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The power of enzymes

June 24, 2014

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enzymes and nutrition

The power of enzymes by Dorota Owczarski  — All life processes in the human body are connected with thousands of chemical reactions. These reactions take place in each cell under mild conditions — normal temperature and pressure. At the same time, reactions occur quickly and efficiently, and the oxidation of substances involved is the source […]

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Juicing vegetables the correct way

April 23, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  After the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” became available from Netflix in mid-2011, juicers started showing up in people’s kitchens, big time. In the film, Australian entrepreneur Joe Cross decided to take charge of his health by juicing vegetables and fruits for 60 days. He dropped about 80 pounds […]

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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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The importance of sunscreen

January 24, 2013

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by Linda Leibl —  My dermatologist and I have frequent discussions about the importance of sunscreen, and I want to pass along some serious medical data about skin cancer. Protection and prevention are essential because, if you are older than 35, you have already suffered years of sun damage. According to physicians at the American […]

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The American protein mantra

November 26, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Lodi —  Living in America, we are not only obsessed with eating and drinking protein, we also have begun to supplement non-protein foods, such as fruit, with protein powders. Considered to be the most fundamental and sacred of all nutrients, protein was discovered by the Dutch chemist Gerhard Mulder (1839). Upon discovering […]

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Stomach pain: Where does it come from?

September 27, 2012

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by Dr. Jane Hendricks —  There are two primary types of stomach pain. There is nausea, reflux and burning, which is usually felt in the upper GI. And there is cramping, which comes from the lower intestines. This occurs when the stomach and the first portion of your small intestine become irritated, due to over-acidity […]

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Chia seeds: More than a pet

September 23, 2012

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When you hear the word chia, chances are you think of the Chia Pet™ — the little clay character with the sprouted chia seeds covering its body. We laugh at the novelty, but there is nothing comical about the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of this tiny seed. In fact, it is one of nature’s […]

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Beating summer fatigue

September 8, 2012

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by Dr. Jane Hendricks —  It’s summer, and you may be feeling sluggish. A lack of fresh air and direct sunlight could be two important reasons why. The blinds stay closed, the AC is on and so are your sunglasses when you are outside. Habits tend to change in this extreme weather. For instance, if […]

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A new complete wheatgrass powder

August 26, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  Complete wheatgrass powder differs from traditional wheatgrass juice in that it contains the whole plant, including the roots. The plant is ground up, cold dried and powdered. When the powder is activated with cold water, it is very active biologically with a mild, palatable taste, unlike the juice of wheatgrass. Wheatgrass […]

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Fulvic acid and mineral deficiency

August 20, 2012

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It is estiminated that 99 percent of Americans are mineral deficient, which could be the cause of 60 different diseases. Researchers have known for years that at least 90 nutrients are needed to maintain optimal health — including a minimum of 59 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids and three essential fatty acids. Fulvic acid, […]

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Foods and therapies can heal

August 16, 2012

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by Reuel Ari —  A growing awareness about healthy living is taking hold across the country. The evidence is clear, from the many practitioners who are teaching a healthier way of living, to the presence of new vegan/vegetarian restaurants — even 100-percent raw/living foods café. We are reawakening to a wave of consciousness that is […]

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Eating fresh

August 15, 2012

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by Jacque Miller —  The secret to eating fresh is to buy locally grown foods. Today, organic food has grown into a $14 billion business and is the fastest growing segment of the grocery industry. Many of our neighborhood grocery stores have sections in the produce department devoted to locally grown organic food. Farmers’ markets are […]

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Summer: Time to eat light

August 10, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  Summertime is the season to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables that are available. We are fortunate to have many farmers’ markets and natural grocers around the Valley that charge reasonable prices for ingredients to make healthy summer salads. Stop by and tell them you support their markets and stores. The […]

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