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Maximizing Your Minerals

November 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Minerals are organic substances found primarily in the soil that are vital to every mental and physical function in the body. With a few exceptions, most of them are needed in extremely small amounts but without them, our health and well-being can be significantly compromised. They ensure healthy digestion, a well-functioning nervous system, strong teeth…

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Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Heart?

August 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Coconut oil has been a holy-grail of sorts for holistic enthusiasts everywhere. From assistance with hair growth to anti-bacterial benefits, this tropical oil is seemingly unstoppable. Although coconut oil is highly praised for its beauty benefits, the correlation between coconut oil and cardiovascular health seems to be up for debate. What the Experts Say The…

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Is Your Turmeric Working?

June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is Your Turmeric Working? As one of the most researched plants in existence, Turmeric is proving to be the darling child we’ve all been waiting for. Or at least that’s what they say. But there’s one important distinction that needs to be made: consumption vs. absorption. You can consume turmeric in whatever form you’d like…

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Fermented Food is a Superfood

May 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Fermented Food is a Superfood! It’s hard to keep up with all the research being done about the extreme benefits of fermented foods. Until recently, the general public was largely unaware of this ‘new food group’ however, every single traditional culture in the world has a long history of including fermented foods as part of…

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Plant vs. Animal Protein

April 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Navigating the protein powder options in your local supermarket or health food store can feel a bit like scrolling through pages and pages of Netflix options trying to find the one that best fits your mood. Each of the protein powders on store shelves begs to be purchased, attempting to capture your attention over all…

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Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain

March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’ve heard of the notorious Freshman 15, right? It’s not just campus folklore. In fact, there have been a number of research studies done on Freshman students in which thousands of them mysteriously gained weight. The research was being conducted to assess the ways that transitioning to college influences diet, weight, and metabolism among these…

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Benefits of Golden Milk

October 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 (through not widely confirmed)…

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Petroleum in My Food?

September 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

September 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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What’s up With Apple Cider Vinegar?

September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

It seems as though apple cider vinegar is a panacea for just about everything! Several interesting books have been written about the amazing benefits of consuming ACV every day. With a title like “101 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar,” why wouldn’t you have a bottle in every room in the house? But let’s take a…

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