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Johanna

Fungus Among Us, Part I

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MoldGot a chronic cough that will not go away or respond to any medications? Do you have unexplained fatigue? Or, recurring yeast infections? It could be fungus in your body! More and more holistic practitioners and Western medicine doctors are making the connection between chronic disease and fungal infections in our bodies.

So how does fungus enter our bodies? There are two ways: 1. We ingest it in our food or 2. We inhale it from our environment. Let’s talk about fungus in our food first. Read More

The Soy Myth

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Soy has been touted as a health food for a long time now. A common argument you hear everywhere is that it must be healthy since Asians are slender and generally healthy, but is this true? How much soy and what preparation of soy do Asians consume most? Find out more in today’s article. Read More

Let’s talk about the “C” word, Part II

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sugarLet’s talk about the “C” word, Part II

In our previous post we talked about the many factors in our foods that help protect us against cancer and the importance of consuming food that is non-processed, farmed organically and, in the case of animals, from grass-fed animals. Let’s now look at the foods we should avoid as much as possible.
Refined carbohydrates: Let me spell it out: SUGAR FEEDS CANCER, end of story. This group includes sugar, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup and white flour, just to name a few. The body uses up valuable nutrients to be able to process refined carbohydrates. If you have cancer you must stop eating these immediately. Read More

Let’s talk about the “C” word, Part I

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Once a rare disease, cancer is now widespread with statistics estimating that there will be 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the US in 2016. The most common cancers are breast, lung, bronchial, prostate, colon, rectum, bladder, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and thyroid cancer.  Not wanting to go into the mortality rates in this post the fact remains that chances are high that we are, at some point, going to be effected by cancer, either ourselves or by someone we love. If you would like to know what you can do through nutrition to protect yourself against cancer, then read on. Read More

In The News: Fire Cupping Therapy

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Cupping glassesThis ancient Chinese therapy has been around for over 3000 years and has made recent news, because swimmer Michael Phelps has been using it on his back (see those red, round welts on his body on photos all over the Internet). Although science is dismissing the effectiveness of the treatment, practitioners, as well as patients seem to agree that it works. Traditionally cupping was used 1)  to speed recovery from knocks and falls in martial arts training, and 2) to treat early stages of an infection from an airborne pathogen, in other words, for respiratory ailments. Modern usage has expanded to speed and optimize recovery from hard training, heal or compensate for injuries, and improve performance. Here in the US it is most widely practiced among acupuncturists, doctors of oriental medicine and naturopathic doctors. Read More

New Harvard Study Finds Unsafe levels of PFA’s In Tap Water In 33 states

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waterWhat do carpets, apparel, upholstery, food wrappings and fire-fighting foam have in common? Answer: They all contain Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)! A new Harvard study confirms that unsafe levels of these chemicals are now present in the drinking water of at least 33 states. For decades, they have been used in hundreds of industrial applications and consumer products and are now showing up in both the environment and in the blood samples of the general U.S. population. Please read on to find out what dangers these chemicals pose to your and your family’s health. Read More

5 Morning Tips For A Healthier Life

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SerenityMorning is the most essential part of the day because it actively affects your entire routine. Having a good morning allows one to enjoy the whole day. Recent experiments have showed that the key to having a successful and healthy life is to start every day positively. Here are a few methods to make everyday a good one.

1.Take some alone time

Taking some time for thinking in the morning makes one more creative, and also increases the mental health, according to recent studies. One of the most effective ways to do that is through open-minded meditation. This is when you do not just think about a specific object, or a situation or anything specific at all, but let yourself open to anything that floats in your mind. Research has shown that people who practice open-minded meditation generate more creativity than most people. One should especially avoid thinking about any specific tasks, such as checking the mail, creating a memo, calling work, when he/she wakes up. This not only destroys creativity, but also makes one feel dull during the whole day. Read More

7 Superfoods to Power Up Your Life

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 Fuel Your Body With Optimal Nutrition for Maximum Performance

 

Healthy FoodsWho doesn’t love a good dose of energy to keep themselves going throughout the day? Unfortunately, most of that comes from high cholesterol/sugary meals that are very unhealthy. Nature has provided us with an alternative solution which not only offers energy, but also great health benefits. Here are 7 superfoods that you can eat every day!

  • Berries
    Berries are excellent source of fiber which helps in the overall digestive process. They also produce an acid that can be used to counter cancer. To top it up, they contain high amounts of vitamin C, an excellent choice for healthy skin.
  • Eggs
    Eggs are a huge source of protein, and can prevent untimely hunger pangs as well. They also offer antioxidants that keep the eyes sharp and healthy.
  • Beans
    When it comes to supplying iron, beans are the number one choice. Iron helps the body transport oxygen into the cells. They also contain high amounts of fiber and minerals.
  • Nuts
    Nuts are pretty much the best source for healthy unsaturated fats. These specific fats are good for the cardiovascular system due to the presence of Alpha Linolenic Acid.
  • Oranges
    One large orange might contain enough vitamin C to last you for the whole day! Vitamin C is extremely important for the production of antibodies and white blood cells.
  • Sweet potato
    Sweet potatoes are an excellent indirect source of vitamin A in the form of alpha and beta carotene. Vitamin A keeps the eyes and bones in good shape. Sweet potatoes are also rich in good carbohydrates and can fuel your body for a longer time.
  • Broccoli
    Probably the best natural multivitamin, broccoli contains high amounts of vitamin C, A, K and folate. It also contains a compound called sulforaphane, which helps prevent (and possibly cure, according to studies) cancer.

 

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