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Elemental Diet Benefits, Uses & Recipes

Elemental is defined as "primary or basic, related to or embodying the powers of nature." The elemental diet is a medical dietary strategy that uses very simple food solutions to provide essential nutrients, without adding a lot of stress to someone's already-overloaded digestive system. Variations of the elemental diet have been used safely by doctors since…

19 Healthy, New Ingredients to Cook With

With the new year comes a host of health-related resolutions: exercise more frequently, perhaps cut out unhealthy ingredients like artificial sweeteners or maybe even reduce screen time and nomophobia. There’s one resolution, however, that’s often overlooked, can have a direct impact on your health and is easy to do: cook more at home! In fact,…

Fighting Free Radicals & Free Radical Damage

Antioxidants, ORAC scores, free radicals and oxidative stress: These things have become trendy topics as far as health and longevity are concerned. Perhaps you've recently jumped on the antioxidant supplement bandwagon, or maybe you remain wary of manufacturers' liberal use of these latest buzzwords, unsure of whether they're safe or effective? Many people have heard that…

Dangers of Fad Diets

The vast majority of adults have been "on a diet" at some point in their lives, usually with the hopes of losing extra weight. One look into the plethora of diet advice and dietary plans available today, and it's easy to feel instantly overwhelmed by information, much of which is contradictory. From diet pills to…

How a Food Writer Healed Her Digestion Woes Naturally 

I had been a professional food writer — as in, it was literally my job to eat my way around the world, reporting on the most delicious foods for magazines — for half a decade, and a bona fide food lover for 25 years before my “iron stomach” began to fail me. It started with…

Gluten-Free Diet Guide: Foods, Benefits and More

In just the last few years alone, the gluten-free diet has skyrocketed in popularity. In fact, it seems like just about everyone is avoiding gluten — regardless of whether or not they really need to. Gluten-free foods have become synonymous with healthy eating, right alongside all things sugar-free, dairy-free and low-carb. But what is gluten,…

Popular Acid Reflux Medication Linked to Chronic Liver Disease

Proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. In fact, one study estimates Americans spend $11 billion on PPIs each year. (1) These popular pills are prescribed for the prevention and treatment of acid-relation conditions like acid reflux. But you may or may not be surprised to learn that…

3-Step Diverticulitis Diet & Treatment Plan

Diverticulitis is a painful and upsetting disturbance in the digestive tract, a colon disease, which can be effectively treated with the diverticulitis diet. While some individuals experience constant discomfort, others experience diverticulitis symptoms that wane and then flare up. Diet and a variety of risk factors can increase your chances of suffering from diverticulitis, especially…

8 Surprising Benefits of Cypress Essential Oil

Cypress essential oil is obtained from the needle-bearing tree of coniferous and deciduous regions — the scientific name is Cupressus sempervirens. The cypress tree is an evergreen, with small, rounded and woody cones. It has scalelike leaves and tiny flowers. This powerful essential oil is valued because of its ability to fight infections, aid the respiratory system,…

9 Signs You Have Magnesium Deficiency and How to Treat It

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body, which is why magnesium deficiency can be such an issue. According to Norman Shealy, MD, Ph.D, an American neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases.” Not only does magnesium help regulate…