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Citrus Peels and Seven Ways To Use Them

Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit are great healthy snacks and sources of delicious juices, but once you enjoy the juice, are you discarding the peel? These citrus peels may actually be more beneficial than the fruit they cover. Citrus peels are packed with immune-boosting vitamin C, bone-building calcium and anti-inflammatory, antioxidant bioflavonoids. Lemon peels, for […]

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Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is a tree native to Australia with aromatic leaves. When these leaves are dried, crushed, and distilled they release the essential oil – eucalyptus. Australian Aborigines have used eucalyptus for centuries as a natural remedy for a range of conditions including treatment for respiratory problems and muscle pain relief. More recently, uses for eucalyptus […]

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Health Benefits of Bitter Melon

Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a member of the cucumber family cucurbits, which includes squash, zucchini, pumpkin and gourds. Bitter Melon is green, shaped like a cucumber and best known for it’s extremely pungent flavor. Bitter melon or bitter gourd vines grow in hot areas, including Southern Asia, East Africa, South America and the Caribbean, […]

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Is Gatorade Good for Hydration?

A Brief History – Gatorade was developed in 1965 as a replacement for body fluids lost by University of Florida football players (Gators) during lengthy practices in high heat and humidity. The earliest versions of “GatorAde” combined water, sodium, sugar, potassium, phosphate, and lemon juice. For the first 15 years, the only flavor of Gatorade […]

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Organic Thyme Essential Oil

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a member of the mint family of plants. There are over 300 different varieties of thyme worldwide and historians believe that the ancient Sumerians used thyme over 3,500 years ago. The Egyptians used thyme in their embalming process, while ancient Greeks used thyme as a culinary herb and to disinfect the […]

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Benefits of Arnica

The Alpine plant arnica (Arnica montana) is a distant relative of the Asteraceae (daisy) family and a popular homeopathic remedy for reducing the symptoms of bruising and muscle soreness. In Germany and Eastern Europe Arnica gels have been developed using arnica oil for ease of application. Arnica gels and ointments are ideal for sprained ankles, […]

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Importance of Vitamin C in Your Diet

Vitamin C plays a variety of roles in how your body functions. Vitamin C is essential to immunity, iron absorption, building strong bones, wound healing, healthy skin, moderating blood pressure and sustaining eyesight. Vitamin C supports many chemical reactions, without which normal body functions begin to breakdown, exposing your body to disease. Vitamin C (ascorbic […]

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Insidious Effects of Diabetes

Diabetes is a health condition affecting the way your body digests food and produces energy. When functioning normally, your body digests sugar (carbohydrates) and breaks them down to a basic sugar, called glucose. Glucose then enters your bloodstream where it circulates to all parts of your body then enters cells to be utilized as fuel. […]

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How Your Diet May Make You Less Likely to Survive the Coronavirus

While you “stay at home” to protect your health and the health of your family, shouldn’t you also be concerned about the effects of your diet on your health? Healthy eating can help lower your risk of medical conditions from heart disease to obesity. It doesn’t make sense to survive a pandemic then suffer from […]

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Coronavirus and Your Immune System

Like millions of people around the world you are trapped in your home for your safety and the safety of your family. You can choose to spend this time binging on junk food and reruns, or you could use this time productively to strengthen your mind and body. Here are four steps you can take […]

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