Anti-inflammatory

Antioxidant Recipes: Don’t Choke on Aronia Berries!


Aronia Berries have a terrible reputation for tartness—thus the common name, Chokeberry. But they also have a wonderful reputation for antioxidant properties professed to boost the human immune system. How can a thing be SO wonderful and SO terrible?! If you’re not one of those who loves strong flavors, the trick to taking advantage of

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4 Blood Pressure Prevention Biggies +1


Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could deliver a pre-heart-attack message to you at the dinner table one evening, letting you know “the big one” was imminent? It would give you time to take care of your affairs, say goodbye to loved ones, and meditate on the meaning of your life. Better yet, it might

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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A Probiotic Piece of the Weight Loss Puzzle


  In a scientific study conducted recently*, researchers asked participants to take two pills daily in addition to following a common weight-loss diet. Some pills contained probiotics and some were placebos. After 12 weeks, women who had taken the probiotics had lost almost twice as much weight as those who had taken the placebo. This

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Secret Isn’t a Secret Anymore!


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been a mysterious practice most Westerners haven’t been ready to accept as “real”—until lately. Slowly, Taoist-based Eastern treatments for human pain and chronic disease have been increasingly embraced by patients looking for alternative treatments when Western-based medicine hasn’t worked. As a result, the Western medical community has learned more about TCM and seems

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How pH Works and What We Can Do to Balance It


In 1933, Dr. William Howard May published a book introducing a new way to think about disease. In the book, A New Health Era, Dr. May claimed all disease is the result of autotoxication—the accumulation of acid in the body. He said we are basically poisoning ourselves by introducing foods that form acid in our

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Preventing Heart Disease: Antioxidant Supplements or Real Food?


If you Google heart disease and antioxidants and then read a smattering of articles about it, two important facts will emerge. First, vitamin-based antioxidant supplements have been shown to have only a small anti-oxidant effect on the risk of heart disease. This is somewhat of a surprise, because we were always told, since a landmark

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Probiotics Successfully Reduce GI Symptoms in Male Athletes


For quite some time, probiotics advocates have claimed probiotics have a positive effect on an athlete’s gut health, redox biology (free radicals) and immunity, but until 2012 there was a lack of evidence to support those statements. Because the bodies of such highly-trained athletes were likely to be at least a little different from the

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Veggies, Yum!—How To Fit Antioxidants into Your Kids’ Diets


Antioxidants are pretty cool—they could be the key to a long and healthy life. They’ve even been endorsed by the American Chemical Society. When they enter our bodies, antioxidants destroy free radicals, which cause cell damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer. So it’s a good idea to eat foods rich in helpful

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Live Long and Prosper: Can Probiotics Combat Cancer?


Probiotics are believed to provide a wealth of healthy benefits for those who introduce either probiotic supplements or probiotic foods into their diet. Potential benefits range from better overall digestion to a longer life span. But recent studies are indicating another incredible benefit of probiotics: They may help prevent and treat certain kinds of cancer

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