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Detox in 10 steps

April 15, 2014

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Detox in 10 steps by Dr. Alan Christianson —  Health-savvy people know that spring cleaning is about more than the garage. Every day we are all exposed to thousands of factors that disrupt our health. Since 1900, chemists have created more than 3 million new chemicals that our bodies may not be adapted to. Some […]

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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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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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Pre-pregnancy cleansing

June 16, 2013

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by Dr. Adrienne Stewart  —  Preventative medicine has lifelong benefits. The earlier you invest in your health, the greater the returns you can expect throughout life. Imagine the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as a young child or even before you were born. That is why preconception care can be very healing, not only for […]

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The skinny on fats

March 6, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  High-quality fats and oils are one of the most essential foods to consume every day. They are needed as an energy source for your brain and for producing many vital hormones in the body. They are also essential for transporting all vitamins, minerals and hormones through every one of your […]

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The dangers of secondhand smoke

December 31, 2012

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We all know the dangers of smoking, but it never hurts to read some of the reasons again. • There are more than 50 chemicals in secondhand smoke that have been identified as hazardous by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. • Secondhand smoke has been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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Inside Eating Out

October 7, 2012

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 by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Eating out has become the American way of life. One recent study showed that Americans today consume 42 percent of their calories away from home. Eating in restaurants can be a rare pleasure, a simple joy or a health nightmare. Why eat out? For many people, eating out offers the […]

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Spring clean with dandelion root

October 3, 2012

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by Curt Burbach —  The time for spring cleaning is here again, and with it, we must realize that our bodies need cleaning too. Just like your house, your yard, your pantry and every other organic organism in this world, your body will benefit tremendously if you take a little time and effort to cleanse […]

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Detoxification made easy

August 28, 2012

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by Dr. Glenn S. Chapman —  Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently completed another landmark study revealing that young children have high levels of chemical fire retardants, called polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs, in their blood. EWG found that preschoolers’ blood levels of PBDEs were, on average, three times higher than their mothers’. We are awash […]

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Water, water everywhere … but not a drop to drink

August 25, 2012

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by Reza Bakhshai —  Do you think the bottled water you drink from the dispenser at your home or office is safe? How about the bottle you carry with you everywhere? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Plastic is manufactured from petroleum. This process involves the use of chemicals, many of which have […]

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Ways to avoid food temptations

August 20, 2012

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Two-thirds of the U.S. population over 20 years old is overweight and one-third of those are obese. Worldwide, there are more than a billion overweight adults. Some statistics implicate both the food industry and respective governments in the obesity epidemic. Food processing is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the U.S.; the domestic market […]

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Eating wild

August 17, 2012

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by Doreen Pollack —  Have you ever wanted to eat the weeds you pulled from your yard but you were afraid to — for fear they were toxic? Or perhaps you want to eat more locally — from sources that are no further than your yard or the neighbors’. Or maybe you are a die-hard […]

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