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Matcha Tea: The Incredible Hulk

There are so many different types of teas available on the market these days and just as many studies and reports boasting their antioxidant, immune-boosting qualities. To a non-tea master that devotes hours upon hours studying, steeping and drinking teas, it is pretty hard to know which ones are truly the authentically ones with healing powers. Tea masters joke and point to traditional Lipton and other American tea bags and call them “sweepings from the floor.” I do have to admit, there are so many different types of teas out there, but to make it easy on consumers, I suggest

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Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Skin

Good to Know Health Facts and Findings

Live happier and healthier: A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine notes that, "People who tend to think positively may reduce their risk of dying from heart related conditions and stroke by over 55%!" Better skin? A study from Colorado State University at Fort Collins found that eating an excess of food that spike insulin levels (cake, soda and white bread) as well as refined carbs and fried foods may stimulate hormones responsible for oil overproduction and clogged pores. Cut back on the junk foods for a zit and wrinkle free face. Get more zinc and possibly more love:

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Fitness

Yoga: Twisting Our Way to Health

Yoga is an optimal way of keeping our body limber, strong and healthy.  Practicing yoga twisting poses can play a role in maintaining the health of our bodies.  Twists require the work of the abdominal muscles, spine, neck, shoulders and pelvis they help to bring movement to the spine, release tension along the spinal column, stimulate our organs, improve digestion, and help to strengthen the musculature of the upper back and spine.  Each twist improves the strength and flexibility in all of these areas but also while compressing and stretching the mid-torso, where the adrenals, kidneys, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen and

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Health, Nutrition

Beneficial Bacteria: Fermented Foods

Since the early Babylonian days, circa 5000 BC and Egyptian empires circa 3150 BC, people have been healing and living well with fermented foods. With names such as fermented and cultured, many foods that bathe and marinate in bacteria that are reproduced on the foods, are extremely good for you! Though this does not sound the most squeaky-white-floors-clean, these beneficial bacteria in turn, convert carbohydrates to either alcohol (beer, wine, yeast leavened bread) or to organic acids (cheese, yogurt, tempeh). When certain foods soak in their own bacterial juices for a long period of time (weeks at a time), the bacteria

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Health

Want More Energy? Maximize Kidney Function & Health

Located in the small of the back and shaped like beans, the kidneys not only store electrolytes, minerals and salts, they eliminate toxins and wastes from the blood in the form of urine. Optimal kidney functioning is extremely important for anyone who desires to achieve and maintain overall body health. When problems arise and the kidneys become dysfunctional, the body can experience lethargy, a loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle cramps and flu like symptoms. The way to increase kidney function is by making some adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. (more…)

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Health

Top Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

You may have heard the FDA and food industry claims that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe, properly tested, and necessary to feed a hungry world. But increasing research has shown that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the most dangerous and radical changes to our food supply, that there are serious loopholes with the safety measures and regulations of our food supply, and the masses of consumers have been consistently given a false sense of security about GMOs. These largely unregulated ingredients found in 60-70% of the foods in the US alone, are well worth the effort to

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Health

What Does Organic Really Mean?

It is the fastest growing segment of the agricultural market today. Ten years ago, Certified Organic did not even exist in the United States, yet in 2010, eight years after USDA’s regulations officially went into effect, organic foods and beverages made $26.7 billion. The Scientific American Journal notes that in the past two years, certified organic sales have jumped to over $52 billion worldwide despite the fact that organic foods cost up to three times as much as those produced by conventional methods. More and more, people are shelling out their hard-earned cash for what they believe are the best

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