Health

Getting Savvy About Hemp Use

When thinking about hemp, we assume that its use is tied to crazy hallucinations or ravenous hunger but hemp seeds and hemp oil do not fit in this category. These do not get people high, but in some instances, can actually provide major health benefits and improved quality of life. Some benefits include improvement in…
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Alternative Solutions for Menstrual Cramps

Have you tried everything and still feel defeated by monthly menstrual cramps? Well, there’s hope for you, so keep reading for some of our favorite alternatives to consider. You’ve probably heard of acupuncture, but have you heard of acupoint therapy? Both are based on ancient Chinese medicine, and taps into the body’s life force energy…
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Benefits of Golden Milk

Often referred to as turmeric milk, the blend primarily made with milk and turmeric also known as golden milk, confers numerous benefits to our bodies and our brains. Turmeric, a spice native to South Asia and part of the ginger family, is said to have antimicrobial characteristics, and has been linked (though not widely confirmed)…
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MCT Oil: Beneficial or Not?

Coconut oil is getting its due praises for its numerous benefits lately, including helping to banish blemishes, upping the moisture factor in dry hair, and quelling menacing breath and other oral issues through oil-pulling. Health and beauty regimens everywhere are calling for the saturated fatty acid known in the health industry as both medium-chain triglycerides…
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Petroleum in My Food?

Petroleum powers many of our modern transportation means, from cars, to planes, to farmer’s tractors—the vehicles we use to move around our lawns, our cities, or the world. It even powers the large grocery store trucks we see on the highway, but it’s not just in their gas tanks—it’s packaged, sold, and neatly placed in…
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Calorie Restriction and Intermittent Fasting

If we’re fortunate, we grow older, but how we age—according to research—is within our realm of control. Calorie Restriction, or CR, is one way researchers are looking to re-imagine human longevity. In the anti-aging research world, there is a history of studies that point toward CR as a relevant part of an effective way to…
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Diet For Thyroid Health

Don’t Fix Your Thyroid, Feed It! Your thyroid is a complex gland that is quite particular about its needs and wants. It requires certain nutrients, in certain amounts, none of them too high or too low and of course, it is highly dependent on the health of your adrenal glands and ovaries. In spite of…
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Detoxify Indoor Air With Houseplants

Indoor air quality is a top public health concern according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Toxic air often fills our homes and offices, thanks to ubiquitous vinyl flooring, carpeting, and wood finishes. Then there are air fresheners, paint, and upholstery. All the above contain toxic chemicals or are made from them entirely. Even common…
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Stress or Adaptogens?

When we look at stress in relationship to other lifestyle issues such as diet and exercise, stress will always be the trump card. Our genes are not designed for a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. They are used to and require longer periods of recovery. This allows us a chance to “reset,” helping us adapt to our…
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The Truth About Cholesterol

Most of the information you have been told about cholesterol just isn’t true. This faulty belief system was started by a man named Ancil Keys who said that coronary heart disease was caused by the intake of animal fats and the “harmful” cholesterol they contained. Call it a perfect storm if you want, but the…
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