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What Helps the Immune System?

Everyone is talking about the Swine Flu. With all the media coverage, the whole situation sounds pretty scary. There’s also some contagious sinus and respiratory infections being spread right now. Fortunately, there are some key steps that you can take to boost your immune system and prevent the spread of these nasty viral & bacterial […]

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Boost Your Immune System

1. Sleep. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Give your body a chance to rest and repair itself from various stresses from the day. 2. Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day. They are excellent in providing essential nutrients, so our bodies have an easier time fighting disease […]

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Healthiest Veggies

It’s no secret that vegetables are good for you. They are packed with powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients for your overall health and immune function. Vegetables are also a wonderful staple for people who are trying to lose weight. They can help fill you up with fiber, but yet they are low in calories and fat […]

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Vegetable Greens: Add to All Meals

When it comes to creating a healthy nutrient-dense meal, I always go for greens.  Leafy greens to green vegetables, raw or cooked, in my smoothie or sauteed with garlic and olive oil, greens are my secret weapon for weight loss.  I grew up in a household where my mother cooked most of our meals, and yes, they usually included […]

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Coconut Oil Saturated Fat

Coconuts are filled with tons of saturated fat. So why are they so good for us? First I want to make it known that saturated fats, like coconut oil, is much better for you than the processed and heated polyunsaturated oils, like soybean and vegetable oil.  Coconut oil is mostly saturated fat so it is […]

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Acid Base Balance

A new hot topic out there is the pH of our body or our acid-base balance. Simply put – If your pH is under 7, this is considered acidic. If your pH is over 7, this is considered basic or alkaline. A low pH or acidic environment is very bad for our bodies and cells. […]

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