Digestive Health

  1. Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives

    Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives
    A new study published in the Health Services Research journal shows that physicians and nurses are more likely to turn to alternative and complementary medicine than the general public, when treating themselves. This is strangely at odds with the fact that few doctors will prescribe or recommend natural health products to their patients. We look at the reasons why.  ...
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  2. Superfood Supplements Support Weight Loss

    Superfood Supplements Support Weight Loss
    Green superfoods are especially helpful for maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Four of the most important green superfoods are spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass and barley grass. Keep it all in balance with green superfood supplements so you can enjoy peak performance every single day. Alkaline diets are important because they allow our bodies to achieve a balance that supports...
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  3. Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression

    Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression
    Your mood and your food are more closely related than you realize and you never outgrow the need for proper nutrition. Studies have shown a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can have a significant positive impact on your mental health at all stages of your life. The benefits of fruits and vegetables are well-documented. They...
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  4. Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer
    To help reduce your risk of breast cancer, be sure to load up on Brassica-rich veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Below are easy ways to prepare a few of these vegetables and help offset your estrogen dominance, and hopefully decrease your risk for breast cancer. Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer:   Baked Brussels...
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  5. Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function
    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly. Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at the grocery or health food store, try to select foods that would have a...
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  6. The Healing Properties of Plants

    The Healing Properties of Plants
    Plants have healing powers.  Plants are healers, powered by nature When we say plants, we are talking about all plant life: vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, algae, seaweed, trees; the whole kit ‘n caboodle.  All these and more are brimming with healing properties. Did you know that chlorophyll is to plants what our blood is to our bodies?  Chlorophyll is the...
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  7. Iodine and Thyroid

    Iodine and Thyroid
    Iodine is particularly important. This nutrient is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your thyroid uses to regulate many bodily functions, including metabolism.   If you don’t have enough iodine, your body cannot produce adequate levels of thyroxin.   This leads to the symptoms commonly associated with hypothyroidism.  In fact, even small iodine deficiencies can have profound...
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  8. Benefits of Mango: A Delectable Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse

    Benefits of Mango: A Delectable Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse
    Only Mother Nature herself could manufacture a fruit as fragrant, delectable and healthy as the magnificent mango.  Used for centuries as both medicine and food, the mango is one the most nutrient-rich fruits on the planet. Mango leaves, seeds, roots, bark and fruit are packed with health-boosting treasures including phenolic acids, catechins and the xanthone mangiferin. Often referred to as...
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  9. Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits

    Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits
    Can coconut oil work to boost your immune system?  Numerous studies and research have indicated that coconut oil is both good for you and your immune system.  In fact, many researchers are quite surprised by just how good coconut oil is for us and all the different ways that it can improve human health including immunity. First, it is important...
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  10. Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?

    Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?
    Most of us know that salt can cause high blood pressure, strokes, calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, weight gain, fluid retention, stomach ulcers and more. With all this bad press, it is easy to believe that we should eradicate salt from our diet altogether. But, not so fast – here is the other side of the coin. We cannot survive without salt...
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