Spirulina: A vegetarian- and vegan-friendly source of protein plus other health benefits

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Following a vegetarian or vegan diet may be difficult for some. After all, there are some nutrients that you can only find in animal-based food products. In addition, only a few plant-based foods are capable of providing protein, an essential nutrient that helps build and repair body tissues, among other functions. Fortunately, vegetarians and vegans can rely on dietary supplements to meet their daily protein requirements. One of the best protein sources for people who don’t eat animal products is spirulina.

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Eat these foods to protect the skin from sun damage

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Survival medicine: Relieve dry skin with this red clover salve

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Non-Intervention Child Wellness

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A mother’s hand is the finest-gauged instrument available when it comes to assessing the presence of a fever in her child. When I felt my daughter’s head this morning, I knew her body was in a state of inner turmoil, and my mind leapt to my pantry of herbs, Continue reading

Medicine’s House of Cards – What Happens When We’ve Got It All Wrong

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I have to admit, the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial still holds a special place in my heart even after I have spent the past half-decade immersed in the shortcomings of our current data collection model.  As I discuss here, I understand now, the role of industry bias in publication of studies, Continue reading

10 Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers

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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

Natural Tips for Healthy Nails

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A lot of problems can contribute to unattractive nails, from a lack of nutrients to a biting habit. When you chew your nails, you not only make them look bad, you also invite infections. Even if you don’t chew them, poor eating habits rob your body of the nutrients it needs for strong, healthy nails. Brittle, short and dirty nails give the impression that someone has poor hygiene or doesn’t care about their health. If your nails aren’t as long and beautiful as you want them to be, consider changing up your diet or trying some natural remedies to stop biting.

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Your Ocean Within… Riding the Tide

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Ever thought about water?   Water is the matrix of all life.  It carries oxygen, nutrients and wastes.  Remember that every living cell is surrounded by water, contains water and IS water! But who understands common simple H2O?

Water is the commonly ignored context of biology.  If you can make water happy you can rock biochemistry at its charge driven foundations.  It is the place no one looked, Continue reading

Chaga Mushroom

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Did You Know…

… that chaga mushroom can strengthen the immune system, help prevent cancer, reduce high blood pressure, and soothe an aching stomach?

The Siberians call this humble tree fungus a “Gift of God” and the “Mushroom of Immortality.” The Japanese have nicknamed it “The Diamond of the Forest.” The Chinese refer to it as “King of the Plants.” And thousands of centuries of use attest to this mushroom’s healing and strengthening properties. Continue reading

Natural Breakthrough May Put Brakes on Childhood Allergies

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Studies have shown that there’s no more distressing sound to humans than a baby crying — and I believe it. As a parent, there’s nothing worse than watching our children suffer, particularly when they’re young and unable to communicate what’s ailing them.

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How to Find Out if You’re Deficient in Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is extremely important to your health. You’ve likely heard a lot about it-that it comes from the sun and you should try and get as much of it as you can-but many are still unsure as to why it’s so essential.

Vitamin D plays a multi-faceted role in the overall functioning of a healthy body. It strengthens bones and muscles, kills harmful bacteria in the mouth, and has been shown to have positive effects on chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer. Furthermore, it allows a host of other vitamins to effectively do their job within the body. Vitamin D works in unison with other vitamins Continue reading

Chocolate and Roses Have Health Benefits: Not just for Valentines’ Day – Find out How to Get the Best Chocolate and Roses for your Health

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Chocolate and roses are symbols of Valentines Day and any day requiring romance. And both, chocolate and roses, are good for your health, containing nutrients and vitamins that help lower blood pressure, treat depression, grow healthy hair and skin, and increase immunity.

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Coffee Grounds Make Great Supplements, a Study Shows

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Coffee is currently in the crosshairs of a lot of scientists as they have come to realize that coffee, particularly coffee grounds, contains a lot of antioxidants that could be harnessed and placed into supplements. It is estimated that about 20 million tons of coffee grounds are used in a year as millions of people consume many cups of coffee daily. Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium

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  • Vitamin      K2 is an important fat-soluble vitamin that plays critical roles in      protecting your heart and brain, and building strong bones. It also plays      an important role in cancer protection
  • The      biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper      areas in your body, Continue reading

Recovery from H1N1 Using High Doses of Vitamin C

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… that a common vitamin brought an Australian farmer back from the brink of death in a 1-in-a-BILLION recovery?

In King Country, New Zealand, a dairy farmer named Alan Smith earned himself the nickname Miracle Man due to his Continue reading