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  • The Amazing Health Benefits of the Goji Berry

    One of the most compelling health benefits of the goji berry is its ability to protect visual health. Some of the beneficial biochemicals found in the goji berry include beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals...
  • Cleansing & Detoxification – Ultimate Education Program – Renew Life

    The topic of this DVD is cleansing and detoxification. Let's start by defining what it means to cleanse. Cleansing is generally thought of as the process of increased bowel elimination or colon cleansing...
  • The Health Benefits of Green Tea

    Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, yet they do not all possess similar health-giving properties. The difference comes from the processing. Green tea leaves are steamed, which prevents the EGCG compound from oxidizing...
  • Living With ADHD

    The single most important thing for a child who suffers from ADHD is routine. Abruptly changing your child's routine can have dire consequences for everyone involved. A schedule becomes your very best friend - do the same things at the same time every day... this makes it easier for your child, your child's teacher, and for you...
  • Herbal Treatments for Bladder Infections

    Sandra Ketcham Bladder infections, also known as cystitis or urinary tract infections, are bacterial infections that cause painful and frequent uri...
  • Diet and Alternative Therapy For Treating IBS – Changing Eating Habits

    Products to avoid are those which are hard pressed to be classified as food in the real sense of the meaning. Chemical-laced highly-refined pseudo-foods are filled with artificial flavourants, colourants and preservatives. Flavourants and colourants are chemicals pumped into food to make it look and taste better...
  • Herbal Treatments for Athlete's Foot – A number of herbs can be beneficial

    ...take off your shoes and leave them off as long as possible. If you must wear shoes, make certain to keep your socks clean and dry to prevent the infection from returning or becoming worse during treatment. A number of herbs can be very beneficial in treating the infection as well, and some of those herbs are listed below...
  • Soluble Versus Insoluble Fiber: Which of these types of works best?

    Insoluble fiber does not absorb water and for the most part moves through our intestines undigested. Insoluble fiber is beneficial to our bodies, because it does not digest. It is recommended to many for increasing regularity, thus reducing both constipation and excessive diarrhea. Insoluble fiber also removes toxins through the colon more quickly...
  • 16 Ways to Beat the Heat – Summer is Here

    Choose bedding materials that are made of cotton and wool. Wool is famous for its temperature stabilizing effects, the result of the natural 'moisture wicking' quality of wool, which helps stabilize, and even lower your body temperature. Wool naturally warms you up in winter, and cools you down in summer, like no other natural fibre...
  • Natural Tips for Lowering Blood Sugar

    It doesn't matter if you're suffering from diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia, all of these conditions cause the blood sugar to become elevated at times. Elevated blood glucose levels are dangerous and can cause a host of complications, no matter how slight an elevation is present. Obesity, heart disease, kidney damage and eye problems are just a few of the complications...
  • Andrographis: a Newcomer in Herbal Cold Remedies

    Several studies have shown andrographis to be effective at fighting symptoms and shortening the duration of colds and flu - and it may even be effective at preventing these illnesses altogether. Andrographis has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, and has been shown to reduce fevers and promote immune response...
  • Anxiety – Nutritional Protocols & Natural Treatments

    Feeling anxious is not something you should feel badly about, as anxiety is a mood disorder, and it can be successfully treated with nutrition, drugs (if required, but I would hope that drugs would be a last resort, or an initial treatment that would give way to nutritional approaches), and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.
  • The Anti-Soy Madness – Debunking the Anti-Soy Arguments

    Soy provides a vegetarian source of quality, complete protein, without the cardiovascular risks associated with animal proteins. Feed lot beef, processed meats preserved with nitrates and nitrites (which convert to nitrosamines and are linked to cancer) and commercially produced milk and dairy may pose more significant health risks than soy.
  • The Health Benefits of Spirulina

    Spirulina is thought to have number of important health benefits, including the ability to boost the immune system, the ability to lower levels of bad cholesterol and lower overall cholesterol level, the ability to boost the function of the cardiovascular system and the gastrointestinal system and the ability to provide a natural cleansing by ridding the body of toxins..
  • Smart Goals – The Keys to Fitness Motivation

    Many people find that the most difficult part of their fitness program is sticking with it. Often we drift from program to program, becoming passionately dedicated to step classes one month, then Pilates or yoga the next.... The problem is motivation. The core of any personal fitness program is staying interested and, as a fitness instructor, my role is to keep my participants coming back...
  • IBS Sufferers Can Regain Their Quality of Life

    For those with IBS, these muscles contract more frequently because of a sensitivity to ‘triggers’ (certain foods, gas or stress). Food sensitivities are found in up to 1/3 of IBS sufferers. The most common allergens are dairy and wheat, while other triggers include coffee, tea, citrus and chocolate...
  • Children suffer from digestive problems too!

    Most children have picked up these same bad eating habits from their parents which leads to poor digestion. Three of the most common digestive ailments in children are gas and bloating (caused by enzyme deficiencies), constipation, and parasites...
  • Good Digestion Equals Good Health

    With a busy lifestyle... Generally, diet is the first to suffer, and a lack of proper nutrients causes the entire body to slowly deteriorate. This is where nutritional supplements can play a key role in maintaining health. A good multivitamin and green food supplement are vital if you do not otherwise eat optimally...
  • Supplements Slandered! Medical Bias Against Dietary Supplements

    The regulations proposed for dietary supplements are stricter than the requirements for over-the-counter drugs, which kill thousands of people. Dietary supplements are mistakenly linked to 150 deaths a year, but the actual death statistics list only a handful of probable deaths: typically zero from vitamins, a few from iron supplements, and maybe 5 a year from all plant poisonings...
  • New Weapons Against Inflammation & Arthritis

    People use aspirin and other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) every day, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Are the new class of drugs called COX-2 Inhibitors safe and effective? Can certain dietary supplements be useful in place of these drugs? What is the comparable effectiveness and safety of NSAIDs, COX-2 Inhibitor drugs and dietary supplements...
  • The Eyes Have It – What is the Impact of our Lifestyle on our Eyes?

    ...our eyes itch, burn, tear up and turn red.... Aside from these annoying symptoms, what is the full impact of our modern lifestyle on the health of our eyes? This article has two sections: the first will suggest things you can do to lessen eye stress. The second will offer remedies for common eye problems...
  • Wake Up Your Immunity – Travel Wellness

    Travelling during the winter months always brings the risk of infection from colds and flu. The trip can be very short - like going to the grocery store. Or... to another location and time zone... the stress of travelling anytime of the year brings additional risk of illness from change of diet, hanging out in a hotel and working in a different environment.
  • In Pursuit of a Better Sculpted Female Body

    Young female athletes require a very good diet of lean protein, plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and dairy products. Many young girls avoid dairy products because they don’t want to get fat. Yet, this is the stage when peak bone density it being developed and calcium, magnesium and other minerals are needed...
  • The Colours of Health – The fall colours terms of human health

    Magenta and purple come from anthocyanins while yellow and golden colors come from carotenoids and flavons... Much of the year pro-anthocyanidins are colorless and only display their pigments in the absence of chlorophyll and as the leaf pH changes...Scientists have shown...these antioxidant pigments not only protect leaves and bark, they perform similar functions in us.
  • A Rainbow Harvest – A Crayon Box of Possibilities

    ...a particular food pigment indicates its phytonutrient pedigree and associated health benefits. Furthermore, unusual colours add phytonutrient benefits. For example, purple cauliflower offers the added benefits of purple phytonutrients to those already in this vegetable...
  • The Skinny on Fats – health experts keep changing the story

    Health experts keep changing the story on fats. First we were told that polyunsaturated fats were better than saturated fats. Then it was discovered that refined polyunsaturates were favorite targets for free-radical attack. Next, monounsaturated fats took center stage...
  • Beating The Aging Odds

    Hans Selye...taught that every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older. That’s because stress raises levels of the adrenal hormone cortisol. It increases internal generation of free radicals, disrupts normal metabolism and leads to aging conditions...
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