Tree Nuts, Chockfull of Healthful Fats, May Help You Live Longer

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A large-scale, 30-year long study found that people who regularly ate one ounce of nuts at least seven times per week were 20 percent less likely to die for any reason, compared to those who avoided nuts in their diet

Eating nuts at least Continue reading

7 Homemade Cough Remedies That Work

honeyIf you or a family member comes down with a cold, one of the most aggravating symptoms can be a persistent cough.  It can last for as little as an afternoon or extend to several days, and the insatiable chest itch and the associated pain from constant coughing can ruin almost any experience.  But before reaching for a drug-based cough syrup, Continue reading

Britain now Paying Mothers to Breastfeed

The UK has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world and breastfeeding rates vary widely across different parts of the country,” said Clare Relton of Sheffield University. She may be part of the solution with a government pilot program giving 130 mothers shopping vouchers of significant value for breastfeeding their babies.

The pilot program is being run for lower income mothers to encourage Continue reading

Flaxseed Found to Help Treat High Blood Pressure

One of the least expensive sources of omega-3 and other beneficial nutrients, flax seeds, has recently been tested for reducing high blood pressure (HBP).

Researchers in Canada performed the first known published trial of flax seeds for HBP in humans after reviewing tests with positive HBP reduction in animals. Their human trial also showed significant HBP reduction.

The CDC has reported that over 60% of folks with HBP are using pharmaceutical medications for hypertension. Continue reading

11 Herbs Used As Traditional Acne Remedies

Acne involves the over-production of sebum from the sebaceous glands which results in the blockage of the pores with a sticky mass of the dead cells and oil. This creates a breeding ground for the opportunistic overgrowth of bacteria normally present in the skin. These convert the mass into compounds that cause inflammation and unattractive raised surfaces. Skin irritation may also result Continue reading

Kids Eat more Vegetables after Nutrition Lessons, Stanford Study Finds

Stanford scholars created food-themed storybooks that taught preschoolers about nutrients, the importance of eating different foods and how food fuels the body.

Children are naturally curious, Stanford researchers say. They sought to harness that curiosity by creating a framework to help children understand why they need to eat a variety of healthy foods.

Stanford researchers have come up with a new way to get picky preschoolers to eat more vegetables. Continue reading

10 Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers do not eat much food because their tummies are tiny. That is why it is important to feed them foods that are packed with nutrients. Superfoods are natural foods that are high in nutrients and antioxidants packed with health giving properties. They are easily digestible and keep the body and mind healthy and working great. These 10 superfoods are essential for babies’ and toddlers’ growing bodies. Continue reading

Mexico Halts All GMO Corn from Being Planted

Just days before a recent March Against Monsanto protest that took place globally on October 12, Mexico, the geographical birthplace of modern-day corn, instituted a regulatory ban on all plantings of genetically modified (GM) varieties of this staple food crop. A victory for food freedom and agricultural integrity, the announcement was made at a press conference in Mexico City Continue reading

Feedings Chickens for Free: Weeds, Wonderful Weeds!

I’m back with more ideas on cutting your flock’s feed bill by using free feed sources. Last week I talked about veggies as free feed; check out Feeding Chickens for Free: Garden Produce here. This time we’re looking at weeds. Yes, really! Not only are many weeds highly nutritious and completely edible, but it’s an awesome Continue reading

Coconut Oil Miraculously Helps Parkinson’s Patient Regain Quality of Life

Imagine for a moment that you are a 74-year-old man diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and you are quickly losing your ability to think, move and function, despite adhering to Continue reading

Cancer & Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

Sugar Feeds CancerAccording to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Continue reading

The Top 14 Supplements for Radiation Protection

With the recent news that Fukushima’s nuclear situation has once more gotten out of hand, it’s important to ensure your body is nutritionally fortified to withstand as best as possible the damage done by radioactive exposure, however little or large it may be, on an on-going basis.  Superfoods and fresh juice intake can accomplish this, but beyond that, it’s also important to have Continue reading

8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify

detoxifying_healthyGiven what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient, effective physiological pathways designed to remove environmental toxins, we are bound to get sick.

So, what are some simple, Continue reading

The Unhealthiest of “Health Foods”

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Many of the foods commonly considered to be “health foods” are not good for your health

Eleven of the most common unhealthy “health foods” are discussed—including fruit juices, whole grains, agave nectar, vegetable oil and sports drinks Continue reading

B12 and Choline Will Keep Brain Buzzing

b12cholineTwenty years ago, I’d sit down in front of the daily crossword puzzle each morning with a pen in one hand and a stopwatch in the other. Nowadays, I sometimes feel like I could time myself with a sundial.

Sometimes it feels like we spend the first half of our lives Continue reading