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Update: Antibiotics in Farm Animals

The use of antibiotics in animals raised for food—primarily chickens, pigs and cows—is a common practice, as more than three-quarters of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used for these animals. Farm animals outnumber humans in the U.S. by a whopping 30 to 1 margin, and most are raised

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch boxes at school and discovering that our mother packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That unmistakable combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis Diet: Foods That Heal and Foods to Avoid

Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.

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7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

7 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

When it comes to hypertension symptoms, a low blood pressure diet can be your medicine. While generally increasing plant foods (especially fruits and vegetables) is a must for anyone suffering from high blood pressure, research shows that certain plant foods are especially good at treating hypertension. With that in mind,

11 Best Flu Remedies Backed by Scientific Studies

11 Best Flu Remedies Backed by Scientific Studies

Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home flu remedies?
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3 Top Detox Soup Recipes to Promote Alkalinity

3 Top Detox Soup Recipes to Promote Alkalinity

The contemporary Western diet, heavy in meats and grains, is highly acidic. And, a long-term acidic load takes a toll on our health. Use these 3 alkalinizing detox soup recipes; they are excellent for daily use or can be consumed in greater amounts during a detox or cleansing program.

What Has Gluten in It? 12 Surprising Food Sources

What Has Gluten in It? 12 Surprising Food Sources

A protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, gluten comes in many guises. It can be a filler, a binder, a thickener, and even a protein enhancer. So what has gluten in it? Some answers might catch you off guard. Did you know, for example, that soup, sushi, ice cream, and

Natural Diuretics: How to Reduce Fluid Retention Safely

Natural Diuretics: How to Reduce Fluid Retention Safely

Natural diuretics are herbs or other plants used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion of

Mold Exposure Treatment

Mold Exposure Treatment

In part 1 of this article, you learned that living or working in water-damaged homes or buildings can lead to a wide variety of mold exposure symptoms ranging from allergies and fatigue to more severe diseases. You were introduced to the concept that mycotoxins (the toxic byproducts secreted by molds)

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