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Top superfoods for healthy weight loss

Top superfoods for healthy weight loss | naturopath | Scoop.it

There are foods you can enjoy that are nutrient dense, low in calories, and more importantly are starch resistant. Starch resistant foods and baking flours are the latest dietary craze, which may be the solution to end other crash diet crazes

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Starch resistant foods have been found to improve colon health, help prevent cancer and adult onset diabetes. These carbohydrates are not fully digested and turned into sugar, which can be stored as fat. So they help weight loss and protect aginst insulin resistance...

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Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients

Science Shows Herbs Can Significantly Enhance Bioavailability of Nutrients | naturopath | Scoop.it
Maximize & boost your nutrition by simply adding a few common herbs to your favorite foods!
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Herbs and spices can dramatically improve the absorption of nutrients and other botanicals. For example, black pepper and its constituent piperine boosts the absorption of many vitamins and minerals and increases the utilisation of turmeric by up to an astonishing 2000%!

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Scientists Discover That Eyes Are Windows To The Soul

Scientists Discover That Eyes Are Windows To The Soul | naturopath | Scoop.it
By Steven Bancarz|  The eye is the window to the universe, and some would say they are also windows to the soul..  We have heard this phrase get passed around before: "The eyes are the windows of the soul".  People usually say this when they can see pain, anger, or some other emotio
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Iridology or eye diagnosis is one area of traditional naturopathy I have never embraced. The vast majority of signs in the iris are there from birth and never change (which is why it will probably replace fingerprints in biometric scanning). Signs in the sclera do change and may have value. So if you accept that iridology reflects weakness in organs, you would have to say that it reveals susceptibility only. However, there is a branch of eye diagnosis that says you can determine a person's personality from their iris structure. I have always been intrigued by that, and wondered whether it could aid in homeopathic analysis. At last, here is scientific validation of this very fact! I would like to check these findings against a book I have on personality iridology. If it matches, then I might tentatively look at the other indications...maybe... 

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The Nature Of Mind And The Holographic Brain | TruthTheory

The Nature Of Mind And The Holographic Brain | TruthTheory | naturopath | Scoop.it
by Brandon West What is the true nature of mind, and what is the real function of our brains? The purpose of this article is to provide evidence that strongly indicates that you are not your brain, or your body for that matter, and that the nature of mind, of memory, and of our brains…
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This is starting to look more likely..."In this article we will explore the idea that the brain itself, with its tissue and neurons that we have until now deemed the source of our thoughts and identity, is actually just a tool, a receiver of human intelligence and consciousness, but not its source; and that the human mind is not sourced in the brain any more than the internet can be found in your laptop or your modem..."

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Turning to the alternative

Turning to the alternative | naturopath | Scoop.it
ASKED to consider the biggest battles between reason and faith, many of us think of terrorism. But everyday versions of protest politics play out in fields such as health and nutrition which may not fall into the traditional ­definitions of religion or faith.
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While it is not totally sympathetic to natural medicine, I think this article has some important insights. Patients have lost faith in both medicine and religion. "Alternative medicines is in many respects a fusion of both, a middle ground between religion and science..."

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How To Make Turmeric Pain Relief Tea

How To Make Turmeric Pain Relief Tea | naturopath | Scoop.it
If you are anything like how I used to be, you are popping far too many ibuprofen tablets (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin & Nurofen) for everything ranging from headache, backache and other muscular aches and pains. Whilst ibuprofen is great at reducing pain...
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This works. What more can I say, except it will cost the pharmaceutical companies billions!

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World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease | naturopath | Scoop.it
Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
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A heart surgeon admits he was wrong - dead wrong. Inflammation is the real culprit, and the injury and inflammation in the blood vessels is actually caused by the low fat and high carbohydrate diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine...

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Turmeric Extract Puts Drugs For Knee Osteoarthritis To Shame

Turmeric Extract Puts Drugs For Knee Osteoarthritis To Shame | naturopath | Scoop.it
Millions take anti-inflammatory drugs every day for arthritis and related conditions, but are completely unaware that far safer, and at least as effective, natural alternative already exist -- and are as easily accessible and inexpensive as the spices found in your kitchen cupboard.
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This common spice has so many health benefits you would be crazy not to include it in your diet or take it as a supplement... #turmeric #osteoarthritis

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Hibiscus – powerful medicine for metabolic syndrome

Hibiscus – powerful medicine for metabolic syndrome | naturopath | Scoop.it
The beautiful hibiscus plant, with its brightly coloured trumpet shaped flowers, brings to mind hot summer days in exotic places.
Let your imagination free on a tropical holiday and eventually you’ll find yourself walking around with a hibiscus flower tucked behind your ear looking like you’ve just stepped out of a Gauguin painting.
But the beautiful hibiscus is also a medicinal treasure trove
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Hibiscus has many benefits. Its antioxidant polyphenols are beneficial for metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure, normalise cholesterol and blood sugar levels and have anti-cancer effects...

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Oral curcumin may protect gut function

Oral curcumin may protect gut function | naturopath | Scoop.it
Oral curcumin may be a viable therapy to improve intestinal barrier function changes caused by consuming a high-fat Western diet, according to a preclinical study by VCU School of Medicine researchers.
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This study reveals another benefit of turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin - and here it doesn't even need to be absorbed to convey benefits. The typical Western diet change gut bacteria to harmful species, and it also alters key enzymes that result in a "leaky gut", allowing toxins from these bacteria into the circulation. This results in inflammation that eventualy causes chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Curcumin present in the gut helps restore the integrity of the gut wall, thereby moderating this cascade of events from the typical Western diet...

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▶ The Acne-Promoting Effects of Milk - YouTube

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates Donate at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsdonation DESCRIPTION:Dairy is consider...
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Yet more evidence that humans weren't meant to drink milk after weaning - and certainly not that meant for baby cows. Dairy is considered a major cause of the acne epidemic and other more serious chronic diseases in the Western world. This is because of the mammalian postnatal signalling system - meant to promote rapid growth in the newborn - caused by widespread cow milk consumption. This postnatal signalling may also contribute to diabetes, obesity, cancer and other chronic diseases #acne #milk #diabetes #obesity   

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36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body

36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body | naturopath | Scoop.it
Practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world –detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from…
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Here is a comprehensive list of 36 foods that assist in boosting metabolism, optimise digestion, reduce inflammation and slow the aging process, while allowing you to lose weight and fortify your immune system...

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How Eggshells Can Naturally Heal Your Cavities and More

How Eggshells Can Naturally Heal Your Cavities and More | naturopath | Scoop.it
The shell of an egg is such a common product that is readily discarded as useless. We don’t view it as anything beneficial to our household. Unfortunately, this is a common misconception because it is not only beneficial as a nutritionally… Continue Reading →
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Eggshells are the ideal source of bioavailable calcium. They also contain magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sodium, potassium, iron and sulphur as well as essential amino acids. Boiled and powdered in a blender, they are the ideal supplement, especially for growing children. They can also be dissolved in apple cider vinegar. Add to coconut oil, bicarbonate of soda and sweeten with stevia or xylitol for the ideal toothpaste to remineralise cavities. Biodynamic eggs are best... #minerals #calciumsources #supplements

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Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralization - Keeper of the Home

Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralization - Keeper of the Home | naturopath | Scoop.it

Several years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Yet, the foundation of today’s dental philosophy is similar to the mainstream medical model in that it focuses on treatment and not prevention. I believe the focus of dentistry (like medicine) should be prevention of decay and disease through

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When most dentists detect a cavity, they suggest filling it, usually without thinking twice. However, what if teeth could be remineralized through a proper diet and oral hygiene routine?

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Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute Every Night | Higher Perspective

Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute Every Night | Higher Perspective | naturopath | Scoop.it

For a long time, I had a hard time sleeping. We can chock it up to bad food late at night, too many screens before bed, and stress. I found it incredibly difficult to shut my brain down and give it a break at night. After weeks of not being able to sleep a full night, a friend of mine told me about the “4-7-8″ breathing trick

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It works. Try it... #sleep #insomnia #meditation #breathing

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The Dark Side of Wheat - New Perspectives On Celiac Disease and Wheat Intolerance - by Sayer Ji

The Dark Side of Wheat - New Perspectives On Celiac Disease and Wheat Intolerance - by Sayer Ji | naturopath | Scoop.it
Greenmedinfo.com - Natural Medical Resource - The world's only free, entirely evidence-based and solar-powered natural medical database with 15,000+ articles and growing daily
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Wheat has an almost sacred and "holy" image in human nutrition...reference the New Testament...and I almost hesitate to remind you of that. (Not that it bears any resemblance to the grain consumed 2000 years ago!) Is it really the source much chronic illness as this author continually reports?

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Turmeric Face Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin, Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Dark Circles

Turmeric Face Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin, Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Dark Circles | naturopath | Scoop.it
This Turmeric face mask will rejuvenate your skin and will help you to achieve glowing skin and get rid of Rosacea, Acne, Eczema and Dark Circles. This mask will strip away dead skin cells and clean off gunk and dirt, leaving the skin soft and smooth. It will also save you hundreds of dollars on cosmetic purchases.
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Yet another way to use the miracle spice turmeric...good on the outside as well as the inside!

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Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Brain Cancer

Heavy Cell Phone Use Can Quadruple Your Risk of Brain Cancer | naturopath | Scoop.it
Research shows that those who begin using cell phones heavily before age 20 have four to five times more brain cancer than those whose exposure is minimal.
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The inconvenient truth about mobile phones and wireless technology...

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Why the Amish Rarely Get Sick: Things You Can Learn From Them

When we think of Amish people we think of a simple life, free of modern advancements. Most of us view them as foolish for not using the advantages of convenient technology and even look down on them for not conforming to the norms of mainstream society.  But if we look at the statistics, the Amish
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The Amish have a lot of things right...

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Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function

Lycopene Matches Statins in Improving Blood Vessel Function | naturopath | Scoop.it
We’ve known for decades that the Mediterranean diet with lots of fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of heart disease. Now researchers have identified a key nutrient that deserves special mention.
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There are so many benefits to lycopene and tomatoes are the richest and easiest source to include in the daily diet. Cooking with olive oil makes the lycopene more available...

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Grape Seed Extract Superior To Blockbuster Diabetes Drug, Preclinical Study Finds

Grape Seed Extract Superior To Blockbuster Diabetes Drug, Preclinical Study Finds | naturopath | Scoop.it
A study shows that Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins are as effective at reducing elevated blood glucose (hyperglycemia) and elevated blood insulin (hyperinsulinemia) as Metformin, and that adverse changes caused by a diet that provokes insulin resistance were reversed by Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins more effectively than by Metformin. By Contributing Writer Sayer Ji
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Grape seed antioxidants, known as proanthocyanidins, have been shown to reduce elevated blood sugar and insulin as effectively as the diabetes drug Metformin, without the side effects - and with multiple other benefits for health. Maritime pine bark is another standardised source of the same flavonoids, and cacao has similar benefits... #diabetes #insulinresistance #grapeseed

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The Vitamin Deficiency That is Written All Over Your Face

The Vitamin Deficiency That is Written All Over Your Face | naturopath | Scoop.it
The vitamin deficiency that over 90% of people suffer from and yet is a critical determining factor of how gracefully we age.
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This vitamin is important for the health of bones and arteries and is increasingly difficult to get from our modern diet. Recent research has revealed the link between low bone density and wrinkles due to lack of this nutrient...

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Risk of Silent Strokes

Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Risk of Silent Strokes | naturopath | Scoop.it
According to a small study, individuals who have severe sleep apnea could be at a higher risk of silent strokes as well as small lesions within the brain.
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Excellent infographic on the effects of sleep apnoea...

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Survival Of The Firmest: What Your Erection Says About Your Health

Survival Of The Firmest: What Your Erection Says About Your Health | naturopath | Scoop.it
Almost 400 years ago, English physician Thomas Sydenham wrote that “a man is as old as his arteries.” I can relate. As a cardiologist, my practice is dedicated to helping arteries stay young. In
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Erectile dysfunction is an amazing predictor of coronary artery disease events. Men with ED have a 50-fold higher incidence of future heart disease compared to men the same age without ED. In comparison, smoking only raises the risk three fold. Immediate and drastic changes in lifestyle and diet are needed...

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Reheating your pasta makes it significantly better for you

Reheating your pasta makes it significantly better for you | naturopath | Scoop.it
Turns out the when pasta is cooled down, your body digests it differently, causing  fewer calories to be absorbed  and a smaller blood glucose pea
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In general I believe most of us are better off not consuming wheat. But if you must eat pasta this article contains amazing and welcome news - particularly for blood glucose and concerns about weight gain and insulin resistance #wheat #bloodglucose #weightloss

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This Popular Oil Could Protect You From DNA Damage Caused by GMOs, Researchers Say

This Popular Oil Could Protect You From DNA Damage Caused by GMOs, Researchers Say | naturopath | Scoop.it
Genetically modified foods are easier to avoid in some countries that others, but the genetic contamination in the United States is so high right now that the odds say you’ll be consuming at least a small percentage of GMO material even if you always buy organic.
 Soybeans and soy products are
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It is hard to avoid GMO food completely. According to this study, extra virgin olive oil may reduce DNA damage caused by consuming genetically modified soybean products. The study also suggested that olive oil antioxidants can help to normalise erythrocytes (red blood cells) altered by GM soybean consumption. #GMO #DNA #olive oil #antioxidants

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yourNScommunity's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:11 PM

when you can, remember to keep the smoke point in mind when cooking with olive oil to retain all of its nutrients.