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The Surprising Habit that Raises Your Blood Pressure

 

Research shows a link between grilling and increased blood pressure

Barbecue season is here. But before you grab that grill you might want to keep reading, especially if you're prone to high blood pressure or heart disease. That’s because recent research shows that grilling regularly can increase your blood pressure.

According to the study published i…

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Is Coconut Oil Really Bad for Me?

Since the American Heart Association (AHA) stated that coconut oil is harmful to health, many people have dropped their favorite cooking oil in favor of canola oil. After all, the AHA recommended the latter as a supposedly healthier option indicating that cooking with coconut oil was just as unh…

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Top 12 Foods and Herbs for Healthy Eyes

Blueberries and blackberries are great for eye health

While most people think of the foods they eat if they are suffering from digestive issues, few people consider how the foods they eat can keep their eyes and vision healthy for life. But the right foods can make a difference between strong and healthy eyes or a tendency toward eye disorders late…

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Top 10 Foods to Transform the Health of Your Liver Now

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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 h…

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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 o…

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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 informa…

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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, bo…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon gives foods and beverages a healthy and delicious boost.

Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 10 more reasons to love this super spice:

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regula…

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14 Ways to Cook with Essential Oils

The Miracle Healing Power of Your Body

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It's time to re-frame health and healing. We have all been taught that health is the absence of a disease or syndrome (syndrome actually just means a collection of symptoms for which the cause is unknown). We're given diagnoses that reflect symptoms or diseased tissue, not an explanation as to…

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#WhyIWrite

The Cultured Cook recipe book by international bestselling author Michelle Schoffro CookToday is National Day of Writing. Because #WhyIWrite is trending on Twitter I thought I'd share my story. One day a man who was like a second father to me was rushed to the hospital for an emergency bypass. No one told me about his health ordeal but I awoke from a terrifying nightmare in which he gr…

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4 Proven Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Many essential oils have been found to be effective for alleviating anxiety.

If you suffer from anxiety disorder or occasionally experience panic attacks you might want to consider 4 natural remedies that have been found to be effective in treating these conditions, without the side effects of anti-anxiety drugs.  Here are 4 essential oils that are proven anti-anxiety re…

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4 Reasons to Love Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is very soothing.

I visited an organic lavender farm a few summers ago. About a half a mile down the road I knew I was close as I could smell the fragrance wafting through the air. The rolling hillside was full of stunning, silvery-green and purple lavender plants. While I’ve never been to France, I imagined this…

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Should You Actually Feed a Cold and Starve a Flu?

Should You Feed a Cold and Starve a Flu?

Most of us have heard the old adage, “feed a cold and starve a fever.”  But have you wondered whether there is any truth behind the sentiment?  Yale University professor and author of a new study published in the medical journal Cell had that thought.  He wondered whether eating during a c…

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5 Great Herbs to Soothe Your Nerves

Discover 5 Herbs that Soothe Your Nerves--from best-selling author of BE YOUR OWN HERBALIST & 60 SECONDS TO SLIM, Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook

Are your nerves frazzled?  Are you feeling stressed out?  Or, are you suffering from migraines or neuropathy pain?  Show your nerves some love with these soothing herbs:

 

Feverfew for Migraines and Headaches

This delicate flowering plant contains potent medicine, particularly when …

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4 Halloween Herbs for Year-Round Health

Halloween herbs for year-round health

“Double, double toil and trouble.  Fire burn and cauldron bubble,” chanted the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as they added ingredients to their brew.  While an eye of newt and tongue of frog may not interest you there are a few other herbs that are fitting for both Halloween and great …

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6 Super-Healing Herbal Medicines to Start Using Now

Echinacea is a powerful immune-boosting herb

There are thousands of herbs, many with proven medicinal properties, and many still left unexplored by scientists.  It is difficult to choose only six herbs to keep at home because there are so many amazing medicinal herbs, but the following help ensure that you have a fairly well-rounded stash …

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The Spice that Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Research shows that ginger kills breast cancer stem cells.

Who doesn’t love ginger cookies or spice cake?  The signature ginger flavor adds a delightful taste to almost anything to which it is added.  But taste is not the only reason to love this amazing spice.  Not only is ginger a delicious addition to food, it is also one of the best natural med…

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A Guide to Cutting Sugar Out of Your Diet

 

Let’s face it:  we are seriously addicted to sugar.  Since the 1950s the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), informs us that our per capita consumption of sugars like sucrose (table sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup increased 43 pounds, or 39 percent, between 1950-59 and 2000.  E…

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25 Ways to Get More Fermented Foods in Your Diet

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Most people know that fermented foods build great gut health, but a growing body of research shows that they build strong immunity, brain health, heart health, and more.  As a result there are more reasons than ever to eat more fermented foods.  Check out my blogs “9 Reasons to Love Sauerkra…

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