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Top 10 Foods for Liver Health


Photo: World's Easiest Vegan Yogurt from The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend Your Life by Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD, DNM.

Food is the best medicine. There are many foods that offer support and healing to the often-overworked liver. Since the liver has over 500 functions, supporting it with healthy liver-healing foods is essential to great overall health. While there are many excellent liver-supporting foods to choose from, here are my top X foods for liver health.

Beets—These purple powerhouses contain a substance known as betaine which improves digestion. One of the liver’s many func…

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Living “in a World Where Sad Wants to Win”

I was listening to the music of my favorite singer, Mario Frangoulis, who you may remember from the 2004 Greek Olympics; however I discovered his stunningly beautiful music long before the games and it has often been comfort to me during difficult times. Perhaps it is because he wears his emotions and his heart in his music and speaks to the vulnerability of the human experience.

In one particular song he asks “Is a man allowed to feel this happy in a world where sad wants to win?” Having been the subject of ongoing harassment by a group of people who seem to have nothing better to do than to make up lies about me and harass me wherever I go…even to seek me out where I live, I have st…

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Top 12 Natural Remedies to Help Asthma

EGCG in Green Tea can help open airways in the lungs

Asthma sufferers know how frustrating and difficult asthma can be to treat. While it is important to always keep medication on hand and use it when necessary, there are many natural remedies and approaches that can help reduce the number and severity of asthma attacks and improve the condition over time. Here are some of my preferred approaches:

Cut Down on Sugars: Sugar intolerance seems particularly common among asthmatics so it is best to cut out concentrated sugars of all types, including: cane sugar (even unrefined), lactose (in dairy products), corn syrup (which is usually genetically modified and best avoided by everyone anyway), among others. That doesn’t mean you should switc…

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Create Your Own Herbal First Aid Kit

Lavender helps keep bugs at bay while supporting healthy moods.

Most people want a natural first aid kit complete with all the remedies that will help them address minor health issues. But where do you start? It’s easier than you think to create your own herbal first aid kit with only 6 herbs that will address most common concerns.

The following information is adapted from my book Be Your Own Herbalist: Essential Herbs for Health, Beauty, & Cooking. Be sure to check it out for lots of research-supported information on over 30 herbal remedies, along with recipes to use them in your food and even how to make body care products with them.

Anxiety, Depression:  While most first aid kits do not contain options for anxiety and depression, I think i…

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Fabric Softeners are the #1 Source of Indoor Air Pollution + What to Use Instead

Fabric softeners are the number 1 source of indoor air pollution

If you enjoy the smell of clean clothes straight out of the dryer you may be shocked to learn that smell comes at a cost.  Most commercial fabric softeners–dryer sheets or the liquid variety–contain many toxic chemicals. 

According to the Allergy and Environmental Health Association, both liquid and dryer sheet fabric softeners are “the most toxic product produced for daily household use.”  Most of the popular brands of fabric softeners contain many neurotoxins (substances that are toxic to the brain and nervous system) and other types of toxins.  Not sure about your natural options?  Keep reading, I’ll share some great natural options below.

Some of the Toxins Found…

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