4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful As Drugs

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Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work. However, there are some exceptions to this. In fact, a few supplements are so effective that they are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. Here are 4 natural health boosting supplements that are as powerful as drugs (if not … [Read more...]

Gluten Sensitivity is Real, and “Wheat-Free” is Not Just a Fad

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According to a 2013 survey, a third of Americans actively try to avoid gluten. But celiac disease, the most severe form of gluten intolerance, only affects 0.7-1% of people (1). However, there is another condition called "non-celiac" gluten sensitivity (2). It involves an adverse reaction to gluten, … [Read more...]

7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

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Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8x8 rule). Although there is little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of … [Read more...]

FODMAPs 101: A Detailed Guide to The Low-FODMAP Diet

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Digestive issues are incredibly common. Not surprisingly, the stuff we put in our bellies can have a major effect on what goes on in there. This brings us to the topic at hand, FODMAPs. These are tiny carbohydrates found in certain foods, including wheat and beans. Studies show strong links … [Read more...]

Microwave Ovens and Health: To Nuke, or Not to Nuke?

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Cooking with a microwave oven is highly convenient. It's simple, doesn't require stirring or flipping things, and is incredibly fast. However, many people believe that this convenience must come at a cost. They believe that microwaves produce harmful radiation and cause damage to healthy … [Read more...]

Coffee and Caffeine – How Much Can You Safely Drink?

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Coffee is controversial. Depending on who you ask, it is either a wonderful beverage or addictive poison. I've looked at the science, and it seems pretty clear that coffee has been unfairly demonized. Coffee is actually a complex beverage, with hundreds of bioactive compounds. In fact, it is the … [Read more...]

7 Evidence-Based Ways to Prevent Hangovers

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Drinking alcohol has its pros and cons. One of the worst things about it, is getting a hangover the morning after. As you may know, hangovers are the unpleasant after effects of alcohol intoxication. They strike hardest when alcohol has left the body, and are characterized by various dreadful … [Read more...]

Alcohol and Health: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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We've been getting a lot of mixed messages about alcohol. On one hand, moderate amounts have been linked to health benefits. On the other hand, it is addictive and highly toxic when we drink too much of it. The truth is that the health effects of alcohol are actually quite complex. They vary … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

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A good night's sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as … [Read more...]

11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating

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Bloating is the condition of your belly feeling swollen after eating (1). It is usually caused by excess gas production, and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system (2). This can cause increased pressure and discomfort, and can sometimes make the stomach look bigger … [Read more...]