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Vitamin C’s Role in Stroke Prevention

Vitamin C’s Role in Stroke Prevention

Did You Know…that vitamin C may be linked to a reduced risk for stroke? Every year, 130,000 Americans die of strokes.  Strokes are the 4th leading cause of death in the [...]

Hempseed Oil Health Benefits—from Heart Disease to Dementia Prevention

Hempseed Oil Health Benefits—from Heart Disease to Dementia Prevention

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, hempseed oil—procured from low-hallucinogenic forms of cannabis (marijuana)—is teeming with healthy compounds and may just help [...]

Fish Oil May Prevent Brain Shrinkage

Fish Oil May Prevent Brain Shrinkage

Did You Know… that fish oil may prevent brain shrinkage? By now, everyone has heard about the health benefits of omega-3 essential fatty acids.  These health powerhouses can:  lower triglycerides  help [...]

5-Minute Health Tip: A 5-Minute Foot Massage to De-Stress and Enliven

5-Minute Health Tip: A 5-Minute Foot Massage to De-Stress and Enliven

Five minutes is all it takes to re-energize and de-stress! Your body is made up of a network of connective tissue that runs all the way up the back of [...]

Fact or Myth: Is Oxybenzone Bad for You?

Fact or Myth: Is Oxybenzone Bad for You?

This is a FACT. In the name of safe sun exposure, we slather on broad spectrum SPF lotions to block UVA and UVB rays from burning our skin and increasing [...]

The Black Pepper Health Remedy

The Black Pepper Health Remedy

Did You Know…that black pepper can significantly reduce arthritis pain, improve digestion, and protect against colon cancer? You may not think of salt’s humble companion—black pepper—as a health remedy, but [...]

Green Tea Boosts Working Memory

Green Tea Boosts Working Memory

We’ve got one more reason for you to drink green tea (as if you needed another!). Yes, it still helps protect against heart disease and stroke. Yes, it still helps [...]

Alginate: An All-star Weight Loss Aid

Alginate: An All-star Weight Loss Aid

Did You Know…that a compound found in sea kelp blocks fat absorption better than anti-obesity drugs? Who knew crunching on kelp—a brown seaweed popular in Asian cuisine—could be the answer [...]

5-Minute Health Tip: Oil Pulling: An All-Natural Mouthwash

5-Minute Health Tip: Oil Pulling: An All-Natural Mouthwash

Your dental health goes deeper than pearly whites, healthy gums, and cavity-free chompers. Bacteria in the mouth and inflammation of the gums affect your overall health and have been implicated [...]

Fact or Myth: Does Green Snot Mean Sinus Infection?

Fact or Myth: Does Green Snot Mean Sinus Infection?

This is a MYTH. “Got green snot! It’s a sinus infection!” —a comma refrain among well-intentioned health enthusiasts, and even some out-of-touch health practitioners. The green-snot-sinus-infection connection is nothing more [...]