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Essential Oils, Health

Living with Lupus: Ways Healthy Lifestyle Changes Can Help

People who are living with Lupus are often on some type of medication to control debilitating symptoms related to Lupus. Lupus is a very hard autoimmune disease to live with, where antibodies mistake the body’s own tissues as a foreign pathogen, or enemy and begin fighting and attacking. This one sided battle causes adverse affects on the heart, skin, kidneys, lungs, joints, muscles, eyes, nervous system, intestines, and blood. It causes inflammation and chronic pain in the body, joints and muscles. It can also cause sun sensitivity, skin problems, weight loss, hair loss, and digestive problems. As Lupus gains popularity

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Health

Polyphenols Benefits and the Top Foods That Contain Them

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that plays important roles in the prevention of degenerative diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, immune health, and many types of cancers. Polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidants in the diet. For perspective, they are 10 times higher in immunity boosting potency than the intake of vitamin C, 100 times higher that the intakes of vitamin E and carotenoids (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2005).  Main dietary sources are fruits and plant-derived beverages such as fruit juices, raw coconut water, tea, coffee, and red wine, but many vegetables, fortified cereals, cocoa, and dry legumes also contribute to the total polyphenol

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Nutrition

12 Healthy and Delicious Holiday Appetizers

Attending holiday gatherings almost always involves food. Sultry, buttery, savory holiday food. The winter season is filled with sugar and comfort foods which also aids in filling our bodies with unwanted poundage (Most people gain 5-8 pounds during the winter holiday season). Though we feel happy eating the foods and chatting about all the exciting events that have occurred in the past year, those new years resolutions are still awaiting for us to declare them around the corner. Why not get a head start now and choose to eat/prepare foods sensibly and with good intentions that we are going to

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Essential Oils, Health

Are You Cleaning Right? Best Ways to Wash Your Fruits and Vegetables?

According to the University of Maine, the best way to reduce your risks for food-borne illnesses is to simply wash your hands and fruits and vegetables before consumption.  This may seem like a trivially fundamental rule, but many people do not follow this first step. Restaurants do not necessarily follow this step, either. So that salad with red ripe strawberries and fabulous looking mixed green spinach salad with cherry tomatoes may be swimming in dirt, bugs and pesticides. (more…)

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