Natural Health Remedies

How to read food labels and buy really healthy food

100% Natural Label
If you were trying to eat a more nutritious diet, the first thing you would do is spend most of your time in the organic section of your product aisle. But, next, you’d look for foods with healthy looking ingredient and nutrition labels. You’d look for things like all natural, low sugar, low sodium, multigrain, […]

Rice Milk

rice milk and rice
Alternatives to dairy milk are available at your local grocery store, but along with your rice and water, you’re getting a boatload of emulsifiers, sweeteners, and artificial flavorings. By preparing your rice milk yourself, you know exactly what’s going in your body, and you can customize it to your taste. For pumpkin spice season, I […]

Repair brain damage from severe infections naturally

man with fever
We’ve all been sick at one point or another. And after a few days of misery, plenty of rest, and maybe some medicine, we’ve gotten better…as good as new. However, in cases of more serious illnesses that require hospitalization, even if the infection is cured, research has found that we may not actually leave “as […]

Are these cholesterol drugs worth the cost?

senior couple dancing in the park
Two new cholesterol drugs, FDA-approved in 2015, promised big—to just maybe put an end to LDL “bad” cholesterol-related heart disease and heart attack fatalities. As always, I compared Big Pharma’s “solutions” to nature’s home-grown gifts. Two years of testing and study recently gave us scorecards. Mission accomplished? Not at all…but sort of. It gets complicated […]

Milk Comparison: 4 Plant-based milks compared to dairy

cashew milk surrounded by cashew nuts
The array of alternatives to dairy milk isn’t just the result of consumer demand from people with lactose intolerance. People like dairy-free milks for their differences in taste and nutritional content. While the variety is a good thing, it can also overwhelm consumers who know little about this growing list of plant-based milk. I’m here […]

Prevent gallstones from forming naturally

carrots, beets, tomato smmothie
The gallbladder is one of the most underappreciated organs in the human body. In fairness though, it’s hard to really understand the importance of the gallbladder because its job is so “under the radar.” The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below your liver. Your liver produces a fluid called bile, and the […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake Mushroom XO Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake mushroom XO sauce
Here’s an easy take on a fancy dish to wow your friends and family with. And, it combines the powerful health benefits of both shiitake mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. Shiitake mushrooms not only are loaded with Vitamins B and D but also help fight obesity, support immune function, and destroy cancer cells, while Brussels sprouts […]

4 Steps to Prevent Fall Allergies

woman blowing her nose in the woods
For some people, the fall season means football, cooler weather, changing leaves and landscapes, and pumpkin-spiced lattes. For others, it means fall allergies: itchy and watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, congestion, and runny nose. Such is the life of a seasonal allergy sufferer. If you don’t have to put up with allergies every spring or autumn, […]

How to lose weight with mindfulness

woman concentrating on a big red vegetable
What if I told you that the best weight-loss plan doesn’t cost a dime? It doesn’t involve a new fad, it doesn’t involve you giving up your favorite foods, it doesn’t make you count points or read labels, and it doesn’t involve meetings or expensive, frozen pre-made meals that taste like chalk. It’s true, and […]

4 Ways to Prevent MRSA, a Deadly Infection

Staphylococcus aureus, or staph for short, is a group of bacteria that live on your skin. Normally these bacteria don’t cause any problems, and if they do, they’re pretty minor and treatable. In the 1960s though, some strains of staph started becoming resistant to methicillin, the antibiotic used to treat staph infections. These bacteria became […]
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