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Liver Detox Tea as Part of Your DIY New Year’s Detox Cleanse

A New Year’s detox cleanse is the perfect way to improve your health, jump-start a weight loss program, or taper off chemicals such as: nicotine, caffeine, alcohol or over-the-counter medications. In part 1, you learned about the importance of the gastrointestinal tract in the body’s detoxification process and how to … Read More

Is Milk Healthy?

Is milk healthy? It sounds like a simple question, but the answer is anything but simple. Milk is actually a controversial topic due to opinions that run the gamut from “milk is the best thing you can drink” to “milk is one of the worst drinks on the planet.” First, … Read More

Adult ADHD: A Condition Worthy of Focus

Many people joke about having ADHD when they get easily distracted or act impulsively. However, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is no laughing matter. It can be a lifelong—and sometimes debilitating—condition. And it may be more common than you think: Estimates show that up to 10 million of us in the … Read More

Fruit Wash: Does It Work Better Than Plain Water?

Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet means stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, produce often doesn’t come ready to eat. They must be thoroughly washed before cooking and/or eating them to protect you and your family from food poisoning. In fact, between 1998 and 2008, produce caused nearly … Read More

Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods: What’s the Difference?

In examining the question of organic vs. non-organic foods, let's start with the key word here: “organic.” Technically speaking, organic means that something comes from living (or formerly living) matter. That includes you and me, the birds and the bees, your morning cup of coffee or tea, and anything that … Read More

Health Benefits of Apples

You already know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If you take it literally, it may be an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s based on solid advice, because the health benefits of apples are numerous. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, … Read More

Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Tells Us

Organic foods are widely available in supermarkets as well as specialty health food stores and farmer’s markets. People purchase organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats for a variety of reasons—among them the perceived benefits of organic food. Some studies suggest that organic produce and meat contain higher levels of nutrients … Read More

6 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Few fruits are as versatile as the tomato—we use them to top salads and in sandwiches, they’re the base of ketchup, barbecue sauce, and other popular condiments, and they add both a sweet and savory flavor to soups, stews, gravies, and sauces. Southern Italian cuisine wouldn’t be the same without … Read More

Ehrlichiosis: Another Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise

What is ehrlichiosis? It's a bacterial disease of the white blood cells. Spread by ticks, ehrlichiosis affects all mammals, including people. Two bacteria in particular are known to cause the disease—Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii. A third, Ehrlichia muris, is being evaluated as another cause. According to the U.S. National … Read More

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