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The Lupus Diet: Benefits, Meal Plan & Recipe Ideas

A large body of research shows that a healthy, unprocessed diet is very important for managing autoimmune disorder symptoms, including those caused by lupus, because it helps control inflammation stemming from poor gut health. The majority of your immune system is actually located in inside your gastrointestinal tract, which is also known as the microbiome,…

Balloon Weight-Loss Pills: It’s Really a Thing

What if you could take a pill that helped you eat less so that you would lose more weight? That's a reality that might soon become mainstream. The Obalon 6-Month Balloon System was approved in September by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And according to research presented at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused…

How to Get Rid of a Boil

Ever wonder if that growth is just a really bad pimple or a boil? While the two may start out similarly — as a raised, reddish spot on your skin — a boil continues to grow larger and becomes more painful. A boil is like a pimple on steroids. In fact, boils can grow to be larger than…

Macrobiotic Diet Benefits, Theory & Foods

The meaning of macrobiotic is "great life." (1) As the Kushi Institute — one of the world's leading authorities on the macrobiotic diet — puts it, "This is not simply a 'diet' … macrobiotic recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude all have on our body-mind-emotions." (2) The core concepts central to the macrobiotic…

Emu Oil Benefits Skin & Treats Skin Conditions Naturally

We've heard about the powerful therapeutic properties of fish oil before, but did you know that oils derived from birds can also be beneficial? Emu oil is made up of essential fatty acids, like omega-3s, and it naturally reduces inflammation and treats skin conditions, among many other incredible benefits. In fact, a 2012 study conducted…

What Is Tofu? 8 Reasons to Not Eat This ‘Healthy’ Vegan Product

Tofu, also called bean curd, has gained popularity over the years especially as a vegetarian- and vegan-approved source of protein. It seems to have a healthy reputation with consumers, but what is tofu exactly? The truth is tofu is made from soy, and the majority of the time soy is bad for you. Soy is…

The Best Natural Cleaning Products to Limit Your Toxin Exposure

While cleaning products are meant to clean, their impact on your health may be a little more than you bargained for within your home and body. Many of us were raised to use some of the most hazardous products on the planet and not think anything of it, but we should give it a second thought…

Improve Your Homocysteine Levels to Protect Your Heart

Never heard of homocysteine before and wondering what causes someone to have elevated homocysteine levels? Homocysteine is a specific type of amino acid that's created in the body during metabolic processes, as opposed to consumed in food. It's produced in the body as a byproduct of methylation, the process of producing an essential protein called…

Yarrow Uses for Wounds, Inflammation, Digestion & More

Yarrow, an herb closely related to chamomile and chrysanthemums, has been used since ancient times by people and cultures around the world. Traditionally, it's been used to reduce inflammation (especially in the digestive tract), to treat skin wounds and minor bleeding, and as a sedative to relieve anxiety or insomnia. (1) You may not have even heard of it, but in the 17th century,…

Deep Vein Thrombosis Causes, Risk Factors & Natural Remedies

Although the vast majority of cases are preventable, blood clots are a serious public health problem that kill hundreds of thousands of adults each year. In the U.S. alone, up to 300,000 people die each year from blood clot conditions called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), formed when blood thickens and clumps together, then travels and causes…