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Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucans and Immune Health

Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides which are found in the cell wall of fungi and yeasts. However, modern agricultural practices and processes have removed the majority of the beta-glucans in our diet. In the Victorian era, even though infant mortality was high, research suggests that following childhood, life expectancy was...
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The Role of Nutritional Supplements in Immune Health

Good health cannot exist independently from a strong immune system. Every minute of every day, this complex system is under constant attack from pollution, germs, viruses or stress. A weakened immune system is susceptible not only to colds, flu and infections, but also to more serious health conditions. Various factors...
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Brain Nutrients

DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is one of the nutrients required by the brain during the crucial early stages of development in the womb. This omega-3 fatty acid is the primary building block and most abundant fatty acid in the brain, influencing cellular communication and the action of neurotransmitters. An adequate...
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Essential Oils For Sleep

If you often experience sleeping problems, instead of popping sleeping pills, you can use essential oils, which are a much healthier option. These oils can help you to unwind and relax before you go sleep and even sleep deeper. The quality of your sleep can be influenced by many things...
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Dairy Is Like Heroin

In recent years, some research has come out demonstrating that casein in cow’s milk may sometimes break down into peptides called casomorphins. These peptides have opioid structures, leading to the popular (though as of yet unfounded) conclusion that dairy may act like opioids in the human body. Soon the headlines...
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White Flour Turns to Glue in the Gut

One of the myths that originally prompted me to write this book is the persistent myth that white flour turns into glue in the gut, binding, clogging, and coating the stomach and intestines. Those who make this claim often advocate for consuming whole grain flour or other whole grain foods...
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Herb: Folk Method of Infusion

This is perhaps the simplest method of preparing an herb. Fresh or dried herbs can be used. However, note that a larger amount of fresh herb will be needed to compensate for its higher water content. Therefore, if the instructions call for 1 part (for example, 1 teaspoon) of dried...
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OREGANO natural relief for coughs, colds and candida

WILD OREGANO Origanum vulgare, the strongest and most potent form of this herb, has been used for centuries in the Mediterranean world for its ability to slow down food spoilage. This is due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidant activity, which also accounts for the health benefits that some...
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Natural Remedies for Acne

Lifestyle Factors • Avoid use of medications that cause acne (e.g. corticosteroids, oral contraceptives) • Avoid greasy creams and cosmetics • Wash face regularly to remove excess sebum and oil from skin • Minimise impact of stress (use stress management techniques) Omega 3 fatty acids1 2400 – 4800mg fish oil...
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