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Eating superfoods can provide many benefits for your health, including protecting your body from diseases, improving your energy levels and enhancing your overall sense of wellbeing.

Brazil Nuts for Selenium and Testosterone


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 as having too many can have side effects.

Here’s how to use these potent and nutritious nuts for selenium and why they are superior to the kind of selenium found in standard multivitamins.

Also ahead is how many to eat a day and why Brazil nuts can increase your testosterone levels naturally – 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 and uses.

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 this high potency black walnut hull tincture, and two other special herbs, to get rid of intestinal worms and other parasites living within 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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The Top 3 Bok Choy Health Benefits


Nutritional Properties of Bok ChoyBok choy is one of, if not the most popular vegetable to cook with in China, yet still not widely used in America. Very low in calories but high in nutrients with many health benefits, bok choy is a green superfood well worth using more of in your daily cooking.

What Is Bok Choy?

Originally from China where it has been cultivated for centuries, bok choy is now grown for the US market, predominantly in California and Alberta in Canada.

While it is a member of the cabbage family, it doesn’t really look like one. The shape is closer to a celery, with thick white stalks and dark green rounded leaves.

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A Different Kind of Weight Loss with Triphala


Triphala teaMost weight-loss programs focus on calories and dietary fat, eating less food and doing more exercise. What if there was a different way to lose weight with triphala?

Modern processed foods are often difficult to digest properly and can sometimes become stuck within the digestive system as compacted waste matter, trapped in the folds of the lower intestine.

This compacted waste is also a prime breeding ground for parasites (which is a whole other health issue) and can be the pathway for toxins entering your bloodstream.

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How to Make a Triphala Eye Wash


Triphala EyebathIt’s often reported that regularly taking triphala churna internally can have benefits for your eyes and help improve your vision. On this page though, I wanted to share something different – a triphala eye wash treatment that has really helped my eyes from the outside.

I tend to be working in front of screens for many hours each morning and, while I try to remember to take breaks, it doesn’t always happen when the writing is flowing. In the past I’d find some mornings my eyes were starting to get strained and even a little red.

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How to Take Triphala Churna for Digestive Health


Triphala churna dosageHere’s how to use the benefits of triphala churna to enhance your digestion, reduce intestinal problems and improve your health in general. Also ahead is how to make triphala and dosage information for best results.

Triphala churna is an Ayurvedic preparation that is a combination of the powdered fruit of three different trees – haritaki, bibhitaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla).

It is prized in Ayurveda for its ability to balance the doshas (the elements of body and mind) and enhance the process of digestion and elimination. Triphala is known to be beneficial for removing toxins from the digestive tract, cleansing the liver, gallbladder and kidneys and purifying the blood.

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Triphala Side Effects and Precautions


Triphala pregnant womenWhile triphala has many health benefits, what are some of the potential side effects and concerns to be aware of when using it and what should you do if you have a negative reaction?

First a quick summary of the important contraindications for taking triphala.

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The Benefits of Triphala for Hair, Skin and Intestinal Health


Triphala powderWhat is Triphala?

Triphala is one of the most highly prized formulas in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and it can have some remarkable benefits for your health and appearance.

The name triphala means ‘three fruits’ and it is made by combining preparations of dried and powdered bibhitaki, haritaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla).

Each of these powerful fruits have their own health giving properties but, according to Ayurveda, when they are combined in triphala powder the benefits are amplified.

Triphala is especially revered for its ability to aid in balancing the three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. In Ayurvedic understanding, imbalances in the doshas can affect you not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
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How to Take Amla for Better Health


Indian Gooseberry usesAmla fruit, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a powerful and rejuvenating superfood for better health and more energy.

This page will look at how to take amla, how much to have and the best times and dosage.

How to Eat Fresh Amla Fruit and What Does It Taste Like?

Fresh amla fruit has an interesting flavor. I’d already been using the powdered version for a while when I found some in an Indian grocery store and bought a bag.

Cutting open the first amla the taste is quite sour and tart and my initial thought was that I might struggle to eat them all. I’d read though about a couple of tricks to try when eating amla.

The first was to taste a little salt before you bite into them. I tried this with a little Himalayan pink salt and it definitely improves the flavor. There was much more depth, less sourness and more of a combination of flavors, but hard to describe. Continue Reading