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10 Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Nutrient deficiencies are increasingly common nowadays. A deficiency in any single nutrient can affect thyroid function, hormone production, energy levels, metabolism, mood, memory, the appearance of your hair, skin and nails, and the overall condition of your health. Increased risk of dementia, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, and cancer can be attributed to nutrient deficiencies. Causes […]

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Vitamin B6 Deficiency: Health Benefits of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is a nutrient involved in energy metabolism, nervous system function, and numerous human biochemical processes. It’s essential for healthy adrenal, immune, and cognitive function. There are three different natural forms of vitamin B6: pyridoxine, pyridoxamine and pyridoxal—all of which are found in foods. The most active form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP […]

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The Best Healthy Guacamole Recipe

This guacamole won’t last long! An easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing guacamole recipe that’s super healthy, delicious and nutritious. Plus, this guacamole is gluten-free and contains no chemical additives or unhealthy ingredients typically found in most store bought brands. Avocados are a nutrient-dense, heart-healthy super food! They’re a healthy source of monounsaturated fat and fat soluble-vitamins E and […]

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The Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that has over 75 healing compounds. Known as “the potted physician,” the aloe plant is filled with a clear gel that acts as a digestive tonic, accelerates the healing process by stopping pain and reducing inflammation, heals, repairs and stimulates skin growth, boosts the immune system, and destroys bacterial […]

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The Truth About Cholesterol Levels and Cancer

Guest expert post by Dr. Jack Wolfson, the “Paleo Cardiologist” Cholesterol is one of the most important molecules in your body. Often criticized by the media and mainstream medical doctors, cholesterol has numerous functions such as: Vitamin D production Digestion and healthy bile Cell membrane function and integrity Precursor to hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, […]

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The Health Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a natural plant-derived compound with a long history of medicinal uses in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-enhancing properties, and several impressive benefits for many health conditions. The Health Benefits of Berberine Increased insulin sensitivity! It’s been shown to lower hemoglobin A1c, insulin and fasting blood glucose […]

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Tips to Support a Strong, Healthy Lymphatic System

A strong, healthy lymphatic system is vital to experience permanent weight loss, a healthy functioning immune system, and preventing disease. It’s a major player in protecting the body from infection against bacteria, fungi, viruses, and toxins. The lymphatic system is a network of thin tubes (filled with clear lymphatic fluid) and lymph nodes. Lymph nodes […]

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Controlled Breathing: Mindful Breathing Exercises

Our breath is our vital source energy. The practice of controlled, mindful breathing originated from yoga. Conscious, mindful breathing is known as pranayama, one of the eight limbs of yoga and includes different breathing techniques that aim to treat various physical and psychological conditions that have a positive impact on physiology, both in the mind […]

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Cholesterol Benefits and the Dangers of Statin Drugs

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is essential to healthy brain function, hormone production and many metabolic processes. Contrary to popular belief, you need cholesterol. Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are one of the top prescribed drugs nowadays. One in four Americans over age 40 and approximately 80% of those 60-75 years of age currently takes a […]

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4 Things to Check Before Taking an Antidepressant

Guest Post: 4 Things to Check Before Taking an Antidepressant The following post was written by Kelly Brogan, MD, a New York Times bestselling author of “A Mind of Your Own.” Dr. Brogan studied cognitive neuroscience at MIT before receiving her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. Board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative […]

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