More Evidence That a High Fiber Diet Promotes Good Health

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A high-fiber diet can help reduce your risk of premature death from any cause, likely because it helps to reduce your risk of some of the most common chronic diseases such as diabetes, Continue reading

How Eating Kimchi Prevents Lethal Cancer

kimchi_prevents_lethal_cancerKimchi is one of the world’s most popular fermented foods, but did you know that eating it daily can significantly impact your cancer risk? 

A new study published in the journal Oncotarget titled, “Dietary prevention of Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric cancer with kimchi,” Continue reading

Could You Eat on $3.37 a Day?

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A typical family using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the official name for food stamps, will have about $3.37 per person, per day, with which to buy food Continue reading

Strategies to Address and Reduce Holiday-Related Stress and Grief

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For many, November and December are a favorite time of year, with major holidays bringing family and friends together, but it can also be an incredibly stressful time Continue reading

15 Natural Remedies for the Treatment of Acid Reflux and Ulcers

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Acid reflux affects an estimated 50 percent of Americans. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up your throat Continue reading

15 Natural Remedies for the Treatment of Acid Reflux and Ulcers

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Acid reflux affects an estimated 50 percent of Americans. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up your throat

Heartburn and acid reflux is Continue reading

How Probiotics May Aid Your Weight Management

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Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune system, and researchers are discovering that microbes play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health, including your weight

Researchers have discovered a difference in gut bacteria between Continue reading

Fermenting Foods—One of the Easiest and Most Creative Aspects of Making Food from Scratch

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90 percent of the genetic material in your body is not yours but belongs to the bacteria that outnumber your cells 10 to 1. These bacteria have enormous influence on your digestion, detoxification and immune system

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In Defense of (Raw) Milk

rawmilkThere is plenty of clinical and nutritional evidence that milk, this hailed “natural” drink, is the source of numerous immunological, gastrointestinal and perhaps neurological disorders. While it is important to acknowledge these facts, it is equally necessary to remember that the milk we are talking about is a highly processed industrial product that only remotely resembles the natural variety.

Depending on the pasteurization method, raw milk can be heated at 161 F up to 212 F Continue reading

Fighting Microbes with Microbes

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  • Microflora in soil influences plant health, helping to provide nutrients and suppress disease; there are more than 30,000 varieties of microbes in soil
  • In humans, antibiotics are often overprescribed, killing off beneficial bacteria and promoting the formation of antibiotic-resistant ”super germs”; Continue reading

4 Ways Probiotics Can Reduce Infections, Flus and Colds

Probiotics are bacteria or yeast introduced to the body to aid in total body health.

It may seem counterproductive to purposely consume microorganisms but our body naturally contains many beneficial bacteria – the digestive system alone contains more than 500 such organisms – that help to keep our complex processes running smoothly.

Maintaining the proper balance is crucial to our health. Both good and Continue reading

Fermented Foods

My education about cultured and fermented foods was for many years the same as everybody else.  I heard the commercials touting the benefits of eating yogurt and heard about the need for acidophilus.  It wasn’t until I started exploring the idea of fermenting foods that I really understood how beneficial they can be.  Growing up I can remember my mother slicing up cabbage and packing it in a huge crock Continue reading