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The Thyroid Network and How to Keep It Healthy

We hear about how we should keep our thyroids in check and about thyroid disorders, but do you know what the thyroid is responsible for and how to optimize the gland so you can feel your best? Here is a fast read on exactly what the thyroid is responsible for and what factors can cause it to fluctuate. I will also touch on ways to take care of your thyroids. Happy learning! First thing's first: What is the Thyroid? (more…)

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Cancer, Health

How Coffee Boosts the Brain

This just in.....but not new: If you are consuming the right type of coffee moderately, studies have demonstrated that your body may have lower risks for age-related brain problems such as dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. New data is also suggesting that drinking coffee is positively correlated with the reduction risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and organ damage. Now that is some great news for our current stimulated generation! How is this possible you ask? Coffee has an amazing ability to lower inflammation in the body and quiet the chemical stresses in the brain.  (more…)

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Health

Omega 6 and Omega 3: The Difference and the Balance

We are taught to be well versed in our healthy oils, by eating lots of them and not to worry about fat that is deemed "healthy," and refrain from eating processed carbohydrates (because that is what makes us fat). But taking a step beyond fat and weight gain, I challenge everyone to look at body inflammation and what is making us "sick". What I have been finding is that most people are simply too inflamed and are consuming way too much Omega 6 on a regular basis. Though there is a large spectrum of Omega 6 and Omega 3 (poly

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Cancer, Health

Fucoidan: Combat Cancer, Degenerative Diseases and Metabolic Syndromes

Everyone should be familiarizing their "health" vocabulary with fucoidan. This amazing neutraceutical has been documented for over a century to combat cancer, degenerative diseases and metabolic syndromes. Good sources of fucoidan (found from non-radiated and contaminated seaweed) has been documented to boost immune system, decrease inflammation in the body and help people loose weight. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing benefits of fucoidan, and why you should be taking this supplement daily. (more…)

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Health

Superfood Graviola Leaf : Benefits and Side Effects

Taken in a powder or juice form, Graviola is a small evergreen tree. The leaves, fruit, seeds, and stem are used to make medicine for many different ailments. It is found in India, Malaysia and other tropical climates. It also goes by names such as: guanábana (Spanish), graviola (Portuguese), Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, corossolier, guanavana, toge-banreisi, durian benggala, nangka blanda, sirsak, and nangka londa. In Malayalam, it is called mullaatha , literally thorny custard apple. The other lesser known Indian names are shul-ram-fal and hanuman fal. The Graviola tree is a small tree, about 9 to 18 feet tall and contains many chemicals

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Essential Oils, Health

Extinguish Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Ups Naturally

If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) or live with symptoms of RA, there are many natural remedies you can take to decrease the extensive pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease in which the lining of the joints becomes inflamed to such an extent that pain and inability to function are the result. Because the cells of the immune system play an important role in this chronic inflammatory process, Rheumatoid Arthritis is typically classified as an autoimmune disease. (more…)

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Health, Nutrition

Trending Super Foods for 2014

There are ongoing trends related to the local food movement which include ancient grains, raw and choosing high quality foods (including fats and calories) over fundamental calorie counting. Here are a few of the up and coming popular SUPER FOODS: Buffaloberry (Silver Buffaloberry)— is a tiny red fruit; loaded with lycopene (a cancer-fighting antioxidant found in red fruits and vegetables) and phenolic antioxidants, this tiny new superfruit has been found to reduce cellular aging and prevent all types of cancer. It is highly acidic and originates from the Native Americans. It has a sweet but bitter taste and is found

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Acupuncture

Treating Autoimmune Disease with Acupuncture

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease; an autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue.  Autoimmune disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain–Barré syndrome. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine have received much attention as successful therapies in their treatment.  Acupuncture is specifically noted for its use in pain relief, regulating the immune system, managing symptoms and improving quality of life. (more…)

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Health, Nutrition

10 of the Healthiest Seeds on Earth

Everyone should stash their cabinets, lunch bags, sports and travel packs with healthy seeds. People should be eating them daily because of their amazing benefits. Seeds are embryonic plants and the origin of nutrition. They are a living food. When you think of how a plant has to fully mature to produce a seed itself, know that their seedlings are jam packed with powerful amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes to help with digestion, absorption and assimilation.  Seeds are very versatile and provide cooking oils, beverages, spices, healthy food additives and healthy, nutritious calories. Below are the top eleven of the healthiest seeds on Earth and how to

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Health

Introduction to Ayurveda Healing Practice: Natural Ways to Live Optimally Well

Ayurveda is an Eastern Indian medical system based off of the foundations of conscious, self-awareness and natural healing that has been practiced for over 5,000 years and is literately translated as "the science of daily life." Very different from the Western aspect of medical symptom-addressing and (unfortunate) modern medical paradigm shift into ignoring underlying causality of chronic disease and infection, Ayurveda takes mother nature’s natural rhythms, earthly bountiful fruits and foods and uses the understanding of the individual’s body make up and life condition routine to promote optimal function, balance, disease prevention and a evoke a state of intentional gratefulness

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