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Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels … Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Remedy or Scam?

Some in the media have touted apple cider vinegar as a miracle cure-all. Wishful thinking, sadly. Miracle cure-alls are few and far between. Having said that, there is some research that supports apple cider vinegar's use in certain conditions. So let’s delve into the science—limited though it may be—of this … Read More

14 Foods That Prevent Wrinkles and Improve Skin

Wrinkles are the most dreaded sign of aging skin, but they are not inevitable. You can prevent wrinkles.  The skin damage that leads to their development is caused by two factors: UV radiation from the sun, and diminished cellular production of the proteins collagen and elastin. The sun emits many … Read More

3 Fabulous Coconut Water Health Benefits

Coconut water has become increasingly popular as a drink around the world because of its natural ingredients, electrolytes, and mineral content combined with its low levels of fat, calories, and carbohydrates. Coconut water health benefits include strong antioxidant effects; protection of the cardiovascular system and the liver; and reduction of … Read More

Are Dates Healthy? 5 Reasons to Add Them to Your Diet

Dates are often used as alternative sweeteners because of their natural sweetness, but are dates healthy or are they just another form of sugar? It turns out that these sweet foods contain more than just carbohydrates and sugars: they are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other health-promoting nutrients … Read More

“Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed. But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even … Read More

Mold Exposure Treatment

In our post "Mold Exposure Symptoms and Treatment", 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 … Read More

Best Omega-3 Supplement: Flaxseed Oil vs. Fish Oil

Have you heard the claim that the best omega-3 supplement is a vegetarian omega-3? The fish oil vs. flaxseed oil debate has been going on for years but recently came to the forefront again. Some well-known natural health experts say that it’s better to get your long-chain omega-3 fatty acids … Read More

9 Powerful Antioxidant Supplements

“Antioxidant” is a word that gets thrown around so frequently that it can sound meaningless when you hear it: “Yeah, yeah, another antioxidant (yawn).” But antioxidants are not boring! On the contrary, antioxidants are nature's strongest defense system. They protect your cells from dangerous free radical damage, which can play … Read More

Shortcomings of the Average American Diet

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans sanctioned a healthy U.S.-style diet, but more common is an unhealthy eating pattern characterized by oversized portions and too much sugar, “bad” fat, and salt. This overindulgence contributes to obesity in more than a third of the adult population; it also factors into a … Read More

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