Is social pollution and workplace stress harming you?

Jun 08, 18 Is social pollution and workplace stress harming you?

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Thanks to science and public awareness, we know environmental pollution from industry harms our health. Same goes with tobacco. But did you know “social pollution” is just as harmful? Social pollution refers to the long hours, lack of economic security, high cost of health care, exhaustion, surviving in a gig economy, lack of...

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Optimizing your body’s best defense against toxins

Jun 02, 18 Optimizing your body’s best defense against toxins

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You’ve heard antioxidant foods and supplements can help fight inflammation and protect you from toxins, but the most important antioxidant is one we make in our own bodies: glutathione. Unlike common antioxidant sources — vitamins C and E, beta carotene, turmeric, resveratrol, and foods such as blueberries, tomatoes, and red wine —...

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Cholesterol, good fats, bad fats, and heart health

May 25, 18 Cholesterol, good fats, bad fats, and heart health

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Conventional medicine is slowly admitting that instead of fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates are the biggest sources of high cholesterol. Excess sugars and carbs drive good cholesterol down and triglycerides up, leading to the small, dangerous particles that encourage plaque buildup in the arteries. This contributes to heart...

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NSAIDs — the dangers and the alternatives for pain

May 14, 18 NSAIDs — the dangers and the alternatives for pain

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According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain or severe pain. The conventional medical model teaches us to reach first for medication to relieve pain, with ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) at the top of the list. However, with research mounting...

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