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Benefits of Grapefruit Oil

Posted on April 19, 2018

Grapefruits are not only nutritious, they are delicious and can also be converted into an essential oil that is packed with antioxidants and provides numerous uses and benefits.  The scientific names for grapefruit are Citrus Racemosa and Citrus Maxima. The Citrus Maxima are the larger varieties and the name emphasizes their size. The grapefruit oil […]

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Vegan and Raw: Is the Thrive Diet Safe?

Posted on April 16, 2018

If you think veganism is extreme, you haven’t tried the thrive diet. Introduced by Brendan Brazier, former professional athlete and now author, the thrive diet is a raw, vegan lifestyle plan. People who follow the thrive diet don’t count calories or limit food portions. Instead, they eat several plant-based meals throughout the day to maintain […]

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Protein-Based Cancer Signature

Posted on April 16, 2018

The University of Basel’s Biozentrum research team has investigated the expression of ribosomal proteins in a range of human tissues, including tumors.  They have discovered a cancer type specific signature and have reported this in Genome Biology.  This cancer signature could potentially be used to predict the progression of the disease. As we learned in […]

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Will FTC End Homeopathy?

Posted on April 13, 2018

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going after the natural medicine system known as homeopathy.  In November of 2016 the FTC stated that homeopathic remedies were lacking sufficient proof to claim they are effective.  The remedies must state there is no scientific evidence that the product works.  The FTC further stated that in order […]

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No More Cheerios, Kids!

Posted on April 12, 2018

We all started our little nibblers out by covering their highchair trays with those cheerios.  They were always the popular finger foods our kids were raised on.  Oats are the primary ingredient and the corn starch and sugar they contain come from non-GMO corn and cane sugar.  If this is so, why the concern over […]

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The 7-Minute Fitness Routine

The 7-Minute Fitness Routine

Posted on January 26, 2018

Hitting the gym between family, social, and work commitments can be tricky to pull off, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If your main concern is time, you can bet on your abs that there are effective ways to workout in only seven minutes. The Science Behind the Seven-Minute Workout A study explains […]

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How to Lose the Holiday Weight with Food

Eat This: How to Lose the Holiday Weight with Food

Posted on January 25, 2018

There’s no question that the holidays are the best time to indulge your taste buds, but as the season changes — the weight gain stays. It can be tough to reverse unhealthy eating habits, but if you’re determined to shed the holiday weight, it’s important to know that there’s a good and bad way to […]

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Bladder Cancer & Vitamin D

Posted on November 16, 2017

Other than the already known benefits of Vitamin D, could there be yet another important benefit?  Our vitamin D intake is important, as low levels have been linked to a risk of bladder cancer.  These findings are coming from results presented recently at the Society for Endocrinology conference in the United Kingdom. Evidence has already […]

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Treating Pain Without Drugs

Posted on November 10, 2017

The United States released a federal report revealing that more than 54% of adults had some type of musculoskeletal pain disorder such as back, joint or neck pain in 2012. This is a leading cause of disability and major contributor to health care expenses and disability compensation, and a significant price Americans pay for pain. […]

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Sugar Has Many Names

Posted on November 9, 2017

Sugar is supplied to our bodies from natural sources in our fruits and vegetables. Combining this with additional fiber, vitamins and minerals, natural sugar is processed slightly differently than the refined white sugar, or sugar by other names, to disguise sugar in your food. It’s difficult to avoid those foods that are laced with sugar, […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon