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Can Food Slow Down The Aging Process?

Can Food Slow Down The Aging Process?

Aging is inevitable, although how well you age can be affected by your lifestyle. Certain choices, including your diet, can influence how aging takes its toll on your mind and body. In this article, learn how food-sourced essential oils can help aging skin and discover some other tips for healthy aging that relate to the foods you eat every day. Can eating less slow down the aging process? While what you eat is important, how much you consume can also influence the rate at which you age. Aging occurs at the cellular level, and new research published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics has found that reduced calorie consumption slows down the ribosomes within your cells, which slows the aging process. The study compared two groups of mice, with the...

The Reasons & Health Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

The Reasons & Health Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Most people are aware that aloe vera soothes dry skin, sunburn, and other skin irritations, but not many know of the many health benefits the plant offers when it’s consumed. For instance, recent studies have shown that aloe vera helps the immune system, encourages normal blood sugar, and reduces redness and swelling. Best of all it’s natural and totally safe! More and more products are being created to help people consume aloe vera. One of the most popular is aloe vera juice. The benefits are many, and here are some of the most notable: Aids digestion and even relieves occasional constipation Eases stomach ache and acid Increases alkalization and reduces acidity in the body Soothes redness and swelling ...

Top Reasons You Should Be Careful With Wheat

Top Reasons You Should Be Careful With Wheat

Wheat and grain-based foods are a staple in American diets. We love bread, bagels, pasta, cereal, pizza, baked goods, and many things that often have wheat hiding in it. Wheat has become so integral to our diets, that we can barely imagine living without them! However, many people have started switching to gluten-free diets recently to avoid wheat because of wheat’s negative effect on their health and how they feel physically and mentally. Consuming wheat has become a controversial hot topic. One thing is for certain: there are reasons for you to be mindful of your wheat consumption. What’s Wrong with Wheat? Many people claim to be sensitive to gluten, knowing that they don’t have celiac disease, but nonetheless experience symptoms when they consume wheat. People with celiac disease...

Top 12 Impressive Health Benefits of Peppermint

Top 12 Impressive Health Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint is one of the first herbs that Europeans use for medicinal purposes. This versatile ingredient is truly amazing with the ability to treat countless of ailments, ranging from digestive problems, skin conditions to colds and flu and their symptoms. The most outstanding compound that gives peppermint its benefits is menthol. The antimicrobial properties and cooling effects it does for our body are also worth mentioning. In this article, we provide some impressive health benefits of peppermint. 1. Improve digestive health This is probably the most famous and long-known benefit of peppermint. Peppermint promotes healthy bowel movements, relaxes the intestines and soothes the muscles of the digestive tract. Almost all common digestive problems like diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome,  indigestion and constipation can be straightened out with peppermint. So next...

Carrot Juice Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects

Carrot Juice Benefits, Dosage and Side Effects

One of the most popular vegetables on the planet are carrots. They are widely available all year round and can be consumed raw or cooked. People across the globe have consumed carrots for centuries chiefly because they are easy to grow; they are nutritious and have several health benefits. While carrots are most often recognized because of their signature orange color, they actually can be of many colors including, white, yellow, red or even purple. Over the years, many anecdotal reports have appeared suggesting that carrots have many health benefits. And one of the ways to derive these benefits is by consuming carrot juice. Carrots have been extensively studied and are found to contain a high concentration of beta-carotene, which is a precursor to vitamin A....

Creating the New You for 2017 – Simple Ways To Improve Your Health & Transform Your Life

[embed]https://youtu.be/zIR3-g4H4jc[/embed] At one point in our lives, we all try to set goals and tell ourselves OK I am going to lose weight.  I am going to eat right and do all the other the stuff that I suppose too so I can stay healthy, but most of us fall off the track at some point. Let us ask ourselves the following questions: Why should one eat right?  Why should we exercise? Why should we do our best to stay physically fit?  Because a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you oomph and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working. Thing that are vital so your life, so you are capable of having a happy, healthy, productive life....

An Apple a Day: Debunking Common Health Myths

An Apple a Day: Debunking Common Health Myths

Understanding Popular Health Myths We’ve all heard the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” along with a slew of other common health myths that often sound like good advice. Repeated as fact, many people just take these expressions to be true. Nowadays, click bait articles have also made it easier for these medical myths and misinformation to spread. So we’re here to set the record straight about some of the most common health myths you’ve heard. "An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” Most people will tell you that an apple a day doesn’t technically keep the doctor away, so why does this common expression still exist? The answer is the phrase actually means eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables each day has...

You Don't Have to Stop Before You Start

You Don’t Have to Stop Before You Start

We can get off track when we see health and wellness as an all-or-nothing endeavor. And we can really go wrong when we link two or activities that don’t really belong together. It's a mistake to assume that two practices are mutually exclusive, meaning we can do one OR the other like Drink diet Coke OR drink water, Smoke OR exercise, when in reality the items are completely separate....

Tips for Maintaining a Well-Balanced, Healthy Diet

Tips for Maintaining a Well-Balanced, Healthy Diet

In honor of national nutrition month (March), the experts at Bastyr University are sharing their tips for maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet.  Take time to eat Humans require food to be nourished.  It’s that simple!   Think of all the things you schedule in a week.  Feeding yourself must be at the top of the list in order for you to accomplish all those other things well.  Plan ahead.  Prioritize meals.  Respond to your hunger.  Take time to eat.  It’s a basic human need! Enjoy your food Savor the aroma and flavors of your food. Chew with intention and take delight in every mouthful. Eating is a pleasurable experience that engages all our senses, and the food on our plates deserves this careful attention. Sit.  Slow down.  Enjoy! Spice it up Herbs...

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

Nowadays, it is becoming clear that coconut sugar is a much better alternative to ordinary table sugar. Well, its many health benefits can explain its increasing popularity. Then again, some people, when making a switch, don’t really have an idea how to use coconut sugar. For that reason, we created this guide. Here are some of the uses and applications of coconut sugar. Bread and Pastries When it comes to baking, coconut sugar has a wide range of uses. These include sweetening pastries, darkening the color of bread, and even binding water in a dough to keep it moist. Without it, what would happen to the baking industry? Beverages Coconut sugar is used in beverages like sports drinks, teas, coffees, and soft drinks as a sweetener. Also, it is utilized...