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Homemade treatments and nutrition-based cures to help prevent diseases, reduce inflammation, lose weight naturally and bring your body back into balance.

Stevia Benefits, Side Effects, Best Brand & Why It’s So Good as a Sugar Substitute


Natural sugar alternativeStarting to use stevia regularly may well be one of the most beneficial things you ever do for your wellness and well-being.

Not for the nutrition it gives you, but rather for what it helps you substitute in your diet — sugar.

Here’s why stevia is so much better as a sweetener than sugar, the many benefits of making the change, potential side effects and the best tasting brand I’ve found to sweeten food and drinks.

What is Stevia?

Stevia, known scientifically as Stevia rebaudiana, is a small herb that originated in South America. Its leaves contain unusual compounds, like steviol glycoside and rebaudioside-A, that mimic the sweetness of sugar without any of its negative effects.

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Pumpkin Vs Potatoes — Calories, Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants


Squash Nutrients Many people only eat pumpkin at Thanksgiving in sugary pumpkin pies. What a waste.

Pumpkins and winter squash are some of the healthiest of all vegetables and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

Not only do they taste great, pumpkins are low in calories yet surprisingly filling.

Here’s why it’s worth replacing fattening potatoes with healthier pumpkin on your dinner plate. Your body will thank you for it.

Pumpkin Nutritional Properties Versus Potatoes

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The Best Avocado Oil Brand for Cooking in Your Kitchen


High quality 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, losing weight, disease prevention and long-term optimal health.

I’ve written before about why avocado oil’s high smoke point makes it the best oil for high temperature frying.

There’s also numerous reasons why the vegetable oils in most people’s kitchens are unhealthy and why a good avocado oil is the ideal replacement.

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Flaxseed Oil: Best Dosage and How and When to Take It


Flax oil timingFlaxseed oil has many nutritional benefits. There are some potential side effects though and it’s important to take it properly.

Here is a flax oil dosage method based on slow increase to greatly reduce the chances of a negative reaction.

Also ahead, how and when to take it for the best results and a method to work out your own ideal daily intake.

How and When to Take Flax Oil for Maximum Benefit

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Black Currant Oil for Hair Loss and Other Benefits


Black currant seed oil propertiesBlack currant oil is an unusually powerful nutritional oil with many beneficial properties.

Here’s how the gamma linoleic acid and other nutrition in black currant seed oil can help treat thinning hair.

Also ahead, the best dosage for hair loss and other potential benefits of using black currant oil.

Hormones, Hair Loss and Fatty Acids

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Top 10 Nutritional Benefits of Arugula


Healthy RocketArugula is a highly nutritious cruciferous vegetable that’s well worth eating as often as possible.

Also called salad rocket or roquette, it has a distinctive and delicious peppery flavor to its soft green leaves and goes particularly well in fresh salads.

Arugula has many beneficial properties for energy production, disease prevention, natural weight loss and a healthier appearance. Here’s just what makes rocket so good for you. Continue Reading

Brazil Nuts for Selenium and Testosterone


Brazil Nuts pros consBrazil nuts are an unusually powerful superfood. As the richest known natural source of selenium, they have many 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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How to Use Black Walnut Hulls to Kill Parasites and Intestinal Worms


Human parasitic wormsBlack walnut hull is one of the best known natural parasite treatments.

Potent compounds in green black walnut hulls make them an effective anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal intestinal cleanser.

This page has detailed instructions for using this high potency fresh green hull tincture, along with wormwood and cloves, to get rid of intestinal worms and other parasites living within your body.

The Parasite Problem

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Bok Choy Benefits: Weight Loss, Antioxidants & Nutrients


Nutritional Properties of Bak ChoiBok 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 many health-promoting nutrients, 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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How to Use Parsley for Dark Circles Under the Eyes


Dark Circles under the eyes ParsleyMost people have some discoloration of the delicate skin under their eyes to varying degrees, particularly after a long day or big night out. But for many of us this is a more persistent problem.

There are many potential causes of dark circles under the eyes. While some people may have a genetic disposition, more commonly they are caused by lack of sleep, stress, eating unhealthy junk food, excess alcohol, menstruation for women, smoking, sinusitis and poor circulation to this area of the face.

Dark circles under the eyes and not a great thing to wake up to in the mirror in the morning but there is a natural treatment can help.

Crushed parsley, applied topically, is a simple remedy for skin discoloration and puffiness, that you can easily make and use at home.

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Parsley Juice for Kidney Cleansing and Liver Detoxification


Green juiceParsley juice is a potent and concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.

Some of the best known parsley juice benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification.

Ahead are two special recipes for using parsley as a natural kidney treatment and liver healer.

The first is a powerful parsley juice with a combination of natural ingredients for effective detox and cleansing.

The second is a great tasting parsley, cucumber and watermelon smoothie that is especially good for flushing your kidneys of toxins.

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7 Benefits of Parsley for Hair, Skin, Eyes and Digestion


Parsley Benefits

Parsley is a superfood well worth eating a lot more of, particularly if you’d like to live longer and lower your risk of serious diseases.

If you’re young and care more about your appearance, parsley can help here too, with powerful nutrients for better skin, preventing acne and encouraging healthy hair growth.

Parsley is also a natural digestive aid, detoxifier and internal cleanser, immune booster and can even make you smell better.

Here are 7 beneficial effects of parsley to show just how good it is for you and why you should have it in your meals more often.

1. Aids Digestion

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