5 no medicine cures

DID YOU KNOW?
In the old days, natural “home” remedies were often used treat different kinds of illnesses. Various types of herbs, spices as well as fruits and vegetables are the main ingredients for the remedies. This form of natural treatment was left aside with the invention of modern medicines. However, nowadays more and more people start to go back to the old style treatment as it has been proven to give more benefits than its over-the-counter counterparts.

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How to get the junk out of your cells

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Without the sweeping away of debris within the cell, cells could become choked with trash and malfunction or die. In recent years, some scientists have begun to suspect that faulty autophagy mechanisms contribute to the development of a range of diseases, including diabetes, muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer’s and cancer. The slowing of autophagy as we reach middle age is also believed to play a role in aging.

Link to article in the NY Times

The butter verses margarine debate

Butter vs margarine

There’s a reason you’re confused. Years ago, butter was a no-no. Vegetable-oil-based margarines surged in popularity as doctors began to understand the dangers of saturated fat. But the butter-versus-margarine debate is a slippery subject. Some margarines have unhealthy Tran’s fats, while others have confusing health claims. Meanwhile, some say butter is an “all-natural” choice.

For more information, click on this link: Butter vs. Margarine Truth or Fiction

Do this and stress less for better health

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DID YOU KNOW?
The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress — a negative stress reaction. Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.

Do detox or cleanse diets actually work?

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Do detox or cleanse diets actually work

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The human body has its own extraordinary internal detoxification system. Here’s a brief look at three critical organs involved: The Liver: Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver, which acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream. The Colon: This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon flowing regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm. The Kidneys: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine.