Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits?

For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used in cooking and as a popular home remedy. The ancient Greeks treated their wounds with it while Greek physician Hippocrates recommended it as a treatment for colds, sore throats, and coughs.  Historically, it has been used for many ailments, including obesity, plague, and high blood pressure, while…

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The Nutritional Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet – Summary

There ís a common misconception that a plant-based diet is not as good as a balanced diet, which usually involves eating a combination of meat and vegetables. The truth is quite the opposite.  A plant-based diet is more beneficial and has a higher nutritional value than a diet that includes meat. It is an undeniable…

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Is Wine Healthy or Not?

For over a decade, wine has been a hot topic when it comes to its health benefits or the lack thereof. Wine is an essential beverage in many cultures and has even been used as a medicine in some cultures.  But there are some changes in the industry in the past few years. After 24…

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The Health and Anti-Aging Benefits of NAD+

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+ for short, is a molecule that is found inside all of our cells. NAD+ controls many key processes in the body, including energy metabolism, cell survival. [1, 2]  Some of the key roles of NAD+ include: Fixing damaged DNA Part of the stress response Enabling the body’s natural internal clock…

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How to Improve Kidney Disease Naturally

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive disease affecting the kidneys.  It causes irreparable damage to the kidneys and affects some 30 million people in the United States. This disease represents a public health issue due to its high prevalence and high impact on peoples morbidity and mortality levels [1,2]. As CKD progresses, especially in…

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Are Air Fryers Really a Healthy Alternative?

We all love fried foods; this is part of human evolution. Fried foods provide lots of fat, which, in prehistoric times, were essential for our survival. But what about eating these fats in modern times?  We know that the high temperatures used for frying food induce oxidation of cholesterol.  Cholesterol oxidation products are formed which…

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Kombucha – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Kombucha tea is a black or green tea that has become popular in the Western world due to the functional medicine movement. People usually use it for the health benefits that it is claimed to have. In this article, I will talk about everything good about Kombucha, but also the negative aspects. More on Kombucha …

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Garlic for Weight Loss and 10 Other Health Benefits

As early as ancient times, people have recognized how beneficial garlic is for our general health and well-being. Even Hippocrates used garlic when he treated people for a wide variety of health problems and conditions. [1] Today, thanks to extensive research, we know that dietary factors play a vital role in the development of various…

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How to Reduce Homocysteine Levels To Improve Your Health

Homocysteine is one of the many amino acids – the building blocks of protein – in our bodies. Our bodies produce it naturally, and it’s made from a prevalent amino acid called methionine. Elevated homocysteine levels are known to inflict damage to the endothelium – the inner arterial lining which effects many disease states including…

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Glutathione – The Alpha Molecule for Health and Weight Loss

Glutathione is a potent antioxidant produced by our cells often called ‘The Alpha Molecule’ due to its power.  The structure of glutathione is relatively simple and comprises of three amino acids: Glutamine Cysteine Glycine But this molecule, as simple as its structure might be, is one of the most potent antioxidants in our body, mostly…

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