Spirulina – should you supplement?

Spirulina is considered a complete food since it contains all of the amino acids and essential fats that we need. You really want to incorporate into yours and your children’s diet regularly to add nutrient density to their menu. Being so nutrient dense, it is great for personal health, and it is also ecologically sound,…

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Fluoride – Good or Harmful?

Fluoride is a mineral found in water, plants, rocks, the soil, and air. In essence, it’s all around us and ever-present. It’s in our bones and teeth as well.  Dentists use fluoride through toothpaste and mouthwashes to strengthen our teeth because it: Rebuilds tooth enamel Reverses tooth decay (in earlier stages) Protects teeth from harmful…

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Preventing Weight Gain Through Breastfeeding for Both Mother and Child

Breast milk is healthier and optimal for babies and mothers when compared to formula milk for many different reasons, and from personal experience as well as findings from several studies, weight gain after birth can be prevented through breastfeeding for both mother and baby in its future life. [1] It’s worth noting that besides weight…

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Cookware: Which Should You Use For Health And Why

At some point in our lives, it comes time to change the cooking tools that we should have thrown away long ago. We may have become accustomed to an old pot, or an old crusty spatula; however, the materials that compose some of these most used cooking utensils may have some health consequences.  Let’s look…

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Practical Back-To-School Tips for Healthy Children

September is Back To School Month. This is our opportunity as parents to help our children develop lifelong healthy eating habits. It is not as difficult as we may think and the benefits to their health will be outstanding. Here are a few statistics that come with unhealthy eating habits: Statistics from the Center for…

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Himalayan Salt: The Truth About Its Health Benefits

Because of its ancient origins, many believe that Himalayan salts are the cleanest and purest salts and therefore, the most beneficial.  For millions of years, Himalayan salt from northern Pakistan remained untouched. These salt deposits are the result of a sea that existed between 250 – 105 million years ago, which evaporated. Eventually, the salt…

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17 Foods That Can Prevent Genetic Tendency for Disease

It was previously thought that whatever lifestyle choices we make during our lives will affect only our own personal health, and our longevity and have no effect on our future generations.  We were sure that when we had offspring, their genetic slate would be wiped clean of all of our non-beneficial lifestyle choices, and that…

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The Vital Benefits of Consuming Organic Food

There was a time when all food was grown using natural methods. However, since the industrial revolution, with the introduction of new farming techniques, the use of synthetic chemicals as pesticides, genetically modified seeds and excessive use of fertilizers became widely accepted to get rid of insects and weeds which affect the health of the…

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Manipulating your Gut Microflora for Weight Loss 

Scientists are now beginning to understand that when taking the numbers into consideration, we are only about 30% human! The rest of us is made up of microorganisms, mainly bacteria. We have about 40 trillion cells in our body and about 20-30,000 human protein-coding genes, whereas we have about 100 trillion microorganisms living in our…

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Soy Products; Should They Form Part of a Healthy Diet For Men and Women?

Soy products and other phytoestrogen or plant-estrogen rich foods have compounds derived from plants that mimic estrogen due to their similar structure. There have been many false assumptions that men consuming phytoestrogens may have lowered sperm count, concentration, motility, and increased rate of testicular cancers. But a 2010 meta-analysis of fifteen placebo-controlled studies concluded that…

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