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Protein Deficiency: Signs and Symptoms

Protein is an essential nutrient required for brain cell function, building muscle and bone, hormone regulation, enzyme production, liver detoxification, growth and repair. It is a key structural component of all human cells, our muscles, hair, skin, nails, eyes, and internal organs, especially the heart and brain. Amino acids found in protein serve as precursors […]

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How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve & Strengthen Vagal Tone

The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It connects your brain to many important organs including the stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder, heart and lungs. It’s involved in controlling the immune, endocrine, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The vagus nerve plays an important role in activating parasympathetic tone (calming, rest, digest and repair branch) […]

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The Best Natural Antibiotics

Antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. They have obviously saved lives as they can eliminate infections that could be deadly. Unfortunately, they are vastly overused and often prescribed unnecessarily, especially for viral infections, colds, flu, sinus infections, and other conditions they were never meant to treat. Antibiotic use is becoming more specific […]

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Melatonin Health Benefits

Melatonin is a hormone that’s secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It’s essential for quality sleep and healthy sleep-wake cycle. There’s 10-15 times more melatonin in the blood at night compared to the day time. Levels start to increase during the night when it’s dark, reaching the maximum in the early hours between […]

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Parasites: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions

Parasites are more common than many people think. They’re often overlooked as a potential root cause of autoimmunity, colon disorders, allergies, unexplained pain, and many chronic health challenges. Intestinal parasites are abnormal inhabitants of the GI tract that live off and have the potential to cause damage to their host, negatively impacting many aspects of […]

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Methylation, Epigenetics and Your Health

Methylation is an important biochemical process that occurs in every cell and organ of your body. Methylation is the process of taking one carbon molecule and three hydrogen molecules, known as a methyl group, and applying it to every bodily function such as thinking, repairing DNA, turning on and off genes, fighting infections, how the […]

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The Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, EPA and DHA

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans and more deadly than excess trans fat intake according to a PLoS Med, 2009 study. Over the past 150 years, the western diet has changed so much that the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids has changed from 1:1 to 1:25 (and even up […]

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Sleep for Weight Loss, Better Memory and Healthy Aging

Poor sleep is associated with an increased risk of dementia, depression, mania, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and obesity! Sleep is essential for healthy brain function, weight loss, balanced hormones, improving memory, increased energy during the day, younger-looking skin, healthy aging, learning, and optimal performance. It’s the time when our body repairs from the mental […]

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The Dangers of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

Acetaminophen is a pain relief drug found in a variety of over-the-counter medications and prescription pain relievers. Tylenol, the most common brand of acetaminophen in the U.S. and over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most sold pharmaceutical drugs worldwide. The active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen is found in more than 600 drugs including […]

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Toxic Chemicals Affect Your Brain, Hormones and Health

Toxic chemicals are everywhere nowadays! They’re in the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, the soil, the personal care products we put on our body, the household products we use in our homes, yards and garden, and the environment. The obesity epidemic, the rise in autism, autoimmune disease, neurological disorders, […]

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