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Drug Interactions and Contradictions

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Taking medications of any kind can be challenging enough for the human body as it contends with toxicity and side effects. According to stats from the CDC, nearly 50% of people in the U.S. regularly take one prescription drug. About 20% of people regularly take three or more prescription drugs and more than 10% of individuals take five or more prescription drugs. Medications are the result of advancements in science and technology and they can be beneficial. However, when you find yourself taking a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, you may have to deal with multiple side effects that can put...

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Nutrition and Detoxification for Everyday Wellness

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The Standard American diet, or SAD, is something that probably affects you whether you realize it or not. The problem is, it may be affecting you negatively. If you are eating the SAD regularly, you may be consuming unhealthy amounts of sugar, gluten and toxic chemicals that are often found in food preservatives. Eating this kind of unhealthy food can cause many health problems, not the least of which are diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions and unhealthy weight gain. Eating a standard American diet can cause your inner beauty to suffer because it may cause an imbalance in your body....

Mental Health from Scratch: Redefining the Care Paradigm

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  When you hear the words “health care,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about a doctor or nurse you had an experience with during a time when you were ill. Maybe you think about the health care industry and all the folks who have jobs because of it. What if health care as you currently know was not sustainable? For many years here in the west, the paradigm has consisted of treating the symptoms and not necessarily the root causes of your health problems. For some time now, western medicine has been dominated by various pharmaceutical companies who...

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Cooking to Prevent Heart Disease

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  Did you know that a lot of what you do during your food preparation may be contributing to the development of cardiovascular disease? The western diet uses many ingredients and methods which are just not conducive to good heart health. But getting healthy is something you don’t have to do alone. Nothing bonds a family like getting healthier together by eating meals made right at home from quality ingredients prepared using proven methods. When you cook, ingredients matter, not only for the particular dish, but for your health, as well When you cook for your family, you probably only...

Top Measures of Heart Health

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Sedentary lifestyles are perhaps the biggest culprits in the cardiovascular disease epidemic. Getting some exercise can help you reduce your chances of developing heart disease. Eating right, not smoking and keeping your weight within a healthy range are all crucial factors as well, but exercise helps your body stay at a healthy weight while improving the function of many of the vital systems in your body. You don’t have to be a marathon runner. A walk around the neighborhood can reduce your health risks a little bit every day! Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of Americans today. But there’s...

Quality Seafood for your Heart

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Many people think of seafood as a healthy source of protein, and while it’s true that fish is healthy, there is a drastic difference between wild-caught seafood and seafood raised on a farm. Not all seafood is tainted by dangerous levels of mercury, as some sources would have you believe. Certain species of seafood and fish like salmon, sablefish, sardines, scallops, prawns and crabs are inherently low in mercury levels. If you eat smaller, younger members of the predatory species, like halibut and albacore tuna, you are also at minimal risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set very conservative...

The Detox-Heart Disease Connection

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By feeding your heart right, you can potentially prevent becoming another victim of cardiovascular disease! It’s all about learning how to eat a healthy diet combined with a healthy lifestyle. If you can make getting the nutrients your heart needs a daily habit, you’ll quickly see the improvements in your health. Like any machine, your heart needs the right fuel for it to work properly! Each day is a new opportunity to make better, healthier choices about your diet, health and life. Today’s typical western diet is filled with toxic chemicals and poisons that can interfere with your heart’s ability to...

Natural Essential Oil Pain Remedies

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When it comes to keeping you and your family healthy, pure essential oils can be used in a multitude of ways. They can be used for everything from cuts and scratches, to aromatherapy, to detoxifying your home. But did you know essential oils can also offer pain relief? You don’t have to turn to pills every time you experience a pain in your body. When it comes to providing occasional pain relief, modern western medicine teaches us to go straight for over the counter and even prescription drugs. They may relieve your pain, but they also have the potential to damage...

Autoimmunity and Essential Oils: My Story

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For generations now, western moms have relied on doctors and the pharmaceutical industry to keep their families in good health. They’re typically not taught how to prevent or treat illness within their family through holistic or homeopathic remedies. But that wasn’t always the case. Who do you think treated sick children before the rise of modern western medicine? The mothers did! And they usually did so with natural methods found in nature and passed down through the generations. But today, you’re expected to use drugs to treat all of your family’s health problems! The advent of modern medicine and technological advancements...

Natural Essential Oil Stress Remedies

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Did you know that if your stress levels are left unchecked, they can cause havoc throughout your body? Stress is much more than just about mental strain and emotional issues. It has a very real effect on your body and can lead to serious problems if you fail to manage it in a healthy manner. Stress can ravage the systems that make up your body. You may experience headaches, muscle pain, serious digestive tract problems. Stress can do major damage to your heart, and can even cause a heart attack. Don’t underestimate the potential for your stress level to make you...

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