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Nutrients in Berries

23 Jan Berries are Powerful

Living in the modern world can be quite challenging. To live successfully, we need to learn new skills constantly. Take your smartphone, for example. We have to get familiar with newer editions with new applications constantly. This constant adaptation is not limited to the technology industry. Rapid changes are also happening in the healthcare industry. We have no choice but to adapt to innovations in healthcare constantly. Weight loss is one of the areas in medicine that has proven a big challenge. There is general agreement among the experts that diet...

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Coffee Health Benefits

19 Feb Coffee for Good Health

Inflammation is a healing process. This is only in the case of a short-term response. Long-term fluid buildup in body tissue contributes to many issues later in life. And chronic inflammation is more common as we continue to eat processed foods and live sedentary lifestyles. As we age, that inflammation can age our bodies faster. However, researchers have found a link between a common morning habit and living longer through fighting inflammation's harmful side effects. The secret to decreasing signs of aging, especially related to chronic inflammation, is drinking coffee. Or...

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Broccoli Benefits

30 Nov How Broccoli Can Help Your Hormones

Many different people will talk to you about the latest superfood. It usually has some exotic name and has a very unique regional history that predates the modern age and showcases the wonderful strengths of certain people. The chia seed is known for its nutritional value and having roots in Latin America. But there are also staples of the American diet that can be known for their nutritional values and reflect the unassuming nature of the hard workers. One of those staples is the vegetable, broccoli. Originating from the Mediterranean region,...

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Organic Food Benefits

18 Oct Why Eating Organic, Non-GMO and Non-Processed is Best

In my own practice with patients, I have always recommended choosing organically grown foods over conventionally grown foods. Reason being is that non-organic food tends to be grown in soil that has been exposed to herbicides, pesticides and other chemical additives. These chemical toxins are dangerous as they get into the crops and impact our long-term health. Many food crops are also known for being genetically modified, such as soy, corn, rice, canola, cotton sugar beets, and certain types of papaya. Furthermore, these crops are, many times, used as animal feed...

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St Croix Curry Recipe

13 Feb St Croix Curry Recipe

The Indian Diaspora took curry to the Caribbean where it found a welcome home. Although goat is the meat of choice, you can substitute fish, veal, beef, lamb, or even chicken. The flavor is intense and satisfying. The work is minimal. You’ll love it. Makes 8 servings • 2 pounds’ boneless stew meat (veal, beef lamb, chicken or goat) preferably, organic and pasture raised • Kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil) • 1 large red onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 tablespoon (or more...

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Butter as a Superfood

16 Jan Butter! The Old New Superfood!

When you think of Superfoods, you should think of Butter. Butter has been around for thousands of years. But butter has gotten a bad reputation for many years. The low fat diet craze that started in the late 1950’s, left us fearing butter, and worse, switched us over to margarine and more processed oils. But be aware, butter is healthier than margarine and most oils out there. You just need to be informed on why that is. We are talking about real butter; Organic, raw, grass fed, unpasteurized butter. Yummy! Butter...

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The Dangers of Soy

07 Jan Soy! Not as Healthy as You Think!

You may have heard many people and even experts tell you to consume more plant based proteins, such as soy. The idea that this is a healthier food is not exactly accurate. This supposed health food, unfortunately, isn't so healthy after all. In fact, the dangers outweigh the benefits. To clarify, we are discussing soy that is not fermented. Fermented soy products will be discussed a bit later. There are hundreds of studies linking soy consumption to many different health issues. From autoimmune disorders to cognitive issues, soy plays a large...

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Why Gluten Free isn't Enough

05 Nov Why Going Gluten Free is Not Enough Anymore

By now, most people have probably heard of the term “Gluten Free," especially if you live in a thriving metropolis like New York City. Everywhere you look, “Gluten Free” chips, cookies, pies and cakes, are available pretty much everywhere. The Gluten Free (GF) label is not only being used to inform those with allergies that the particular food is safe; it is now a term and label that is being thrown around everywhere. Even more interesting now is that some manufacturers find the need to even label bottled water “Gluten...

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organic food

22 May How To Eat Organic On A Budget

Isn't it unfair that the foods your body needs most are often less affordable than unhealthy foods? There is no doubt that eating organic is an investment - but is your health an investment worth making? I say, ABSOLUTELY. Better health = better quality of life = less doctors appointments = less doctor prescriptions. We have a few #OrganicHacks that are sure to save you a few dollars. Presenting to you, "How To Eat Organic On A Budget." Buy In Bulk Unpackaged foods from bulk dispensers, such as oats, beans, lentils, and nuts are a...

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08 Apr How One Easy Tweak Can Improve Male Fertility

The dangerous effects of pesticide exposure have been widely publicized, but researchers are now finding that residue, found on surface of fruits and vegetables, can lower a man’s sperm quality as well. According to the new study published in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers discovered that men who consumed the largest amount of fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residue had a 49 percent lower sperm count as well as a 32 percent decrease in normally-formed sperm. Found in non-organic fruits and vegetables, these pesticide residues can cause cellular disruption...

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