The Health Benefits of Stevia the Sugar Substitute


Sugar-replacementStarting to use stevia regularly may well be one of the most beneficial things you ever do for your health. Not for the nutrition it gives you, but for what it helps you substitute in your diet – sugar.

What is Stevia?

Stevia is a small South American herb with leaves that contain unusual compounds called steviosides that mimic the sweetness of sugar without any of its negative effects on your health. In fact, raw stevia is around 40 times sweeter than regular sugar, while the concentrated extract is approximately 200 times more sweet.

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How to Use Black Currant Oil for Hair Loss and Better Health


Black currant seed oil propertiesBlack currant oil is an unusually powerful nutritional oil with many health benefits.

Ahead is how the gamma linoleic acid and other nutrition in black currant seed oil may help treat and prevent thinning hair, the best dosage for hair loss and other potential benefits of black currant oil.

Hormones, Hair Loss and Fatty Acids

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How to Make Healthier Salads in 4 Simple Steps


Better SaladsSalads can make for a healthy lunch or light, yet nutritious dinner. The key to making a great salad is to move beyond the old iceberg lettuce, tomato and olive oil combination and get more adventurous with stronger tasting greens like arugula and more interesting ingredients.

Here’s a simple formula to create delicious tasting and healthier salads that are also extremely good for you.

How to Make Healthy and Delicious Salads

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The Top 10 Arugula Health Benefits


Healthy RocketArugula is an extremely healthy and nutritious cruciferous vegetable that many people have never heard of. Also called salad rocket or garden rocket, it has a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor to its soft green leaves and goes particularly well in fresh salads like this.

Arugula also has some surprising health benefits for more energy, disease prevention and a healthier appearance. Here’s just what makes rocket so good for you.

10 Great Reasons Why Arugula Is Healthy

1. Cancer Protection

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Mucuna Pruriens Benefits for Dopamine, Testosterone and Better Sleep


Velvet bean healthMucuna pruriens is one of the more potent mood enhancing and libido stimulating superfoods available, with noticeable health benefits and a long list of uses.

This powerful herb can have a direct influence on your brain’s neurotransmitters and potentially have beneficial effects on your mental state, energy levels, ability to relax and even body composition and libido.

Mucuna isn’t for everyone though and it’s important to read the dosage information and potential precautions before taking it.

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Natural Male Birth Control – Papaya Seeds as a Contraceptive for Men?


pawpaw birth controlScientists are working on a male birth control pill designed to block the release of sperm and prevent unwanted pregnancy. So far many of the attempted methods involving inhibiting hormones appear to lead to testosterone problems and decreased libido.

There are however some potential natural methods of birth control without such side effects. One of the most interesting is using papaya seeds for male contraception.

Ahead is what we know about using the seeds of papaya as a contraceptive for men, potential precautions if you choose to use them and the simplest and best tasting way to add papaya seeds to your diet.

Papaya Seeds as Birth Control in Traditional Cultures

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Choosing the Best Avocado Oil


Californian avocado oilAvocado oil is growing in popularity as more and more people recognize its value as a superior cooking oil. Cold pressed avocado oil also has many beneficial properties for improving your appearance, disease prevention and long-term optimal health.

I’ve written before about the importance of the smoke point of the oil you cook with and why avocado oil is the best and perhaps only oil that should be used for high temperature frying.

There’s also numerous reasons why the vegetable oils in most people’s kitchens may be damaging their health and why a good avocado oil is the best replacement.

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Brazil Nuts as a Selenium Supplement and Testosterone Enhancer


Brazil Nuts health benefitsBrazil nuts are an unusually powerful superfood. As the richest known natural source of selenium, they have many health benefits, but also need to be eaten with caution.

Here’s how to use Brazil nuts as a selenium supplement, why they are superior to supplemental selenomethionine or selenium selenite found in multivitamins, and how eating Brazil nuts may increase your testosterone levels – good news for both men and women.

The Importance of Selenium in Your Diet

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Gymnema Sylvestre for Diabetes and Other Health Benefits


Gurmar teaScience, medicine and politics are all failing to come to grips with the ever rising number of diabetics in America. But using the blood sugar controlling herb gymnema sylvestre for diabetes may help with its treatment.

It’s possible taking gymnema, with its active ingredient gymnemic acid, may even assist in preventing those at risk from becoming diabetic in the first place.

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A Tasty Black Walnut Pesto Recipe to Kill Parasites


Intestinal worm treatmentBlack walnuts are a well known human parasite killer and were traditionally used by Native Americans for internal cleansing and digestive problems.

They contain potent compounds like juglone that can rid the body of many kinds of harmful organisms. The still green black walnut hull is even more potent for intestinal worms and you can read much more about it in Using Black Walnuts for Parasites.

This page though will share a black walnut pesto recipe I came up with recently. It includes several other worm killing ingredients and makes a tasty accompaniment to many meals.

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Using Black Walnut for Parasites and Intestinal Worms


Human parasitic wormsBlack walnuts are best known as a parasite treatment, but they have many other potential health benefits. Special compounds in these powerful nuts, and particularly green black walnut hulls, make them not only an effective anti-parasitic, but also a potent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, fungicide and intestinal cleanser.

This page though will focus on using black walnuts, and two other special herbs, to get rid of intestinal worms and other parasites in your body.

The Parasite Problem

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10 Black Walnut Benefits for Better Health


Antifungal black walnutsBlack walnuts are a surprising superfood with many health benefits. They have been used traditionally by Native Americans, Chinese, Indian and Russian cultures for centuries for a wide variety of ailments.

Modern science and research is only just starting to uncover some of the unique nutritional elements in these potent nuts that make them so effective for so many different conditions.

Here are 10 different ways that eating black walnuts or using black walnut hulls may help treat different diseases and benefit your health in general.

10 Health Benefits of Black Walnuts

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