How to Make Bone Broth at Home

The health benefits of broth made with bones have been researched and documented for hundreds of years. Around 1150, Benedictine Abbess and scholar Hildegarde von Bingen recommended in her “Physica” (medical text) that “frequent and adequate” portions of broth made with calves’ feet was good for relieving joint pain. The Abbess was clearly on to […]

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essential oils and their uses

There must be thousands of ways to use essential oils! These little bottles are packed with a myriad of potent phytochemicals (natural, plant-based compounds) that are powerful helpers − both for health improvement and also  in and around the home. If you are an essential oil newbie, you won’t want to miss this article because we’re […]

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Originally used in the East as both traditional medicine and food, many mushroom varieties have been studied intensively for their therapeutic properties over the past few decades. In fact, all edible mushrooms seem to possess both medicinal and nutritional qualities, although they must be prepared properly to release their full benefits. Modern scientific evidence shows that medicinal mushrooms […]

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ginger top health benefits

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose underground stem, or rhizome – known as ginger root or just ginger – has been widely used for centuries. It has been used as a spice as well as an alternative medicine because of its many well-known health benefits. Interestingly, it belongs to the same family (Zingiberaceae) […]

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sleeping-essential-oil

Sleep: That thing we all “have to” do. That most coveted of conditions, though often the most avoided, or the most difficult to achieve. One thing is for certain, when it’s time to lie down and close our eyes to replenish, we would all like two things… for it to be easy to fall asleep, […]

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indian-ginseng-ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (also known as Withania somnifera) is a powerful herb that has been used for hundreds of years to treat a wide variety of conditions in the traditional form of Indian medicine known as Ayurveda. The health benefits of Ashwagandha include its well-known ability to enhance stamina and its truly extraordinary stress-relieving properties. In Sanskrit […]

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Most health experts agree that a varied diet is the best way for both mother and child to get the nutrition they need for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, expecting mothers clearly need to be careful about consuming certain foods, such as liver (more on this later in the article), coffee, […]

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anxiety-essential-oils

Did you know that the most common mental health issues in the U.S. are anxiety disorders? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety affects 18.1% of the U.S. population, with women being 60% more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder over their lifetime. And these are just the diagnosed cases. We can’t know the […]

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anti-aging-foods

Aging is the sum total of all the changes that happen to us over the course of our lifetimes from birth to death. Aging is fun when it means celebrating milestone birthdays that allow us “grown up” privileges such as driving or voting. When we reach middle age, however, we begin to notice less than […]

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health-benefits-turmeric

Have you ever partaken of an Indian or South Asian curry? The reason they are typically yellow in color is because they contain the root spice turmeric. Known scientifically as Curcuma longa, turmeric is found all over South Asia and is believed to have been in use in India as both a spice and as […]

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Turkey Tail mushroom

Brewed for thousands of years as a medicinal tea in China, the turkey tail mushroom – known scientifically as Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor – looks set to be a major boon for cancer patients. Emerging evidence shows that this multi-colored fungus, which grows widely in forests around the world, can help to protect cancer […]

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Tulsi

Tulsi or Holy Basil is amongst the most highly revered of the known therapeutic shrubbery for its ability to elevate the mind, heal the body, and uplift the soul.  This enchanting herb, also known as Ocimum sanctum, is an important part of the repertoire of India’s traditional system of medicine, known as Ayurveda. Holy Basil boasts cherished status […]

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