Top 5 Health Benefits of Onions

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What are onions?  Onions are botanically part of the lily (Liliaceae) family, along with garlic, shallots and leeks. Although not valued as highly as garlic, onions contain potent compounds which are known to benefit health.  Onions form the basis of a wide variety of dishes, whether eaten raw, sautéed, baked, steamed or boiled.  Discover our…

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Health Benefits of Avocados

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  It’s Easy Being Green  They’ve been the darlings of social media, and they’ve been called “America’s new favorite fruit.” Turns out, avocados are popular for good reason. Not only are they delicious, they’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help keep you healthy.    Better Than a Banana  Your body needs…

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10 Benefits Of Cycling

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  One of the good things about cycling is that it doesn’t matter if you haven’t ridden a bicycle for years or if you are a complete beginner, it should be easy, fun and invigorating. Cycling is a sport or activity that can be carried out by most abilities and is a great way to…

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11 Cold and Flu Home Remedies 

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Treat your cold at home  Being sick, even when you’re home in bed, isn’t fun. The combination of body aches, fever, chills, and nasal congestion can be enough to make anyone miserable.    There are plenty of home remedies that can alleviate your symptoms and get you back to normal. If you still feel sick after…

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3 simple steps to jump-start your heart health this year

In 2020, the terrible toll of the COVID-19 pandemic largely overshadowed the affliction that remains the leading cause of death in this country: heart disease. In the United States last year, at least twice as many people died from cardiovascular causes as those who died from complications from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. While the challenges…

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Top 5 benefits of apple cider vinegar

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What is apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugars from apples which turns them into acetic acid – the active ingredient in vinegar. In the shops you may see apple cider vinegar labelled as ‘filtered’ (a clear liquid), or unfiltered – the latter containing something known as ‘mother’. This means there are proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria…

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Better heart health in eight weeks? Double down on fruits and veggies

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Two decades ago, the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) study tested the effects of three different diets on almost 500 participants over eight weeks. The first diet was a typical American diet, relatively low in fruits and vegetables (3.5 servings daily) and high in junk foods and sweets. The second offered more fruits and…

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Why you should move — even just a little — throughout the day

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Sitting for long, uninterrupted periods of time may leave you more prone to cardiovascular problems. How much time do you spend sitting each day? If you’re like most people, more than half of your waking hours are spent parked on a chair or sofa. Even if you dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to…

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How Little Doses of Sunlight Help the Body

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Sunlight and Your Health When you think of the sun, your first thought might be about the damage it can do. And too much can cause several kinds of serious health issues. But small amounts, especially early in the day before it’s at its brightest, can be good for you in some ways. How Much…

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13 Reasons Tea Is Good for You

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Put down those saucer cups and get chugging — tea is officially awesome for your health. But before loading up on Red Zinger, make sure that your “tea” is actually tea. Real tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia sinensis) and includes only four varieties: green, black, white, and oolong. Anything else (like herbal…

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Yoga for Better Health

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Many Americans are exploring the rhythmic breathing, stretches, and sometimes demanding postures of yoga as a form of alternative medicine. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey found that yoga was one of the most popular types of alternative medicine among adults, and that its use had grown by roughly 3 million people since the previous…

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Sugar Cravings: 4 Reasons They Happen and How to Stop Them

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Sugar cravings affect everyone—myself and Natalie Jill included. Clients ask us both about this all the time, so we thought we’d explain why they happen and what you can do to fight them. The key to dealing with them is to start with understanding why you’re getting them in the first place. Then, once you’re…

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9 Health Benefits of Drinking Beet Juice

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For many years, beets have been used generally for their leaves. However, beetroots have become a popular food in many places being used as culinary. Apart from eating beets, drinking the juice has a whole lot of benefits which you should consider and enjoy as well. Beet juice is always great considering that it can…

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5 Ways Garlic Boosts Immunity

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Often called the stinky rose, this pungent bulb can keep colds and flu viruses away. A daily dose gets your viral-fighting abilities in high gear. Mom’s advice to eat your vegetables is right on. People who eat lots of vegetables are less likely to get sick. But one vegetable in particular should be on your…

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Smothering the Fire: How Vitamin C Can Stop Viral Infections Quickly

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by Tom Taylor “Smothering the fire”? Do you remember the old forest fire fighting movies? Someone in a fire tower spots smoke and a plane load of fire jumpers go out and puts the fire out before it really gets going. Then occasionally, the fire gets too well established before the jumpers can get there…

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Forms, Doses, and Effects of Vitamins C and E

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by Robert G. Smith, PhD (OMNS Apr 27, 2020) Vitamin and mineral supplements are sold in several forms. Some vitamins are sold as “natural,” which often means the product has been purified from a plant or animal product. Others are synthetic, which can mean that the biochemical has been manufactured from chemicals that were not…

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Are gut bacteria the key to healthy aging?

An increasing number of recent studies are asking an important question: Do gut bacteria hold the key to healthy aging? New research, recently presented at the London Microbiome Meeting, brings us closer to the answer. Research presented at the London Microbiome Meeting zoomed in on the role of bacteria for human health and aging. In…

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Does turmeric have anticancer properties?

A recent literature review investigates whether turmeric may be useful for treating cancer. The authors conclude that it might be but note that there are many challenges to overcome before it makes it to the clinic.   Turmeric is loved the world over, but can it help fight cancer?   Turmeric is a member of…

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Diet as Lifestyle

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Diet as Lifestyle   Two of the most crucial lifestyle elements are diet and exercise. We must face this truth early on if we are to have any chance of fighting any chronic illness: If you want a permanent victory, you must cut all carbohydrates out of the diet. In spite of the conflicting reports…

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Fluorescent Lights, Microwaves and Alcohol

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Fluorescent Lights, Microwaves and Alcohol   Fluorescent Lights   Fluorescent lights are not good for us because they are not comprised of a natural spectrum of light. The light is bluer, and the frequencies of light are not balanced. On top of that, fluorescent light is not continuous light; it flickers at a rate of…

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Exercise   Exercise is vital, as our bodies are designed to move. Exercise is NOT optional. Our bodies were designed to move… well, every day, and many times. It is a ridiculous concept to say that our bodies are made to move about … three times a week?   If you consider the above concept,…

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A Few Food Facts

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A Few Food Facts   Concentrated Carbohydrates   Believe it or not, the amount of carbohydrates required by humans for health is ….. zero. This is the overwhelming consensus of scientific wisdom today. Proteins and fat are essential to life, but carbs are not.   Our body systems are well built. We do not need…

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Sugar and Smoking

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Leaving Bad Habits Behind: Sugar and Smoking   We live in a world caught up in a wide variety of addictions. Millions suffer from addiction to drugs, alcohol, and smoking, but there are also those who are addicted to other things, like television, food or sugar. Everything we do can turn into a habit or…

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Suggestions for a Good Sleep

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13 Suggestions for a Good Sleep… and 13 Backups   Sleep in complete darkness. Even a very little amount of light can disrupt sleep by affecting the capacity of melatonin secretion of the pineal gland. This includes light that reaches any part of the body, as it does not have to reach the eyes in order…

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The Importance of Food

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The Importance of Food   Beginning the day with healthy food is essential for a quality, healthy life. Breakfast refers to a breaking in our overnight fast, and it is crucially important. After sleep, as your body awakens, it needs energy to start working. In the morning, your body wants to be fed and energized.…

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Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids Deficiencies

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Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids Deficiencies About the “Miraculous Three”: Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids   Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids (AA) keep us alive. They are essential to life, and missing even one of them creates a domino effect in our bodies that can result in the worst consequences. The “miraculous three,” as I…

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Water, Lemon Water, and Other Drinks

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Water, Lemon Water, and Other Drinks   Water is essential for our existence and well-being. We are all made of water in a very high proportion, about 70 percent. Thus, we should pay close attention to water intake; it is one of the crucial elements of great health. Body water has to be replenished. Think…

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Tips For Weight Loss

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Tips for Weight Loss We live in a Western culture, which is obsessed with food, snacks, and drinks. These are everywhere we look, from our street sides to our vending machines to even our routine stops for gas. We live in a society of Big Gulps, Super-Sizing it, and Extra Value Meals, always seeking more…

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