Macro and Micro Nutrients, Part 2

Micro nutrients are vitamins, minerals, and other plant components or phytonutrients. Though needed by the body in much smaller quantities than macro nutrients, they are just as essential for proper functioning. Running low on just one micronutrient can result in dozens or hundreds of body functions not being able to be carried out in the […]

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Macro and Micro Nutrients, Part 1

What are macro and micro nutrients they & why should they matter to me? The two primary purposes of food are to provide our body with energy and to supply it with many individual nutrients that it requires in order for it to perform its many jobs. Macro means large and macro nutrients are needed […]

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Why Does My Energy Level Dip After I Eat?

The most common reason is because you’re having difficulty digesting what you just ate. 60-70% of our daily energy is generally used to digest our food. If you feel a noticeable dip soon after eating, that could be your body’s message to you that you just ate either too much food, or something(s) particularly difficult […]

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New Book Details the Many Values of Properly Raised, Grass-Fed Beef

Here is a very short (2 minute) video of author and environmentalist, Denis Hayes, setting the background for his new book Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture and Environment (coauthor is Gail Boyer Hayes). Although very aware of the negative impact upon the environment and human health […]

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Ghee or Clarified Butter vs Regular Butter

Some individuals who are sensitive to dairy do not tolerate regular butter – possibly because of the casein protein that it contains. Ghee, also known as clarified butter, is nearly 100% fat and is much better tolerated by these individuals. Another benefit of ghee over regular butter is that it can withstand higher temperatures when […]

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5 More Healthy Kitchen Staples (Refrigeration Required)

If you will keep these always in stock in your kitchen – and eat them on a daily or almost daily basis – you will be providing your body with some very important nutrients as well as adding to the taste and enjoyment of your food in a truly healthy manner. Cruciferous vegetables – kale, […]

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5 Healthy Kitchen Staples (No Refrigeration Required)

If you will keep these always in stock in your kitchen – and use them on a daily or almost daily basis – you will be providing your body with some very important nutrients as well as adding to the taste and enjoyment of your food in a truly healthy manner. Virgin or extra virgin […]

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Another Reason to Use Natural Means to Address GI Problems

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, it was shown that there is an increased risk of severe intestinal inflammation with use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Although other drugs have also been implicated in causing a condition known as microscopic colitis, it is these two […]

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5 Natural Ways to Repel Mosquitos

Be freshly showered without any fragrance products, wear light-colored loose clothing, avoid excessive movement and heat Eat garlic, but not bananas, during mosquito season Take one Vitamin B1 tablet a day April through October; add a B Complex vitamin each day during high mosquito season Use citronella products – soap to shower with, essential oil […]

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5 More Ways to Naturally Treat Constipation

5 MORE WAYS TO NATURALLY TREAT CONSTIPATION 1. Food Combining Foods digest differently. If you have a weak digestive system, combining certain foods at the same meal can result in incomplete digestion, with constipation as one of the consequences. Try following these rules for a few days: Eat fruit all by itself, at least an […]

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