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Calm Mind, Clear Skin

At age 16, Dawn Montefusco developed a serious case of psoriasis that covered 85 percent of her body in itchy, red scales. Her doctor dashed her hopes of an easy cure, telling her she’d most likely have the autoimmune disease the rest of her life. “I was a sophomore in high school, so this was devastating,” recalls Montefusco, now 40. The summer after her sophomore year, Montefusco decided to take it easy. She spent the next few months relaxing, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends. Remarkably, by fall the…

Why We Should All Be DRINKING ALMOND MILK

Okay, there may not be 100 benefits of almond milk but it certainly comes close. Almond milk is a lot more nutritious than dairy milk. Almond milk does not go through the same processing that dairy goes through, and is the perfect alternative for people who struggle with allergies or are lactose intolerant. Almond milk has the most delicious and creamy flavor and is surprisingly tasty. Almond milk does not contain many calories, is rich in vitamins and minerals and has an extraordinary amount of calcium to keep your…

GETTING TO THE ROOT: CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS

I have a food-first strategy when it comes to hair loss. You can help hair loss with your fork. Start by dialing in your macronutrients and micronutrients. If you’ve been low-carb for a while, add a ½ sweet potato to dinner. Make sure you get adequate fat from avocado, hemp seeds, and nuts. Add 5 to 7 Brazil nuts to your green smoothie to get the selenium your thyroid needs. Grains contain small quantities of lysine, but legumes contain even more; therefore, meals that combine the two—Indian dal with brown or black rice,…

Five Benefits Of Raw Garlic

I think we are all familiar with the old wife’s tale of wearing a bulb of garlic around our neck. It stops us from getting colds and coughs and keeps the flu at bay. We also know that it is one of the most commonly used herbs while cooking, adding fabulous flavor and taste to food. It comes as a bulb and each bulb has approximately 20 cloves of garlic. You need to peel off the outer skin before either using the cloves whole (in cooking) or crushed (for cooking, or eating raw). We know that most of the health effects are…

Natural ways to prevent and cure Candida

If you’ve ever had a vaginal yeast infection, you’re all too familiar with the telltale symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge. The majority of yeast infections result from an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a fungal organism that naturally inhabits the vagina, gastrointestinal tract, and skin folds. Candida usually lives in harmonious balance with the body’s beneficial bacteria, but when this balance is thrown off—by changes in vaginal pH (ideally…

What is diverticulosis? What does it look like (pictures)?

My doctor just diagnosed me with diverticulitis. What does this mean, and how can I treat this condition naturally? Diverticular diseases have become very common in the US, especially among the over-50 set, so you’re certainly not alone. People often develop diverticulosis, a condition characterized by small, pouch-like herniations called diverticula in the lining of the large intestine, small intestines, esophagus, or stomach. When not inflamed, these pouches seldom cause problems, so many with diverticulosis don’t even…

EAT WAY MORE DARK LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES! 

Health resolutions are often hard to keep, but if better health is your goal, here’s an easy way to fulfill your resolution and reap big rewards: Dark greens such as kale, chard, collards, broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and romaine lettuce are arguably among the healthiest foods you can eat. And as an added bonus many of these can be eaten raw! They can be mixed together as a salad or many like broccoli can be eaten by themselves. Dark greens are your BEST source of calcium. Cows do NOT drink milk!…

Reverse Hair Loss Using Everyday Tips

Hair Loss in Women: A Crisis of Vanity and Sanity You’ve seen the infomercials. You’ve clipped the ads with before and after photos. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) are two treatments for hair loss. Before I tell you why I don’t think you should be in a rush to slime your hair follicles every day or remove every molecule of testosterone in your body, let’s first consider why women are doing so poorly with hair loss. Thirty percent of women report serious hair loss by age thirty. By age fifty, that…

Tips to prevent acne breakouts this holiday season

Extra stress during the holidays—from activities like shopping, social commitments, and traveling—increases cortisol in the body, which can lead to more oil production and, ultimately, a pesky pimple. Try these tips to maintain your health and decrease acne breakouts during this holiday season. Sleep schedule, interrupted. Late parties, staying out with family, or last minute shopping could disrupt your normal sleep-wake cycle. Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment, and try to go to bed and…

How To Age Younger

"Only about 5 to 20 percent of how we age has to do with our genes,” says Johnny Bowden, author of The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer. “The rest has to do with how we treat our bodies, which determines whether, like a light switch, we turn the good genes on and the bad genes off.” Conquer them and you slow down the aging process and help prevent heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. And you’ll look and feel younger than your peers. Here are the 5 steps: LESSEN EXPOSURE TO FREE RADICALS Not unlike the way rust…