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Build strong bones

December 6, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  When it comes to building and keeping strong bones, two key nutrients are necessary — calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports the bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. These nutrients are especially needed early on and later in life. If you have brittle […]

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The Love Tetra

September 3, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  This article is about balancing your life with the love tetra — four qualities of action that, when done in a balanced way, can lead to greater happiness and better health. The word tetra means four and is short for tetrahedron, which is a geometric solid with four sides and […]

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GM vs. non-GM corn

August 25, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  People are talking about genetically modified (GM) foods and glyphosate, the ingredient in Roundup® that is used to kill weeds, which has been added to GM foods. But many people do not know that genetic modification is also making our modern food less nutritious than it used to be. Recently, […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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Choosing the right salt

August 9, 2013

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by Justin Petersen —  Everyone is familiar with the taste of salt. And yet its particular taste, although quite distinctive, defies description by even the most gifted writer. Try to imagine explaining the taste of salt to someone who has never tasted it. It is actually quite difficult. You could say that it tastes bitter, […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Heartburn relief — Natural alternatives to Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid

May 10, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  We often ignore the signals our bodies give us about a physical ailment. Heartburn is a prime example. Most people regard heartburn as a nuisance or an antacid deficiency and go to their doctors for stomach-acid-suppressing medications. The problem is that while these medications may provide temporary relief, they do […]

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Tart and tangy, and so healthy

April 15, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is believed to have been produced in Jamaica about 300 years ago by the accidental pollination of a pomelo and an orange. It was named for the way the fruit grows in clusters, like grapes. All varieties of grapefruit have no fat or cholesterol and are rich […]

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The many uses of yarrow

April 7, 2013

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by Kiva Rose —  At 3 years of age, I learned the name of the prolific wildflower, yarrow. When I was 7 years old, a silver-haired Spanish grandmother from my city block showed me how to use its fresh green leaves to soothe my perpetually abraded knees and elbows. Years later, this truly versatile plant […]

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Anxiety/Panic Attacks

December 5, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Anxiety is a very uncomfortable feeling of nervousness, irritability or foreboding about the future. Panic attacks, also known as anxiety attacks, are sudden drastic increases in anxiety to the point where one may have trouble breathing, muscles tighten, the pulse rate increases, and one may collapse or even urinate or […]

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Supplement Basics

August 30, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  To function at your best, I recommend several basic food supplements. The most important are omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and vitamin D3. Additional minerals that are needed by most people are calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium. Also very helpful are vitamins A, B, C, E and P (bioflavonoids). […]

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