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The American Heart Association is WRONG about Saturated Fats

The American Heart Association's presidential statement on saturated fats is appalling. The AHA went after butter, steak and especially coconut oil with a warning. According to the AHA: Saturated fats from these sources cause heart disease. Lowering saturated fats and replacing it with unsaturated fats lower heart disease incidence. The ... Read More »

2 Reasons to Eat Bitter Melon (and a warning)

We’ve all heard of foods and plants that have been used by native people as cures. Some of them have been used for hundreds or thousands of years. In most cases, they’re foods that we know and are used to seeing or eating. But every once in a while you come across something you’ve never heard of before. That’s definitely the case with bitter ... Read More »

6 Ways to Overcome Loneliness During the Holidays

Everybody goes through periods when they feel like they’re alone. But that’s a far cry from persistent loneliness and isolation. A recent article in Forbes magazine responded to a reader’s question: “I am feeling so lonely. Can I die from it?” The answer, sadly, was yes. Research has shown that loneliness and isolation has a ... Read More »

5 Foods to Get You Through Flu Season

What you eat makes a big difference when it comes to health. Have you noticed this? When you feel under the weather, you naturally gravitate toward certain foods. Your digestive system slows down, and by default, you crave a hot soup or a simple meal. It's simple logic. It all boils down to the old saying, "you are what you eat." So, ... Read More »

What is MCT & Should I Take it?

If you're health savvy, you may have heard the word MCT. It has become popular due to its outstanding health benefits. In fact, some of the remarkable benefits of coconut oil are due to the presence of MCT's in them. What are MCT's? MCT is the short form for "Medium Chain Triglycerides," a type of healthy saturated fat. It has one or more ... Read More »

10 Ways Raw Cacao Skyrockets Your Health

When you hear the word “cacao”, do you automatically think of a rich, chocolate dessert? There's no denying cacao is a tasty treat. But when you think of cacao, the first thing that should come to mind is SUPERFOOD. That’s because pure, raw cacao is one of the healthiest things you can eat, and seriously skyrockets your health! It ... Read More »

8 Miraculous Benefits of Black Onion Seed

Have you heard of Black Onion Seeds? It’s natural to think that it would come from an onion plant, but they’re the seeds of the black caraway fruit or Nigella. The plant grows in Asia. The seeds are also called “kalonji”. It's used as a spice in the Middle East, and in Indian food for its unique flavor. Its taste has been described as a ... Read More »

8 Painkillers from Your Kitchen

Painkillers are used by most of us. Most take either an over-the-counter medication or prescription medication. But, regular use affects your body. It leads to liver failure, intestinal damage, high blood pressure and other side effects. Yet there are ways to ease the pain with minimal to no side effects. Yes, this is possible with natural ... Read More »

7 Hacks to Manage Your Menopause

Menopause is a time of life that some women dread and others embrace. Many people fear that the change of life will mean hot flashes and weight gain. That’s not the way it has to be. If you make a few simple lifestyle changes, you can avoid some of “the change’s” most dreaded impacts. You might even find that you have more energy ... Read More »

4 Reasons to Never Throw Pumpkin Seeds Away

It's pumpkin season and most of you have one on your front porch by now! If you're like most, the first thing you do is scoop out the seeds and throw them away. But wait!! What if I tell you these seeds can help your hair grow faster, maintain your bone health and much more? Would you still throw them away?! Yes! These seeds are full ... Read More »