Nutrition Articles

Enjoy the Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

The holy grail of health may well be nutrition. The best nutrition is an elusive beast. We all know we need better nutrition, yet few of us know how to find it. Most of us don’t even know where to look, One way to get better nutrition is to adhere to a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet. There are...
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The Benefits of Vitamin D for Disease Prevention

With all the media coverage about the dangers of getting too much sun many are actually being deprived of the essential nutrient vitamin D, which can only be obtained from exposure to sunlight. Most people work indoors and many others fear cancer due to sun exposure without sunscreen. Just these two...
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Detoxing Your Body with Raw Food

When you think of doing a detox or a cleanse, your immediate thought is probably along the lines of drinking some weird concoction to help rid your body of nasty toxins that have built up over the years. But, did you know you can also detoxify your body with raw food? There are some common guidelines...
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New nutritional requirements could be on menu for school meals

The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program should adopt a new set of nutrient targets and standards for menu planning, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The recommended targets and standards would update and improve the programs’ abilities to meet children’s...
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Eat a Rainbow of Antioxidant-Packed Super Foods

We are all fighting the ravages of time. But, what if time didn’t have to be so ravaging? Antioxidants may be the answer to help your body grow old gracefully, strong, and healthy. What are antioxidants? We now know what super foods are so it is time to define antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances...
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Medicinal Wines and the Bounty of Berries

Traditionally, wine is as much a healing medium as teas, tinctures, decoctions and salves. Many old healing recipes involve the making of wine to preserve the healing power of summer fruits and herbs like elderberry, dandelion and blackberries throughout the winter. The wine-making process can enhance...
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DIY Chelation Therapy through Food and Supplements

By definition chelation refers to the pulling of toxic heavy metals, particularly mercury and lead, out of the body. There are two methods by which this is generally accomplished. The first is done by a doctor or nurse practitioner using EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) administered through an...
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Tasty, Terrific Tomatoes

Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, good sources of vitamin A and lycopene, and pack a powerful punch of phytochemicals and antioxidants. All around I consider tomatoes a nearly-perfect food, but today I’m going to focus on just one of the amazing health benefits found in this sweet, succulent fruit....
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Can Linoleic Acid Help Sustain Weight Loss?

Are you a poster child for ‘yo-yo’ dieting, constantly losing the same ten, twenty or fifty pounds? The health consequences are serious and losing / gaining so much weight puts a real strain on your body. While we all of us strive for sustainable weight loss, not all of us make it, and that’s...
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Eating for Sleep: How the Foods We Eat Affect Our Sleep and How to Fix it

A busy lifestyle most negatively affects two areas of our life: our eating habits and our sleeping habits. Unfortunately, what we eat may also affect how we sleep leading to even more problems sleeping! What if changing your diet could help you get a better night’s sleep? Would you try it? If you...
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