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Arsenic in Rice: Which Rice is Safest?

Arsenic in Rice: Which Rice is Safest?

From Asian cuisine to gluten-free and other special diets, rice is a staple food for many people. But is it healthy? Depending on where it's grown, rice contains one of the world's most toxic elements: arsenic. It can be passed into the human body, building up in body...

Coconut Oil or EVOO?  The Healthy Truth

Coconut Oil or EVOO? The Healthy Truth

Depending on who you believe, coconut oil is a nutritional miracle food or pure poison. Nearly 70% of Americans view coconut oil as a health food; only about 37% of nutritionists view it that way. Coconut oil is 88% fat, most of which is saturated fat. However, the...

From Ancient Herb to Modern Medicine

From Ancient Herb to Modern Medicine

Many of today's modern medicines were first part of "folk" apothecaries, often handed down from the ancients. Take the heart medication digitalis (aka digoxin): it's extracted from the dried leaves of the purple foxglove plant (digitalis purpurae) and used to...

Yummy Chocolate Avocado & Black Bean Brownies

Yummy Chocolate Avocado & Black Bean Brownies

Out-of-this world yummy and healthy black bean brownies! These are made with avocado instead of butter, which gives you an amazing nutrition boost without sacrificing flavor. Flourless, dairy-free and gluten-free, this treat will fool even the most die-hard...

Vitamin D Achieves Mainstream Medical Acceptance

Vitamin D Achieves Mainstream Medical Acceptance

It's only within the last decade that a Vitamin D supplement became widely accepted by the conventional medicine community. Today, it's one of the most highly regarded supplements in both natural and conventional medicine and viewed as essential to good health....

Siberian Ginseng: Botanical Remedy for Immune & Stress Support

Siberian Ginseng: Botanical Remedy for Immune & Stress Support

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a botanical medicine distantly related to the more well-known Panax Ginseng. For a time, it was mistakenly believed to have the same properties as Panax Ginseng and promoted it as a less-expensive substitute. Like...

Wild about Winter Greens!

Wild about Winter Greens!

If you want to liven up your salads, get wild about winter greens! Here's a list of cold-weather hardy greens that are packed with nutrition, flavor, and color: Belgian Endive. Add kick to your salad with chopped-up endive leaves.Skip the crackers for your hummus or...

Planning for Your Best Health in 2020

Planning for Your Best Health in 2020

Welcome to 2020. A new year and new - or renewed - resolutions. Whether you're determined to manage weight, reduce stress, strengthen relationships, or volunteer your services, the first step in choosing what to tackle is understanding your values and priorities....