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Curcumin: Powdered Gold?

Curcumin: Powdered Gold?

The world of herbal supplements has not had an easy time. Government scrutiny, industry politics and increasing consumer mistrust have threatened to greatly reduce the role of herbal supplements—just as the trend of “natural” health starts to get its stride.

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Microbeads and other toxins are building up in Canada’s Arctic, studies say

Microbeads and other toxins are building up in Canada’s Arctic, studies say

 

The Canadian federal government has announced that a ban on microbeads in personal care products like toothpastes, shower gels and facial scrubs will commence on July 1, 2018, an important step in protecting Canada’s waterways as well as its Arctic environment, which has been shown to be an ecological dumping ground for toxins and pollutants.

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Seven Principles of Clean Eating

Seven Principles of Clean Eating

 

The latest buzz word among health-conscious consumers, “eating clean,” is a concept that stresses healthy, whole, unprocessed foods. And, although the phrase is relatively new, the principles of this plan are not.

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Probiotics in Favor of Life

Probiotics in Favor of Life

We all use the term “probiotic” so often, but may not think of what it means. The Russian Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff, best known for his pioneering research in immunology more than a century ago, coined the term to signify “in favour of life.” As hypothesized by him and further evaluated through research, it is important to implant beneficial bacteria in the gut in order to counter the harmful or toxin-producing putrefactive bacteria that grow in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could also have probable effects of a healthier childhood and healthy old age due to reduction of toxins in the blood brought about by probiotics’ vital role in eliminating toxin producing bacteria.

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Take These Herbs to Become the Happiest Version of Yourself

Take These Herbs to Become the Happiest Version of Yourself

 

I pop herbal supplements like Tic-Tacs, such is my belief in the power of vitex, echinacea, licorice, ginseng, and more natural tonics to do everything from balance hormone levels to support immune function. One of the reasons I’m such an advocate is Daniela Turley, a New York-based medicinal herbalist who has been dishing advice – and herbs – my way for almost a year.

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Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive reinforcement is usually better than negative reinforcement but does positive reinforcement work the same in every child? According to a study out of the University of Buffalo and published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, the answer would be no. They found that a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – even more than it would for typically developing kids.

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4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

 

 

 

Between demanding careers, kids, spouses and a non-stop, 24-hour society that demands we become real-life Energizer Bunnies, it’s no surprise that most of us don’t get enough sleep. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep a public health problem, reporting that nearly a quarter of adult Americans suffer with some symptoms of sleep deprivation.

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Natural health: Glandular fever

Natural health: Glandular fever

The more that you rest up in the early stages of glandular fever, the better your chance of a complete recovery.

Q. Is there anything that we can do to help? He is exhausted all of the time and is due to start college this month.

A. Glandular fever, caused by Epstein Barr virus, is most commonly diagnosed in the 15-25 year age group. Unfortunately, at this age it does have a significant impact on the ability to carry on with study and/or work.

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