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  1. Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms – How Much do we Need?

    Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms – How Much do we Need?
    Omega-3 deficiency is also known as FADS – Fatty Acid Deficiency Syndrome. The symptoms are hard to pinpoint as they are often shared with other health issues and can easily be overlooked, misdiagnosed or trivialized.   Let’s consider first why we need omega-3 fatty acids in our diet. The body is unable to make omega-3 fatty acids, yet they are...
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  2. The Word on Sugar

    The Word on Sugar
    Those looking to achieve optimal health will want to limit daily sugar intake to less than 5% of their total calories, announced the World Health Organization. Recent medical studies have confirmed that sugar is not a friend to the human body. In fact, medical science now knows that sugar actually damages DNA.  Artificial sweeteners are even worse, as they have...
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  3. Ten Home Remedies for Tackling Periodontal Disease

    Ten Home Remedies for Tackling Periodontal Disease
    Periodontal disease is much more serious than many people suspect. Periodontal issues can be either destructive or non-destructive. When plaque forms around teeth, the end result can be inflammation of tissue. In some cases, tissue can be lost, and this weakens the supporting structure for teeth. The end result of periodontal disease can be a loss of teeth, which, in...
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  4. Ten Relaxing Ways to Disconnect from Digital Technology

    Ten Relaxing Ways to Disconnect from Digital Technology
    According to research, more people in North America use the internet than people in Africa, Asia and Latin America combined.  While computers, cellphones and other electronic gadgets offer numerous benefits, it’s important to unplug from technology from time to time.  Taking a break from the digital world allows people to unwind and better connect with themselves and others.  Here are...
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  5. The Power of Plants

    The Power of Plants
    Plants are under constant siege from animals, insects, humans, and the environment.  In addition, being literally rooted to the ground, it can be difficult to protect themselves. Fortunately, Mother Nature has provided for them. They grow physical defenses like thorns or thick bark or spines. Or they can create chemical shields…defenses that allow them to fight fungus, battle viruses or...
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  6. Ten Interesting Sugar Facts You May Not Know About

    Ten Interesting Sugar Facts You May Not Know About
    With numbers of overweight and obese individuals on the rise in the U.S., the topic of sugar shows up often in the press.  Not surprisingly, the news isn't good.  According to the American Dietetic and Diabetic Association, increased sugar consumption raises risks for the development of degenerative disease.  Sugar can trigger mood swings, cause irritability and changes in personality, and...
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  7. How to Reduce Sugar Intake in a Healthy Way

    How to Reduce Sugar Intake in a Healthy Way
    Imagine eating your own body weight in sugar!  Even those with a sweet tooth or a secret sugar addiction may cringe at that thought, but the truth is that most Americans consume at least 128 pounds of sugar every year and need to reduce sugar intake for their health’s sake. Take the Sugar Addiction Test If you reach for just...
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  8. Enough Fruits & Veggies: What We May Know, But Don’t Do

    Enough Fruits & Veggies: What We May Know, But Don’t Do
    There is no question that eating fruits and vegetables is at the heart of an optimum diet. However, most (if not nearly all) of us aren’t getting anywhere near the optimum quantity of fruits and vegetables. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than one-third of Americans eat two or more fruits per day; and...
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  9. Even Healthy Eating and Supplements Aren’t Enough

    Even Healthy Eating and Supplements Aren’t Enough
    According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, large national surveys show that even healthy eating habits combined with some supplements, Americans are still not getting the average daily requirements of many key nutrients. In fact, nearly everyone falls short on two critical vitamins—vitamin D and vitamin A. More than one third of us are low in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin...
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  10. How Sugar Negatively Affects Your Body

    How Sugar Negatively Affects Your Body
    Although we need protein, fat and carbohydrates, sugar is one category of food we would actually be healthier without. It contains no nutrients or enzymes, does not satisfy hunger yet is laden with empty calories. The negative effects of sugar go on and on.   Digesting sugar actually saps minerals from the body and triggers a cascade of hormones to...
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