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Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance, Plus How to Solve It

What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are certain nutrients (or chemicals) present in your body that have many important functions — from regulating your heartbeat to allowing your muscles to contract so you can move. The major electrolytes found within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate and chloride. Because these crucial nutrients help stimulate nerves…

Benefits of a Salt Water Flush, Including Detoxing + Pooping!

You're likely familiar with a colon cleanse, even if you've never done one. But did you know a salt water flush is a simple, safe and effective way to detox the body and cleanse the colon from the comfort of your own home? It's true. By drinking a beneficial mixture of real sea salt dissolved…

20 Healthy Drinks You Should Add to Your Diet

We all know sugary and fizzy drinks can wreak havoc on our health, and they are found everywhere. From TV commercials promoting diet soda to the enticing menu presented to us at our favorite restaurant, artificially sweetened drinks lie everywhere. The good news is there are healthy drinks out there, even if healthy beverage options…

Top 15 Low Sodium Foods + How to Incorporate Them Into Your Diet

Did you know that in Paleolithic times, humans consumed less than one gram of salt per day? Salt wasn't added to foods for flavor the way it is today. Millions of years ago, humans got their salt from meat, which made up about 50 percent of their diet, while the other half was vegetables, some…

Hantavirus: How to Prevent This Rodent-Transmitted Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rats and mice worldwide spread over 35 different diseases that can impact humans. (1) Rodents often transmit these infections and diseases to people when someone unknowingly comes into contact with rodent feces, urine or saliva, or more rarely, if they are bitten. The single greatest risk…

Diabetes Insipidus: Causes & Symptoms + 5 Natural Treatments

Diabetes insipidus,  is a debilitating and rare disease, with a prevalence of 1 out of 25,000 people. Often referred to as "water diabetes," it is a condition characterized by frequent and heavy urination, excessive thirst and an overall feeling of weakness. It's caused by a defect in the pituitary gland or in the kidneys. (1) The…

GERD Diet Plan: Best & Worst Foods + Natural Remedies

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD for short) causes daily persistent heartburn, also called acid reflux, in nearly 1 in 5 American adults. This chronic condition, caused by inflammation and dysfunctions of the stomach, leads to tissue damage that erodes the esophagus. Why might someone develop GERD or acid reflux? A large body of research shows that root…

Top 7 Algae Benefits that May Surprise You

Algae are some of the most primitive life forms found on Earth and have been consumed as food and medicine for centuries. Human consumption of the blue-green algae called spirulina actually goes back to the Aztec civilization of the 14th century, and this type, including chlorella, is the edible variety most commonly used in supplements. In fact,…

7 Natural Solutions for Healing a Heel Spur

A heel spur is caused by the displacement of calcium on the bone that forms on the underside of the heel; it may be one small bony protrusion or a collection of tiny, irregularly shaped growths on the bone of the heel, which is called the calcaneum. Heel spurs are sometimes painful — described as…