How to lose your dependence on sugary snacks and sweets

by J D Heyes for Natural News We get it: Those holiday sweets and treats are often very difficult to pass up, which is why we tend to pack on the pounds during the final month of the year. But you know what you have to do now, right? Right. It’s time to give them…

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Why soaking your grains helps with weight loss and diabetes

by Rosemary Hansen Why soak grains? You can soak grains before cooking or baking them. Soaking grains (and nuts, seeds, and legumes) helps to neutralize phytic acid, an anti-nutrient, present in them. Phytic acid blocks the absorption of critical vitamins and minerals (phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc) from being assimilated into the body. Phytic acid also…

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Maitake: The “dancing mushroom” that helps prevent a whole host of diseases

By Geary Andrew Maitake mushrooms have been used as both food and medicine in Asian cultures for many centuries, and are described as having a rich, earthy taste. The name maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese. They are most common in the Northeastern areas of the United States and Canada. They also exist in hardwood…

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12 Painless Ways to Cut Out Sugar

It’s no surprise to some that sugar is actually really not that good for you … and most knows that it’s a big no-no for diabetics. But what about for everyone else? Is sugar really that bad? Sugar comes in numerous forms, and it’s almost impossible to avoid if you eat any type of processed…

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The five best ways to resist belly fat as we age

by Aurora Geib Have you ever asked a real estate agent what’s the most critical factor when it comes to selling a house? Their answer was probably something you’ve heard before: “Location, location, location.” Well, oddly enough, when it comes to our health and being even a little overweight, that same, worn out real estate…

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