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Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today

April 29, 2019

Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today Although few doctors know how to successfully manage autoimmune disease — a condition in which the immune system attacks the body — researchers say it has become a modern epidemic, affecting more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Conventional medicine also argues autoimmune disease has mysterious origins and is…

Toxic Hair Products

Black Women Harmed by Toxins in Hair Relaxants

April 19, 2019

Black women harmed by toxins in hair relaxants Chemicals to straighten and relax hair are a part of life for many black women, for reasons that range from societal expectations to ease of care. But our society’s discomfort with black women’s natural hair comes with a cost — these products contain chemicals associated with early…

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Adopting Ancient Fiber Needs Into A Modern Diet

April 12, 2019

Adopting Ancient Fiber Needs Into A Modern Diet Although the produce section at the grocery store may look vast, it only represents a fraction of edible, nutritious, and tasty plant foods. It’s estimated there are more than 20,000 species of edible plants, and that we only eat about 20 to 50 of them. As a…

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Staying Thin is Harder For Young People Than in The Past

April 8, 2019

Staying Thin is Harder For Young People Than in The Past If you feel like you have a harder time staying slim than your grandparents did at your age, you are right. We are about 10 percent heavier than people in the 80s, even when we eat the same foods and exercise just as much.…

Stomach Acid

How to Support Optimal Stomach Acid for Good Digestion

April 1, 2019

How to Support Optimal Stomach Acid for Good Digestion When we go to the doctor with symptoms of acid reflux, gas, bloating and heartburn, typically the diagnosis of high stomach acid is based purely on symptoms — not a lab test for stomach acid levels — resulting in a prescription for antacids, histamine type 2…

Cholesterol

Statins Raise Diabetes Risk; What To Do Instead of Drugs

March 25, 2019

Statins Raise Diabetes Risk; What To Do Instead of Drugs You’ve been told you need to lower your cholesterol, but did you know taking a statin could raise your risk of type 2 diabetes? A recent study of almost 9,000 people in their 60s showed that statin use increased the risk of diabetes by almost…