Feeling Bloated? – This May Be Why…

Whether you wake up feeling bloated, or it happens progressively throughout the day, there’s one thing you should know: bloating isn’t normal. Bloating is the body’s way of communicating to you that something in your diet or lifestyle isn’t right. With that said, there could be several different factors causing you to feel bloated, or…

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7 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Cabbage – Cabbage has a multitude of health benefits, from strengthening immune systems and improving digestion to killing bacteria and fighting cancer. This cabbage soup recipe is full of high immunity vegetables. It has been a Godsend around our house this last week with all the gunk going around! Leafy Greens – such as spinach, kale…

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Immune Boosting Garlic Spread

When you combine the immune system boosting properties of garlic  and some heart-healthy olive oil, you end up with one delicious spread. It’s excellent on roasted vegetables, cooked chicken or fish, as a dip, or added to salads. Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 teaspoons Garlic 4 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon Cumin 1/4 teaspoon Oregano…

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Green Tea vs. Black Tea

Tea is said to be the most popular beverage in the world. It’s been consumed for thousands of years by millions, perhaps billions, of people. Tea has also been shown to have many health benefits. And some of these benefits are thought to be related to tea’s antioxidant properties. These properties are from its flavonoids…

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Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes they carry…

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Crave Sugar? – 7 Simple Things You Should Do

Curbing your sugar cravings may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be a self-depriving experience. The following are simple tips that will help you control your cravings once and for all: Never Eat a Carbs Alone. Fat and protein help slow the digestion of carbs in addition to sending our brain a hormonal message…

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5 Natural Ways to Deal with Bloating

Do you ever feel a bit “overextended” in the belly after a meal? Perhaps “gassy?” Have you ever carried a “food baby?” Well, bloating is common. Up to 25-30% of people experience it regularly. It happens when you have trouble digesting. The symptoms come from excess gas, reactions to foods, or food not moving through…

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How To Relieve Heartburn Discomfort Naturally?

The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week! Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel…

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The Coconut Oil Craze – Should You Eat It Or Not?

Coconut oil has grown in popularity in recent years, among claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.…

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

Ever wonder why your stomach feels queasy when you’re upset? It’s not your imagination. Your emotions are deeply linked to a sophisticated network known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), which controls digestion. The ENS can even operate autonomously from your brain. You may have heard about the “gut-brain connection.” That your gastrointestinal system, lovingly…

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