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HOW I BEAT HEART DISEASE- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

In June of 2017 I was diagnosed with moderate heart disease and referred to a cardiologist. A month later I was told I had a severely restricted, bicuspid aortic valve and was at risk of sudden death. The only recourse for addressing the valve was surgery, but the heart disease created obvious complications. One of those complications was the likelihood of open heart surgery. If the arteries around the heart were clogged, the surgical team would have to insert stints. If the arteries were clear there was […]

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15 Healthy Tips For Eating Out

We’ve all been there before, we want to eat healthily and also socialize, so can you do both? Yes with these healthy tips for eating out! Eating out generally falls into two categories, it’s either spontaneous or planned out. If you know tips that can help you in both of these scenarios, then you’re set up for success when it comes to eating healthy while dining out. These 15 healthy tips for eating out will help you navigate any situation while out of the house so you can […]

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A New Fountain of Youth Found in a Pill?

I saw this article in the Daily Mail and at first I thought it was a sponsored add- Stunning anti-ageing breakthrough could see humans live to 150 and regenerate organs by 2020 ‘for the price of a coffee a day’   See what I mean? But it’s for real. The highlights: “could see the aging process in humans reduced by 50 years”; “mice given the pill lived 10% longer”; “could be available to the public in five years following human testing”- which is supposed to start within […]

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How to Minimize Cell Phone Radiation

Look down at your hands- are you reading this on a cell phone? Most of us have a cell phone in our hands or on our person nearly every waking moment of the day. 3G, 4G, the new 5G- it doesn’t matter, your phone is receiving and transmitting non-stop and you’re being irradiated by it all the while. Occasionally I joke and say it’s like minimal radiation therapy and it’s killing the cancer causing free radicals in my body. But the truth is- too much radiation is […]

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3 Healthy Grilled Fish Recipes

Having recently spent some time on the California coast I have learned that one, fresh fish tastes better and two, not all restaurants do the fish justice. Looking around for some seafood dishes to make at home I came across these three:   Mediterranean Snapper, Grilled Lime Salmon with Corn Salsa, and for those who like a little kick, Jerk Shrimp Skewers. Give them a try yourself!

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How to Get Your Body to Use Fat for Fuel

Millions around the globe struggle with their weight. Most who do have tried limiting their food intake as a means of losing pounds. One major problem is that our bodies need fuel to survive and dieting often leaves a person fatigued, unable to concentrate and get work done, and eventually the body forces us to return to taking in more calories in order to function.   One key to breaking this cycle is to get the body to burn our excess fat for the fuel it needs.  […]

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How To Restore, Season + Clean A Cast-Iron Skillet

A properly seasoned cast iron skillet is the key to cooking many a healthy meal. If you’re like me, you use it, wash it, dry it, and throw it in the cupboard till the next time. And if so, your skillet probably looks like mine- dry, a little rust to clean off before use, food sticks to it. For some tips on how to keep your cast iron skillet in tip top shape, take a look!

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Cholesterol: Everything You Need to Know

As someone who has had heart disease I know what it’s like to be sifting through page after page of information, trying to sort out what’s right and wrong, what’s going to work for me, and struggling through all the conflicting information. Here’s a post from the Leaf I found on cholesterol. Obviously there’s always controversy surrounding this topic, but I find it helpful to collect as much information as possible so I can make at least reasonably informed decisions about my health. Read the post here.

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Relieving Acid Reflux Naturally

  Millions of people deal with digestive health issues every day. One of the most common conditions is what many refer to as heartburn or acid reflux. When acid reflux happens two or more times per week, it becomes gastroesophageal reflux disease. This uncomfortable and dangerous condition can be addressed in several different ways without medication. Diet  One key is to eliminate foods that may be causing heartburn- certain foods such as caffeine, chocolate, acidic juices, alcohol and salt have all been linked to acid reflux. Also, […]

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What Are Prebiotics Health Benefits And Food Sources?

Probiotics are your gut’s best defense in the underworld of the microbiome. They’re the “good” bacteria that fight off inflammation and disease and boost your immunity. But have you heard of prebiotics? Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds or carbohydrates that help feed the probiotics and help them grow. Think of them as the water and sunlight flowers and plants need to flourish. There are plenty of excellent ways to get prebiotics — you might already be eating them — garlic is one! Today, I’m breaking down how prebiotics and […]

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