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DHEA Benefits: My Personal Story and The Fascinating Research

DHEA is both a prohormone and a natural antioxidant made by the adrenal glands. But, as we age or have excess stress, DHEA levels can plummet. In fact, after age 30, our DHEA levels fall dramatically. Personally, DHEA has improved my life in so many ways, and that’s why I’m motivated to share with you […]

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The Endless Health Benefits of Nettles Supplements

One of the healthiest foods on the planet is nettles. Yet many people don’t know about it and have never tried it. However, the medicinal benefits of the nettle plant are seemingly endless.  Eaten as a vegetable in some countries, nettles are undervalued and underused in Western cultures. But many places in the world, including

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Food as Medicine First: Insights Into How Food Heals

Lack of nutrition education and awareness by medical schools and teaching questionable nutrition in many nutrition-related programs costs everyone a lot of money. It costs the world a lot of money to deny that food is medicine.  Yet food is THE medicine that we are currently lacking as a society. If you have any doubt

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Assessing Myths of Animal-Based Foods: Effects on Inflammation and Disease

Written by Katie Petit, Dietetic Intern Inflammation Inflammation is the body’s innate immune response to injury, illness, or infection and is an essential step in the healing process.1 In acute inflammation, there is warm, red and swollen skin surrounding inflamed, injured tissue, and in response, the body deploys cytokines, which include various types of proteins

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Magnesium for IBS: Everything You Need to Know

Can something as simple as magnesium for IBS help alleviate this uncomfortable condition?  The short answer is yes; magnesium has a mild laxative effect and also a calming effect on the body.   But let’s dig in some more to find out how magnesium helps alleviate constipation for people with IBS, food sources of magnesium, and

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Vitamin B1 Benefits for Health: From Energy To Gut Protection

Vitamin B1 benefits the whole body and mind in many ways. Also known as thiamine or benfotiamine, vitamin B1 is an essential nutrient with many surprising health benefits.  As one of the essential B-vitamins, it is involved in every bodily function, including energy production, nerve function, and metabolism.  While its classical role is converting food

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